-- The following was sent out today…
BABY FACES, BLADE JOBS and BOOKING
Everything you wanted to know about writing a professional wrestling show but were afraid to ask.
A SEMINAR HOSTED BY VINCE RUSSO
During the years of 1995-2012, Vince Russo was one of the most controversial figures in the history of sports entertainment/professional wrestling, while serving as the head writer of all three major wrestling companies, WWE, WCW and TNA.
During that tenure, Russo wrote over a thousand televised wrestling shows--which achieved some of the highest ratings of all time-- while also having a hand in helping create some of the biggest stars in the history of the business. From Stone Cold Steve Austin to "The Rock", Russo has written for just about anybody who's anybody in the world of sports entertainment/pro wrestling.
Whether it was in front of the camera, or behind the scenes, Russo has played an influential part in helping to bring the drama of the squared circle to the forefront of American pop culture.
Now, in this limited engagement and for the first time ever, Russo is going to bring the "behind the curtain" aspect of his job, into the spotlight, by sharing his craft and experience with wrestling fans around the world. In his ground-breaking seminar entitled, "Baby Faces, Blade Jobs, and Booking", Russo is going to share first hand, what it takes to be a successful writer in the world of sports entertainment/professional wrestling.
Just some of the topics Russo will be covering in this no-holds-barred presentation:
· Where to get your start in writing for a professional wrestling organization.
· How to use the experience you've built to get in the door of one of the major companies
· How to create larger-than-life personas and personalities
· Writing effective dialogue for specific characters
· How to format a wrestling show
· How to generate new ideas 52-weeks out of the year
· How to present and sell your idea to a talent
· How to create a successful working environment between talent and writer
· Dealing with egos
· Overcoming writer's block
· Avoiding the pitfalls of politics
· How to generate ratings
· The difference between "writing" a show and "booking" a show
Baby Faces, Blade Jobs and Booking; nothing will no longer be sacred!!
-- Ring of Honor sent out the following today…
It's "ROH's Tuesday Rollout" time once again but this week it's something a little different, something we're calling "Tuesday Throwback" because, with very limited quantities, we are bringing back 5 of our best selling out-of-print ROH DVDs!!!
- "Bitter Friends, Stiffer Enemies 2" featuring the Chicago Street Fight between Kevin Steen & Steve Corino vs. El Generico & Colt Cabana, an ROH World Title match with Tyler Black defending against Chris Hero, Davey Richards vs. Roderick Strong, and more!
- "Supercard of Honor V" with the ROH World Title match between Tyler Black & Roderick Strong, The Kings of Wrestling defending the ROH World Tag Titles against Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin, a Last Man Standing War between Kevin Steen & Colt Cabana, & Christopher Daniels vs. Eddie Edwards!
- "Final Countdown: Dayton" highlighted by Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Hero, The Briscoes vs. The Young Bucks, & Davey Richards vs. Claudio Castagnoli.
- "Final Countdown: Chicago" main evented by the ROH World Title bout between Austin Aries & Bryan Danielson, The American Wolves vs. The Briscoes, a Dog Collar Match with Jimmy Rave & Necro Butcher, and The Young Bucks vs. Dark City Fight Club.
- "Aries vs. Richards" with the epic ROH World Title battle between Austin Aries & Davey Richards, Steen & Generico vs. The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima, Roderick Strong vs. Chris Hero, and more!
This 5 classic titles will only be available while supplies last as quantities are limited so make sure you pick up your copies ASAP.