After three years of How I Would I Book and Let's Play videos I wanted to try something different and try booking a company I didn't know a lot about. I made a mistake though, because the first time I saw the roster and tried l learn the names was when I was recording. Hindsight being 20/20 I should've looked over the roster beforehand and came up with a plan for the company. At that time though I thought that just winging it would work, but it didn't. In the end I only did one other episode of this series before calling it due to lack of interest from me.
Looking back at this upload is something special, because this turned out to be the last solo Let's Play upload until November of last year. At the time I was burned out and didn't really have any ideas any more for solo content to upload. From that point until November of last year I would only upload content with myself and another person in the video. I don't think we will be going back to the original format of Let's Play videos or concept in general, but it's always fun taking a trip down memory lane to see how far we've come in two years.
At this point I've been on YouTube for five years and I thought that since I've recently returned to content creating I thought I would go back and explain what I was thinking at the time of making the video. Of all the video series I did I was looking forward to this one the most of all, because I had been thinking about it for a while and planned everything out to in detail. In the end I didn't end up getting as far as I wanted in the Let's Play, but it was worth it in the long run as I was able to at least the start of the Invasion.
Over the years since the initial Invasion the idea of a re-booking the Invasion from a different perspective has been overdone to the point of exhaustion. Hindsight being 20/20 I know now that WWE did the best they could with what they had at the time even though some fans might believe they would've been better off not doing anything then what they did we all know that's not true. From the start though I knew exactly who I wanted to push and where I wanted to go with the overarching story. I remember discussing it with other players that I had planned Wrestlemania 18 when Wrestlemania 17 had just happened.
Even though at this point almost four years ago I had been playing TEW games for a while and knew how to play the game. I was very naive to the booking of wrestling and thought that I knew enough to book a solid show and just had to have a long term plan. Well this proved me wrong, because even with a "long term" plan at the start plans changed multiple times as the series went on and looking back now I would've done things a bit differently then I did in this series. One thing I would've done differently would've been slowly introducing WCW stars a different way and having some "rules" that came about because of the sale introduced on television. I would also allow the new talent the ability to do "worked shoots" if they felt confident enough to have the ability to gauge there characters and skills on screen. The real question is though How Would You Book the Invasion?