OFFICIAL NEWF FAQ
1. Basic Information
7. Weekly TV shows and cards
9. Official NEWF Application
1. Basic Information
First and foremost, I want to give you an idea of
what e-wrestling is. Most of you already know
this because of extensive experience. Yet we will
also find many qualified rookies out there, who
are talented but may never have done this before. This paragraph is for them.
E-Wrestling is a fantasy game (note I said Game)
where you create a wrestler and try and guide him
to the top. To do this, you will write up Flash
roleplays, strats, and other video productions,
and rumors submissions that will get your
character in the limelight and well noticed (what
we call "over"). When you are in a league, you
are called a handler in that league. You are
important because without handlers, there are no
leagues. Through e-wrestling, we try and have a
blast enjoying sports entertainment on a level
that is closer to the real thing than watching a
Monday Night show because you control your own
destiny. We hope that you have fun in this league
because that is the main function of this hobby.
This is the NEWF (New Era Wrestling Federation).
We are based in Indianapolis, IN, but are a
world-wide company looking to create a wrestling
empire. We are televised on The Wrestling Network
(call letters--WTWN). The league is ran by former
wrestling superstar, Chris Hopper, who has been
retired for over three years consecutively and
the better part of four years. He will be making
all booking decisions. The league is currently
open and accepting new wrestlers. In this league
you will create a wrestler and send us the
information. There are some established desires and here they are...
WRESTLER CREATION: First of all let me say that
originality is a must. I desire a fed that has
top notch RP'ers and also original characters
only. So using John Cena or Shawn Michaels or the
like is not allowed. We will allow some latitude
on copying a character, but most everybody is
very well versed in WWF, TNA, ECW, and many other
indy feds so if it becomes blatent, it will be
noted by either the owner or member sof
theleague. First offense will warn you and then
dismiss you if it continues. We want descriptive
wrestler profiles when you send in the form. The
more you have thought the character out, the
better he can be used and pushed. We can't stress
enough that details are very important to how
well your character gets "over" in the NEWF.
Now keep that in mind as you read the rest of
this FAQ. We created this league because I have
seen alot in over nine years of experience in
e-wrestling. I have seen the good, the bad, and
the ones that never should have opened. Ive seen
the leagues that never get stuff out on time and
vow that we will get stuff out when I say it will
be out. But, we ask that you do the same. You get
us your stuff on time and we will return the
favor by getting all cards and flash shows out on
time and with high quality. That is our pledge.
Now check the rest of this FAQ out and fill out
the application. If accepted, you will receive an
acceptance packet within 3 days.
In this section, We are informing you of exactly
what is expected when accepted into the NEWF. The
main areas to participate are flashes, strats,
and on card submissions. Each are covered below.
We will have a mandatory rule of one flash every
week. This will be strictly inforced (you can see
the penalties in the rules section). There will
be 2 flash shows each week, they are called "Hot
Copy". In order for your character to get
deepened or furthered in any way, there must be
some form of storytelling to do it....flashing is
how we do it. Hot Copy will be released after of
the deadlines, but I will be strict on deadlines
as far as counting it for a match. You can send
in one flash perpacket (yes only one).....but are
required to flash only once per week. Flashing
just once will not make youlose to someone who
flashed in both packets.........it is quality over quantity for sure.
This is where the biggest changes for a league I
run will be. In the past, I have asked for long,
drawn out strats that counted as nearly half the
booking....but that is a thing of the past.
What I need here is a basic overview (and I mean
a few sentences) of the way your character will
approach the match and how he will work. Feel
free to include an entrance (ONLY if you using
one different form your application) and
reactions to a win or loss....as those will be
looked at closely for writing purposes. I want
only one spot for your strat and that is the
finish spot for how you;dlike to end the match.
The rest will be taken from the application for your character.
There will be in-ring/backstage promos allowed
each show. These are things that get people some
formof on-air time even when not scheduled. I
will need to know ina dvance that are coming
because I can't overload a show withthem.....so
there will be a limit on whatgets added besides match action.
If you are on thehouse show, you can prepare what
is called a "soundbite" for the show. A quick
barb that can be inserted somewhere to help
further angles. This is something new and I think
where we can begin to morph into something
workable. These are just 2 or 3 sentences
trashing opponents or fued
adversaries....whatever.....something that can be
used during a summary house show.
Other ways of getting on-card stuff in addition
to these ways is to create commercials for your
character's merchandise or websites....etc. those
kinds of things help exposure and garner
heat.....which leads to being over....which leads
to better fueds....which leads to championships.
DEADLINES: Here is a look at the deadlines for stuff in NEWF
SUNDAY - News and Views is released
TUESDAY- Flashes due by 12 Midnight Eastern; Hot Copy released immediately
WEDNESDAY- Strats/On-Card Submissions due by 12 Midnight Eastern
THURSDAY- Flashes due by 12 Midnight Eastern; Hot Copy released immediately
FRIDAY- -- House SHow released
SATURDAY- Saturday Night Explosion out by 12 Midnight Eastern
The rules are fiercely enforced. Breaking them
leads to suspension and then firing. They are:
1) No wrestlers over 7'6" tall and over 625 lbs
(that is about 85 lbs heavier and two inches
taller than WWE's "Big Show"). Also none under
5'2" and 150 lbs. This is supposed to be realistic folks.
2) No extreme language! I will allow Ass, Damn,
bitch, bastard, and Hell; but that is it.
Everything else will be put in symbols. Such as
God(bleep)mit, F@$%, and any other R-Rated words.
I will be watching this closely. I will give one
warning, and then it is goodbye if it continues.
I would hope that the RP'ing is talented enough
to not need these words to get themselves
"over". We are global and we are also tryign to appeal to all demographics.
3) You must send in one RP per week, but no more
than one per show. I explained this in another
section of this FAQ. This is one way we are
keeping the workload down. If you want in-ring
time, then you will need to write and ask for it.
DO not write an in-ring and send it in without a
letter telling you that you get the requested
time. With one TV show every week, we need to
limit space to two or three in-rings each show.
If you go more than two weeks consecutively
(without telling the Board of Directors why you
are AWOL), then you will be released from your
contract, but not until jobbing one final match
to one of our esteemed jobbers. By the same
token, if you abuse the flash system by sending
in (or as we call it--spamming) the flash system
then you will be penalized by jobbing to a jobber
on the following card. In both cases, we will let
you know of any infractions and give some grace (but not much).
4) Stay focused on the point that this is just a
GAME! I love wrestling, but dealing with guys
that take this too seriously can ruin a league
and everyone involved. I want everyone to get
involved and wrapped up in what is happening, but
if you lose then move on to the next match and
try to win! I will not tolerate ANY public
berating of writers or anyone willing to lend a
hand to create this fantasy world for us to
enjoy......so any questions are to be directed to
me privately. At that point I will discuss it and
move forward. Don't be boorish or you'll be
sacked....period. I have been on both sides of
this and even been the guy acting like a total
jack-hole......so take it from me.....DON'T BE THAT GUY!
5) This fed has a closed flash system. That means
that the flashes come to me, the owner/fed-head,
and then I send them out at the appropriate time.
We will be using a Blind Carbon Copy to send them
out. We will give out e-mail addresses to the
guys that are in stables or such and if you are
fueding with someone then you can get the
address. We will not tolerate an abuse of the
mail addresses at all for any reason not
mentioned above. We do not want anyone getting
scared because a guy named The Stalker is sending
out messages to them telling them he will kill them.
6) There will be absolutely no attacking of any
member of the staff, Camera Men, or Referees
without proper permission from the me. You can
write the Board to request this and it should be
angle oriented. Random acts of violence will be turned down with 95% certainty.
7) Titles are meant to be a credible guide to the
talent of a character and league that they
represent. When someone wins the belt, they are
expected to lose it to the next worthy Champion.
That is the way it should be. Anything else would
hurt the credibility of the title and make it
worthless to almost everyone. So remember that
you beat a good wrestler, and you will eventually
lose it to a good wrestler. That is a great
wrestler's responsibility in real life and in e-wrestling.
8) No racial or sexist slurs or comments. This
has never been much of a problem that I have ever
noticed, but there will be absolutly no tolerance
for such comments. They have no place in
e-wrestling--or anywhere else for that matter. We
will warn you once if you get close to making an
offending statement in one of your flashes, but
if it happens again after a warning,you will be
fired and banned for life. This is a hobby, and
being good at it does not hinge on your race or
sex period. That is all of the rules at this
point, but the Board of Directors reserves the
right to add any rules at any time. All handlers
will be notified of any rules changes via e-mail.
I used to have a magic equation for deciding
matches.....but UI decided that it really comes
down to some important stuff....
Quality of flashes
Heat your character has goign into the match
Current angle and direction
That is the best way to describe it. I always try
to be fair and even if you decide that I amw
rong.....come and talkt o mein a civil tone about
it and I'll explain my booking decision. Many
times the decision will be based on what I think
is best for the NEWF....just like in real life wrestling.
Basic Title Information:
We will begin with one tag team title and two
single's titles, then expand once we begin to
grow both in number and quality. The titles below
are all that we intend to have. (Those with an *
will not be at league's inception, but down the road further as need exists)
I have also included a small informational
paragraph about each one to let you in on anything special about that title.
Now as far as getting a shot at the title, I am
going to be realistic and say that it is not a
huge deal about rankings. Yet I will give many of
the shots to the top 10 guys. We do not feel that
just because someone is new and begins fueding
heavily with a Champion does not mean that they
should not get a shot. They should get a chance
at the gold especially if there is a fued there.
I will be as open as possible in giving shots
because really who deserves TV titles shots in
many of the real leagues usually do not get them.
I will be as good as possible though and usually
that means a top ranked guy will get a shot at
the gold a lot more often than not.
Now I want to quickly hit the topic of how many
titles can someone hold at one time. Well we will
allow one tag title and one singles title at a
time. That is it. You will not be able to be
Cruiser and TV Champ, but TV champ and Tag Champs
is fine. Understand? I hope so. For example...If
you have the NEWF North American Title and are
granted a shot at the World Title, then odds are
you will probably job the title away to the next
man before getting that shot so the belt's
integrity isn't lost. That loss will not kill you
in the rankings because you are getting a World
Title Shot. If you lose, then you will get one of
the top shots at getting that North American
strap back. I hope that clarifies that part as
well. The same will go for tag straps when we get
more than one of them going (maybe I should say
if) The last thing that needs to be discussed here is <defenses>.
Each title has a different schedule of defenses.
All titles will be defended at PPV events, but
since our PPV's are 3 months apart the leaves way
too much open time for Champs to gloat. So the
road to holding onto a title will be slightly
rougher. The TV title will be defended 3 times
per month on TV and at every PPV. The other
titles must be defended a minimum of 2 times
between PPVs, and at every PPV. All defenses will
be set at the minimums by the commissioner unless
the Champion wrestler desires to be a real
fighting Champion and then the commish will take
that into advisement and book matches
accordingly. The TV title defense schedule is set
in stone. The others are negotiable, but only up
from the minimum. To win the title from an
existing Champion, you must pin him or make him
submit. No other way will have the title change hands.
I also want it said that if you get a shot
between PPV's at a title and are not feuding with
the champion....you WILL have a chance to win. I
am not a believer in just having title matches
that have no chance of a title change....always
seemed pointless. Any match is winable if you do
the handling properly in NEWF!
NEWF WORLD HEAVUWEIGHT TITLE: This is the MOTHER
of all titles in NEWF. Plans for crowning a World
Champion will be announced soon....but probably
will involve a tournament that will end at the
first PPV, but all of that is subject to change..
NEWF NORTH AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: This means
you are the #2 man in our league.
NEWF TELEVISION TITLE: Since our one TV show is
seen worldwide on The Wrestling Network (WTWN),
this will be an important title and will be
defended more often than almost any other title.
This is a huge stepping stone on the road to the
higher titles. Winning this title also means you
do a great job RP'ing because you will be allowed
an in-ring anytime you want one (limit one per
show and only when you are defending the belt).
NEWF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: This cruiserweight
strap is going to be hotly contested early on.
The weight limit is 235 pounds. Wrestlers should
be at 235 or less if they want to compete in this
weight class. Just because a wrestler is 235 or
less doesn't mean they are kept from vying for
the Top titles. Keep that in mind. Unlike the big
boys in real life, we hate to bury any talent we find.
NEWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES: This will be the big
boy of our tag team ranks. When it is put into
circulation it will basically follow the same
stuff as the single's World Title.
NEWF TELEVISION TAG TEAM TITLES*: This is where
all great tag teams start their quest to be #1.
Usually World Champions will hold these straps
before becoming World Champs. These titles must
be defending 2 times per month on TV and at every
PPV due to their television name.
NEWF DIAMOND TITLE: NEWF will have a women's
division! The ladies will compete for the Diamond
Title. This will be the great championship of women's wrestling.
NEWF GLADIATOR TITLE*: Call it a hardcore title
or a garbage match title......either way this
title may or may not show up. If it doesn, then
we have several wrestlers who fit the category
thatwould be a garbage wrestling match specialist.
We may add some form of a hardcore division or
something like that later on.....depends on what
kind of wrestlers we have and howlarge the roste rgets to support such a move.
7. Announcer Personalities
This is another change from the way people
normally do leagues. The main announcers will be
in an upper-level studio and essentially
narrating the main show, but for in-ring
actions.......other announcers may take over.
Those will be created by the match writers to
suit their style and allow for them to be most
comfortsable int he writign process. The main
guys will "throwit down to ringside" and the
match announcers will take over....allowing for
more individuality withint he league and
hopefully a greater desire to helop out. You
aren't learnignmy guys, but rather doing your own thing within the system. :-)
MAIN ANNOUNCING TEAM FOR TV AND PPV:
Eric Chaney: Chaney is possibly the perfect
meshing of knowledgable play-by-play man and
commentator. He tries to stay middle of the road
when calling a match, but also feels he must
"level the playing field" with Watters' being so
blatently biased against the faces of the
company. Chaney has announced in many leagues,
including UEW and MCW before his final job in EWA
in 2001. He has slicked back hair and looks very
congeniel (see Tony Schiavonne as far as looks),
always tried to be stylish and will usually wear
polo shirts on TV shows....however will usually dress up for PPV's.
Larry "The Crusher" Watters: Larry is a veteran
wrestler. He is a total heel even so far as to
have given up his very familylife for this sport.
Larry has a son (Larry Watters, Jr.) and a nephew
(Scottie Blackstone) who have both entered the
wrestling profession, but neither wants any
contact with the wrestling legend. He has burned
more bridges than anyone has ever cared to count.
However, he is also one of the more gifted heel
color announcers wrestling has ever seen. He
roots openly for heels to win and how devious
those good guys are. Larry will rarely dress up,
except to wear an occassional polo shirt. He has
a silver beard and still looks to be in
shape. He has a rugged face, scarred by years of
wrestling wars and always seems to have a scowl on his face with never a smile.
BACKSTAGE AND IN-RING ANNOUNCERS:
David Lowry: Former Wrestler who worked for the
ZWA as both wrestler and commentator after his
back injury and complication from post concussion
syndrome. David really became a favorite
announcer during his ZWA stay and has been signed
to be the head in-ring/backstage announcer for
EWA (basically he is our "Mean Gene")
Dyan Cicarelli: A flashy female who drools over
any hot looking guy. She cares more about how a
wrestler looks rather than how good they are in
the ring. When you write with her, she should
always be distracted either by your character or
another male within the eye's glance. She rarely
delves very deep in interviews and is extrememly
shallow. She is 5'7" tan with dark hair and a
very well endowed curvacious body. She always
dresses to accent her "best features". She is
usually swayed by the heels of wrestling.
Shingo Konatsu: He is the foreign correspondant.
He is very serious and knows the most about any
wrestler outside of the US and Canada. If your
character hales from another country that the US
or Canada, then you may want to use Shingo in
your first few interviews. He delves deeply into
past victories and his vast knowledge of the
sport and the particular wrestler should show
through in the interview. He is 5'6" and has
short black hair and a faint moustache. He is
always wearing a suit. He usually likes fan favorites.
REFEREES AND SECURITY PERSONEL
Herman Gehl, Head Referee: Gehl is known
throughout the fantasy wrestling world as the
toughest referee around. He won't take crap from
anyone. He is known as the hard nose referee that
doesn't allow cheating from either side of the
ring. He has been known to disqualify the faces
as quickly as the heels. A former employ of the
EWA, the NEWF decided to pick up Gehl as their
lead official, to make sure that the league is
run straight down the line. Gehl is also a former
police chief, which lends to his ideals.
Matt Gilmore, Secondary Referee: Gilmore is a
lifelong friend of Head Referee Herman Gehl. Gehl
and Gilmore were on the police squad together and
when Gehl decided to turn in his badge and take
up refereeing, Gilmore was promoted to chief.
After only a year as chief, Gilmore was demoted
from chief to a normal officer. He didn't have
what it took to run with the "big boys". After a
bout with depression, Gilmore was forced off the
squad and was found without a job. Gehl, the old
friend,took Gilmore under his wing and trained
Gilmore into an referee. Gilmore is a rookie in
the ring and will be prone to make mistakes. The
EWA Board of Directors will be keeping an eye
open on Gilmore to see his progress.
Ned Sketo, Head of Security: Sketo is a big man.
He is a former bodyguard of several NBA players.
Sketo was offered the postition in the security
division of the EWA because of his toughness and
forcefulness! Whether it be fans rushing the
ring, or wrestlers getting in fights away from
the ring, Sketo has vowed to keep the EWA a safe
haven for wrestlers and fans alike.
8. Weekly TV shows and cards
This league will have two cards per week, but
there will be a twist. We have decided to start
small and work our way up so one of the cards
will be a weekly house show. This house show will
be sent out in short order style, meaning summary
matches and some angle developement. The house
shows will be where new characters normally debut
and lower-level fueds also see
progress......though we still try to get everyone
TV time along the way. This way we will keep the
workload down as well and give us a chance to
work with any rookies we get to develope them
quickly. The weekly card schedule looks like this.
Saturday Night--> "NEWF Explosion" This is our
signature show on television. As we get started,
this will be a summarystyle show that looks back
at the matches and happenings at the show. We are
broadcast on an all-wrestling channel, The
Wrestling Network (call letters: WTWN).
The house shows will be sent out on Fridays as a
"recap" of all that happened at the Thursday night house show event.
As many e-wrestlers have found out, and wrestling
fans in general, too, wrestling's "Big shows"
seem to happen so often that proper heat can't be
given to them. I find this disturbing. So, I have
decided to have only 4 PPV's per year. We have
also managed to set our PPV schedule. All dates
are subject to change, but as of right now these are the dates of the PPV's.
December 30, 2007--> SLAMFEST I (Our signature
event--ie. Starrcade or Wrestlemania)
March 23, 2008--> GROUND ZERO
June 22, 2008--> SUMMER DREAMS
September 29, 2008--> HELL'S PLAYGROUND (Out
Battle Royal PPV with a twist that is TBA)
10. OFFICIAL NEWF APPLICATION FORM:
(You will receive a confirmation packet from the
board of directors upon being accepted within
three days. You will receive nothing if you are not.)
[Just copy and past this onto a reply sent to
this address. Then fill it out and send it back
to the NEWF Owner/Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Your real name:
Your Home Country:
Your email address:
AOL IM NICKNAME?:
Character have a website? (put address here):
Orientation (face, heel, tweener):
Describe manager/valet's appearance and attitude
(Be as discriptive aspossible):
Hometown and origin country of character:
Appearance and ring attire [please be descriptive]:
Wrestler's personality [again should be detailed]:
"Real Life" Wrestler that he works most like:
Entrance (theme music, lights etc) - Please write
this out as it would appear on the card, except
for the ring announcer's words. In other words,
the description of what the wrestler is doing as they come to the ring.)
15 favorite moves (Please describe each move if needed):
5 signature spots: [Every wrestler has those
moves that occur in nearlyevery match. This
section allows us to have those and not to
necessitate the strats include them each match.
Give us the five spots that happen in every one of your guy's matches.]
Main Finishing move (Please describe in full, don't just give a name):
Set up move for Main Finisher:
Backup Finisher #1 (If Desired):
Backup Finisher #2 (If Desired):
Backup Finisher #3 (If Desired):
Backup Finisher #4 (If Desired):
Any set up moves for Back up finishers (Be sure
to say which one they are for):
Strengths (Choose three strengths. Below are
suggestions or you can make up your own
strengths. This is where your wrestler is
*strongest*, this doesn't mean that he does not
have characteristics that you didn't choose here.
These are his *strongest* traits.):
8) Fan support
Weaknesses (give three weaknesses your wrestler
suffers from): Be honest folks - no wrestler is
perfect. Number of weaknesses should number the same as strengths
Profile: (wrestler's personal and wrestling
background - make it long and descriptive. The
more involved the profile, the better the character developement is!)
Sample Roleplay (a flash you did for another
league. I just want to see how quality your work
is. If we have already invited you or have said
this is waived, then do not write one or place one here):
Anything else we should know about your character
(Any major titles held or accomplishments, RSPWF
Top 200 rankings, and anything else that may come into your head):
NEWF HELP SURVEY
[It is important you answer the following by
marking an X in the box to the left if you agree with the statement]
[ ] I would you be willing to do some match
writing for NEWF on PPV's [If you check the
box.......weekly? Bi-Weekly? PPV-only?.]
[ ] I could help out in another way [if so, explain how].
[ ] I agree that I am joining NEWF for fun, and
will not put my own ego ahead of the enjoyment of
others? I also agree that I will accept losing if it means advancing an angle.
© 2007 NEWF Productions, a subsidiary of Cooler Than Ice, Inc.