Paid Members Linus Posted January 2, 2017 Paid Members Share Posted January 2, 2017 Here it is - for the twelfth consecutive year nominations have been made, votes have been cast and we now have a fully ranked and ordered list of wrestlers to comprise the finalised 2016 UKFF UK50. Before I get to the results, just a reminder of how we got there. In Stafe One, I invited UKFF members to submit their unranked nominations for 15 wrestlers that they felt deserved a place somewhere in this year's UKFF UK50. That first stage produced a clear 50 names without any ties, so there was no need for the second round vote-off as has taken place previously. Once we had our 50 names, the final stage saw UKFF members this time submit their own top 15 from those 50, ranked in order of preference. I collated and counted the votes (using a simple mathematical scoring system of 15 points for a first place, 14 for a second etc. all the way through to 1 point for 15th) and totaled the scores. As always, the rankings are based on the following criteria: 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 January 2016 and 18 December 2016. 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? All that remains is for me to thank each and every person who took the time to put together a list of nominations or votes, especially those who clearly put a lot of thought into their lists and the supporting comments. This project has seen varying levels of interest over the years, but it really wouldn't be anything if people weren't interested. Yes, thank you very much. So, ladies and gentlemen, for the TWELFTH STRAIGHT YEAR, I now present your UKFF UK50: ***************************************************** =No. 47 - "Blackbelt" Tom Dawkins (AKA: Pure Britannico, Pavo Real) Twitter: @Blackbelt_TD Entrance theme: Total 1st place votes in 2016: 0 UKFF UK50 History: First year on the list Regular promotions during period: Lucha Britannia in London... IPW:UK in Kent... WrestleForce all over the south east... XWA in Colchester... Future-Pro Wrestling in Surrey... WAW in Norfolk A six-year athlete who made his debut for LDN Promotions after graduating from the IPW:UK training school, Dawkins has slowly carved himself a name as an exciting high-flyer with a devastating array of kicks and strikes. Despatched Will Ospreay in a Loser Leaves IPW:UK match, ended the year with the XWA title, and is testing a new, darker gimmick at Lucha Britannia’s Resistance Gallery. UKFF says: Nada! Linus says: When people ask for someone who will make the break-out in 2017, Dawkins is one of the names I always give. I saw him regularly at Lucha Britannia, where he formerly worked as Pure Britannico, and in February of this year he had a match with Will Ospreay’s Neo Britannico which would have been a standout on so many shows. He’s become the standard-bearer for a growing XWA and his regular stints for IPW:UK – now on FloSlam – will introduce him to a new audience. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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