Hard to believe this is the 8th year I've been keeping track of the predictions for WWE PPVs here on The-W. Below you'll find the results of this year's prediction contest (which ran from Elimination Chamber 2011 to Royal Rumble 2012). Really happy with the turnout this year, as I think we had a record number of people who predicted all 13 PPVs.
Just one request for future prediction threads: I only count wins and losses here, so if you post something like "Cena retains" rather than the actual result, in the past, I've assumed that you mean Cena wins and retains rather than Cena retains but may lose by DQ. To make things clearer in the future, if you could put something like "Cena wins and retains," it'd help me out a lot.
Also, if for whatever reason you have any issues with these results (like you may feel I missed a PPV you predicted or if my math is off or something), I'd appreciate it if you'd take it up with me in PM rather than cluttering the thread with that stuff. Gracias!
If you're familiar with the rankings, feel free to skip this next section. If you're a newbie, here's some C&P'ing from last year's thread to explain how I do my thing:
I split the results into three categories based on the number of PPVs guessed. The top level is for those who guess between 6-13 PPVs; the middle level is for those who guessed 4 and 5; and finally, the lower level is for those who guessed 1-3. Since I don't think it would be fair for someone who guessed only one PPV and went 4-0 to win the title, I arbitrarily made the decision to make only those who guessed between 6-13 eligible for the big prize. It also encourages people to predict more PPVs. If you are atop the other two levels, you can also proclaim yourself winner of that level at least, even if it's not the overall crown.
Huh, I don't actually remember what my two predictions were. I don't normally chime in on those threads, but I must have seen something to get me talking. Still, despite the fact that I made less predictions than anyone else all year, I will happily take my Tier 3 crown.
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Holy Shit! Does this mean I key the keys to the Executive Crapper or something?
I'm always amazed at the amount of effort geemoney put into this. I'm not sure exactly how much that is, but it looks like a LOT. In previous years I always feel a little bad when this list comes out, cause I start the tipping year full of enthusiasm, road to Wrestlemania (*does sign point) and all, but end up falling away as the years tedious, or worse, botched storylines cause me to lose interest. So I was genuinely surprised at that result.
Also, I can't help but acknowledge the irony that my best form at the tipping table has been in the year where I've watched the least WWE, and indeed, where many of my tips have been based in snark or cynicism. Maybe there's something in that for Vince. Or not.
Anyways, thanks geemoney. You're a legend! I am now going to spend the duration of the day strutting around with an air of entitlement.
Yeah, definite props to Geemoney for doing this year after year. That being said, I just couldn't let you get to the top ten this year. Try harder next year, LOSER! BWAHAHA...ahem...sorry bout that.
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Woot, #21. Not too bad for my first full attempt. And not too bad for being relatively clueless about way too much regarding wrestling... Here's where I will admit that I didn't get hooked until I saw the Edge-Big Show-Vickie love triangle. (I want Funky back, too!)
I need to be less safe with my picks, though.
Thanks a lot geemoney! These threads were the primary reason I de-lurked a bit.
I had the same number of wrong predictions this year as last (39) - too often I pick what I think should happen, not what is obvious will happen. Still, thanks for compiling the results, I don't think anyone compiles the TNA PPV predictions.
My goal was to be level 1. I achieved it with going over .500 to boot!
Kinda like the bonus matches being included in the counts. It's like the power ball in the lottery!
Is there a rule on gambling on this years prediction thread (of course there is..there has to be right?) geemoney, if committed enough (obviously he is...8 years so far) may just have created an awesome fantasy game out of this business.
The company's direction hasn't changed a whole hell of a lot, and it still more-than-occasionally produces mediocre television, but That Promo and the subsequent feud has definitely managed to elevate Punk to a higher level than he was.