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Francis Ugondus
 Posted: Jun 9 2017, 09:34 AM
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tl;dr I'm killing the fed.

Hey what's up, ain't this a BUMMER thread? It sure is for some of you.

However, yes, I'm ending TDW. Feds ending for the community are never a fun time, but I'm gonna tell you all right now, it's definitely a fun time for me. I'll explain in this post why but if you just wanted the news bit that TDW is closing it's doors, then there you go.

What I'm about to say is gonna be a bit disorganized and very shoot from the hip kinda deal and that's because I don't like being scripted for things like this, not even with the nice little bullet points so without further ado, here I go.

If I could sum up how I am feeling about TDW, I can say I feel pretty similarly to our hawaiian friend Osakan Destroyer when he closed SAPW. In fact, it's probably creepily similar now that I read it. But here is the gist of it in my own words.

I've been doing TDW for a long time, since about 2014 and even though we're on Episode 4 of this new rebooted thing, the truth is I've hit that fabled double digit episode mark with like 3 spin off shows and 3 big PPV shows, so I defo got a bunch of mileage on me that I can share with my former efed partner that is now banned to oblivion and I've been burnt out on doing this fed multiple times over. I've been burnt out in some capacity since the middle of the World Long Gone cycle which for reference was in 2015. It's quite frankly a miracle I've gotten this far. Suffice to say, I've dragged out every bit of my energy as I could.

This burn out also extends to e-fedding in general and while I will say I am not like gonna leave the site (which I was very close to doing about a week or two ago), I am in dire need of some kind of refresher or reset to how I handle things around here, and ending TDW is a start not just to cure burnout but to also get to a place where personal insecurities stop hampering my experience so much.

Lemme tell you, internally, I have a real shitty attitude about this fed. Most of my motivations to make this fed the best it can be usually end up being negative. I've got a real insecurity about being under appreciated when it comes to TDW. Even if it's not true, there's gonna be a part of me that believes it and it will always hamper me, especially during the Ross/Francis era where I thought Ross was the star and I was in the background on my laptop doing editing. It's not healthy mentally to try to do that. It's also not really healthy to make a fed to prove a point that you're better than your banned partner or to show that you're the real MVP of No Mercy feds or try to make everyone take a NM fed seriously when you think they don't nor that you could make the best show that can stack up and surpass every other fed game, which I was aiming for for WrestleWave. This is not the attitude anyone should have making a fed ever, nor doing anything in their life, and I've said this to people before but I need to say that to myself.

I can say plainly that after like, Kerfuffle! became a show, I have never had a good attitude making this fed. I should be making this fed for my personal enjoyment and for everyone's enjoyment, but I've been doing it for everyone's enjoyment and to fill my ego. I don't know if this is me growing up and becoming a more mature person and realizing my flaws and fixing them or if it's me just not wanting to deal with it any more but I know this is the right move either way.

I do want to apologize to everyone. I know this probably royally fucks up some plan or another, but if there was a time for me to be selfish, it's now, but I am sorry that I'm doing this since even though I'm pretty sure you'll understand, I know it sucks a fed ends.

Will I ever make another efed? Probably, I have ideas for them but I have other priorities in life to do first.

But yeah, overall long burnout and personal bad attitudes I've accumulated that I want to curb are generally the killers here.

I can probably say more on the topic but I want to get this out of the way. I can do one of them dead fed Q and A's later I guess.

With that all said, I do have one final thing I want to say.

To anyone who has signed up or even watched an episode of TDW once in their lifetime, I hope to have entertained you at one point with this fed and at the very least, I hope I could have helped create a positive moment in your life that you can look back at fondly.

Thanks lads.
- Franco U.


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  As a parting gift, have this segment from Episode 4:
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 Posted: Jun 9 2017, 09:39 AM
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You have no obligation to us at all, and if you feel the way you do then it's right to hop off the boat.

Francis you've done amazing work and the only regret from all of this is the wish that I personally had been more encouraging to you to maybe lessen how you felt.

If you ever do make another show I want you to know that I'll be looking forward to whatever form that takes. Don't force yourself to do anything you don't wanna do, especially if you're doing it for unhealthy reasons.

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 Posted: Jun 9 2017, 09:44 AM
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It was an honor helping book the fed that made me love AES again.

Be good to yourself, I say this always. You gotta do things for good reasons and protect your mental health. Thanks for so much good entertainment. Hopefully this'll inspire more No Mercy feds, because that'd be cool.

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TDW was a very fun fed to be apart of and you really pushed the limits of what is possible within No Mercy.

Be proud of yourself for what you achieved, my dude.

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 Posted: Jun 9 2017, 10:04 AM
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Basically just echoing what I've already said on discord and what other people've said on here, I 100% feel ya, if it's not worth it for you any more then that's that really. At the end of the day we're all here to have fun, and if things are weighing that down in what you're doing I don't think it's selfish at all to stop.

As much as I'm sure everyone's going to miss TDW, it was great while it lasted, and even though I was only around for a tiny bit of it I wanna thank you for the great times with it. If you ever do decide to have another go at making a fed I have 100% confidence in your ability to make it great.

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 Posted: Jun 9 2017, 10:11 AM
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I'm gonna reiterate something Matt said when OD posted and say it's kinda fucked up we feel the need to apologize when a fed ends. After all, a director doesn't apologize after a play. They bow. So go ahead and take pride in making what is undoubtedly one of the tightest feds on the site, let alone one of the greatest No Mercy feds on the site. As the dude who booked ProWres, the episodes you put out after the reboot would blow anything I could make TODAY. And so much of all that is you than it ever was Ross, it's not even funny.


You did good. Very good, and I think leaving it off on a high note is probably the best case scenerio. You're one of the coolest people I've ever had to work with, and you deserved a much deserved chill. Take a load off your mind. Hell, take a few weeks, months, however long you want from AES if it'll help. I have absolutely nothing but positive memories of TDW, and I know for sure I'm not the only one. I worry sometimes I come off as corny or fake during these kind of threads, because truth is 99% of the time I don't know what to say, but I try my best to come up with words that describe how I feel anyways. If I could sum up how I feel in one sentence, however, I'd tell you "Dammit, be proud".


Ya did good, kid.

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I think I've already given my main thoughts to you in private, but in the famous words of the Undertaker, "Ya dun did good, son."

I'm just glad you realized you were forcing yourself beyond your limits before it was too late and things suffered for it. I just hope you don't have to suffer anymore, either.

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 Posted: Jun 9 2017, 06:21 PM
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While i am sad its going but you are more important than a fed. Will say if it wasn't for you and ross heckling me every few days about sign ups i would of not stayed in aes for much longe. Yes you can blame ross and francis for nurturing the blight that is Kawada. And i wouldn't of made the meanest son of a bitch in Richard Fountain so thanks for everything.

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Thank you for giving me the chance to be part of the team. My first time being in a booking team and it was a blast.

You got to show off just how far No Mercy can go with a little help from mods and it was fantastic.

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 Posted: Jun 14 2017, 07:39 AM
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You did good, Francis. Please be proud that you did all of this from beginning to end.

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