Great job from a bunch of jobbers. Your WALTER one-liners were classic. But hitting or not hitting on your “pilot” RP isn’t all that detrimental to the overall story that you’re trying to tell. You’re either going debut with a win or debut with a loss.
You DEFINITELY don’t want to blow your full origin story load on your introductory RP, just give the viewers enough of a taste to want some more.
Lissie’s debut RP was that rare gift where everything in an RP lined up just right and you knew that she was going to be successful. Walter’s debut RP was great because he was stepping out of Singh’s successful shadow, so to speak, so there were going to be some minor flaws but those flaws were meaningless when it came to the overall product. You knew WALTER was going to successful, it was just to a matter of time.
I had one of the rare luxuries of Shadowlove facing both Jared Holmes and Howie Black.
Howie handed Shadow his lunch in UCI, but that loss to me was the turning point in Shadow’s career, I knew then that I had the IT factor to have a successful character. And that loss helped people know more about the Howie Black character by getting him over before facing Crow McMorris for the UCI World Title which also lead to Shadow and Alex Richards getting over when we faced each other for the UCI World Title.
In AW, Shadow simply kicked Jared Holmes’ ass at Evolution 2. See what happens when Jared no-shows? lol But, I feel I wrote one of my best RP’s even with Jared’s no-show to beat him even if he showed. I took that match as Jared passing The 6ix 6od 6hark mantel over to Shadow, so to speak, which is quite an honor.