El Hombre Del Misterio.

by Tony

Somehow, I feel I’ve become The Wrestling Guy in the P:TOM freelancer pool.  I can’t act too surprised, as my superior knows full well that I watch entirely too much of it.  Although, so does he–so it works out*.

This month saw a little bit of a change of pace, as I was entrusted with a featured article.  Stepping up from a small intro writeup and an equally small review to a four-page jamboree of text and art was intimidating, to say the least.  Having something to write that actually mattered was definitely a new experience.  So was seeing my name in half-inch high letters.

As much as the article was a change, so too was the preparation.  I traveled!  I interviewed, at length!  I carried on a conversation with the head of a pro wrestling company and the man who is to make their game!  All exciting and new things, but I have a feeling that I’ll top it all by year’s end.

The article itself is a rundown of two games: Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes Del Ring and CHIKARA: Rudo Resurrection.  Neither is likely familiar to most; the former being a Mexican Lucha Libre promotion that’s looking to spearhead business growth into the United States with a game and a tv show on MTV2, and the latter being essentially what would happen if total nerds decided to make a family-friendly fighting show.

I’m glad to have been able to cover something less than mainstream, but the biggest advance in this chapter is the advice I’ve gotten from Greg on how to better my writing.  More on that as it comes, though.

*He strongly dislikes a newer WWE employee named “Michael Tarver.”  I think Tarver’s work is great, plus he’s a native Ohioan.