Post by Bockwinkel on Oct 31, 2023 14:39:19 GMT 1
Unfortunately my AWA Dynasty I had is lost forever due to me needing to change computers. I went through a period where I decided it was just not meant to be for me to write diaries but I want to give it one last try with the AWA. Not wanting to repeat booking. I'm also making sure I have a backup save in place I can easily get a hold of so I don't lost everything I've worked on.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated Exclusive! (Kayfabe)
The American Wrestling Association has officially announced a change in it's power structure as the New Year rolls in. Long running authority figure, Wally Karbo who has been with the company since its establishment in 1960 and in fact helped with the very founding of the company, has stepped down and allowed former AWA wrestler, established veteran and legend, Verne Gagne to take over the position as running the day to day operations of the company as what the company is now coining as the AWA "President". After all, America has a President running ITS day to day operations. It only makes sense the AMERICAN Wrestling Association has one as well. Gagne is already implementing changes to the show we will see in the weeks to come, vamping up the announce team, making some exciting signings and looking to capitalize on the momentum the company is gaining as the hot feud in the AWA right now is rising star Hulk Hogan, who looks to be setting his eyes on none other than the AWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel!
Out of Kayfabe
Verne has made the decision nobody in the company ever thought he would make. He's handing the reigns of power over to his son Greg. Greg had been groomed to run the company one day. But everyone knows Verne. He's stubborn, set in his ways. Greg probably wasn't going to get a hold on things until the old man had passed away. Yet here we are. It seems the decision caused the resignation of co-founder Wally Karbo, who saw this as writing on the wall that for better or for worse, things were going to change in the company. While Greg has always been supportive of his father's decisions in the running of the company, he has also been wanting to inject a little bit of life into the product. The AWA is home to some of the best talkers in the business. Bockwinkel, Hogan, Bobby Heenan, Heck even Mean Gene Okerlund as an announcer. But the in ring? Snooze fest outside of a couple matches here and there. Fans clearly get excited for Hogan...and Bockwinkel is such a great talent he could pull a great match if he was in ring against a mop..but everything is so old school. Verne books like it's still the 1960's. For a while that worked. It's gotten the AWA to where it is, here today after all...but it's clear if things don't change, and don't change soon. Tragedy could strike. If there was ever a time the AWA should shift gears and change the product. It's now. So maybe the old man came to his senses and saw that. Instead opting to take an on screen role. Acting as the authority figure while keeping the fact that Greg is actually running the show as personal, need to know business.