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    Uncut 33 Review & Feedback

    I’M THE REAL CHAMPION
    Pretty good rant by an understandably upset Scott Stevens. I especially like how the writer of the segment played up the fact that the outcome was “bush league” stuff and it wouldn’t have necessarily flown in a place like UTA but seems acceptable in DEFIANCE, giving the edge to UTA in the war yet again. I also really like how Stevens addresses Harvey’s challenge for the FIST and how Stevens just brushes it off because in his eyes, he’s the real champion. I also like how this segment seems like “found footage” after DEFtv went off the air.

    DO YOU “FEEL” ANYTHING?
    There is no doubt CL is an intimidating man. I liked the touch of the alligator shoes at the beginning. This was a long but also deep and revealing segment. Overlooking the very minor grammatical errors, this segment was tremendous. It clearly painted the picture that CL is really the one with all the power, behind the scenes, pulling the strings he deems fit. It makes me want to see him defeated though. I feel his status is tied to the fact he is the WrestleUTA Champion. I don’t think Warner was ever in trouble of getting hurt but there were numerous moments throughout the segment where tensions clearly rose. I felt that CL came off as extremely confident with most of his answers and just brushed aside any time Warner brought up an injury of his or a possible weakness. This truly gave me the feeling of an all-out war being on the horizon. Clearly, CL does not “feel” anything. Oh and he is sexist and should be damned to hell for it.

    GET OFF MY LAWN
    This segment was great. I like how the Dibbins brothers used a character from a completely different occurrence and made it work to their advantage. Adler was already crushed from his run-in with Chris Ross so pissing in the wound was easy for the Dibbins brothers. I especially like the comedic relief comparing Duke’s throw to a drunken / high one of the fabled Johnny Manziel. It’s just small segments like this that gradually get guys over in my opinion.

    I PRESENT TO YOU THE FDC
    This was another stellar segment. I am totally getting more and more invested into this WrestleUTA / DEFIANCE war. I like how flamboyant of a character Mike Unlikely is and on top of everything, he is the owner of WrestleUTA. Usually, when you think of fed owners, a cookie-cutter business man comes to mind but the way Unlikely talks is completely abstract from that. I want to know what Unlikely has lined up for Stevens! Tell me now! Also, the trophy was a funny touch.

    GEARS OF WAR: THE BEGINNING
    Are you ready? Are you really ready? I feel like this segment started out like a traditional Mega Man level does with the word ‘READY’ in big bold capital letters in the center of the screen. This was a pretty good segment. I really liked the banter between the brothers, reviewing all the video game “specs” of DEFIANCE. It all made sense too... motion controls... well, yeah. Online capabilities? Technically wrestling is a multiplayer game. I also liked the reference that they survived fWo and they are determined to survive WrestleUTA, which adds to the roster-wide theme of the war that is being waged. It also makes UTA look more daunting than anything they had faced before. I just hope The Fuse Bros. aren’t afraid to use the “Konami code” if they think they’re running out of lives.

    OVERALL
    The whole writing in present tense thing is taking a little getting used to. It’s not that I hate it; it’s definitely a unique writing style that makes everything feel like it is literally happening in the moment... which is the point. I really like this two show system of predominately wrestling happening on DEFtv and character driven segments on Uncut to the point where I think less and less segments should actually happen on DEFtv because the build-up happens on Uncut but I also understand that uncut is literally just that, a set of random segments that happen in and around DEFtv. I think it would be neat to see Uncut be its own show that happens between DEFtv’s and both debriefs the previous and sets up the proceeding show. The size of the show is excellent.

    STAR OF THE SHOW: Crimson Lord for being a prick to Lance Warner. I just feel he stood out the most with his threatening behavior. I am looking forward to seeing more from him.

    ROSS’ MUST READ CHARACTER: Scott Stevens. He not only appears in multiple segments but my (heel) heart kind of goes out to him. Plus he got an awesome trophy for his efforts.

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    I’LL GO RIGHT AWAY
    Boy Cayle has had it rough as of late, he has been brutalized this entire arc, but damn lil Murr continues to show why he is STILL The FIST. But Scott may have finally put a halt to Cayle’s momentum.

    JACK HARMEN VS. ANDY MURRAY
    Boy Andy continues to struggle, and Jack was just looking to take him out once more.

    SCREWED
    Nice setup segment for the NJNP Vs Fuse Bros

    THE CABLE
    Absolute gold, Loved every line of this one!

    THE PILLARS OF ETERNITY VS. THUGS 4 HIRE
    Quick match with a appearance by Ace’s Wild

    YOU CAN RUN YOU CAN HIDE BUT YOU CAN’T ESCAPE MY LOVE
    This has me a bit confused here, if its a street fight, then why does it have a Last Man Standing sort of feel to it? Beat someone down til they cant get up just doesn’t sound like a street fight. It was a ok segment but tbh Ross talking about a “finisher” kind of took me a bit out of it. Not exactly a word you hear a lot from wrestlers, and the description of a Street Fight left me a bit confused.

    HEAD OF THE SNAKE
    Loved the segment, and making it Champion Vs Champion brings a nice spit shine to the match at AOD.

    THE FUSE BROS. VS. NJNP
    Eh, just not feeling these Fuse Bros, Video game rules? WHAT exactly is video game rules? Team Hoss joins in to save them from NJNP...

    GET THEM OUTTA HERE!
    Loved the introduce Jay right portion, and the lead up to Jay vs Gage. Only for Ares to piss Jay off even more. Perfect segment here

    BREAK IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
    This was a decent segment, but would of liked to see her not so free spirited. After all she has no small task ahead of her later in the night. Elise just came off without a care in the world. Would of expected her to be in a zone or something before her title matchup. Seems the doctor's office is Cayle’s second home nowadays poor guy.

    THE JAY HARVEY VS. GAGE BLACKWOOD
    Well, I expected a heated match up given Blackwood has been a thorn in Jay’s side for a few weeks now, and man they gave a hell of a performance!

    PREP WORK
    Jack just being a absolute prick to Christie. No respect for Andy, or even wants to give the time of day to Elise. Nice segment

    CHOICES
    Enjoy

    WRESTLEUTA TITLE: CRIMSON LORD VS. ELISE ARES
    As I read it live I realized I made a typo, when Oscar got involved CL has Oscar in a snake eyes position on his shoulder, before the battering ram into the steel post.

    GROUNDHOG DAY
    Bit of a descriptive issue here, if their facing each other then how did Chris hit both with a plate of glass? Was he coming from the side? Behind? Choice of weapon probably could of been better and more believable. I was thinking he have to lift one heavy long piece of glass to hit both of them (if he indeed was coming from the side of them). If ya wanted to use glass maybe a glass vase in both hands. But aside from that seems some seeds are being planted for the future with Adler, Ross, and Blackwood.

    TAG TITLES: THE HOLLYWOOD BRUVS VS. REAPER CO.
    New Champs, did not expect the bruvs to drop them so soon, and to the Reapers nonetheless. Makes that third faction have some strength to it. Oh Boy is Douglas going to pay for interfering.

    FIST OF DEFIANCE: CAYLE MURRAY VS. SCOTT STEVENS
    This was another great matchup for Cayle. The ending i absolutely loved, was not expecting Stevens to pull off a win…...not so fast Stevens you took too long great way to end the matchup and Cayle managing to survive with the title in tact.

    THIS WILL ALL BE OVER SOON
    Well, Cayle this shit is not getting any easier for you. Now you got to deal with THE Jay Harvey next. Only thing i can say about it was Jay asking to challenge Cayle. Thought that was a little odd, given its a bounty story I wouldn’t think you would need his permission tbh. Shouldn’t he be able to just say in two weeks he has to deal with ME (HARVEY).

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    DEFtv 96 Review & Feedback

    THE CATALYST
    I really liked this segment as a “pre” show opener. The descriptions about the rain that had just passed or the transition from outdoors to indoors were minor but it’s those details that make reading this stuff so much fun. Another sort of “found footage” segment, which I like, sees Douglas get soundly ambushed by Reapers. The way the action was written was unique and I especially liked the part where the writer described the Reapers exit with “the clang of the discarded steel chair on the concrete floor.” I couldn’t help but have that sound effect of metal meeting concrete ring throughout my mind over and over and over again. Last week it was Cayle who got beat down throughout the show and now something tells me it’s Scott Douglas’ turn.

    THE RUNDOWN
    The signs were great. Especially whoever brought the “Taste the Reaper Rainbow” one... that was already proven in the previous seg. Good rundown of the show ahead. Witty banter between Skaaland and Keebler.

    GEARS OF WAR: FOUR PLAYER CO-OP
    This segment was good. What I liked most about it was the comic relief Conor brought to the table. Amidst a serious war, there is still a place for much needed laughter and Conor delivers. I like how he also cannot “skip intros” in reference to skipping cut scenes. I like the application of video game jargon with The Fuse Bros. but I am biased because I am somewhat of an avid gamer. The part at the end with Conor asking what kind of women Aleczander had been with was also funny.

    OUTWITTING THE ENEMY
    Another strong segment with a challenge attached to it. Acts of DEFIANCE is shaping up to be that all-out war I’ve been looking for. It was nice to see a challenge issued and responded to literally immediately. All hell fittingly breaks loose which was cool to see. It should be a good match at Acts of DEFIANCE.

    ANGEL TRINIDAD VS. ROOSEVELT OWENS
    Good action overall. Good pace. Good finish. All hell breaking loose right after the bell definitely builds up the Acts of DEFIANCE tag match. I like how NJNP came away looking stronger after the match and accepting the challenge.

    THE ANGER
    This was a fine portrayal of an injured Douglas and his status for the ensuing SOHER Title match later in the night. Not much more can be said here at this point outside of the presumption Douglas will not be fully healthy to compete.

    CRIMSON LORD VS. FLEX KRUGER
    This was great for a squash match. Something about CL is magnetizing. I like his moveset more than his size but it’s his size coupled with moves like the Yokosuka cutter that make him interesting to follow. I also like how the after-match run-in bled into its own segment.

    DEFBACK
    I really liked the verbal shellacking Oscar Burns put on CL here. He even spoke to CL about him never having faced someone of his skillset, which automatically put Burns on a higher level than most of the competition. I really liked the ultimatum CL gave Burns with lasting 5 minutes or not. I feel like if this was a real wrestling promotion; a commercial break would have been inserted directly after CL outlining the rules of the 5 minute challenge but credit to the writer for seamlessly transitioning from match to seg to match.

    CRIMSON LORD VS. OSCAR BURNS
    Burns appeared to have a pretty adept moveset of his own. I especially like his ‘Technical Spectacle’ nickname as well. The match has a good pace and plenty of action. I think the writer did a wonderful job of getting it across that Burns wasn’t there to simply survive the time limit but to make an actual statement. Seeing CL take some damage and look half human added to the believability that Lord can be defeated by someone. Burns hangs on like Cayle did to earn himself a title shot... in a last man standing match! The odds keep getting more daunting for Burns and this is definitely a match I am more than looking forward to.

    THE WALK
    A good lead-in for the SOHER Title match. I was marking out to see Douglas take the fight to Reaper. Enough getting beaten up! It was time Douglas brought the fight to them.

    SCOTT DOUGLAS VS. REAPER RED
    A pretty decent match. The description of the action was really well detailed here. Sad to see it end in a DQ though and I mean that from a fan perspective. I wanted Douglas to win outright and get revenge for the attack he endured earlier in the day but, like a true good story, I think I might have to wait for that. Glad he’s still the SOHER Champ though.

    THE ANSWER
    All the crazy twists and turns unveiled in this segment were amazing. Not only was the Red Reaper a friend of Douglas’ but the other Reapers were actually Mikey Unlikely and company. Douglas caught in the crossfire will undoubtedly motivate him even more to best Unlikely at Acts of DEFIANCE now. Looking forward to this.

    DEF VS. UTA 12 MAN TAG MATCH
    Utter chaos. Credit to the writer for coordinating such a cluster. I have a feeling the bigger matches on Acts of DEFIANCE will need similar care and attention to detail. It felt like the writer has dealt with insanely big matches before. I really liked the streamlined entrances and I’m sorry but I’m not familiar with Mushigihara yet but just at face value, it was cool to see the DEFIANCE team even the playing field with the surprise entrant. Blackwood’s aggressive style on Chris Ross to open was not only intense but intimidating. I also saw Harmen’s viciousness carry over here. I hope Rich Mahogany is okay after getting his skull introduced in the exposed turnbuckle. This match was just utter chaos... it wasn’t even a match at all, which I’m sure was the intention in the end. Just... so much happened. This is what I want to see come Acts of DEFIANCE when UTA (sorry) hopefully get their rear ends handed to them.

    CUZ I’M A WINNER
    Jay Harvey coming off very confident... it has me worried. I like the whole gang style promo with Unlikely, Harmen and Catalina supporting their UTA challenger. I like how Harvey does call the FIST trash but he provides some justification as to why he wouldn’t just toss it in the garbage. At first I was like, why would he want it if the place is such a dump in the first place but it all made sense after reading he wants to show what a true champion is like. Still... I’m looking forward to Cayle putting Harvey and the rest of WrestleUTA in their place.

    OVERPOWERING THE ENEMY
    There’s not much here, which is not a problem. This was a quick and easy segment where Butcher Victorious gets assaulted and must have suffered a broken leg at the hands of Aces Wild.

    CAYLE MURRAY VS. THE JAY HARVEY
    I can’t help but really like what Angus says about Harvey at the start of the match here, that he’d be an excellent addition to the DEFIANCE roster if he wasn’t a UTA lackey, which I completely (kayfabe) agree with. I like how this was the first time Murray had been seen all show too. I like how Harvey targeted Murray’s injuries. The finish was surprising! It’s rare to see faces resort to “heel” tactics such as distractions but I feel Ares’ appearance was more than warranted considering how cheap the UTA have been towards DEF talent. Murray needed the help too because of his injuries. I really think Jay Harvey could end up being a HUGE face if he ever breaks away from UTA. Great match for its length. Glad to see Ares.

    SOUL
    Jack Harmen nailing Murray from behind after the match was shocking, surprising, unexpected, but cool to see. Harvey annihilated Ares, which obviously sets things up for them. The spray painting of U-T-A on Murray was a tad nWo but it still works here. I think UTA talent could literally piss on DEF talent and it would still get over.

    OVERALL
    Great show. I don’t have many gripes... if I were to pick one thing it would just be a reminder to read over things and do one last edit before submitting. That way, very minor spelling errors can get picked up and corrected. I thought the writers did a great job meshing segments with matches and keeping out of ring, before match, or after match occurrences relegated to segments and then fusing the appropriate pieces together. The end to the show really leaves DEFIANCE in a desperate position and the only way they can prove themselves or overcome UTA is by beating them at Acts of DEFIANCE. Looking forward to it.

    STAR OF THE SHOW: Scott Douglas. He overcame a massive beating the afternoon before the show and the match he defended his title in albeit against one of his allies.

    ROSS’ MUST READ CHARACTER: Conor Fuse. I touched on this in my review but his comedic present balanced an otherwise very serious show.
    DEFIANCE: Clyde Fox

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    Sorry everyone, I had one last segment to insert into the show. I was a little late, so it's my fault.

    It's right before the DEF vs. UTA 12 Man Tag.

    Ross, you're just gonna have to do your feedback AGAIN!!!

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    KEEPING TABS
    Disregard what I said in my previous feedback about Murray only being seen in the main event match because he makes an appearance here. I thought it was nice to see Cayle in a real leadership / verbal segment (for the first time since I’ve started following DEFIANCE) because this segment gives meaning to defending the DEFIANCE side of things and also identifies Cayle as the leader not just because he has the FIST but because he is able to put things into such perspective. I find Cayle’s physical injuries as a metaphor to the scars the entirety of the DEFIANCE faithful has endured throughout the whole UTA invasion arc. Through isolation, I hope Murray can break through. This was a simple yet well written segment.
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    GET THEM OUT OF HERE!
    Solid Harvey promo, going over his beef with Blackwood. I think it's a little wordy in the middle but Harvey definitely nails the heel shtick. "See, I knew all we had to do was ask a local!" was great. Elise's oblivious nod to the nose. Solid promo segment.

    CHOICES/WRESTLEUTA WORLD: CRIMSON LORD © VS. ELISE ARES
    Felt like the promo was way longer then it needed to be with a lot of clunky dialog. But that Heart/Boobs gag at the end was great. This was a decent match and we keep seeing that Elise has a lot of fight in her and a lot of guts but keeps winding up on the losing end of things. Hope all this is going somewhere and we get to see it turn around at ACTS. Burns to the rescue, sort of ... which seems like it has to be setting up CL's next challenger. Interested to see where Elise goes from here and whether or not we will see Bruns/CL.

    OVERALL
    UTA has been running wild in DEF for quite some time now and though beaten and at times broken DEF is still holding on by a thread. With the next show being the go home this card seemed to have served to set up some big things that in turn will set up the PPV. Great effort by all.

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    I'm not sure if this is the best place for role play feedback but I figured it fits because it has to do with this arc. Be warned, this review contains spoilers.

    Disclaimer: I do not intend to provide feedback on each and every role play propaganda everyone posts.

    THE LAST OF US: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE REVIEW & FEEDBACK
    Well this looks interesting. A nostalgic throwback to those Super Mario Bros. Choose Your Own Adventure Books.

    PRIOR TO READING
    All I can say is that I better not get an expletive game over. If I do, I will be pissed. Depending on the outcome I intend on reading this series in a few different ways; legit following the story and making decisions I would actually make, possibly going through a second time to change my decisions, and if I feel like I haven’t seen it all or didn’t experience everything, then I will read the ones that remain, should any be left. I want to be able to piece the entire story together and not miss anything... because... I’m a 100% completionist on this quest! I’m only going to cover a part the first time I read it.

    FIRST TRY
    EXPLAINED
    This better not be a Sonic The Hedgehog 2006 series or I’m out dude, I’m out. Just a quick question... can I save my progress through this series... or... ? Yeah... I guess I’ll have to marathon it.

    ONE
    I’m most definitely waking the hell up. I’ll assume the younger ass clown brother is Conor, waking Tyler, the player, up, so hell yeah I’m getting up because Conor pretty much just woke me up. Off to three.

    THREE
    The identity of the ass clown brother is indeed Conor and he is way too hyper for this early in the morning. He comes off as a tad annoying here but that’s exactly what you want out of a brother. I have no choice but to go to seventeen here. I’m interested to see just who the heck this developer person is.

    SEVENTEEN
    Conor wanted to use warp tunnels and so did I. Confirmed, my name is Tyler. Hell no I’m not going back in the house to see if I forgot something. Also, there should be a third option here to send my worthless brother back in to fetch whatever just crossed my mind. Off to five we go.

    FIVE
    I kind of get the feeling Conor is a little dumb... maybe a little too dumb. I get that he’s a happy dude but Tyler is very direct and to the point and maybe that’s why Conor is so quiet. No cheat codes? Pffffffft. What kind of game is this? It gets worse... no... everything. I like the A for Adult line. Classic. The story is starting to take form here and something tells me this is the story of The Fuse Bros. signing with DEFIANCE... but if I didn’t go back in the house... to maybe grab the contract or something... maybe I just expletive-d myself. No choice here, going to twenty two.

    TWENTY TWO
    I swear if this is a game over I will break my computer. I like the “it had the best graphics line” here. I didn’t realize how applicable video game jargon was to real life. We check into a hotel and it’s off to fourteen. I like how The Fuse Bros. are familiar with DEF events, because, they’ve been watching it on TV.

    FOURTEEN
    So the Bros. get up and drive all the way to Louisiana. Hopefully they stopped for some Popeye’s Chicken along the way. I think Conor would’ve liked that. Off to six.

    SIX
    MARK OUT!!!!!!! The Fuse Bros. arrive at the shady Wrestle-Plex and there’s some fed shout outs that just blew my mind. Totally forgot about 21w... and of course, GCW, which is fondly close to my heart. Represent. And a Flying Frenchie name drop. Cool. Ummm, why would we turn back? We’re playing as The Fuse Bros. after all. If we encounter danger, we’ll just jump on their heads! That’s a thing, right? Off to nineteen.

    NINETEEN
    Conor telling Tyler to go first because he’s player one infuriated me although, for story purposes, it makes sense. Just the common sense in me doesn’t understand this. Who cares who goes through the door first but to them, it’s all a game. The comment about surviving DEFIANCE but not surviving Conor was interesting. Off to sixteen.

    SIXTEEN
    I feel like Mario just entered the castle. The Bros. talking about “systems” couldn’t help but make me think about the television series “ReBoot.” Ummm so I got to the end... and I think I don’t have the blue question mark... assuming this was what I chose to not go back in the house for at the start? So it’s off to eighteen with The Last of Us (see what I did there?)

    EIGHTEEN
    Phew. Made it through eighteen to seven but before we go I just wanted to say I like the 8-bit reference to the character art on the websites.

    SEVEN
    Despite the fact this assistant to Mr. Dane was rude, I’m going to roll with it, slightly because I’m impatient but I don’t quite believe taking the rude route would get me anywhere and I have a sneaking suspicion Eric Dane won’t make an appearance regardless. Off to thirteen.

    THIRTEEN
    This was by far the best part I’ve encountered so far and the previous parts were good. It seems like Conor forgot to take his ADHD meds with all the muttering he was doing though. Well, I’m going to sign the papers because I made it this far. Off to twelve.

    TWELVE
    Some more witty banter between everyone and I signed the contract! Let’s go to ten to see our prize... ?

    TEN
    Uh oh. I do not have such a screwdriver. To twenty five we go... to die?

    TWENTY FIVE
    Phew. We avoided whatever it was that was lurking around. Going to twenty three now.

    TWENTY THREE
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-EXPLETIVE-HOOOOOOOOOOOO! I WON ON MY FIRST TRY, PEOPLE! LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEE! I AM SO GREAT! This definitely was a lot of fun and I enjoyed making different choices but let’s go back and make some different ones.

    SECOND TRY
    ONE
    Let’s sleep in.

    TWENTY
    WHAT THE EXPLETIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! THIS IS SUPREME BS!!!! A TRUE GAME OVER RIGHT OFF THE BAT!!!??? I HATE THIS! I HATE CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE! THIS IS TERRIBLE! I also want to collect my $200.

    THIRD TRY
    ONE
    WAKE UP!

    THREE TO SEVENTEEN
    Screw this; I’m going back into the house to get what I forgot.

    FIFTEEN
    Hells yeah I got the powder blue question mark box. I heavily dislike how Conor’s room is messy. Back to five we go.

    FIVE TO TWENTY TWO TO FOURTEEN TO SIX
    Even though I think turning back will result in a game over, let’s explore. Off to nine.

    NINE
    Got the screw driver. Moving on to sixteen.

    SIXTEEN
    Seeing that I have the blue question mark, we will go to eleven next.

    ELEVEN
    So basically the question mark box was a snack box... with real mushrooms. Cool. 500 BONUS POINTS!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! Back to twenty one.

    TWENTY ONE
    I want to get pissed off here but only to see number two. I reserve the right to return to this moment and go to thirteen if two ends in a game over.

    TWO
    Game over. I knew it. Those mushrooms must’ve made Tyler mad. The jOlt jab was funny but now it’s time to go back to twenty one.

    TWENTY ONE TO THIRTEEN
    This time I won’t sign the papers. Off to four.

    FOUR
    This video game stuff kills me. Requesting a “demo” is spot on gold. Classic. I mean, this stuff has been clearly thought out over a long period of time and the timing and usage of everything is great. Wait... wait... just expletive wait... DID I GET A GAME OVER!?!?!? DID I JUST GET ANOTHER MOTHER-EXPLETIVE GAME OVER!? So... I didn’t officially sign with DEFIANCE but it says Game Over? What does that mean?

    FOURTH TRY
    Let’s just start at thirteen with all the same decisions made from the previous try.

    THIRTEEN TO TWELVE TO TEN
    This time I have the screwdriver so let’s go to eight, which is the last part I have yet to visit.

    EIGHT
    Holy hell I UNLOCKED AN ACHIEVEMENT! This part totally felt more like a Gage Blackwood promo, and fittingly so because there was an achievement waiting for me at the end of this. Plus, with so many parts, it’s cool to see one dedicated to someone else. Cool. Off to twenty four.

    TWENTY FOUR
    And victory awaits for me once again. Nifty.

    OVERALL
    I must say that I like the length of each part. None is overly long, which keeps the pace steady but also changes the story rapidly. A less is more approach to writing is something I want to pattern myself after and this is the best of both worlds; 25 choices but they aren’t daunting to navigate through. No one wants to read a 25 part role play that contains 5 pages of text per episode. No one. This might be pushing it but a link to the next role play at the bottom might have been a cool touch to add. It didn’t take much to just click back and find the next one though so no biggie here. This really paints the picture that these two NEED each other to survive. Conor is over reliant on Tyler and is a bit of a wuss, HOWEVER, Tyler probably needs Conor more not just so he has someone to boss around but so he has someone to look after and feel his existence has meaning. Not really a gripe but not every part ended with a choice, which is understandable for story coordination and whatnot. I’m sure this was hard to plan and I think it turned out very well. 500 Bonus points to the writer for trying something unique, which I encourage everyone partaking in this craft to do. We are, after all, creative writers telling entertaining stories more than anything else.


    I highly recommend everyone take at least one try to read this series. When I got a game over, it made me want to go back and try again. Really excellent work. May I have some more?
    DEFIANCE: Clyde Fox

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    This might be pushing it but a link to the next role play at the bottom might have been a cool touch to add.
    Actually that's genius. I'll edit that in right now. Thanks for the feedback.
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    DEFIANCE: Gage Blackwood, The Fuse Bros.

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    Uncut 34 Review & Feedback

    GEARS OF WAR: EMULSION COUNTERMEASURES
    Good promo that really shows The Fuse Bros. concern for their upcoming match at Acts of DEFIANCE.

    THE DEBUT EDITION OF FDN
    The news setup was cool. I especially like how most of Stevens’ segments run. I like his comparison of donning the reaper suits to that of the Power Rangers. I’m not a huge fan of swearing but I understand it is part of the character and it fits here. Good segment. I wonder, can I subscribe to this news network?

    THAT’S MORE LIKE IT
    I liked this. Gage puts on a front, whether intentional or through an adrenaline high until he gets to be alone in the closet, where he starts to show the pain he was feeling. I’ll admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of Blackwood the first few times I read about him but the writing is well done and I feel there is a set story progression mapped out for him. Slowly but surely, I enjoy seeing him come out of his shell.

    KILL THE REAPER
    This was a good, quick segment where Unlikely trash talks Douglas. I am intrigued to see how this feud ends up. Douglas has been SOHER Champion for a good bit and while I (kayfabe) like him more than Unlikely, I think it’s time Unlikely gets a run with it and Douglas can move on to bigger and better things... like the FIST.

    I HAVE TO
    Oscar Burns cuts a good promo here with Warner. It’s obviously apparent he isn’t scared of CL and nor should he after earning his shot. It’s about time someone dethrones the Messiah of Pain.

    I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO GET OFF MY LAWN
    Whoa, a brawl breaks out! I really, really hate these Dibbins d-bags. Stop picking on these BRAZEN guys and go play a game of horseshoes and get drunk or something.

    LESS IS MORE
    The title reflects its content. I’m interested in becoming more familiar with the Impulse character as I know the handler’s impeccable reputation precedes him.

    YOU... AND ME.
    Great way to end the show by announcing Ares versus Harvey. This might be one of the matches I am looking forward to the most come Acts of DEFIANCE.

    OVERALL
    If this is what I can expect from Uncut on a continual basis then call me hooked. These shows might just be stopgaps between bigger shows but I find this really drives the story deeper.

    STAR OF THE SHOW: Impulse. I know he was barely on the show but the short segment left me wanting more. I wanted to hear from him. It just gave me a feeling of something shrouded in mystery and I want to find out more!

    ROSS’ MUST READ CHARACTER: Oscar Burns. I chose him because he has shown confidence against all odds. His fearlessness is mark-out worthy and I think the Burns versus CL match at Acts will outdo expectations.
    DEFIANCE: Clyde Fox

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    THE CATALYST
    The Reapers strike, Douglas seems to have more than just Mikey on his plate these days.

    GEARS OF WAR: FOUR-PLAYER CO-OP

    Talking in gamer code, is a interesting twist to a character. Its starting to grow on me a bit, but a nice setup for a possible 8 man tag for AOD

    OUTWITTING THE ENEMY

    Hearing about another 8 man tag for AOD, kind of took me out of it. Considering Hoss/FuseBros seem to be heading for the same type of match. I digress though, it was a nice trap setup for Charlie’s Aces. So a nice setup for the matchup at AOD.

    ANGEL TRINIDAD VS. ROOSEVELT OWENS

    Nice matchup between these two. Should be interesting to see what is going to happen at AOD

    THE ANGER

    Douglas looking to get a hold of some reapers, here. He is bloody and pist off, can only imagine his state of mind going into his upcoming match later tonight.

    CRIMSON/KRUGER/BURNS
    Enjoy

    THE WALK
    Douglas seeing RED so to speak, taking it to the Reapers and I guess their second in charge Reaper Red. The SoHer clearly has had enough of the beatings he has taken from these men and is out to end it with them.

    SCOTT DOUGLAS © VS. REAPER RED
    The brawl continued, and we are even graced by even more reapers. Douglas winning by DQ after being attacked by Yellow, Purple. Match was what it was flowed well.

    THE AWNSER

    Saw the title I am not sure if this was meant to be a typo, or the actual title? Awesome swerve! This adds even more dimension to Douglas/Unlikely/Reapers story. The UTA playing Reapers, in essence framing The Reapers, and beating Douglas good friend down...which can only get some sort of response from The Reapers. Really looking forward to Douglas/Unlikely at AOD.

    Keeping Tabs
    Another meeting between Cayle and Ryan. Bit of a backstory on why Ryan joined Mikey, not too much though. I can just picture Dan just admiring the bruised Murray with a snicker. How much more can Cayle take? Heart will only get you so far, eventually your body will give out. Its been a great story of a fighting champion and a survivor.

    DEF VS. UTA TWELVE MAN TAG
    What a clusterfuck this was, interesting write up. I felt though the entrances could of been more condensed by just having the leader of each side come out to their music and be followed by their team, instead of the music playlist. Just a tiny nitpick

    CUZ I'M A WINNER.

    Harvey just oozes confidence in this segment, and Cayle has alot of work cut out for him if he is to survive tonight against him. Only issue I saw with it Jay sort of dismisses the UTA guys who faced Cayle the past few weeks, and only says DEFIANCE guys as though they were his only challengers. Aside from that great segment

    OVERPOWERING THE ENEMY
    Ace’s Wild with a vicious assault on Butcher, nice ending twist before AOD possibly leading to a 8 vs 7 now?

    CAYLE MURRAY © VS. THE JAY HARVEY
    Well rounded wrestling type match, felt the ending was kind of sudden though. Given Jay’s expression you would expect him to kick out. Elise continues to poke and prod Jay.

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    It's the GO HOME folks!

    THE CATALYST
    Wrote this with Mikey.

    RUNDOWN
    Wrote it, hacky as it may be. I picked up that 'Gus deal from a Drunk Bro's segment awhiiiile ago. I don't think anyone really even gets it anymore but every once in awhile I like to have Darren toss it out there because in my mind he knows Angus hates it.

    GEARS OF WAR: FOUR-PLAYER CO-OP
    First time I read NPCs it through me off a little bit, almost like breaking E-Rasslin' Kayfabe or some such but after thinking about it for a second; it works perfectly. In real life that'd be nothing more than a video game reference. I also get the feeling Conor is on the spectrum. Abed from Community-ish.

    "he can't just skip intros, he HAS to play through." Loved that line. and "Princesses?" Great promo. This makes me feel like the big Twelve Man deal should've been titled LAN Party. This sells the PPV and had some good humor in there. I NEED Fuse Bro's interacting with PCP - that'd be gold.

    OUTWITTING THE ENEMY
    All the Charlie Ace/Ace's Wild stuff has been great for the past three arcs now; but I will say the rotating cast of characters - Brazen and other wise have made it hard to keep up with at times. Also see: my drinking. That being said this sets up the PPV match wonderfully and I can't see any reason why Ace's Wild won't be on the top the tag team division in short order.

    ANGEL TRINIDAD VS. ROOSEVELT OWENS
    "Say things now, Quimbey, and get to the HOSSFITE!." Solid HOSSFITE indeed and again, much like any good Go Home, it really hammers down on the PPV match. Everyone comes out looking strong as we move to the PPV! "NEVER doubt what OUR HOSS OVERLORDS can do, heathen!" Also ... Flying Hossbody is fantastic.

    THE ANGER
    Wrote it.

    CRIMSON LORD VS. FLEX KRUGER/DEFBACK/ VS. BURNS
    As we've come to expect from the giant green vested Crimson Lord, a squash. It's fine enough for what it is. Most importantly it is the seg way into selling that sweet sweet pay per view, which works. I will say though there are some some typo issues within that probably could have been sorted with a once more over.

    Lord has been on a demolition course for the whole arc bowling over folks and the segment that follows the squash serves well to set up some doubt that maybe he has some competition - or his reign of squash will continue. But you have to tune in to find out. The fan response to Oscar's Shut The Fuck Up perfectly embodied my no verbal response while reading it. Took me by surprise. Burns gets a little long winded but it works. Lord does my least favorite big man thing and talks a lot but all in all - it's dialogue logistics to get to the following match.

    The match it self it solid and Burns is literally saved by the bell. So again we have hope and also doubt - maybe a little more doubt than hope, but regardless I think this three piece segment is a strong reason to want to see what happens at ACTS.


    THE WALK/SCOTT DOUGLAS © VS. REAPER RED/THE AWNSER
    Wrote it with Mikey and Stevie. Also misspelled the title of THE ANSWER. Probably could have used a once more over.

    Keeping Tabs
    No caps on the title ... boss man. Great segment, Ryan back in the picture really helps to raise more questions and spur along the fall out of this UTA Invasion. No clue what he is up to or what this may mean but I'm certainly interested. Really dug this one from the opening description of Cayle to the natural feeling dialogue.

    DEF VS. UTA TWELVE MAN TAG
    For such a match, I really appreciate the abridged entrances. This serves as the big surprise return of Mushi and he's hot after Ross. The oddest man in UTA, Lisil cuts him off though. This turned into utter chaos quickly but the action was well written and not to difficult to keep up with the goings on. Reaper's have been busy (or presumed to be busy) tonight and Impulse's return would be a hell of a sell for the PPV. Just when it may have felt the focus of this entire Invasion angle may have been reigning slightly this really knocks it out of the park.

    CUZ I'M A WINNER.
    A little show of power from WrestleUTA, serving almost as a self affirmed pep-talk for Harvey's upcoming match. If DEF had commercials this is certainly something I could see just before a break to hype up the Main Event.

    OVERPOWERING THE ENEMY
    Same as if above was heading to commercial, if this was straight out of one - it'd be perfect. And as I've mentioned several times though out; this continues to sell the PPV. Solid attack segment.

    CAYLE MURRAY © VS. THE JAY HARVEY
    The opening really sells (if previous segments hadn't already) Murray's condition. Solid action to start off this match and although I somewhat expected something to break up the action I didn't think it'd come this quickly. Didn't expect the roll up either but it sells. Leaves Harvey looking competent and Murray wins with out actually cheating. Although I like some of the mentions of uncharacteristic viciousness. Gives off the feel that Murray is a injured dog backed into a corner - and although not evil as Calico Rose would describe it, he certainly isn't going to lay down and die. This clearly sets up Harvey/Elise for the PPV, which is solid as well.

    SOUL
    The fall out segment was great. Harmen out of nowhere and now we see where this is headed. Perfect way to sell two matches with one ... stone? Only thing I didn't dig was the spray paint deal. I like it as a heel tactic. It's a super effective one - falls RIGHT in line with everything that has been going on here but - we all know what the but is ... Even though it's twenty years ago, I just don't know if it's something that could ever be realistically done again without feeling like the original but cheaper. Hell THEY even did it more than once and each time it was less effective than the time before. But much like ... much of this it's just personal preference. Beyond that I dug the segment and the "WE REMAIN" closer.

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    ACTS of DEFIANCE

    intro - yes, it was.

    man down - solid face promo to set-up the 8 man tag match... 7 man tag. i wish this segment and the upcoming tag match would have gotten swapped. start off the night with a nice tag match to set the tone.

    dibbins vs adler and krueger - nothing like a nice tag match to get the show started off with a bang, dilly dilly.

    mushi-mushi-mushicackagoogoo vs lisil jackson - this match was the definition of slugfest. then completely out of character for jackson he goes all out heel in his "good bye" speech. since i've heard some things, i realize why this is happening. now it could have been handled a tad "neater" than just telling people to go fuck themselves because of the role he had to play in the invasion but it's fake pretend wrestling and things just happen even in actual product.

    soul survivor - god damn mikey unlikely is awesome. really good segment here. mikey and crimson were on point with a little humor thrown in. crimson seems focused and mikey stands by his champ, your champ, the people's champ.

    ross vs blackwood - this was an entertaining read. it was funny and brutal. loved how the guys fucked up angus' car. loved the metal detector skit as well. i just wasn't a fan of them fighting in the road with cars around... or when chris ross died at the end.

    coming up next - i felt that a recap of the feud was apt. i also didn't want to do a bunch of copy and pasting to add shit people might have read before. hope you enjoyed.

    ares vs harvey - 2 guys named bill doing shit 2 guys named bill can do.

    pep talk - obvs harmen needs no such thing as a pep talk. harmen is on his game, telling mikey how it truly is. loved it.

    aces wild vs synz and thugz 4 hire - exciting match that had some good moments. loved the "fake tag" moment, something you don't see too often anymore. When Victorious makes his return you think this is gonna put his team over the top, but swerve... ace's wild walks out with the win. they are growing in strength and look to be a formidable group here in the company.

    special attraction - yep. nothing really to say other than impulse is back and reap is gonna reap.

    big ass tag team match - lots of near falls and saves in this one. this match was very good and put everyone over well. the tag team division has been the highlight of this arc and this match summed all that up imo. i see bigger and better things for everyone involved going forward.

    wrestleuta world title match - wow. burns got his ass handed to him for most of this match and even like they mentioned in commentary he was fighting the 10 count the whole match. burns took it to crimson lord and had some great spots. just when it looked burns was gonna win, crimson's cock holster (i think was the phrase) intervened and cost burns a victory but the match continued and crimson lord had the whole defiance roster against him. crimson got his comeuppance and we have a new wrestleuta world champ. good match guys, a real banger.

    the future - i don't know if impulse's comments are shocking or not. his hatred for the reaper co is so strong he'd rather see wrestleuta with the defiance tag titles than reaper co. nice little segment to break up the action.

    hoher vs soher - this match had it all... excitement, violence, comedy, and a happy ending depending on which side of the fence you are on. the story told was a good one. solid back and forth, mikey's blase attitude factored into his downfall, and scott douglas is quickly becoming/is the next face of defiance after this.

    character unlocked: clyde fox - YOU GUYS ARE ALL WEIRD.

    I wanted to say something weeks ago, the new hires imo should have been jumping on posting segments/promos/vignettes on either deftv shows or uncuts to hype their debuts. this is a practice i've tried to maintain with all my characters because in the real world, you are going to see packages for a new hire/signee w/e. unless it's some huge name and they go after a companies big star in a big "wow/wtf moment". most people's debuts are hyped. just my 2 cents.

    reaper co. vs team wrestleuta - this match confused me... i'm sure it's for storyline purposes but why put the titles on the reapers just to take them right off them less than a month later? the reaper's have looked super strong in most cases since i started my tenure until tonight.

    tale of the tape - nice recap. great minds think alike.

    fist of defiance - jack harmen has some real anger issues, huh? what a war. jack harmen destroyed a lot of defiance property. both harmen and murray did their best to murder each other and this would have been a sick match to have witnessed if it was real. harmen went all out but the squid boy shows why he is the top dog. if murray loses the belt tomorrow, this reign has been a tremendous success. he's beaten all comers, and come out on top against all odds.

    this ppv seemed to have defiance gain more of an advantage, which was expected imo. defiance won most of the major matches (sans tag team) and basically won the entire show expect a couple of matches. wrestleuta is looking a little weak now that defiance is looking stronger and more unified. defiance owns every title but one, and did what wrestleuta couldn't and that's take their main title away. wrestleuta is going to have to respond to all this. they're losing bodies after this ppv and aren't looking good imo.

    this arc was a good one, murray's gauntlet and the tag division major highlights. impulse's return is a nice addition, because he could throw the scales even more in defiance's favor.
    love ya pete

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    FEED(ME MORE)BACK

    Overall this show was excellent. Writing was really, really well done. Proud to be here. I don't need to get into the writing aspects of things too much because it was all good. From a storyline standpoint, I was a little disappointed... in myself just as much as anything else lol. I use the term disappointed lightly and maybe that's the wrong word to even use. Everyone here in DEFIANCE is bloody amazing and the backstage atmosphere is great. Anyway, I'll get to what I mean later and explain.

    MAN DOWN
    Great, quick opening and good use of characters.

    THE DIBBINS VS. GUNTHER ADLER & FLEX KRUGER
    Wrote this. God bless Mikey for The Dibbins, they are great. I think this fell a little flat. I had written it without knowing it was the opener beforehand. I might have created more tension and action otherwise, as I initially was writing it to kind of bring the crowd down haha. It's clear none of these guys would truly be over. The Dibbins can get there, though.

    MUSHIGIHARA VS. LISIL JACKSON
    Wow! Shock of the century! Mushi loss coming back from injury! I thought he was going to murder Jackson! Truly stunned. Then Jackson quits! This blew my mind, great stuff. Also perfect length for its placement. Makes you really feel for Mushi, even though I personally feel like I would boo Jackson.

    SOUL SURVIVOR
    Not much to add here, love the UTA interactions. Love the Mikey character.

    CHRIS ROSS VS. GAGE BLACKWOOD
    So begins my disappointment or whatever I need to call it, lol. I echo Will's comments. Going near the road I could have tossed. We had other plans but they changed. I wanted Blackwood to lose here. For the most part, I thought this card would be filled with UTA murdering DEFIANCE, looking like the final nail is there. But we went with this ending. While I don't mind the whole Chris Ross giving Blackwood that cocky look before he's "killed", we still could have gone in a different direction. Like I said, plans changed and I think we will eventually revisit something here and THAT, hopefully, will leave me happy.

    COMING UP NEXT...
    Good lead in, need more of these on PPV shows.

    ELISE AREA VS. THE JAY HARVEY
    Excellent stuff. Truly, like The God-Beast match, just a perfect outcome for this show. Credit to both "Will's". Jay Harvey, amen, THE Jay Harvey can be built like a god damn star soon. I would put him next in like for the SoHER though. He can be built up so well for the DEF crowd.

    PEP TALK
    Been a big fan of these since the Mikey-Hightower interaction. Love all UTA world building. That being said, Hightower should have had a huge role here! He fought for the FIST last time!! Dammit Mikey!

    ACES WILD VS. NICKY SYNZ & THUGZ 4 HIRE
    I love how this lives in its own "bubble" if you will. It's great to have that side aspect from hardcore UTA vs. DEFIANCE. I've enjoyed all this stuff. I like how this reads a little different for me too than the rest of the card. Hope it goes longer.

    SPECIAL ATTRACTION
    Quick but interesting. I can't help but think plans changed here too. It's good to see Impulse back but I'd like him near the top or to do something big. Pete probably never pulls the trigger on this lol but I want a heel turn.

    TEAM HOSS/FUSE BROS VS. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE
    Seth and I wrote. Happy with things. However, maybe the match result should have been different here, too. Even though NJNP are true "NPC's", they are aligned with the UTA. I'm more okay with this outcome and much more disappointed in the route I took in the Blackwood match. Fuse Bros. are new. Team HOSS is legit. A loss would hurt them way more. Their losses will come.

    (also noted Brian's comments on The Fuse Bros. using the term NPC for characters. It's a tough spot because if this was WWE, they would call everyone NPC's. Hell they would have a "You're an NPC" t-shirt). But since that's an eW term too I'm like wtf! I think I'll only use that term now for characters who are definitely NOT NPC's. And use it sparingly.)

    CRIMSON LORD © VS. OSCAR BURNS
    Great match, edge of your seat stuff right here. However, I would have not taken the title off Crimson Lord. Not yet. Have Oscar do that on the next arc. I guess it comes down to me having different expectations on how this card would go. I got my hopes up UTA would truly "bury" DEFIANCE on this one, making it look like all hell has frozen over once and for all. They hold all the titles. All the power. We're all fucked. What next? I guess that's my key in all of this. No doubt, though, because I had no clue where the night was going I was right into this one. You guys killed it in terms of drama.

    THE FUTURE
    Needed more Impulse so happy here.

    MIKEY UNLIKELY © VS. "SUB POP" SCOTT DOUGLAS ©
    Again another match that brought it in the writing department. Had me every line. Great stuff. While yes, I would have followed with the Mikey victory, this is maybe the one title match I would have kept the title on a DEF guy. Douglas is a great character. Though I can't help but think he should be moving up the ladder (pun intended) shortly. Thinking further, you could have kept Douglas the solo DEF title winner and then lose it on tv.

    CHARACTER UNLOCKED: CLYDE FOX
    Wish this was higher up the card, but it had to be after The Fuse Bros. match and I think it was the only slot where it made sense. Yes, we're all fucked and noted on the vignettes for new characters. I agree. But I'm also going to ambush any new character coming in so The Fuse Bros. can unlock them. Like you said, I'm weird. I think there's a place for some comedy and I am determined to hit a balance between comedy and seriousness with The Fuse Bros. eventually.

    REAPER CO. © VS. KENDRIX & SCOTT STEVENS
    Beautiful. Love it. Best outcome on the show and something I'm really excited for. However, I do think Stevens should focus a little more on the here and now and not Cayle. He can get there eventually. But he should see these tag titles as THE FIST and forget about Cayle soon, if that makes sense. For now, anyway.

    TALE OF THE TAPE
    Like I said, this should be done more.

    CAYLE MURRAY © VS. JACK HARMEN
    Gonna Jericho list this:

    1.) You guys melted my screen. Epic stuff in a night of lots of that.

    2.) OMG popped like crazy for the NES being used. Holy fuck. JACK HARMEN HAS COMMITTED LARCENY OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE. The Fuse Bros. would be pissed. Also I might have Conor make a comment he can't find his NES anymore.

    3.) Murr is a bloody champ for jobbing out his past star character Andy Murray, which is sometimes hard to read on my end knowing that character was a top guy for so long. But everyone goes out on their backs when they're close to retirement. Just a credit Murr is willing to do that with his self-titled guy (whom I'm convinced is much smaller in real life than he is lol).

    4.) Murr has gone above and beyond with this but also really building up all the UTA mid card with "almost-wins" last month. As a result, I thought this was the time to pull the trigger on him losing the title, for a month or so. Like I said, coming into this arc I thought the final nails would be put in DEF (until they ultimately come back and banish UTA to the wastelands). In my mind, that's the way you do the WWF vs. WCW and NXT vs. WWE. At least 2-3 arcs of complete misery. And you can't really establish UTA as THE threat without a few titles and definitely the FIST. I thought this was it. Harmen made sense. He's a star in his own right, maybe a bigger star than Cayle just based on longevity. Now I'm left asking... now what? Which is obviously a good thing but dammit I wanted that nail! I'd be asking "now what?" then, too.

    And again, I'm as much to blame as anyone. I put zero nails in my coffin on ACTS and really disappointed in myself for going with the change on Blackwood-Ross.

    OVERALL
    I think everyone deserves credit. I would have gone in a different direction, but ultimately that's because I cared. And a credit to everyone for that. So that, in itself, getting investment from the readers is great.

    Even though I would have had UTA come out on top for most of the big matches, looking at that route, the outcomes are more formulaic. Get beaten on MAXIMUM DEF, get murdered on ACTS, finally overcome and kill UTA next PPV. But on the bright side, when it comes out this way... no clue what's happening next. Whoever takes the belt off Cayle will be even MORE of a star than before. So there's 0 hope loss. Just being honest with my thoughts.

    Finally, I think I will be happy with this if I see a huge heel turn and I still get my UTA payoff. Although now it might be dragging. I want Impulse to turn to the darkside. Does Andy Murray turn? Maybe that doesn't make sense since he was killed by them.

    Anyway, that's all!
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    MAN DOWN
    Story: Continuing Nicky and friends story with Ace’s Wild talking about Butcher injury.
    Follow: It kept to the main concept currently for these men.
    Build: Decent build.
    Overall: Nicky and company are determined to beat Ace’s Wild even if its without Butcher.

    THE DIBBINS VS. GUNTHER ADLER & FLEX KRUGER
    Story: This told a great story, with Flex still suffering from the beating he took at DEFTV 96. Also Gunther selling his beating from Ross. Flex pretty much was left out of the match making it a handicap match for the most part.
    Follow: Found the match rather easy to follow.
    Build: Have to be honest I really have not followed anything with the Dibbins, or this spontaneous matchup that makes me wonder why its on a PPV card?
    Overall: Pretty decent opener, It was more interesting than I thought it would be. When you keep consistency thats a big plus.

    MUSHIGIHARA VS. LISIL JACKSON
    Story: Wasn’t much of a story told during this match.
    Follow: The match was easy to follow.
    Build: This was one of those matches, that just seem to just be made. I really felt it really had nothing in the line of a build. Or even a desire to want to see these two go at it.
    Overall: It was a well written match lots of near falls, and a surprising win for Jackson, only to turn his back on the WrestleUTA. Makes you wonder if this is the end for Lisil, or we will see him again. He didn’t exactly start waving the DEFIANCE flag after he turned on the WrestleUTA.

    CHRIS ROSS VS. GAGE BLACKWOOD
    Story: Ya not much of a story here just two men who hate each other.
    Follow: Again the follow of the match was easy to follow.
    Build: Probably the best build of the arc. I thought these two were going to get it on last arc. But having them develop this bitter hatred over the span of 2 arcs I felt really made this match a must see.
    Overall: This was a brutal war, as I expected. The tease of going into oncoming traffic though I could of done without, if I were to speak realistically here pretty sure traffic might slow down or even come to a stop if they saw two men beating the hell out of each other on the curb to the street. This match however did not disappoint and was rather brutal. All I could think of was RAW 25 though, where the guys in the bingo hall had to watch the show on a titan tron lol. But nice piece of work fellas, great pay off!

    ELISE AREA VS. THE JAY HARVEY
    Story: Classic face/heel vibe here story wise, leading to Jay focusing on the fingers of Elise for revenge for breaking his nose, and a fake finish.
    Follow: Again no issue here, flowed very well. Again helping with being able to follow the match for those not familiar with these two another great video montage of the two.
    Build: Had a decent build, wish I saw just a bit more build toward this match, seemed to start off really slow and finally picked up steam toward the end of the arc.
    Overall: Catalina, just was all over this match. I don’t think Jay would of beat Ares had she not been by ringside. Thats a great heel manager/valet there! No matter how much PCP tried to nullify her, that devilish vixen found a way to help her man. Jay going all mobster on Elise hand breaking her fingers showed that vicious streak Jay has. Seeing the replay also was a very nice touch wish people do this more. It really brings the reader in as though they were actually watching it on tv. Although the finish was a bit meh, all in all another nice write up.

    ACES WILD VS. NICKY SYNZ & THUGZ 4 HIRE
    Story: Aces made it a handicap match, and took full advantage of it. Butcher eventually hobbled himself back to the ring to even it up.
    Follow: This one I kind of was having a hard time following. Just not too familiar with all the guys in the match up sometimes I was wondering who was on which team.
    Build: This was a well develop build for these guys.
    Overall: Match was a decent write up, it kept to the point of the story and did what was needed to be done.

    TEAM HOSS/FUSE BROS VS. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE
    Story: This was all over the place, but told a decent story.
    Follow: As with a lot of the 8 man tags, it got to a point where it was hard to follow.
    Build: Another decent build for these teams as well.
    Overall: Aside from the difficulty following it the match was put together nicely. I am getting use to The Fuse Bros’s dialog and references and its growing on me which says a lot considering was not a big fans of theirs. Not going to lie though I was begging for Hoss to turn on the Fuse Bros. Team Hoss strikes me as a team not really into the animating type of team like the Fuse Bros.

    CRIMSON LORD © VS. OSCAR BURNS
    Enjoy

    IMPULSE VS. REAPERS + SEGMENTS
    Story: Impulse out for revenge against all the Reapers, eventually getting Red.
    Follow: No issues here
    Build: Established build, might not of been here when the Reapers first initially took out Impulse.
    Overall: Impulse segment after Lord/Burns given the exciting ending fell flat for me since it was not even mentioned. Felt this segment should of been put before Lord/Burns. Just took all the boom out of Burn’s victory. Just a simple grats to Oscar would of sufficed. Only nitpick there, the segment i realize was meant to hype up Douglas/Unlikely which did what was needed to be done. The match itself was good with even Cally getting involved something I have rarely seen her do (at least from the UTA). Impulse is back and is ready for some action.

    MIKEY UNLIKELY © VS. "SUP POP" SCOTT DOUGLAS ©
    Story: Mikey focusing on Douglas back throughout the match, seemed to be the main story of the match aside from unifying the championships.
    Follow: I had no trouble following this match either, had a good flow to it.
    Build: This had a great build, with a great surprise toward the end. However in the beginning I was thinking Douglas was going to have a Reaper at AOD. Felt a bit confusing at first, I knew Mikey was in the scene but was not seeing a lot from the two in the beginning.
    Overall: The ending got to say have never seen that before. Absolutely loved it, another brutal match but you come to know that when its a ladder match. Bit of no continuity again here, no mention of Oscar’s win here. Would of helped with the continued story of the card thus far of DEFIANCE finally on the offensive.

    CHARACTER UNLOCKED
    Story: Introduction to the new guy
    Follow: Promo was not hard to follow
    Build: ---
    Overall: It was a good introduction, I do agree with what Will said in his beef. Some Vigs could of helped build this unveiling up a bit. Fuse Bros look like they have another player now.

    REAPER CO. © VS. KENDRIX & SCOTT STEVENS
    Story: JFK/Stevens use The Reaper’s trick against them.
    Follow: No issue here
    Build: This really had no build, I can see Kendrix have a beef, and well Scott is just your run of the mill asshole. But aside from the invasion story really no clue why he was even in this match.
    Overall: This was not what I expected, and seemed a bit rushed. The Reapers seem to not have any offensive. It seemed more of a jobber match than a actual PPV match. I can see getting the titles off Mikey, and The Reapers being transition champions. Just expected a better fight out of them.

    TALE OF THE TAPE
    Story: A history of Cayle Murray from becoming the FIST to the present time.
    Follow: Easy to follow, and did shed some light on the hard road Cayle has traveled as champion.
    Build: --
    Overall: This type of segment is always a breath of fresh air, sometimes you can forget everything a certain character has gone through, this type of segment helps refresh your memory. This did give a bit of build to Jack being his next for Cayle.

    CAYLE MURRAY © VS. JACK HARMEN
    Story: Harmen’s shoulder and Jacks ribs. They stayed true to the story for both guys.
    Follow: You guys sort of lost me as I tried to picture what exactly happened to the ring ropes
    Build: Cayle’s build was awesome, it was nice seeing the way he survived the bounty. Jack being the last kind of disappoints me. I would of expected it to be Mikey. Only issue with the build from me is you really had no idea who Cayle was facing at AOD until the last card. But you never really get a confirmation. You would assume it would be Jack but Then it gets announced on the site, which honestly I wonder if people still go to.
    Overall: This was a awesome Main Event, I do have one complaint and maybe i missed it earlier. But when did this turn into a No DQ match. The use of weapons in the ring should of called for a DQ immediately. There were a few times I was trying to figure out what exactly Jack was doing to Cayle in the ropes. Again it was hard for me to follow where you guys were going with that sometimes. Although the ending I could follow and they played a valuable part of the story in the end. Aside from a few issues, great write up you two.

    OVERALL
    The last half of the show where the championships matches were. There was a lot of continuity issues. It felt like the match was the first title match of the card, Think Angus said we stopped Total Dominance of Defiance in the Main Event. That clearly would not be true considering UTA got the Tag Titles back, Douglas retained, and Oscar won..how would that be Total Dominance if Jack won? I think in the future the handlers in championship matches need to get together and connect each others matches as they are placed in the card to keep a steady flow overall for the show. Aside from that I enjoyed almost every match, the championship matches clearly did not disappoint.

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    Re: ACTS of DEFIANCE Discussion Thread: The Mormonstrosity

    MAN DOWN
    I am in agreement with Will that this part probably should have come after the opening tag team match, but other than that, this painted a good picture to recap the goings on between Aces Wild/Synz and Friends. This did what it needed to do.

    THE DIBBINS VS. ADLER/FLEX
    I know Roland said he was disappointed with this, but I actually liked that the Dibbins won this match, thus putting the rest of the night in doubt that we could be seeing more UTA domination for the night. I like that The Dibbins won and could have a fun gimmick of "they're stupid, but stupid like a Fox!"

    MUSHIGIHARA VS. LISIL JACKSON
    Great seeing Mushi back and the match was a well-written, hard-hitting affair that I could definitely see playing out in real life. That being said, I get there were circumstances for Lisil leaving, but I really think Mushi should have taken the duke here if that was the case. Lisil winning and resigning from UTA (if he isn't sticking around and there's more to the story than I know) without follow-up and Mushi losing yet again? Not a fan of. But I do want to reiterate I loved the match as it was.

    SOUL SURVIVOR
    When I finished reading this, I was rooting for Crimson Lord to flail that Burns fuck alive. That being said, I am ashamed of myself that I didn't offer up any final Burns words of wisdom before his match, either (though I did do that on UNCUT, I still should have done it here). Mikey and CL owned this segment and they were game for later on in the night. Good stuff.

    CHRIS ROSS VS. GAGE BLACKWOOD
    This has been one of the really better built-up feuds since this has been going on for a while now. It has been really fun watching Gage Blackwood's transformation from "good hand/no personality type" to "extra violent" when he has been pushed to the brink by Ross (and a little Jackson) thus far. The stuff with Angus' car and the metal detector was hilarious and the ending was befitting to the "end" of the Chris Ross character for now. I hope if he comes back, these two pick this off and we do for sure get a definitive "winner" as it were, but this was an excellent blow-off ot this feud for now and look forward to seeing what happens to Gage coming off of this after.

    COMING UP NEXT
    This was a nice way to recap the goings-on between the Battle of the Bill characters, which has been fun as a whole. Though Elise has come up short once against THE Jay Harvey before, she has stuck it to him at least twice to set the tone for this match...

    ARES VS. HARVEY
    ...And my favorite match up to this point, which did a fantastic job of KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid) booking. Dickhead heel against underdog face is hard to fuck up and Billy and Will did a GREAT job playing to both Harvey/Catalina's strengths with Ares refusing to go quietly the whole time. This is one of those that I would almost like to see continue to where Elise finally gets her big singles victory over Harvey, who has been unstoppable, less a blemish to Cayle Murray. I don't have a single bad thing to say about this one - great work.

    PEP TALK
    Man, Harmen has been on another level these last few shows, and it has been great. Good segment here and I kind of wonder what happens if Harmen wins the title. I haven't seen a whole lot of the dangerous side to Harmen and I fucking love it.


    ACES WILD VS. NICKY SYNZ & FRIENDS
    I haven't given too much feedback on account of me being an un-feedbacking asshole, but the rise of Aces Wild has been a fun mid-card story and seeing them rise to prominence over this arc has been fun. I think for its spot on the PPV, this was perfect as far as action, it did a good job making Synz and company (and the surprise Butcher apperance) make them look like they would get far, only to be stopped short. I'm looking forward to seeing what Damien has planned for the group later on.

    SPECIAL ATTRACTION
    And Impulse gets some (shockingly easy) payback on the Repears for taking him out. I am a mixed bag on this as I'll have more to say on The Reapers a little later with the tag match, so I'll wait until I get to that point to cover my overall thoughts. But for what this was, very strong return for a former SoHER and FIST champion.

    TEAM HOSS/FUSE BROS. VS NO JUSTICE NO PEACE
    Credit to Roland who pretty much handled the meat and potatoes of the match. I hope we did a good enough job separating this from the earlier eight-man tag to make this one stick out and I feel like we did, but that's up to everybody else to decide. I will say I had fun doing this one and had fun tackling the ending stretch.

    WRESTLEUTA WORLD TITLE: CRIMSON LORD (c) VS. OSCAR BURNS
    We came in (okay, CL's handler did) with a great gameplan for this one and I would like to think this paid off well. He tackled the major majority of this match so I can comment on this being hell for Burns and I liked how he had to fight from the bottom at the very start. Larver antagonizing Angus and DDK throughout was a hilarious touch. I enjoyed the hell out of this match and how it played out for the most part and hope folks did to.

    That being said, this is where I echo his sentiments and say I think this should have come off like a bigger moment through the rest of the card, but that ends up being one of the pitfalls of not knowing exactly how things turn out so that can't really be blamed on anybody. That minor gripe aside, I had a lot ot fun doing this and enjoyed this arc.

    THE FUTURE
    Short and to the point.

    SOHER LADDER/HOLLYWOOD HERITAGE TITLE MATCH
    Holy shit, I am genuinely shocked that Douglas won this one. This was a great war and the ending was creative as hell with the red carpet being Mikey's undoing, haha. And I think after months (maybe a year or more?) of Angus bashing grunge jokes, the payoff with Angus personally greeting him at ringside was hilarious. Goddamn, DEFIANCE are coming back hard in this show.

    CHARACTER UNLOCKED: CLYDE FOX
    I liked the segment placement, good way to add some levity to a hotly-jampacked top of the card where everybody has busted one another's ass so far. Clyde Fox looks like a really fun character and I think pairing him off the bat with like-minded (Sort of) characters like The Fuse Bros was a good introduction.

    DEFIANCE WORLD TAG TEAM MATCH.
    NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! THERE'S HOPE FOR THE UTA ALLIANCE YET!

    That being said, I find it REALLY odd that The Reapers just sort of got their asses handed to them on this show more or less unless I suspect I'm missing something (probably am), but it's good to see the UTA have scored a major victory getting the Tag Titles back in their camp. Where do we go from here?

    Well, Fuse Bros and Team HOSS are probably going to be saying hi to the new champs (I hope, anyway). Outside of not knowing much about the fate of The Reapers, I can say the tag division is off to a fucking hot fire and with new UTAH champs, teams like Fuse Bros, Team HOSS, Aces Wild, The Dibbins, NJNP, could all make plays for the belts. There's a lot of ways this can go.

    TALE OF THE TAPE
    Another great way to recap all that has gone down with the bounty and the Rise (and simultaneous fall) of Cayle Murray fighting his heart out for DEFIANCE. I laughed at Harmen getting Rick Rolled by the PCPS, which tells me that their issue may not be done.

    FIST TITLE MATCH: CAYLE MURRAY (c) VS. JACK HARMEN
    Like the ladder match, I was SHOCKED that Cayle retained here as this had all the makings of Harmen taking the title which would have been a great moment for the UTA and at least helped them break even in the four title matches (which shows that DEFIANCE has SOME fight in them, but UTA comes back more dangerous than ever).

    Cayle winning, however, is not a bad thing as he's been positioned as THE fighter in this. I think this made Harmen look like such a badass even in defeat and most of his opponents (to me) have come out looking better than the did before mixing it up with Cayle. And what's more, having recently helped with a bounty angle in another fed I'm in recently... not once did anybody say that the bounty was OVER, did they?

    DEFIANCE certainly struck back hard on this show, but I don't believe the UTA takeover is over yet.

    I think this overall was a decent show. I think like was said before, maybe a little more communication on the top title matches to make things flow a little better altogether but nothing that I think overall hurt the night.
    Team HOSS - DEFIANCE
    The Heirs of Wrestling, Sarah Winterton, Jeremy Ryan - jOlt Wrestling

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