|Mauro and Corey, together again|
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When I last left off describing the TWB Draft to one and all, I summarized the actual draft portion. It's called the "TWB Draft," so that should be the most important thing, right? Well, sure, but what good is roster allocation if you don't use it? Twenty-five wrestlers comprise a good start for any promotion, but post-draft, so many other viable wrestlers were left available, as well as all the non-wrestling staff that had now become bereft of employment. The commentators, managers, and agents of the world needed to be signed. Referees, under this plan, would become the domain of the Federal Wrestling Bureau.
After the draft, the six territories were allowed to sign up to 15 more free agent wrestlers as well as assorted staff. While 15 was maximum, the feds were allowed to go under that limit. The first five free agents were signed via waiver order, and everyone has at least five on their roster. Some only signed one additional wrestler past that five, while others took advantage of the full roster space.
Rather than list the free agents, I will compile all the rosters of each promotion here, along with their support staff characters:
This exercise will be judged and will have a winner, but that judgment is in two different phases. The first phase is complete. Roster-building is the key to a good promotion, and I have a panel of judges at the ready to evaluate the talent as situated. The promotions will have to book their first pay-per-view cycle, and that will be judged separately. What fun is a roster if you don't play with it? Make sure you keep your eyes peeled here for the latest in the TWB Draft.