Paid Members Big Benny HG Posted August 20, 2011 Paid Members Share Posted August 20, 2011 Those that have been following and taking part in the project so far will know that all 3 selection rounds are now complete and the 7th annual UKFF UK50 has now been compiled. I once again thank every single person that has contributed in the true spirit of the project and helped make a set of rankings which sum up the UKFF population's collective opinion on the top performers in our native wrestling scene. In case you didn't know, the UKFF UK50 is the largest annual attempt by fans, wrestlers, promoters and others that make up the UKFF community to establish and publish a yearly set of rankings for who we determine to be the top 50 in-ring performers in British wrestling. The rankings are based on in-ring performances that UKFFers have seen, which took place between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011. The criteria upon which we were judging included: - who is able to capture and maintain the audience's interest with their performance? - whose performance is able to allow the audience to become emotionally invested in the match they are seeing and legitimately care about the outcome? - who is able to tell the best in-ring story through their performance? How did we do this? Well: In STAGE ONE, UKFFers made nominations for people they believed deserved to be ranking in the 2011 UKFF UK50. This wasn't necessarily who they thought was the absolute best but people they believe that, based on the above criteria and within the time period, deserved a place somewhere in the top 50. In this stage: - 112 UKFF members submitted lists of nominations - a total of 231 individual wrestlers received at least one nomination for inclusion in the UK50 48 wrestlers made it directly into the 2011 UKFF UK50 via the number of nominations they received. However, 6 wrestlers received a tied number of nominations for the last 2 places, so STAGE TWO saw 167 UKFFers vote for which of these 6 "maybes" they most wanted to see make the cut. With that, we had our list of 50 names for this year. In STAGE THREE, these 50 names were ranked into order by UKFF members submitting their own individual Top 15 rankings from the 50 nominated wrestlers. The votes have now been collated and finalised, and so the process is nearly complete for another year. In Stage Three: - 96 UKFFers submitted their votes - 36 individual wrestlers received at least a single "number 1" ranking in the individual sets of votes Compiling the final list came down to pure mathematics: 15 points for each individual 1st place, 14 points for each individual 2nd place, 13 points for each individual 3rd place, etc all the way to 1 point for a 15th. Tied scores were then resolved by looking at who had received the most individual 1st place rankings, then 2nd places, then 3rd places etc until they could be separated. So, with all the explanations and the thanks out of the way, the only thing left to do is to reveal The 2011 UKFF UK50 ****************************************************************** No. 50 - Mohmed Ameen Score: 69 points Total 1st place rankings in 2011 votes: 0 2010 ranking: 47th (2009=38th; 2008= NL; 2007=NL; 2006= NL; 2005=NL) Who is he? Northern-based character grappler makes his thrid consecutive UKFF UK50, but also continues a 3-year pattern and again drops in the rankings, this time by 3 places. In West Yorkshire's Dynamic Pro Wrestling, Prince Ameen was defeated by top babyface Cameron Kraze for number one contender's rights to the DPW British Championship in a 3-way (also featuring Martin Kirby). He also formed a team with sensational rookie Zack Diamond as a part of DPW's tag team title tournament, but the odd pairing were downed by El Ligero and Bingo Ballance on the latter team's journey to the final. Prince Ameen has also continued to be a regular performer for South Yorkshire and Derbyshire's NBW/GNP, where he lost his NBW "World" Title to Joey Hayes and then saw his "King's Court" heel stable forced to disband after coming out the losing end of a mini-feud to Kirby. He has since tussled with Stixx and Kraze in the promotion. Ameen is also a regular for the upstart NBW SOUTHSIDE organisation, where he has fought Rainz, Kirby, Chris Holmes, Sam Bailey and Blake Warning. In Teesside's 3 Count Wrestling, Ameen was cast as the goofy, likeable sidekick to his idol (and lead heel) Cameron Kraze, having lost the "Prince's" riches the year before in an angle. Known as "Team Cameron Kraze", the pair won the 3CW Tag Team Titles, but Ameen was unsuccessful in his daft attemots to get the team's name changed to "Krazy Horses". Ameen also won the 3CW North East/Young Lions belt, but found himself in the firing line as he represented 3CW against the 3 Count Mafia, an invading force of former 3CW stars returning to take over the promotion from the new generation. Despite twice defeating Dragon Aisu, this situation took a twist at the '7th Anniversary Show' in May 2011 when it was revealed that Kraze had joined the 3CM... What did the UKFF think? "I get a huge kick out of this guy, great promo, great worker and plays his comedic, cowardly heel role to perfection" "Brilliant promos, can make an entire audience hate him just by walking down a ramp. Gets such heat" "There have been a bunch of shows this past 12 months that I didn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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