A potpurri entry of random thoughts, although they'll mostly be concentrated on the TEAM Tournament and the NFW West Midnight Madness show that was just posted.
- From the owner's standpoint, I have to say I'm extremely pleased with the turnout for the TEAM Invitational Tournament. I think we got some big names and some good midcarders who could get hot and shock a few people. RPing has gotten off a little slowly for this first wave of opening round matches, but I think it'll heat up, at least I hope so. It's hard for me to look at things objectively because this is my baby, but I'm very optimistic given the players involved.
- Yes, I did book Molotov/Impala on purpose, because I wanted to guarantee Dan West vs. Gregg Gethard match. I also booked Cruise/Michaels on purpose too, but not to spite Siegel ;)
- Shiek Nasty is probably the best wrestler name in this tournament. I'm interested to see what he's all about when he finally posts a profile.
- Onto Midnight Madness, I thought the show was a bit disjointed this week, and I don't think the addition of the two missing matches would have helped much. I'm pretty excited about Melton's return to an NFW ring though.
- I knew Dan Ryan was going over Eddie Mayfield all along. No, Katz didn't tell me, but it was just a gut feeling that I knew was going to be right. I think it's just the way things are in NFW... Jamar and Katz are there to tell their story, but to make sure as many people can get over as possible, contrary to what a few folks may believe. In a way, I think it took away from the match suspense. In any other fed, Mayfield might be favored to win that match, and it would have been a lot more uncertain. But that's life.
- What happened to Eli Flair's mystery opponent? Not a fan of bait-and-switches.
- One last note on EPW, if you get a chance, check out the Onslaught forums and get a load of the double debut match between "Phenomenal" Frankie Scott and The Sargeant. Two guys who are either new or returning to the game after a long time and who are showing good enthusiasm and hunger. And they're pretty good too. I can't wait til we get Black Dawn posted so we can see these guys in action for real for real.