Eight isn’t enough so we will have 9:
T.F.W.F. makes 9 rping character additions to the roster at Death or Glory 2010
Another PPV out the way and this time it was the biggest one of the calendar year for the e-fed known as the T.F.W.F. as they bolstered their talent pool with an amazing 9 additions to their roster at Death or Glory 2010 itself. To not over shadow the PPV which in a short space of time of being up is already getting rave reviews by T.F.W.F. fans, it still has to be said with these numbers the T.F.W.F. is looking strong. First on the block was the signing of Domingo Cruz.
“I am really happy with this signing” said Ian Monks, “John waited patiently in the sidelines for months to have a chance to rp in T.F.W.F. and now he can hopefully show why he was so patience by bringing a lot to the table.”
Not much is known about John as a rper, but Monks was pleased with the enthusiasm enough to give him the nod to join the T.F.W.F. roster as up and coming wrestler Domingo Cruz in a move which also saw two other stars come into play in Ash Wilson and Riley Kendrick.
“Our aim here is to take a few brand new characters like Ash and Riley and add them into the mix as well, we know the guys handling them so that’s even better. Alongside a fairly recent signing Dragon Demonico and guys like Legion and Masked Marvel I am hoping we got an exciting LHW division as well. Speedy who handles Ash has been an amazing find for T.F.W.F. and was someone I went out and got because of that great OOC attitude.”
The character of Kendrick will be handled by Ken Riley best known for handling Tremere in the T.F.W.F..
“We know what Ken is about as a rper, he was so successful as the Tremere character, but wants a chance to show his worth as a new character. Honestly, I am really excited about these pick ups.”
Elsewhere stability was added in two more established characters Michael Thunder and Hannibal Cage handled by Russ and Tim respectively.
“Russ is just a great guy for e-fedding and the future of our game. I love the concept of Thunder as a character and really got interested in him when we did the OHG stuff. I think him coming to the fed and starting from the bottom is going to be a fun to see what Russ can do.”
“Siberia closing was a pain in the ass for e-wrestling, but we got one character who can light it up. Tim is probably one of the best handlers in the game right now and Hannibal Cage will allow him to have almost a polar opposite to the reigning World Champion Sebastian Cross.”
On top of this Joey Lupino made a shock return as well!
“Yep Sam has brought back one of the best characters in the history of the T.F.W.F.. Could we ask for more. Sam Clarke handling two characters again…that’s a win win for the T.F.W.F..”
Lupino wasn’t the only familiar face to come back as Shane Anderson walked through the doors once more and became the 4th member of TCK
“With Level One leaving we needed a fourth and we needed someone who understood selling a stable and had a character which fit T.F.W.F.. Gary is back in e-wrestling and however you dice it, Gary is a T.F.W.F. guy. Great to have him back with a character in my opinion really underrated. Gary when he wants to be is one of the best team players in e-wrestling…and thats wha we are about…being a team.”
The Tag Division also got a lift with the addition of Old School Style helping play into the gimmick current handler Jag has for APB. Monks is over the moon
“Jag has wanted something new to get his teeth into…OSS gives him that and also gives APB some allies for his fights. Hell, he even has his own video already!”
With the nine additions, the T.F.W.F. did lose three guys at the PPV in James Onlee, Level One and SG Martins. Monks wasn’t willing to comment on most, but saved some special praise for Level One.
“It didnt work out for us and L1 which is a shame. I think the T.F.W.F. aint for everyone and thats how it is. But, can I say thanks to the guy for doing the right thing by the fed. He was leaving months back and still rp’d for his match with Hondo, thats a class act and the rest of e-wrestling could learn a thing or two from that”
With the character of Ian Monks currently written out of storylines and the character of Earl of Cleveland now in them…Monks the fed head has promised to have some shocks on Mayhem
“It wouldn’t be T.F.W.F. without shocks now would it!”
One of the major talking points this year has been the T.F.W.F. continuing to expand its roster. With the returns of characters such as James Onlee, Creme de la Creme and Legion in the last 6 months and the additions of the likes of Jack Hondo, Level One, Viktor Kovalenko, Exile and Latrisha it seems the federation was going to have hit a peak…not true. This week saw the additions of two of the most respecter rpers in the game Adam handler of MDK and Ryan handler of Ryan Ruckus collectively under the One Ring Circus banner with NP character Ornery Hillman at the helm. Speaking frankly about the move site owner Ian Monks had this to say
“There is a unique concept that Ryan and Adam have developed with the One Ring Circus, we are about unique in T.F.W.F. and taking the game forward what they have been doing in other feds is something we wanna take a sample of. I think this double signing can only mean great things for the T.F.W.F. game”
When asked about what drew him to the approach Monks was quick to answer…
“We have set out targets for this year to sign big rpers and people that fit the in and out of character image of the T.F.W.F., its been a recruiting drive so to speak, to find two guys who showed how great they can work as rpers in tournaments such as On Hallowed Ground is something we as a fed couldn’t pass up on”
With Ruckus and MDK’s reputations of the highest quality, Monks then fielded a question about the current roster and potential members leaving
“We got one or two guys who are hanging up the keyboard so to speak in June for their runs in T.F.W.F., for some its either they haven’t been able to adapt to the T.F.W.F. game which can be a bit tougher than most, or activities outside mean they have limited time available. At the moment we got a few guys on the shelf with school and work commitments. But for the long haul we have an excellent in shape roster and probably the most competitive and hard working behind the scenes guys in the game. To be honest…if your not with the T.F.W.F. or thinking about it…you are really missing out.”
When asked if Monks would go back on his current recruiting policy and look to sign most people he replied positively
“I won’t turn guys away from going the standard route of application, fact is that’s been our bread and butter for 10 years plus. What we are doing now though is going out there and finding the guys and gals who have the right ooc attitude and enjoy the game for being the game. That’s the T.F.W.F. fit, we don’t do things half arsed so to speak. If you can commit to a rp once a week and can take wins and losses for the fun of the game, that is what we are about. Sure there is competition in the T.F.W.F., but it’s a grown up fed, run by a grown up team that give you the best experience we can do. The door is open, but the rper has to be willing to step through it in character and out of character, I can’t say fairer than that…”
When asked if anymore signings will come Monks offered this
“We still got one or two guys we are looking to recruit. I have said if we can get the roster big enough we will go back to running a second show on T.F.W.F. which we haven’t done for years. It’s exciting times. Whilst most feds are struggling for members and results, we are adjusting things we do to take advantage of an e-wrestling recession, which to be honest I don’t think exists…what I think exists is too many feds haven’t adapted to the changing times. We have done and thats why we are the market leader.”
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