You are given $5,000 to run a show...what would you book?

You are given $5,000 to run a show...what would you book?

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June 2nd, 2010, 4:32 am #1

GO FOR IT!!!
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June 2nd, 2010, 5:33 am #2

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June 2nd, 2010, 11:28 am #3

about 20 guys that will work for free or 10 bucks that way i can pocket $4,900.
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June 2nd, 2010, 12:13 pm #4

first of all 5,000 dollars is not enough to run a show....maybe like 15,000
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June 2nd, 2010, 3:30 pm #5

Dude I can run a show for under 2 grand lol wtf r u talking about?
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June 2nd, 2010, 3:33 pm #6

What a F.N Mark lol
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June 2nd, 2010, 4:17 pm #7

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June 2nd, 2010, 6:19 pm #8

for propper advertising, commercials, radio, flyers, good PR. Good building with good production, its always good to feed to the boys and give them some where to sleep...and then theres the talent...if youre only paying the boys 25 bucks..then yeah run all the shows you want for under 2 grand. dumbass
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June 2nd, 2010, 6:34 pm #9

A GOOD show that would cost about $5,000 would have 3-4 names on the show (one decent name and three mid-level names), all of the other talent receiving between $40-$150 (with the local guys getting the least, and girls/super indies/further traveled guys receiving the most). A good building would cost a bit, plus money for license, doctor, advertising, catering and other essentials. Yea, a good show would cost about that much.
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June 2nd, 2010, 9:25 pm #10

You fuckin marks have never ran a show in your lives.

$5,000

Venue: You can find free venues everywhere. Only a mark pays for a venue when there's a venue literally in your own backyard

Still 5 grand left

Talent: Only trained wrestlers want paid. Gather up 15 to 20 yarders for a Yarder Battle Royal (and throw in some real workers to shoot on them) Tell the local guys its a benefit show for no pay. Say it's for retarded kids or something. That way you can save all your $$$ for the names.

Still 5 grand left

Promotion: Tell the yarders to sell tickets to their friends or they won't get in the Yarder Battle Royal. Let the dude who sells the most tickets win the mother fucker so his friends will think he's hot shit. If a yarder doesn't have any friends but really wants on the show he'll probably just hand you straight cash. You don't need no flyers. Flyers just get thrown away. Post something on the indyboard and myspace and everyone who wants to see the show will know about the show.

Still 5 grand left

Names: Ah fuck yes! Now you got 5 grand to spend on names and you better spend every penny cause no one's coming to see yarders and locals. Bring in everybody. I mean EVERYBODY. If they had a cup of coffee in the fed, BRING EM IN! If they were on an episode of ECW in 1995, BRING EM IN! If they were ever on the same card as Ric Flair or Bruno Sammartino, BRING EM IN! If they've ever worked for one of the hot indies (ROH, PWG, CHIKARA, IWA:MS, CZW, XPW, 1PW, FIP, AIW, etc.) BRING EM IN!!! Call the fucking show SUPERCARD OF LEGENDS V. It doesn't matter if it's your first show, the roman numeral lends credibility. Let some of the locals job out to the names so they'll sell some fucking tickets for you, and it'll save you the trouble of the names not wanting to job to other names.

Now you've got the names. Just follow the template and make yourself some real motherfuckin money

Example Card
1. Main Event:
Washed up ECW guy vs. Some WCW jobber

2. Crazy ass scramble
Chikara guy vs. Chikara guy vs. Chikara guy vs. Chikara guy vs. ROH guy vs. TNA guy vs. CZW guy vs. some local who sold a bunch of tickets

3. Legends match
Old territory dude vs. Old fed dude

4. tag match
some local team vs. two names who have never fucking teamed up before in their lives

5. token minority match
black indy guy vs. local puerto rican

6. hardcore match where they dont use any weapons and barely fight outside of the ring
ecw guy vs. xpw guy

7. womens match
bitch from SHIMMER vs. some local bitch

8. replacement match that seems really out of place because one of the names no showed and you can't cut the match even though the shows running late because the local guy sold a lot of tickets
local guy vs. one of the yarders from the battle royal

9. Yarder Battle Royal

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