Hey everyone, I'm here to talk about how my NEWD weekend went. Now you may think I'm here to give you the results for the 2017 AES Awards and t's, and you're right in that. But I think I should tell you about my weekend and not the knowledge of that The Best Of The Rest Wrestler Award Of Wrestling went to Sean with 13 votes.
Instead, we're going to talk about my weekend because I think I had an important weekend that you all should know about. If you're gonna say god damn it, well you shouldn't. This isn't a thing you say god damn it to, unlike the time everyone said >takes off helmet in the chat, which won The Golden God Fucking Dammit with 9 votes.
But before I begin, Tan has a nice rear. 8 votes agreed. She has the Rear of the Year.
Anyway I woke up after only getting like three hours of sleep at like, 2 AM. I tried to fall back asleep but I had a hard fucking time. It was like I got thrown into the god damn Gulf of Mexico except of being all wet, it was my eyes were all dry. I wish I was thrown into the Gulf of Mexico like during the Riggy Diggy Oil Up and Shiggy award winning Calvin Casino vs FLAME MAN Gulf of Mexico Match that got 11 votes, but instead I put cocoa butter on my face to moisturize it.
I decided to play Yakuza 0, and I would spoil what happens, but I'm not a piece of shit fucking scumbag like Sam Gladwin, who only has shitter characters that like to ruin everything. Especially Snakeman, that piece of fucking garbage. Snakeman Ruins Everything. He ruins so much, it became a Thrilling Plot of the Year with 10 votes. But I wish it didn't. I hate Snakeman. He should never win awards. Hope he gets run over. Scum.
While I was playing Yakuza 0 though, I was getting concerned about some of the showcases being last minute. Including RISE. Unfortunately, we didn't get RISE this year and I understand why Tiffy didn't. He's my friend and I respect his decision. Thankfully he made Cupfed which made everyone mad when they realized who did it. Just like the time people Slowly people realized Tiffy made RISE, which made people say, "OMG! Moment of the Year with 14 votes!"
Actually no one says that fucking phrase. No one gives out the vote count either.
You know what they do say? "The Douglas Adams Award goes to Francis Ugondus with 10 votes!"
No they don't say that either.
But I do.
Anyway, I stopped playing Yakuza 0 and got Tan the schedule to do tweets because she wouldn't stop harassing me at gunpoint for it, and I was worried I would lose my life in a tragic way. I had to tell her that LOVE, which hosted the Non-PPV Show of the Year, called LOVE #1 - THE ACE TOURNAMENT with 18 votes, would go on first. She didn't believe me and I was sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound.
I somehow recovered in about ten seconds. Wonderful.
I couldn't believe how my condition improved from critical condiction on my fucking deathbed after that violent action by Tan. But I could brush it off. It wasn't even the biggest improvement someone has had this year. That would go to Ken D. Blackwell who is the Most Improved User with 14 votes. But I think I make a good case for second now. (I did not get second.)
Anyway, I was getting the stream ready and getting all the stuff in order. I had to put in like, 30+ fed names into a credits sequence and that was the worst thing in my fucking life. It was very tedious. Honestly, I wished someone fucking nuked the website. Get rid of all these fucking feds so I never have to do it again. If someone could do that, that'd be great. If anyone could do it, it would be the Amateur.
Nah, actually my boy, Artemis, could do it. The deadlock battle between Artemis Gerard vs AES, the Feud/Storyline of the Year (for like the third year in a row with 12 votes) will finally end with Artemis ending this website so I never have to do that again.
You know, I know you're thinking right now...man, this awards announcement gimmick sucks. But you know, the Gimmick of the Year award went to FLAME MAN with 13 votes, so maybe I'm up to something with this one. Haha. No I'm not. This sucks man.
Okay fuck it listen writing these up in this fucking style is hard so I'll give you like this next cool award for free, because both of these writers are better than me. They've worked hard for all year and they have earned this award.
The Doctor and Def Jarrett both tied to win the Promo Cutter of the Year award with 7 votes a pop! Matt and Def have both been on a roll recently, with their character arcs and promos for their characters, especially Cobra T. Washington and Zebediah Thurston being standouts for the year. They definitely deserve this award.
Anyway back to the content about my weekend.
I queued up show themes for NEWD to play for the prestream playlist. Now when I did that, I thought to myself..."Why don't I use last years one?". I answer that with,"I'm a fucking moron." But I took about a good half hour just gathering show themes that I knew the names of. These were good themes though. Almost as good as Lie Lie Lie and Perspectives, the Themes of the Year that belong to Roze O. Flavio and Travis Cassidy respectively, that each got 7 votes. But personally, I thought "2016: Eva Marie 5th and NEW WWE theme song - "Time to Rise" (with quotes) with download link" should have been up there.
You know, while I'm on the subject of Roze O. and Travis. Fuck Roze O. Flavio. That piece of shit who is evil. I hope Travis Cassidy beats the shit out of him and then has a celebration with Koto back home and [REDACTED] with [REDACTED] cucumbers [REDACTED] Greenlight by Pitbull [REDACTED] @everyone [REDACTED] and so forth. God I hope that Bad Guy of the Year, Roze O. Flavio dies by the hands of the Good Guy of the Year, Travis Cassidy's hands soon. (18 votes for the bad lad, 11 votes for the good lad).
Now you expect me to go back about my weekend but as of this moment, Luigi, Alucard, Ultimo Dragon, and Jack Sexsmith are fighting in a vaporwave ring and this is already the 2018 Match of the Year. No question. It will join the ranks of such great contests like Franco/Doe, Mastern/Gibson, that Elimination Chamber match, and Laura Brennan vs Derrick Brizen from the PW:AS Showcase, the 2017 Match of the Year with 9 votes. I just hope we get to see Ultimo Dragon vs Laura Brennan this year.
Nevermind Erin Toyota vs Studious Anime Girl Doing Her Homework has it locked in lads for 2018 forget the Fatal Four Way. That will join Laura Brennan vs Derrick Brizen instead.
Okay we're now gonna go back to my day. So I got the prestream up, and I was ready to rock. As said before, the first showcase was LOVE and we brought WAT back. Thanks for nothing Phukfaic. The Daily Dose came out and it was awful. It was almost brought back to a good level by the Otamatones return but it didn't save it. Ego Trippin' Death Squad saved it but then it was promptly unsaved when the Daily Dose won. God I hate them. I hate The Wrong Crowd too, and I hate the Top Guys outside of me. Thankfully this will be the only thing they win.
...what do you mean the Daily Dose/Wrong Crowd/#TOPGUYSDEJAPON won Tag Team/Stable of the Year?
WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU MEAN Sam Gladwin WON The Mad Thinker AWARD WITH 11 VOTES?! GOD I HATE EVERYTHING.
DID SOMEONE I DON'T HATE WIN SOMETHING?!?!?
Oh yeah that's right, the greatest wrestler of all time Mil Meneos won the Underrated Wrestler of the Year award with 9 votes. The worm from the underground hopefully will make a big jump and kill The Daily Dose so he can win more awards.
Anyway the show went off pretty good. We saw some guest feds, some new feds, a cool trailer of PANIC!, Cupfed also existed at a time during this showcase, and we got to see the return of Ray's Shitty Brother. Then we got to ScrapYard, which featured not one but two two title defenses! Neither of them were from this fed though, as it was a LOVE championship and a TANW championship. Sam did not think to feature a title match from Sanako Asano, who's ScrapYard Cast Iron Championship Reign was the Title Reign of the Year with 10 votes. This was either a foolish move or helping the little guys get a title defense in. Thank you for your kindness SamGladwinIRL. With that said, we are all awaiting for Sanako to face Ray's Shitty Brother in LOTUSFED3D. Make it happen.
It all ended with Shucky Duck Wrestling's showcase which featured a fuckton of moments. The attack on the champ earlier in the night, followed by his replacement by Zebediah Thurston and the return of Chris O'derick was some crazy stuff. It was even crazier when Zebediah won! It was a good moment by all. Then I looked at my wife whilst wearing my Deadpool costume and said "Hey Lois, this reminds me of the Moment of the Year when The Year of Blackout finally begun after he cashed in on Osakan Destroyer in NOW. I was one of the 12 votes for it!"
She then kicked me out of the house because I was Francis and not Peter and I'm pretty sure I have an arrest warrent for trespassing and vandalism because I broke a window in anger. Blackout's moment probably went better. In fact, I'd say Joey and Phukfaic made a better moment than me typing out that Family Guy reference. Sorry everyone. Except Tan. Who shot me earlier.
So, after NEWD, I tried to go to bed and I got my sleep fucked up again and man it sucked. A dude couldn't get his god damn sleep. However, it's hard to sleep when all you're thinking about is all the handsome faces on the CAWs Rezi makes. They look so chiseled, so cool, I just wanna go up to them and...
beat the fuck out of them with my default face Franco caws.
However, I shouldn't do that to those beautiful pieces of art, that earned REZI the CAW Designer of the Year award with 16 votes. However, fuck art.
I would also beat the fuck out of Joseph James too. But I saw KOLA. I saw what he did in that tournament, wearing his cape and crown with that entrance. That award winning (specifically, the CAW Design of the Year award with 11 Votes) look that KOLA Joseph James had, and I knew this dude could watch One Piece and then do some Monkey D. Luffy stretchy arm shit and kill me. So I wouldn't bother.
Anyway, I stayed up instead of trying to go back to sleep and I was a fucking fool. I was dead by the time that NEWD had to be streamed. In fact, so was my net. So I had to get Tan to takeover on short notice and then supported her like a proud father ready to take his daughter to college. A real parental bonding moment between me and my daughter who shot me a day earlier. Wasn't as good as the bonding moment between FLAME MAN and Fushin, where we all found out FLAME MAN is Fushin's dad which won both the All We Ever Do Is Talk and Promo Of The Year award with 12 votes/8 votes respectively, but I could never be a father like FLAME MAN. Seriously he's seven feet tall. I can't match that.
Thankfully, Tan got the stream up and we kicked off with ROSE where the Elite Beat Divas finally got their names in the record books after deafeating and defeating Nightmare Fuel. I fucked up the spelling the first time and I'm keeping it but Tan thought to delete it so she is no longer my daughter. But that's besides the point because right afterwards, Noxi and the Most Improved Character of this year, Oseiko had a match which Oseiko won! She also won the vote with 13 votes!
I know I'm writing in a jokey style for these, but I'm gonna congratulate Ken for winning both Most Improved User and Character, great job!
So further on later, we got the TANW showcase where Grigori Ginoveaf and Jiro Kurotsumugi Shirogane faced off for the TANW Male Master Class Championship and man Grigori killed Jiro at the end. However, we didn't really get to see Carmen Castellano, the TANW Female Master Class Champion. Will her undefeated streak end? Apparently fuckin' not because she's also undefeated in the AES Award polls. Carmen Castellano won both Rookie of the Year and Female Wrestler of the Year. I can't even make jokes in this paragraph (even though I did). That's impressive. I hope she doesn't kill me in her search for her rival.
Then, at the end of the night. We got the showcase for the next tournament in the series of -OLA tournaments. It was the epic rematch between Francis Ugondus and John Doe...and we're not talking about that result because if you do you are a cop out to get me.
However, these tournaments have had a great impact on the Armbar Error Society since they first began, all thanks to me (not really), and they have certainly been felt again this year. The 32 Man bracket that led to the finals between Roze O. Flavio and Travis Cassidy has certainly had a ripple effect on the site, and this PPV/Supershow of the Year with 18 votes will certainly be remembered by all.
Especially for the match this all led up to.
The main event.
The headline showcase.
The absolute finale.
SUPAH DRAGIN vs Xander Zayne!
Okay it was Roze O vs Travis, and one of these two won the Male Wrestler of the Year award, and I'm glad to say we just got the result as of just now as you are reading this.
Ladies and Gentlemen.
With ten votes, the Male Wrestler of the Year is...
Despite coming in second in the tournament, it seems Travis was first in the hearts of at least ten people, and stands atop of the wrestling ladder with Carmen Castellano as your Wrestlers of the Year!
Anyway after the -OLA showcase I cried myself to sleep.
Okay, I know these were a goofy way to write them up (and it's Tan's fault) but don't let that understate the achievements the lads that got nominated and/or won these awards have achieved. 2017 was an up and down year with a lot of new lads stepping up and taking the mantle. If you just look at some of these, a good majority of these were won by people who had just joined the site THIS YEAR or even in the past 2 or 3 in a website with a 7 year history. That is incredible and everyone who got nominated should feel proud and everyone who won should feel super proud. I'm so happy for these lads and lasses and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. Congrats to all the winners and I hope you all have a lovely day!
Hello. This is not going to be a lighthearted or fun announcement. This is tackling a serious dispute that has grown out of proportion and affected the community in a toxic way. This post is to stop the spread of misinformation and he said she said stuff and get everyone here up to speed because it's found a way to affect you guys.
First off, we're very extremely sorry it has gotten to this point. We tried various measures that have seemed to not work in the slightest and it's grown into something both quite malicious and draining. We hope that this is the only public post we have to make, since we like to keep our work private in most situations.
We're going to be talking about the drama that has occurred, primarily around cole1114, Holt, and AES General Manager MattTheDoctor.
In this post we're going to release all the info we have to you guys, due to the publicity of the event. We are also doing this because we believe that cole1114's intentions are to bring toxicity to our community through this anti-bully goal that has since lost it's meaning.
This will be a lengthy post, but it has to be lengthy in order to cover absolutely every detail we have learned. We want to be fully transparent with you guys, so let us get started.
===How It Started===
This started basically a few years back, because of some unsettled beef that cole and Holt had with Matt. In their point of view, Matt was a big jerk and was a bully. cole and Holt were not a fan of this action. During the 2013 year, cole left the AES website because of his own personal issues that he had. The team had recently given him a second strike. Holt tried to settle with Matt and claims he got a half-assed apology, so that beef was never truly settled. Thus, Holt and cole were not cool with Matt.
There were other users that had issue with Matt, such as Monty/Kondo, and CokeIbushi for their own reasons. Monty/Kondo also had issues with Phukfaic as well.
cole returned to AES during National-E Wrestling Day the previous year, having won the SDW Heart and Soul title in a big return. While his comeback time was brief, he also started to have issues with HatsuneNiko. Which resulted in punishing Niko because he was in the wrong. Despite this, cole left the site. He's claimed both to have leave on his own volition, and also be chased out. It depends on who you ask. Since then, those two still aren't on any good terms and can be public about it. Make note that during the punishment, we told Niko and cole to block each other and not speak to one another. That was how we decided to deal with that.
cole also formed a very tight friendship with BAStaracus, who is another former member of AES.
Now we're in survey time. To recap what the surveys were, they were user feedback surveys I wanted to bring back from last year that went over things like how the staff are doing, how did you feel about each other, site features, ect.
At this point or before, BAStaracus went to cole1114 who had left the site by then and claimed that she tried to come into apologize but was ran out by two members, one implicated to be Matt. This was brought up to me personally, and when I tried to get proof of this and promised to enact action, they chose to not give proof or pursue this. The staff team is under the assumption then that this did not occur.
(Note: A similar accusation occured when she was involved in nearly the exact same setup with Swerveface from /wooo/, that was shutdown by Red_Reddington of LOLWRESTLING.com)
Regardless, cole took it to heart, and got a group together for the surveys to finally be heard. He gathered Holt, Coke, and Monty. They then filled out their surveys and we were able to get a look at them.
We used these surveys to try and reach out to those affected. Since then we're happy to announce that we resolved the issues that Coke and Monty both had. Coke and Matt resolved their issues in about a day thanks to Coke reporting it, and Monty's issue was hashed out with Phukfaic after Phukfaic and Kondo resolved their issue. Those three users are on good terms with our team and we are glad that we were able to resolve their beef. Shoutouts to them for coming to an resolution.
Unfortunately, we cannot say the same for cole and Holt.
===The First Blowup===
This all came to a head on Twitter. Some staff users have a public twitter account and a private twitter account. Usually these privates are to talk about more intimate subjects such as their feelings, like if they're feeling majorly depressed, or angry, but just want a space to shout it out and vent. I think you guys know how these function. Public account is stuff you're fine with everyone seeing, private account is stuff you only want your approved followers to see.
There was a few venting tweets put out about cole and his situation, because to be honest with you guys, this is a fucking frustrating one. These tweets were leaked out to cole who went on to tweet about it. Regardless how you feel about people having venting sessions or not in private, there was quite a bit of drama due to someone leaking it out. Most of it was centered on who this person was and it led to a public blowup that involved myself and Stardy that I'm sure you are all aware about.
In the end, Holt leaked these out to cole in order to stop corruption and bullying by staff members. Holt did try to talk it out in the AES Discord and talked about his lack of trust.
This led to Holt trying to get himself and cole to talk to Matt and try to hash it out.
===Matt and cole/Holt Try To Talk It Out===
Like with Matt/Coke and with Phukfaic/Monty, we went with the same approach to try and talk it out. However, due to cole's uncomfortably with Matt, they added in Laura as a mediator, and TBK was inserted to be on Matt's side as his request which they agreed to.
This is the full chat. Please be advised that one name is in fact censored as they didn't want to be dragged into this or be used as an example at any point and thus, despite their name being brought up, it has been censored in this pastebin.
These two mainly used the censored person, BA, Coke, and Monty as their big sources for their claims and had screenshots of Matt being particularly bad at handling stuff or doing a problematic Vince McMahon copypasta bit in 2011 in an era of AES where the site said we could have a show called Faggotmania.
Matt frequently brought up bad memory issues or had apologies for things relating to issues he had with other members outside of BA because of his temper.
In the end, they couldn't become friends or anything, but it was understood by the staff team that this issue despite not having as happy as an ending or resolution, that both parties could move on.
This is where it should have ended.
===The Blowup 2===
After having a talk where cole and Holt tried to stop the bullying of Matt. Twitter user Dave1307, a friend of cole, went to antagonize another Twitter user, Desperado aka @WheresChungy, because of a tweet about how Rusev Day was a not as good version of the Year of Luigi. This led to an argument where Dave mainly tried to antagonize Despy by bringing up old tweets and encouraging him to flare his bad temper which wasn't an unknown to anyone who knows Despy.
Cole got into the mentions, and started to blame Despy for getting antagonized saying "it's funny when you get mad" and defended Dave because "he was baiting people". That screenshot can be found here.
After hearing this down the grape vine of gossip, HatsuneNiko made a tweet as a jab at cole, who again, was blocked by Niko.
Holt then shared this info with cole, which then was reported to the staff team.
This got into the hands of NotTensai after cole began to call this out in a public area where he could see it. This led to NotTensai beginning a callout spree after cole began to call out former member Lazer, who is and was to our knowledge completely un-involved with the current situations. He eventually deactivated his account and has left to cool off.
===The End Result===
The end result of all this was another toxic public drama session where one side decides to blame the whole website. The other side can't really handle the barrage, and the real losers are you guys who were never involved in the first place. We are so sorry about this. We hope that this post can catch you guys up since it's basically become a public incident.
You may judge this situation on your own accord, but the staff team does have their own opinion on this.
On what could be seen as a legitimate attempt to right wrongs is no longer that in our eyes. We do not see cole as someone trying to fix the bullying issue, as his actions and words clearly contradict each other. We the staff believe he is trying to create a toxic environment on us in an act of revenge of some sort. We encourage everyone to not get involved with this toxic behavior and try to cut it out of their feed.
In the end, we did what we could, and unfortunately it didn't work so it has come to this. This post was for you guys so you no longer had to be dragged into a confusing situation where you don't know shit and only know that your friends are upset.
In theory, I could have just wrote this up for Discord and posted it in there but I wanna do it here so I can link it and it doesn't get buried with reactions.
Alright so obviously there was that whole dumb Twitter thing today that way too many people got into the crossfire of, including myself, and it was pretty bad. I feel bad it happened on Sam Gladwin's birthday because I love that dude and he's a good man. In theory, we should celebrate his birthday tomorrow as well.
Tomorrow is Day 2 of Sam Gladwin's birthday celebrations, y'all better respect it.
With that said, I personally got really on edge and really panicing about the whole thing cause it was affecting some friends in a bad bad way, and I put myself in a situation where I couldn't connect with the staff team which really is a major fuck up on my part, so I did everything solo.
I really don't like how I treated Stardy just yelling at him, that was really fucking dumb. I don't like how Stardy went about it but all I did was yell SHUT UP cause I was in a bad headspace, and that's not an excuse for my actions, that's just how it happened.
That's really fucking unacceptable on my end, and I have told the Community lads to give me a strike for it.
Regardless of if they do or not, I still want to apologize. If I'm supposed to be a General Manager of this site I can't be wilding out and doing DUMB SHIT. I hope we can move past this. If you wanna hold how I acted against Joseph Stardy Best for the end of times, I won't blame you. I'm not gonna tell you to accept this or anything. That's all I got. I'm gonna try and relax and do some chill stuff like LOVE and FrancoRonpa and whatever.