Dec 6, 2012
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It's part 2 of our bookers roundtable discussion with award winning booker Gabe Sapolsky of Dragon Gate/EVOLVE, former WWE Creative Executive/MLW booker Court Bauer, AAA booker Konnan and I Believe Wrestling booker Mister Saint Laurent.
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Topics dicussed on this week's show include…
-Booking vs. being on a writing team. What's the difference?
-Should Gabe consider an opportunity with WWE on creative?
-Gabe shares Paul Heyman's advice on joining the WWE Creative team
-Court shares Gary Hart's point of view on the WCW creative team from the late 80s/early 90s
-Writing for a specific talent.
-Building chemistry with talent and getting assigned to work with them exclusively in WWE
-Who worked specifically with Batista at WWE from creative?
-Battling burn out and fatigue as a booker.
-When talent pulls 11th hour stuff and it causes creative headaches.
-Konnan & Gabe negotiate a talent situation on the air for AAA and Dragon Gate/Evolve!
-Konnan asks Gabe what talent he should look at for AAA bookings in 2013.
-The time Cornette and Konnan almost battled on the mic in ROH.
-Corino vs. Homicide where Corino lost his hair in ROH and who's idea it was.
-Sabu returning to ECW and the vibe backstage right before that moment.
-Issues with Low Ki and how he's matured over the years.
-Those times when you go online and see angles and finishes pop up on web sites.
-Blowback from AAA office about Konnan talking openly about creative plans.
-Gabe joining Paul Heyman in TNA and what Heyman's administrative and creative plans were.
-The REAL story behind Paul Heyman and Dixie Carter at TNA.
-Was Paul Heyman going to fire everyone at TNA?
-What current major WWE stars did he Heyman envision for his version of TNA.
-What major match) did Heyman have penciled in for TNA
-Konnan shares a story about how he recommended Gabe for a gig at TNA.
-Favorite ECW angle for Gabe.
-Fascinating note on the first ever match between Dreamer and Raven in ECW that ECW die hards will love to know.
-Rey vs. Psicosis in ECW
-The time the Brusie Bros nearly jumped Gabe backstage at ECW.
-How did Paul treat Gabe for the first 6 months at ECW.
-The difference between Dragon Gate and EVOLVE
-Traits you look for when scouting talent.
-Jeff Hardy behind the scenes at WWE and TNA
-Hardys and their fans
-Talent depth issues today.
-How the business has changed in the development of talent.
-Fit Finlay's incredible value and contributions as a teacher in the ring.
-Does Gabe push guys hard out of the gates knowing WWE is going to sign them away?
-Booking and handling independent talent knowing that WWE can and will sign them away.
-Ricky Steamboat working with CM Punk & Samoa Joe
-Transitioning talent from the indy world to the big stage.
-The current generation of talent and what they are influenced by - for better or for worse.
-The value of in-ring teachers today.
-What's the preferred methodology for composing your booking concepts for Konnan, Court & Gabe.
-The climate of the WWE's writers room and how counter intuitive it was to the creative process.
-Gary Hart's creative environment. #IranianTobacco
-Konnan makes some cryptic AAA to U.S. comments!
-How did Gabe find CM Punk?
-MLW and ROH wars!
-ECW backstage brawl stories
-A scandalous Cranky Vince allegation by Gabe!
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