Just going to write as I read the card...
Good rundown. But ooooooooooooooh two of my favorite characters stepping up and opening the show with the thing I love with all my heart, a kick ass heel promo. The alliteration of his theme music at the start with the booms and snaps was a nice touch. There’s so much good in this segment… some of the words Dante uses paint a perfect picture of the guy. (Sobriquets, lol, great word) His character lives in his voice. Mushi though, he’s almost this abstract idea that lives in these killer descriptions of his bulk and his power that you do.
And when the names of Frank Holiday and David Noble are eroded by the ravages of time, history will learn to revere and respect the eternal name of Minami no Kyojin… the “Giant of the South…” The Golden Goliath… the Japanese Juggernaut… THE GOD-BEAST! MU! SHI! GI!
[Rather than escalating in pitch as Darren Quimbey is wont to do when introducing the God-Beast, Eddie lowers himself to a cackley whisper.]
[Mushi then follows up by stripping the SoHER title from his waist and raising it above his head with both hands, before bellowing out a wild…]
Add to that the already well told emotional grey area that lives between Holiday and Noble. Like… Frank is an asshole. He and Noble are both these sort of mean, rowdy rebellious assholes rubbing into each other. I’ll say this, if both of you stick around DEF for the long haul the Generico/Steen-esque long drawn out tale of Holiday could be an absolutely killer story to tell. I think Noble has the bones to be the best heels in DEF, given the chance. Out of the two of them Holiday needs to skew a little more traditional babyface and Noble needs to find his dark side, just imo.
Had some funsies cutting promos with Damien. This was a really fun card for me top to bottom. I got a little avantgarde with this one, I hope it reads okay. Damien assured me its fine, but I’m still paranoid I got to artsy fartsy.
Good to see Penn back, I know RL has gotten in the way of Penn’s ascension but dude is still one of my faves.
[In Ty Walker's left hand is a corn dog, his right hand holds a Big Gulp full of a thick purple drank.]
LOL… racist. The dramatic shifts from cheeky shenanigans to bloody hardcore mayhem that’s totally Team Danger’s calling card fucking lives in Ty Walker. Can’t wait to see where this goes, lol. I dig heel Donovan, love the Malachi / Donovan connection. Multiple exclamation points, if you’re going to do it do the same number on each line. Just looks better visually. Good match, I like Donovan’s arc so far.
Someone should try for one of these multi-part segs on every card if they have the time, makes everything feel very organic and pulled together. Nice to the point promo from Harmony. I like that you’re not overloading us with information. You and K-Free are both doing fantastic jobs of introducing your characters. They remind me a lot of Holiday and Noble when they were introduced. Not bad company to be part of, if you ask me.
Same sort of slow burn with Malachi and his “followers”, can’t wait to see where this all goes.
LOL this match was so much fun to read. The thuds and whumps and bamfs and what have you, fuckin’ fantastic. Both Turner and Penn have such a great humor about them but both have in the past established how badass they are. Makes for fun matches, both of them. Turner has looked so good in the DEFmax, I hope Chris has a dance partner lined up for the next arc because heel Turner has serious legs with the right arc buddy.
Speak of the devil. LOVE the transition here between the end of Turner’s match and the segment with Logan afterward. Chris and Blue are doing some great work.
Ryan looks up as the door opens and Tyrone Walker walks in drinking a Slurpee. Ryan looks down at something in Ty’s hand.]
[Ty tosses some DVDs off in the corner like he doesn’t give a shit (because he DOESN’T) and shrugs.]
[Ryan nods as Ty sets down the slurpee on the table.]
This sort of attention to detail, show spanning bits that make DEF / angled feds as a whole just the tits when it comes to storytelling and character development. Just that tiny reference to an unrelated series of segments. Nom nom nom, this is the sort of word building I eat up like cake. I’m digging these Walker / Troy / Ryan segments a lot, seeing the unit really gel. The work Brunk and Lindz have done together has really been so subtle and great. As defensive and sort of dickish and in your face as both characters are in action, seeing a sort of personal side, exploring their relationship as friends, family. Can’t say enough good about it. Good work guys.
Good promo from the Matthews’... lol, what a fantastic basis for a feud.
And I was this close to banging Miss Louisiana 2009 the other night - there’s a big, long distance between “almost” and “did it”, Keebs.
...I don’t want to ask. That poor girl.
The amount of legitimate laughs this place gives me, good lord…
Good if not a little short match here between Keyes and Troy. This one could have been padded a little I think? But with a tourney like this not every match has to drag on forever.
LOL, Jesus it’s an emotional roller coaster with you two. You never catch EugeBox hugging it out, nope. They’re REAL men. Heh… anyway, yeah. Like I said before, the eventual re-explosion of Holiday and Noble will be fantastic. I still say Noble has a heel pedigree, I can just feel it. The continuation of the Matthews’ segment was a perfect example of a little doing a lot. Great job guys.
Great match, huge win for Noble. Our version of Owens beating Cena clean. Both characters come out looking good. It’s matches like this that make me sure we’ll do DEFmax 2 next year. This mixes things up so well, elevates on the cusp characters. Just smart booking.
Damn that Walker. Penn will get his revenge… keep the change… or… some other more funny money based pun, fuck you…
Nice exchange between Keyes and Troy, lol. “Is it something you wear? Like a glove?”
All props to Dames for the match, I wrote an entrance, he did the rest. Dude is a machine.
I’ll let everyone else who didn’t watch you put this puppy together massage your ego. Fantastic job dude.
I really really liked this card. Couple really really strong matches, some killer