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Wrestling Gamers United Newsletter #558

Up this week: YEAH; Lance Storm; Mark Out; No Mercy; The Numbers

YEAH!!

Some weeks it can be hard to come up with interesting things to write about in this newsletter… NOT TODAY!! Easily one of the craziest, scariest, most exciting periods in all of Pro Wrestling X history.

First, the most important part of this week has been YOU. Thank you to everyone who not only pledged but helped spread the word. Thanks directly to our fans I have been invited to do podcast interviews, popular websites have covered us, tons of new fans on Facebook and Twitter, and some very cool wrestlers have jumped on board and helped support us.

So, thank YOU guys for having our backs. Here is some of what we all made happen this week…

Lance Storm

The biggest news of this week is easily the announcement that Lance Storm himself is going to help out the crew with move and animation consulting! We get to go to Storm Academy in Calgary… Alberta, Canada, where Lance himself will show us all kinds of new moves, counters, and reversals for Pro Wrestling X. I mean come on… HOW COOL IS THAT!?

Of course, we need to be successful at Kickstarter or the deal can’t happen so GO KICKSTARTER GO!

Mark Out!

I’ve literally been stopped dead in my tracks multiple times this week, as news of Pro Wrestling X has spread to people I never in my wildest dreams imagined would ever care. But if you follow us on Twitter, then you’ve marked out right along with me as everyone from Lance Storm, Tommy Dreamer, Kevin Steen, and even Jonny Fairplay encouraged their followers to support us on Kickstarter.

And just when I didn’t think I could possibly be any more shocked, this happened…

No Mercy

The man who produced No Mercy supported us with a big pledge on Kickstarter. I used to give this guy such a hard time on message boards back in the day because he was also involved with Smackdown, which was at the time the bane of the “real” wrestling gamers.

It was a total class move of Sanders to support us and I can’t thank him enough. Ten years ago I gave him money to make wrestling games and now he’s giving me money to make wrestling games. Have things come full circle or is this a sign of the Apocalypse?

The Numbers

So we haven’t reached our Kickstarter goal yet. Pledges have slowed down quite a bit. The good news? Apparently that’s totally normal for the vast majority of successful game Kickstarters. The most common trend is for successful projects to make the vast majority of their pledges in the last few days of a campaign.

The bad news? THERE IS NO BAD NEWS! We have an amazing opportunity here, we’re rocking it hard every day with press and promotion and we’re making awesome new friends who are telling their awesome friends about Pro Wrestling X.

So what if we didn’t hit our goal in the first five days? We’ve got three more weeks to go and as we’ve seen, a TON can happen in that time.

Thank you! And thank you for pledging!

p.s. Pledges aren’t charged to your credit card until after the campaign is over and ONLY if it’s successful. Just an FYI for anyone thinking they have to wait until later. THANKS AGAIN!

In the meantime and in between time, that’s it, another edition of Wrestling Gamers United.

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