Hello! I was befallen by more limited intrnet access at work than usual. Leo, I am happy to take up your offer to set up a thread if you have time today. Otherwise, I will do it tomorrow morning.
And thanks all for the votes and support! Really great set of cards this year, and I was holding my breath at the end as I was watching Dev all along. I haven't won one of these since 2011, and in my first-ever finals I lost to Eric's Lesnar v. Michaels card. And now, 14 years, two degrees, and (about-to-be) two babies later, I finally won with a Lesnar v. Michaels card.
I also updated the rules to reflect that if you call your draft at less than 50, you are limited to that roster size, even in add/drop. If you call your draft at 40, the most you can have (including add/drop) is 40. So add/drop will always need to be an even swap.
I know we've had people basically say "hey, I'm getting a little busy in real life right now, please autoskip me and I'll fill any spots I missed in add/drop." Would this count as them calling their draft and they're now not going to be able to fill those remaining spots?
Went with Eco. That main event is a guaranteed take my money. Gail v. Bayley is the match I never knew I wanted. And that 3 teams tornado match would be fun chaos. I'd also be interested in seeing how Logan and Shane try to outdo each other and do something insane.
On Dev's card I'm sure the Wargames would be good but honestly I don't really much follow anyone besides Austin, Arn, and Nigel. I like the Shelton/Hager team but probably would have liked to see them against the Briscoes instead of the Rat Faced Knacker and Chris Masters. Rest of the card kind of..doesn't click for me.
Either way it goes though, congrats to both to making it to the fianls.
Elimination Six Man Tag Horsemen Forever (Tully Blanchard, Brock Anderson and Bob Orton Jr.) with Baby Doll vs. Hot Stuff International (Eddie Gilbert, Cameron Grimes and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine) with Missy Hyatt
Old School Wrestling Match (no exiting the ring/no going to the top rope/one count on any illegal maneuvers) Nick Bockwinkel vs. Dory Funk Jr.
Caribbean Strap Match Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Carlito Caribbean Cool
Tessa Blanchard vs. Luna Vachon
The Guerreroes (Mando and Hector) vs. The Shooting Stars (Primo and Epico)
Natayla, Shaul Guerrero and Arianna Grace vs. Tamina Snuka, Simone “The Stone” Johnson and Santana Garrett
Harts Afire (Bruce and Keith) vs. Samoan SWAT Team (Manu and Samu) --------------------------------------------------- Eco
CNLL IV: Lesnar v. Michaels
Location: New Orleans Superdome
Announcers: Mauro Ranallo (PBP) MVP (Color) Referees: Jacqueline Moore Ring Announcer: Lilian Garcia Backstage Interviewers/Preshow Panel: Jon Stewart, Peter Rosenberg, Shaquille O'Neal Scheduled Preshow Interviews include: Shawn Michaels, Jade Cargill, Jimmy Uso/Batista Faceoff
World Championship Match Brock Lesnar (c) v. Shawn Michaels
Adam Cole v. Shinsuke Nakamura
Elimination Chamber for the Women's Championship Io Shirai (c) v. Bayley v. Rhea Ripley v. Jade Cargill v. Indi Hartwell v. Ronda Rousey
Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match for Dolph Ziggler's Money in the Bank Contract If Dolph Ziggler and Lance Storm win, they may cash in as a Triple Threat Lance Storm & Dolph Ziggler v. The New Day (Kofi Kingston / Xavier Woods) v. Shane McMahon & Eddie Kingston v. Psicosis & Evan Bourne
United States Championship Match Jimmy Uso (c) v. Batista
Gail Kim v. Tiffany Stratton w/ Stephanie McMahon
KUSHIDA v. Ultimo Dragon
Fatal-Four-Way Elimination Match Taz v. Roderick Strong v. Lance Storm v. Logan Paul
Preshow of Nonsense
If Heath and Rhyno lose, THEY'REEEEEE FIIIIIIIRED Vince McMahon & R-Truth v. Heath Slater & Rhyno
The IIConics (Billie Kay & Peyton Royce) v. 1Shida 1Furious (Hikaru Shida & Winter)
Beds, Stools, and Cabinets Match for a Spot on the Next Card, Which Is Kind of Like Money in the Bank in its Own Way The Pitbulls v. Team Taz (Hobbs & Cage) v. Pain Business (Mark Henry & Omos) v. Tiger Beatdown (Tiger Mask I / Ilja Dragunov)
Haku silently wanders off into the night, appearing to be in a bit of a trance, with a single tear rolling down his cheek. He ignores pleas from Jey Uso and Jimmy Snuka, and walks off into the darkness.
Jey Uso gives a passionate speech about the events of the night. He starts it off by acknowledging Hugh Jackman. "Thanks, Batman".
Authorities clean up the wounded and lifeless bodies of the conspirators and allies to the Jan 6ers, and arrest them. Medical attention is given to those that battled the conspiracy.
Authorities convene on "The Tombs" and remove the mask of The Fiend... and are shocked to see Blackjack Mulligan under the mask! Who is the real "The Fiend"???
Booker T leads a peaceful group of inmates as they help clean up the damage from the riot.
The Trumpcopter stops at Joliet Middle School, and picks up Velveteen Dream. Corey Graves pulls up in a motorcycle, and joins them. PAC races from the treeline and climbs aboard. From the shadows, a masked figure emerges with a lantern and says, "It is Done". Chris Jericho smiles, and says to Donald Trump, "That's five. One last stop."
Shad Gaspard leaves for a well deserved vacation.
Mysterio and Jushin Thunder Liger are welding Robocop back together, and discussing a partnership.
At Dawn, Haku is standing in a field by himself, staring into distance. A great wind gushes across his face, rippling his clothes. A helicopter lands nearby.
And this is JD's best card thus far. The story is coming together nicely.
Thanks. It was obviously all building up to this one. I could have gone with four different main events. Or could have gone a different direction and named Jericho the new warden, and had Jey Uso Vs Chris Jericho as the Headliner.
I want Jericho 5-10 years younger for the v Uso main event
I know this is a no-show anyway but Eco's card is really strong. Outside of the battle royal, everything else hits for me. It's either a great matchup or the best uses of talent I don't actually like (Ronda/Logan).
GWA World Title Match Hangman Adam Page (c) vs Christopher Daniels vs Ricky Starks
GWA World Tag Team Match The Young Bucks (c) vs CM Punk and Darby Allin
Bobby Roode vs Wardlow
Battle for the ownership of GWA Roddy Piper vs Jesse Ventura
GWA United States Championship Joe Hennig (c) vs Stan Hansen
GWA Television Championship Gino Hernandez (C) with Gary Hart vs 2 Cold Scropio
Tag Team Match TLC Money in the Bank Red Dragon vs The Hardys vs The Nasty Boys vs Power and Glory
Spike Dudley vs Monty Brown Mr Kennedy vs Chris Candido Frankie Kazarian vs Elix Skipper --------------------------------- Biscuits
We welcome you back for our FINAL night , which we are dubbing HEAD GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP EVE. We're getting right to the action tonight folks, all championships are on the line and we have the conclusion of our Tag Team tournament to crown the champions! Thanks for tuning in folks this is a night you are surely going to remember, and with no further adieu LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS NEVADA, WELCOME TO HEAD GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP EVE !!!
NADWF HEADGAMES CHAMPIONSHIP EVE 2023 Night 3 Live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas NV
Eco: HBK/Nakamura would be great. I'm a big fan of the non-title women's matches more than the title match. Both those singles matches are very interesting. I also really like the Mixed Match Challenge.
Titan: Piper's Pit with Ventura is my favorite part. Young Bucks/Red Dragon is also good. Did we get that in AEW or did injuries derail that?
Eric: Omega/GUNTHER is my favorite on either card. MCMG/Street Profits would be fantastic. Honestly everything outside of Perez/Morgan really works for me (mostly not high on Liv as a main event talent). All those pre-show matches are worthy of main card.
SG: Angle/Vader & Bad News/Tanaka are both incredibly hard hitting. This show is also pretty deep. Lot's of good stuff throughout.
Mayhem: The War Games match and Rock/Sami with those stips are great. Warrior/Stroman is a spectacle.
Sharky: My brain has a hard time deciphering the differences between multiple titles. This isn't unique to your fed. Martel/Balor is awesome though even with that confusion. Big Meaty Men Bumping Meat is hella-fun even if I wish Big E was a part of his brainchild. Yuta vs Dunne would be really good too.
With Night one in the books, and most championships now filled, we welcome you to NIGHT 2 of HEAD GAMES! Championships again will be on the line, who will emerge victorious, who will taste the bitter taste of agony in their defeat? Find out Next as we go live to LAS VEGAS!
NADWF HEADGAMES 2023 Night 2 Live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas NV
Commentary Tom Hannifan Jonathan "The Coach" Coachman
Pre Show Match
Triple Threat Hardcore match: Hardcore Cereal (Delaney & Dreamer) v BeefSnake (Brutus the Barber Beef cake & Jake the snake Roberts) v Knives out (The Butcher and the Blade)(Referee Aubrey Edwards)
STRONG STYLE CHAMPION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Bob Backlund(c) v Tetsuya Naito (Referee Dave Hebner)
ROULETTE BATTLE ROYALE(contestants order determined by roulette wheel)Winner Becomes #1 Contender for NADWF TV CHAMPIONSHIP 1. Angelico 2. Tito Santana 3. Jay Lethal 4. Konosuke Takeshita 5. Koko B. Ware 6. Johnny Hungee 7. Son Of Havoc 8. Machine Gun Karl Anderson 9. AR Fox 10. Pres10 Vance 11. Austin Aries 12. Luke Gallows 13. Lex Lugar 144. Willie Mack 15. Jay YoungBlood 16. Ahmed Johnson 17. Moose ( All Refs Ringside)
Round 2 of NADWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEMENT DOOM v Guerillas of Destiny(Referee Aubrey Edwards)
NADWF OPEN BOARDERS CHAMPION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Rush(c) v Hiroshi Tanahashi(Referee Dave Hebner)
Round 2 of NADWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEMENT Lucha Bros v Aussie Open (Referee Red Shoes)
NADWF TV CHAMPIONSHIP Hell in a Cell Match: Brody King(c) v Stone Pittbull Tomohiro Ishii(Referee Dave Hebner)
NADWF HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH(Referee Red Shoes) Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat(c) v Dragon Lee
NADWF CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH(Referee Aubrey Edwards) Kazuchika Okada(c) v Mil Muertes- ----------------------------------------- Matte