Yeah, former. Guess what, I'm not actually here to bash it, but rather to promote it. I hope that says something about the federation in question.
What did I like about PWA... hmm, well, I liked the people, competition, and the fact, if you have a website issue, like, man wouldn't it be nice if i could just.... click here and have this happen? Well it's smurfing possible.
Let me elaborate on each point.
People, there are a vast compliment of people on the site, not to say you'll be everyone's friend, but there will definitely be someone there to become your new E-fedding best buddy. Someone willing to work angles with you, feuds, and romanticize about tag teams. People who will make you excited to get in there and start promoing, or, as I had felt a few times in the past. "I sure wish this week would be over so I can get booked."
Someone is there ready to work with you, someone like Johnny Maverick (cheap plug) or someone like Ryan Ross (<3 you bro.) Hell, I'm sure Bean would create a character just to feud with you. If you want to get involved with a someone, contact them, most would be willing to do so, assuming they aren't already busy.
Now, a big selling factor for me, and I know a few other people put there, is being able to go out and look at a roster, seeing the competition there and saying "holy snork." You're going to lose a match, at least one. Consider it a promise. Want to challenge that idea? Go right ahead, find yourself booked against Matthew Engel, Kalis, Laura Estella, Jamie Flynn. See how fast your mentality lasts. But to me? That's a good, sobering feelings. Something to work yourself up to. I started about a year and a half ago (in Pwa), and maybe egotistically I can say, I'm pretty decent. Now, how many people do you know that have done this for about a year and a half and really know what they are at. That's not a self buff there, I attribute any, and all progress I may have had to the competition in PWA. I'm the type of guy who can say, "yeah you're better than I am.... for now." And I'll work on my craft and get better, these guys have tips of the trade, they know what they are doing. If you want to learn from the best, you go to PWA. Sure you could go to a lesser fed and run around world champion on your first PPV, but what type of accomplishment do you feel? You beat some of these guys in PWA, you'll pat yourself on the back in the morning. You earned it.
That's not to say everyone is going to kick your ass. There are people of all skills, I'm merely stating upon our upper card and common winners, world champion type guys. The stiff competition.
Now, Rob, is the guy who runs the site. Not the fed head, but he Legit runs the site. He also has such a strong understanding to EVERYTHING he does, that he can manipulate the site however he, or the fed may want it. Suggestions are commonly tossed out, and taken in, considered, and it's not unlikely that things change. updates forgotten that you notice, they'll be on it in a moment. The sight's awards and whatnot's are updated normally immediately after the card goes up, or the day after. The graphics on the site are donated by a masked vigilantly known only as imagemiester.
go in, stay a while, Ask for a graphic request, HOLY snork, there it is a few days later. smurfer must work over time just to cater to our damn needs. These aren't snorkty, choppy, graphics. These are hands down, TOP NOTCH, graphics. He helps make the site look pretty.
I recommended PWA to any person looking for a challenge, to learn and improve, or just a good involving time. I hope to see people join up soon.