Promo Grading Policies
The are divided into four (4) categories, each promo is graded with a score in each category. The highest point total for each handler's promos will be compared to one another and the highest point total of the promos will win the match (no averaging). Simple enough, fair enough. Tie breakers should be "rare" but in the case of the championships, the champion's advantage applies (the title holder retains).
People often employ different styles in promos; some people may do 'character development' promos and others may do 'shoot' promos, it all depends on your personal promo style. The core of what shall be judged is on-screen and we're also pretty sure most wrestlers don't have a camera following them around 24-hours a day either, so the handler may use whatever style gets the point across without being a bore.
Relevance Maximum of 25 points!
Ask yourself: Have I talked about the match, storyline, or advanced my wrestler(s) in some meaningful way? Did I show knowledge of the opponent? Have I made a case for winning the match?
Flow Maximum of 25 points!
Ask yourself: Does my promo flow? Is your audience going to be able to follow along or will you lose them? Does my character jump around from one thing to the next? (Example: A babyface in one promo into a heel in the next.) and/or Did I put enough into the scenes?
Entertainment Maximum of 25 points!
Ask yourself: Does my characters(s) have the innate ability to be entertaining and keeping the audience on her side side?
Originality Maximum of 25 points!
Ask yourself: Did you just have your character(s) stand there and talk to the camera? Was it backstage or in the ring? Was the promo done at a house show? What setting can I place my character(s) into that isn't inside the ring or backstage? Are you simply recycling the same lines you always do in promos?
All categories above can be totaled together for the maximum of 100 points!
- A+ = 97-100
- A = 93-96
- A- = 90-92
- B+ = 87-89
- B = 83-86
- B- = 80-82
- C+ = 77-79
- C = 73-76
- C- = 70-72
- D+ = 67-69
- D = 63-66
- D- = 60-62
- E/F = 0-59
We are all aware that promo limits makes people feel stifled so there is NO set quantity limitations.
Using any portion or an entire promo and/or CD.
Snipping (sandbagging) & Lateness Penalties
Waiting until the very last possible moment to cut all your promos inside the period given (ex. the deadline is at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time and your promo comes in at 11:55 pm). If anyone intentionally snipes (stacks/sandbags) their opponent; that opponent will get 24 hours to post a response automatically. If you go over deadline by lets say a couple hours I'll consider it late and you'll be fined $1,000 board credits to boot. 1 hour is 500 credits, 2 hours 1,000 credits and so on...if you go past 5 hours consider yourself disqualified.
Cutting promos one after the other without giving your opponent the chance to rebuttal the first one will lose five points.
We may (or may not) grant conditional extensions on a case by case basis; if it is granted for one half of a match it most likely will be extended for the other half as well, to be fair. Extensions are granted at our discretion.