TNT Wrestling: What is this whole thing?

So you might have seen me tweet about my new fake wrestling show, TNT Wrestling. Recently, I got a hold of a copy of WWE 2k17 and, realizing that I finally have a PC that can stream, I decided to try streaming this.

Originally it started with just showing off the game, but then the bug that has been in the back of my mind since WWE 2k14 came forth and bit me.

I could do it. I could run a fake wrestling promotion. And I had a ton of friends who were willing to let me make fake wrestlers (aka CAWs) for the fed and to use them in it against regular WWE Superstars.

But what is TNT Wrestling?

————————–THE STORY—————————-

WWE has fallen on hard times, and Vince decided to hire a up and coming youtuber and wrestling fan to become the GM of a new weekly show. Disbanding RAW and Smackdown, this new Show would be called “Terminally Nerdy Thursdays” aka TNT Wrestling. The monthly Pay Per Views would stay the same (Wrestlemania, Money in the Bank, ect), and in addition to a new group of stars, some of the old guard would be a part of this new exciting show.

————————–THE SETUP—————————-

Yes that story is nuts. But hey, I have a story. A wrestling is nuts.

Every Sunday, from 11am EST to 3pm EST / 3:30pm EST I will be streaming TNT Wrestling. I will be doing my best to complete 1 week of Universe Mode in game.

There are 2 Shows each week.

  • TNT, aka Terminally Nerdy Thursdays: This is the main show. It has a TNT World Heavyweight Champ, and a TNT Intercontinental Champ. It also has the TNT Tag Team Champs, and a TNT Women’s Champ.
  • WWE Main Event: Saturday Nights, a minor show hosting 5 matches a week.

So a total of 12 matches + 2-3 In Game Promos in 4 to 4.5 hours. If I have spare time I will do some exhibition matches and the like as needed.

Pay Per Views will be their own week as well, because they are special.

No matches will be simulated, and I will be playing the role of the main GM. I am going to use the AI as a Booker. Basically I will look at a card, adjust it as I see fit, set up active rivalries (manual rivalries) BEFORE THE STREAM, and then play the matches and provide some commentary on them while also interacting with the fans in chat. The matches will for the most part be AI Controlled save in certain situations where I want a particular wrestler to WIN or LOSE for the story. Promos will also be AI Controlled.

There also will be surprises here and there, such as live promos, live interviews, and other things as I can manage them. Its a little nuts what I already have in store.  These will be inserted into the show at appropriate moments.

Currently, there is a ROSTER available for viewing, but it also has a lot of notes on it showing what I am working on.

If you wish to chat with the talent, you can join the Official TNT Discord Channel. You can also keep up with announcements of episodes and see the full episode archive there, including the Episode Zero at the bottom of this page, which had the tournaments I used to crown the inagural World and IC Champs.

————————–EPISODE ZERO—————————-

Below you will find the first 3 hour stream, aka Episode Zero of this whole thing.

I hope to see you guys there. There is also the possibility of joining the roster, but for that, you need to join the discord and talk to me.

STAY NERDY FOLKS!

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So I promised a video…

And here is it. This is the update video, with a dash more information and such, as well as my plans going forward with my youtube channel and some further announcements.

I also discuss my brief time so far with running the Pathfinder Iron Gods adventure path. I find that I have a much easier time now running prepublished stuff vs homebrew, but I will get into that in a future video.

Some Announcements #dnd #youtube #important #rpghandi

So I have been pondering these last few days about my YouTube channel, where its going, and what my aims are at the moment.

I realized a few things about it and I wanted to make a little announcement. Most folks who see this will be from Twitter, and those who are on YouTube will get an update video next week mixed in with my Pathfinder game Play Report.

First, one of the big things that has occurred recently is that I went from 173 subs back in January to 238 as of today. That’s a jump of 65 subscribers, and its all because of a particular video that I did that Mr Matthew Mercer (voice of Mcree and DM of Critical Role) retweeted. So that happened. Thanks to all those who followed and subbed by the way, hopefully I don’t disappoint. The video is found below.

Next, I wanted to talk about where my channel is going, content wise. Originally, my channel was going to be a place to talk about all the different nerdy things I enjoy such as movies, music, gaming, and reading. However, its really ended up being focused on gaming. With RPGs being the specific sort of gaming. I mentioned in my personal discord server that I was thinking of going full RPG on my channel, and I got the following comment:

rpghandi

Ya know what? He is right too.  Although as She-Wolf on twitter pointed out Ghandi was Hindu not Catholic so ya know, whatever.

I do talk about RPGs a lot. Both video games and tabletop rpgs in fact. My most popular videos are the ones talking about DND, and my most popular streams are the RPG based ones.

I guess I am #RPGhandi (although #RPGBuddah makes more sense, given my size). Thanks Zardoz on twitter for that hashtag lol I claim that btw I am now #RPGhandi hehe NAMASTE

So this is a formal written announcement that from now on, my channel is going to be focus on both video games and tabletop RPGs. Streams and Vlogs both.

Finally, and prolly one of the biggest things here is this: My DND Retrospective Videos are going on Hold. One of the things I told myself when I restarted my Youtube channel was that I would only do things I found fun and that I enjoyed. And I like doing Vlogs and I like streaming, but I found that I really am not a fan of doing these structured and edited reviews, especially of games I just don’t like playing. It feels like a waste of time. Further, these videos have the least amount of watch time (ie total amount watched) and while they have more views that only because I stick em on Reddit. If I didn’t, I doubt they would have anywhere near the number of views. The watch time might be better though.

I think I still want to do a few more Retrospective Reviews, but I want to focus more on STYLE rather then just sheer number. And I want to take my time with them as well. 8 hours is an unfair amount of time to spend with a game when it might last 20-30 and to judge it on that and then review it is kinda shitty to be frank. So for now, until I make a decision on how I am going to handle them, I am putting those on hold. I may never do another full review styled thing for them either. Sorry if you enjoyed it. I just don’t like making em.

So there ya go. If you have any questions just comment here, or when I do my update video next week feel free to comment there.

Thanks for reading and watching and all that jazz folks :D