1. Jericho 2. Angle 3. Austin 4. Rock 5. Triple H 6. RVD 7. Booker T 8. Edge 9. Regal 10. Undertaker
If I lived back in the wild west days, instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster, I'd carry a soldering iron. That way, if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like "Hey, look. He's carrying a soldering iron!" and started laughing, and everybody else started laughing, I could just say, "That's right, it's a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice." Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed, because they had made fun of the soldering iron of justice, and I could probably hit them up for a free drink.
It's interesting that only a few people had Maven on their lists. I noticed that after watching smackdown tonight that Maven really seems to 'want' to be out there. He doesn't seem to care if he wins or losses, or who he's beating or getting beaten by. In his defence, I think he is a very good pick for a top ten wrestler of the year, (so far).
Hmm.. my best for the year so far would probably be..
1) Kurt Angle (See also, God of Good Matches) 2) Stever Austin (See also, Where did that catch phrase come from?) 3) The Undertaker (See also, Reinventing Oneself (if only the crowd would catch on)) 4) Rob Van Dam (See also, When did he learn to work between high spots?) 5) The Rock (See also, He's not as bad in the ring as everyone wants to believe) 6) Christian (See also, best entrance in the WWF right now) 7) Booker T (See also, The one good the Mark Madden ever did) 8) Big Show (See also, Starting the year well and slowing down) 9) The New Gay Outlaws (See also, How to get heat with homophobes) 10) Golddust (See also, God I missed these creepy promos)
Ok, these are the final results which will make up 25% of the current 2002 rankings. Fan ratings (#1=10 points, etc...)
1. Kurt Angle - 212 2. Chris Jericho - 211 3. Steve Austin - 204 4. The Rock - 128 5. Rob Van Dam - 108 6. Triple H - 106 7. The Undertaker - 103 8. Booker T - 89 9. Christian - 35 10. Edge - 33
Other receiving votes: Regal 24, Kane 21, Storm 20, Maven 13, Perfect 13, Tajiri 10, Hurricane 7, Tazz 6, DDP 6, Billy 4, Chucky 4, Big Show 3, Jazz 2, Trish 2, Buh Buh 2, D-Von 1, Test 1, Goldust 1
If you're interested in a semi preview here were the results so far of the other 75% (Win/Loss record, Quality Wins, Strength of Schedule, Championship Bonus) I was going to use this in case of little response in this thread.
1. Chris Jericho (9-3) 2. William Regal (7-2) 3. Rob Van Dam (8-4) 4. Diamond Dallas Page (4-0) 5. Spike Dudley (10-2) 6. Kurt Angle (5-5) 7. Tazz (7-3) 8. Steve Austin (5-1) 9. The Rock (6-3) 10. Test (5-3)
Close calls: Maven, Jazz, Triple H, Billy, Edge
(edited by Super Shane Spear on 15.2.02 1020)
"Nobody loves the custodian. I come and I sweep and vacuum for you. When you're in the mood to go to the bathroom, I even disinfect it for you! This is the thanks I get?!? All who defy me shall be dis-infected!"
I do think many would accept it, if it got their old favorites back... "control" wouldn't be what I'd call Heyman's leadership from what I've read...Those longer matches just aren't part of WWE TV, except in a main event every now and then...