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The 2013 UKFF UK50 - Stage Three


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Well, welcome to the third and final round in determining the Ninth Annual UKFF UK50.

 

So far, UKFFers have nominated wrestlers they felt deserved a place somewhere in this year's UK50 during Stage One. Next, in Stage Two you decided who from a list of equally-nominated wrestlers should take the final remaining spots.

 

All of this means we have now confirmed all 50 of the wrestlers who will make up this year's rankings. They are (alphabetical order; 2012 ranking in brackets):

 

April Davids (NL)

 

BT Gunn (37)

 

Bubblegum (16)

 

CJ Banks (22)

 

Cyanide (43)

 

Damon Leigh (NL)

 

Danny Hope (NL)

 

Darrell Allen (NL)

 

Dave Mastiff (10)

 

Dave Rayne (23)

 

Dean Allmark (29)

 

Eddie Dennis (NL)

 

El Ligero (1)

 

Grado (NL)

 

Jack Gallagher (6)

 

Jack Jester (47)

 

Jim Hunter (45)

 

Joe Coffey (NL)

 

Joey Hayes (15)

 

Johnny Moss (25)

 

Kay Lee Ray (NL)

 

Kris Travis (4)

 

Lee Hunter (44)

 

Liam Thomson (39)

 

Lionheart (11)

 

Mad Mad Manson (8)

 

Mark Andrews (26)

 

Mark Coffey (NL)

 

Mark Haskins (12)

 

Martin Kirby (7)

 

Marty Scurll (14)

 

Mikey Whiplash (13)

 

MK McKinnan (20)

 

Nathan Cruz (18)

 

Nikki Storm (NL)

 

Noam Dar (2)

 

Pete Dunne (40)

 

Rampage Brown (27)

 

Red Lightning (28)

 

Robbie X (38)

 

Rockstar Spud (5)

 

Sam Bailey (35)

 

Sha Samuels (NL)

 

Stixx (9)

 

T-Bone (46)

 

Wild Boar (33)

 

Will Ospreay (NL)

 

Wolfgang (31)

 

Zack Gibson (30)

 

Zack Sabre Jr (3)

 

 

So, we have our 50 wrestlers confirmed, the only thing left to do now is to start ranking them in order. How do we do that?

 

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Stage Three - The Rankings

 

Stages One and Two were about nominating any 15 people who you felt deserved a place somewhere in the UKFF UK50. In Stage Three, however, I need to know who from the list of 50 you believe to be the out-and-out best. I need your own personal actual Top 15.

 

1) As with Stage One, send a PM to myself on the UKFF. E-mails/Facebook messages/etc will not be accepted. This is to prove that you are a UKFF member. This is a UKFF project, after all. Feel free to share your nominations in this thread if you so desire, for the purposes of generating discussion/debate, but I will only count lists that I receive in my PM Inbox.

 

2) Again, as with Stage One, your PM should contain a list of up to 15 wrestlers. The difference this time, however, is that your list must be ranked in order from 1 to 15 (1 being the best) on who you believe to be the best, based on the criteria we have been using throughout:

 

Upon what criteria are the rankings based?

All the way through the process, nominations and votes should be made based on British wrestlers' in-ring performances you have seen on shows that took place between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013. The key points around which the rankings, nominations and votes are based include:

- whose in-ring performances are the most gripping, convincing and enthralling?

- who is consistently involved in great matches?

- who is able to tell the best "story" through their performance?

- whose performance is able to capture the crowd's interest and make them emotionally invested in the match?

- who actually makes pro wrestling enjoyable to watch with their performances?

 

3) Obviously, you can only vote for wrestlers included in the list of 50 shown above.

 

4) You can vote for less than 15 if you like, but definitely no more. If possible, please also include your reasons for giving these wrestlers the ranking you have. This could be just a sentence to justify their selection or point out particular matches, promotions or shows upon which you have based your decision. As with previous years, I'll be using some of these comments in the eventual write-ups.

 

5) Make sure you get your PM in to me by 23:59 on Friday 23 August 2013. Votes received after this deadline will not be counted.

 

Anyone suspected of using dual accounts or other unfair methods to weight the list or make mockery of the spirit of the project may be excluded at my discretion.

 

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As always, please feel absolutely free to debate, justify, reason and explain your choices in this thread. Perhaps links to matches you've seen these guys excel in? Also, let's hear you predictions as to who you think is going to have a good showing this year, who will drop down the rankings, who will be the surprise packages, and so on.

 

Finally, in something a bit new that I haven't tried before, it would actually also be interesting to hear from anyone who believes there are people in the 50 who don't deserve to be there. Not that it will count towards the actual voting or ranking or anything, but feel free to add such comments to your PM with your actual votes - again, I will use some of the comments I receive in the eventual write-ups. Might be good to see a more 'balanced' representation of opinions on the 50 than we usually get.

 

And with that, it's over to you.

 

GO!!

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Just to start the controversy, I don't think Dave Rayne should be in there. I've hated his character and ring work every time I've seen him, and he always seems to get mic time at certain promotions while others never do. Put RJ Singh in instead - one of the best talkers around and a solid worker.

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Just to start the controversy, I don't think Dave Rayne should be in there. I've hated his character and ring work every time I've seen him, and he always seems to get mic time at certain promotions while others never do. Put RJ Singh in instead - one of the best talkers around and a solid worker.

 

If only there had been some sort of voting process to get down to this list of 50 ehh?

 

There is always one.

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Just to start the controversy, I don't think Dave Rayne should be in there. I've hated his character and ring work every time I've seen him, and he always seems to get mic time at certain promotions while others never do. Put RJ Singh in instead - one of the best talkers around and a solid worker.

 

If only there had been some sort of voting process to get down to this list of 50 ehh?

 

There is always one.

 

Finally, in something a bit new that I haven't tried before, it would actually also be interesting to hear from anyone who believes there are people in the 50 who don't deserve to be there. Not that it will count towards the actual voting or ranking or anything, but feel free to add such comments to your PM with your actual votes - again, I will use some of the comments I receive in the eventual write-ups. Might be good to see a more 'balanced' representation of opinions on the 50 than we usually get.

 

 

 

I'm still trying to put my 15 into order as it's proving difficult.

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1: El Ligero

2: Rockstar Spud

3: Mark Haskins

4: Mad Mad Manson

5: Dave Mastiff

6: Nathan Cruz

7: Bubblegum

8: T-Bone

9: Lee Hunter

10: Jim Hunter

11: Noam Dar

12: Kris Travis

13: Nikki Storm

14: Kay Lee Ray

15: Stixx

 

here are my 15

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List sent. Fairly happy with my list, my top eight or so was all really close and with quite a diverse bunch of guys around at the moment it was hard to rank them really. Admittedly, I only have only been to shows from three promotions during the time so it may be a lean a little towards the talent that compete a lot in the North west but I suppose other areas will be represented too.

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