From last night's show, as announced by Daniel Bryan, and shamefully cut-and-pasted here from the associated wwe.com story...the inaugural SDLive TOP TEN:
10. Tye Dillinger 9. Randy Orton 8. Becky Lynch 7. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos 6. The New Day 5. United States Champion Bobby Roode 4. Naomi 3. Shinsuke Nakamura 2. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair 1. WWE Champion AJ Styles
I would say no heels on the list is 'accurate'. It's a wrestler vote. Why would anyone vote for the bad guys? I mean, I'm sure Aiden English voted for Rusev and Rusev voted for Aiden English, but given the main event last night, I'm not sure that Owens would've voted for Zayn and vice versa. Maybe the heel women would have some kind of voting clique among them, but that in turn might be offset by things like Zayn voting for Lynch, and AJ and Roode voting for Charlotte.
This is far too much insight to be applying to a top ten list, but I think the lack of heels makes sense.
Well they have to vote for someone and they can't vote for themselves. I doubt in kayfabe world any heel would vote for a face, so logic dictates that SOME heel would collect a grouping of votes. Zayn and Owens I can see -- they allegedly sold out Smackdown at Survivor Series. But someone would have gotten multiple votes. It happens in every other "can't vote for yourself" situation, so I don't see why it wouldn't apply here.
But yeah ... way too much insight to be applying. lol.
Kayfabe voting ruins it completely. If you ask wrestlers who they like on Smackdown then a lot are going to say Sami, Kevin or Rusev and not having any of them in the top 10 is ridiculous. And they have to stop the Dillinger '10' ranking or Rumble entrance. Talk about a one trick pony and it is now getting boring. Surely English is more deserving at the moment?
New Day don't wrestle any more and Naomi just isn't that interesting apart from glowing hair and doing standing kicks on the spot that don't look good and jumping so her arse hits you in the face.
I know this is taking it way too far, but how many votes are actually meant to be cast? And how many votes do you get? The more I think about it, the more ridiculous it becomes. Maybe they should at least incorporate it with a fan vote or something to at least give them the chance to say its not down to us. Or a face and heel top 5 or 10. Or just scrap it already
I know it would kill it faster than you can say "you've ruined the act, GOB," but I hope to God the Hardys declare breach and take the broken act right to WWE television. Everyone heard it when Rollins said "obsolete."