#21 Posted on 12.12.05 1854.25 Reposted on: 12.12.12 1854.31
I feel like I'm completely biased, so I'm staying away from these threads, but I'd like to disagree with the idea that the votes and winners were ever not tremendously skewed toward big US promotions.
Look back at the previous awards, and you'll see that a high percentage of the voters just voted for anything WWF/WCW-like, and Japan/non-NA equivalents were overlooked, because US stuff was far more accessible to the voters if no other reason.
There are 0 Wrestlers of the Year who didn't wrestle in the US that year (and the non-NA winners received votes largely because of their work in the US).
There are 0 Matches of the Year from promotions besides WCW and WWE. Not just now, but all time, thru varying levels of voting.
Mistico was the greatest high flyer in North America this year, and finished 7th, which is a sign of the lack of global awareness of voters - but it's also absolutely no different than Rey Mysterio not winning the award in '93, '94, or '95.
This is the same voting style these awards have always been, representative of the group they emanate from.
Edit Now that I'm reading your post and my post again, I'm afraid I've missed your point. There were more comments about non-NA stuff becasue there were more voters - but I believe the proporation isn't that different from usual.
#22 Posted on 13.12.05 0302.00 Reposted on: 13.12.12 0303.34
Originally posted by thecubsfanEdit Now that I'm reading your post and my post again, I'm afraid I've missed your point. There were more comments about non-NA stuff becasue there were more voters - but I believe the proporation isn't that different from usual.
(edited by thecubsfan on 12.12.05 1859)
Cubs, you're right in that my point was that the lack of non-NA votes/comments had more to do with the fact that there were only 40 participants. I know that the awards have always skewed U.S. heavy, as that's what's on TV here. In the past, due to a larger participation of tape traders, guys like yourself and Ryan always commented on the best in Lucha, while others talked about the best of US Indys, Japan, etc which made it a little more of an encompassing survey.
#23 Posted on 13.12.05 2021.36 Reposted on: 13.12.12 2022.12
Originally posted by CRZParticipation was down again - only forty ballots received. I attribute this to less interest in the product here on r.s.p-w as well as a successful campaign by me to keep certain people outside r.s.p-w from publicizing the awards to their readership and/or fanboybase.
Nice to see fearless leader holding down The-W!
Not that I would have voted anyway.
----- First it's called Rec-Sports-PRO-Wrestling. In the eyes of the majority, Ring of Honor, OVW, et al, are NOT 'Pro' They're you would consider the minor leagues. Why do they get votes?
Who the fuck voted for Rico as best wrestler? I really do want names and/or email addresses. I need to know 'Why (INSERT NAME HERE), Why?'
Eddie as Best Heel seems wrong, not only because... but because even with him trying to play heel, he still got cheered loud enough for it to to take away from the heel heat.
Worst Wrestler? So TheCubsFan... I take it you didn't care much for Kenzo Suzuki?