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Raven Roberts

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How would you compare Raven now to Raven a year ago? What are the differences/ similarities ? What is something you would like to change etc?
Damn. Well this is actually funny because I literally just went back and reread my first ever Raven promo like two days ago. The differences would obviously be how far she as a character is willing to go, she doesn’t really have limitations anymore within a certain perception. Oddly as a heel she’s still driven by the same motives and mantra as when she was a babyface but from a more twisted and selfish perspective. Back then she just wanted to inspire people withher story. Now she’s obsessed with constant improvement and becoming the best around. The biggest difference is the level to which I can connect with her and find her voice. If I were to change anything... well there’s been a couple scene promos that were probably a little embarrassing to look back on now lol. But truthfully I don’t know that I’d change anything simply because of how far she’s come and how far I’ve come in portraying her. Like I’m sure there’s some bumps in the road but seeing as I’ve only been fedding less than a year, getting to where I am nowwith a character is something I don’t think I’d ever look back on and question.
 
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First of all... how excited are you foryour PFP 14 wedding? Personally, I’ve already got it planned for you and Rex

Secondly... if you could fantasy book Raven for the next 12 months what would be her story?
 
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First of all... how excited are you foryour PFP 14 wedding? Personally, I’ve already got it planned for you and Rex

Secondly... if you could fantasy book Raven for the next 12 months what would be her story?

First, Thassidy

Second, there’s so many ways that could go honestly. The easy answer would be to toss winning the world title in there somewhere but let’s avoid easy answers. Lol. Honestly it’s no secret that while it certainly helped my growth due to how head first I had to dive into trying new things, Raven turning heel was not something I was a fan of when it was forced upon me (by someone no longer here). So a slow burn story of Raven climbing her way out of the mud after being knocked down as the fans slowly get behind her again, culminating in a crowning moment where she becomes one of the top babyfaces without losing her edge as a never say die, prove I’m the best type of fighter would probably be what I’d say.
 
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IC / Who are the top three people in all of EAW that you would want to face?

OOC / What have been your favorite matches to roleplay for?
When are we starting Elite Coffee?
 

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IC / Who are the top three people in all of EAW that you would want to face?

OOC / What have been your favorite matches to roleplay for?
When are we starting Elite Coffee?
IC: Jamie O’Hara, Mr. DEDEDE, You.

OOC: Definitely RTR against Maddie and KOE four way. RTR I feel like I unlocked a whole new level of what I can do. And that’s only developed at KOE. Also in hindsight the CITV match because it tested my creativity to probably the biggest degree at that time, and is a major part of why I broke down what I was doing at the time and worked to get better.

And yesterday.
 

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IC: So when's the double date between Rexen and Chelsael? We'll be broadcasting it LIVE! on the EAW Network, sis.

OOC: What's been the biggest challenge you've had in your e-fedding career thus far? Y'know, whether it be a particular match, trying to find the time to promo, etc. How are you always able to one up yourself and come back stronger omg we stan dedication
 

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IC: So when's the double date between Rexen and Chelsael? We'll be broadcasting it LIVE! on the EAW Network, sis.

OOC: What's been the biggest challenge you've had in your e-fedding career thus far? Y'know, whether it be a particular match, trying to find the time to promo, etc. How are you always able to one up yourself and come back stronger omg we stan dedication
IC: Ha...haha... ha... 😅 I don’t know if we’re prepared to meet the parents just yet.

OOC: This feels kinda obvious but it was definitely right after my heel turn and probably the tag match at PFP. I had no idea who Raven was at that time and was scrambling just to make sense of the story because Raven is someone who to me is grounded in personal investment so for her to go down that route I basically tried to recreate her in an entirely new way, and it wasn’t until much later when I finally leaned back on her core beliefs that I found her voice again. As far as one upping myself and keeping going, Raven is very much based on myself. I’m very competitive and when I enjoy something I become obsessed with getting better and mastering it. So I’m always liking to push further with every match.
 

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How did you come up with the idea of Raven the character? (Also just want to say that, especially with this being your first fed, I’m still super blown away by your talent. Right out of the gate you gave her a backstory and you’ve been able to adapt to whatever thrown her way like the heel turn.)

How has writing Showdown been so far?
 

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How did you come up with the idea of Raven the character? (Also just want to say that, especially with this being your first fed, I’m still super blown away by your talent. Right out of the gate you gave her a backstory and you’ve been able to adapt to whatever thrown her way like the heel turn.)

How has writing Showdown been so far?
Honestly... I came up with the Bird of Prey concept first. That was from watching Marty Scurll’s entrance at WK12. It just made me think it’d be a cool concept for a wrestler to do a gimmick of calling themselves the bird of prey. Then I discovered efeds about two months later. I started with Blayde but I wanted something different and remembered the idea. Then I saw this one picture of Billie Kay (my current discord avy) when trying to come up with a female pic base since REVOLT! had the one of each gender rule at the time and was legit like “that’s my girl.” And two seconds later the name Raven popped in my head and I was sold. And thank you. The backstory I had played with in my head but didn’t properly add until a couple weeks in on her. It’s aspects of my own life just with the dial turned up. The adaptation comes probably with my own competitive nature, I just try to find a way to make things organic and make sense so I can turn them into my own favor, win or lose.

Showdown has been an experience. Running a show teaches you the concept of balance really quick. As an efedder you can focus solely on your own character. But as a writer you have to consider how one person’s story could effect another story that isn’t necessarily even related. It’s an entirely different animal.
 

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Who or what inspires your promo writing style?

Did you do writing outside of/before efedding?

Do you think you would have had as much success if Raven were still a face and hadn't turned heel, and do you want to keep her a heel for most of her career or would you want to go back to being a face at some point?

What does Raven's dream wedding look like?

Which vanilla midget from NXT UK do you think you could beat in a knife fight?

Would you rather go vegan or fight a vegan in a fight to the death?

How many El Torito-sized Braun Strowmans do you think you could beat in an endless gauntlet match before they overpowered you?
 
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Who or what inspires your promo writing style?

Did you do writing outside of/before efedding?

Do you think you would have had as much success if Raven were still a face and hadn't turned heel, and do you want to keep her a heel for most of her career or would you want to go back to being a face at some point?

What does Raven's dream wedding look like?

Which vanilla midget from NXT UK do you think you could beat in a knife fight?

Would you rather go vegan or fight a vegan in a fight to the death?

How many El Torito-sized Braun Strowmans do you think you could beat in an endless gauntlet match before they overpowered you?
My promos honestly come from inside. Sometimes they’re more fueled by music or emotion that may be happening that day around me, or once I promoed entirely off the energy I got from an angry podcast rant. But Raven is someone who was crafted from pieces of my actual self so promoing for her very much comes from inside of me, silly as that may sound.

I wrote a couple of short stories in high school but outside of academic papers I hadn’t really done any creative writing or role play writing in my life. Though I do love rpg games so it does play into that similar narrative.

Honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever know the answer to that. And I’m ok with it. Most people will tell you that I never would’ve found the same level of success because so many here are simply fond of the heel concept. But that said it did force me to explore who Raven was at a deeper level much earlier than I probably would have. So if I were to guess I think I could’ve eventually still gotten to this level as a pure face. But it wouldn’t have been this quick for certain. And I don’t personally mind one way or another if I turn face again or remain heel. I want to tell good stories with Raven, regardless of alignment. Though I would like to attempt being a babyface again someday because I think Raven is a character that could have success both ways. That said I won’t ever just change her alignment without a story to precede it.

Raven’s dream wedding? Lol. Popular topic but sure. (Sorry Kass, it isn’t the ring at PFP) Probably an outdoor wedding, large garden with flowers in various colors far as you can see. Medium sized wedding because she wants to have a lot of people there but still maintain some privacy. But all in all she would just want it to be a day about happiness and celebration.

WALTER. Because what’s life without challenge?

I’ve actually considered going vegan for health and wellness sake. So if probably go vegan.

Somewhere between 0-100.
 

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Why are you so GOAT?

What's your favorite thing about writing Showdown?

What characters on the Showdown brand that you like writing for?
 

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Why are you so GOAT?
That’s Ahren’s gimmick. Not mine. I’m a bird.

What's your favorite thing about writing Showdown?
There’s some amazing promoers but honestly watching some of our younger talents develop and grow is probably my favorite.

What characters on the Showdown brand that you like writing for?
I appreciate the question but I’m not gonna be the one to establish a favoritism ranking on my roster. 😅
 

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