Monthly Archives: October 2017

Meet the FCCW Superstars

Well friends, I know I said I was going to get WWE 2k18 for the Nintendo Switch, but I decided to break down and buy a Playstation 4 along with the game.

I’m having a blast playing it so far – graphics-wise it looks gorgeous. I know some folks have complained about its gameplay and other areas they feel it lacks. Personally I’m enjoying the game so far and I’m still learning the ropes.

My favorite aspect of the game is its Creative Suite and I’ve been churning out WWE Creative Wrestlers as well as rings, championship belts and other stuff, which I will post on this space. Below are several wrestlers I created last night and on Friday, along with a little explanation of each character. I note some of the entrance attire of characters and I will probably have some videos featuring entrances.

Brother Cronin

I based this character off my friend Adam. The character is akin to classic heels with a good message and who believe they are better than the fans. I gave him Bobby Roode’s entrance. The real Adam is a good guy, who can be over the top. I also gave him Daniel Bryan’s tights with Chris Jericho’s boots.

Tequila Booty

Tequila Booty is the nickname of my friend Amanda, who is engaged to Adam. I went for a luchadora template with the look and moves. The yellow and orange on her tights, is me trying make her gear appear like tequila.

Al Stover

This is just my basic, run of the mill generic wrestler based off me. I’ve designed most of the gear to look like what I’ve used in the past. I’ve included some red for┬áLos Ingobernables de Japon. My character also comes out to the ring wearing a sports coat, like Tetsuya Naito.

Ari Omega

I based this character on my friend Jasmine. She has a similar hair style to my friend Jasmine. The green on her top pays homage to her Irish roots. Her entrance attire includes a long coat, similar to New Japan Pro Wrestling star Kenny Omega.

Officer Friendly

Officer Friendly is a character I had all the way back to Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain. The original character is based off the Officer Friendly character from The “Suga, Suga,” Baby Bash video. Over time, she’s evolved from a cop wearing shorts and baby blue gear to the ruthless Big Bossman character from the Attitude Era.

Lavender Lass

Lavender Lass is a name I came up with my friend Amanda M., who is the director of marketing for a business selling lavender. I went with a lavender color scheme for all of the gear and her hair – including giving her Shawn Michaels’ tights.

The Ranch Man

The Ranch Man is a cowboy with a color scheme of a ranch dressing bottle – hence the green and light blue. It’s based off a character my friend Brian and I came up with.

Pumpkin Butcher

Pumpkin Butcher was based off an Inktober submission from my friend Jasmine. The Creator Suite and game doesn’t have the exact pumpkin specs, but the shapes worked. The suit is akin to Slender Man.


Madden 2018 Tournament: Tong Po vs. P.O.P.

Last year’s Madden Tournament runner up AJ STYLES a.k.a. The Prince of Phenomenal takes his Atlanta Falcons back on to the field in a big game rematch against RUSEV a.k.a. Tong Po and his New England Patriots! Can RUSEV’s unorthodox style throw AJ off his game

UpUpDownDown Madden 2018 Tournament – Cold Beer vs. Fighting Thumbs

The Man with a Plan… THE BRIAN KENDRICK a.k.a. Fighting Thumbs takes on the Minnesotan man with a fantastic beard and 2016 tournament finalist, CURTIS AXEL a.k.a. Cold Beer in another of Raw’s first round matchups!

It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life

Happiness is meeting an old friend after a long time and feeling like nothing has changed

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice

Be real, be yourself, be happy

This quote from Zig Ziglar is pretty self-explanatory when you sit there and read it.

I’ve found that it’s always better to be yourself than trying to be someone you’re not. Over the years, people have been more receptive to me when I’m myself or I present myself in a genuine manner. I don’t know what it is, but people tend to enjoy talking to me and like the stuff I enjoy talking about, even if it’s a bit nerdy or outside of their wheelhouse. Likewise, I enjoy when a person is presenting themselves to me as they would anyone else – it’s not easy but you showing your true self, makes spending time with them that more special.

It’s also good to be honest with others. Some people may not like some of the things you have to say, but they’ll appreciate you being upfront when you have a problem with them. I’ve unfortunately had times when I should have been honest with people when I had an issue or saw something I felt they shouldn’t have been doing and I didn’t say anything. There’s one instance I think I could have prevented a close friend from ruining his professional and business life had I said something to him about the issue.

You also have to humble. That doesn’t mean don’t tell others about your accomplishments, but you shouldn’t rub it in people’s faces. Most of the time when you achieve success, there are others who have helped you along the way. And there are other occasions where you did things on your own. It’s fine to say that too, but don’t let that ruin your relationship with others.

Most importantly, you have to be happy. I’ve learned that being happy in mind will benefit you in other areas, personally and professionally.