Inspired by a rant by Dillon over at EWN over an nbW show review.
- In most cases, it's totally not cool for the fedhead to be the Champion. The only exception I can think of is in the A1 feds, which are vote based, where it's the whole fed and not the bookers deciding who should be the Champions. As long as you'r enot the one making the fed your own personal playground, it's cool.
Of course, I'm of the ilk that bookers shouldn't really run characters in their own feds anyway, because it's counter to the challenge of running your own fed. Seriously, when you open a fed, you're not doing it so you have a vehicle to go to the top. You're doing it so you can try things from the booking end of the spectrum. There are exceptions, of course, which is why I'm cool with Katz and Jamar running Miles, Randalls and Mayfield in NFW. Then again, it's safe to say that those three characters would be the last three you'd expect to take home the Ultratitle. So as Carlito would say, "That's cool."
- Extreme putting yourself over. I mean, it's cool to pimp your own work. I do it allt he time. But there's a time for that, and there's a time for putting your biases aside and looking at things that EVERYONE ELSE is doing and judge those. This hobby should be based on cooperation or at the very least the acknowledgement that other people aside from you are in it. So when you're asked to do a show review where you pick the best match, best angle, etc., you don't overly pimp your own shit. You just don't. We all know you think your stuff is the best thing since Freakfish, Mr. Amazing! and WhiteNoise joined up as Amazing, Inc., or when the first Highwayman unmasked as HURRICANE. EDDY. LOVE. So there's no need to say it. Put other people over. It's not that hard.
And I honestly think that is a big reason why discussion is lacking. A lot of folks with a voice just want to put themselves over, adn this turns off the general public from discussing.