Title: JTF Semi-Squaretablammies Awards!
Description: The Results for the '08 mid-years!
blibblab - July 2, 2008 05:04 AM (GMT)
Good-ish turnout, I guess... 24 ballots cast, which was better than the year end awards. I'm hoping to shoot for an even bigger turnout for the '08 year ends in... six... months [wow, time flies!]
Got a diverse-ish group - at least for the JTF Squaretable boards. I was thinking of doing commentary and stuff for the awards, but if I did that it would a) show ignorance on my part for some of the winners as I don't read all feds and b) take more time to release the awards. I will comment that there were nominated:
- 45 different heels
- 41 different faces
- 25 different matches
- 24 different shows
- 25 different managers
- 22 different announcers
- 22 different tag teams
- 15 different federations
- 72 different wrestlers
Nice numbers, showing that there's still plenty out there to follow.
Oh, also, since there was a better turn out, I figured I'd put up the Top 50 instead of the Top 25 [thanks to Mr. Hopper for the suggestion, which I originally dismissed, but figured at the last minute to do it anyway]. Of course, because of ties and such there's no official #50... and there's 51 in the top 50 - screwy ain't it?
So, here it is [in reverse order - a byproduct of the comments from last year, thank you!]:
Heel of the Mid-Year
5. Marcus Broussard
3. Kian Konga
2. Chase Williams
1. The Spectre
Face of the Mid-Year
5. Chris Hartt
5. City Jack
4. Rob Cole
3. Sammy Knight
2. Caleb Foley
1. Jackson Kinkaid
Match of the Mid-Year
4. AWA 30 Man Rumble (Sat. Night Wrestling 4/12)
2. Pure X vs. John Shock (RCW, Glory)
2. Kian Konga vs. Erik Grimmson (PJG, Bloody Paradise Ep 7)
1. Chase Williams vs. Caleb Foley (PVW, Rise From the Ashes)
Show of the Mid-Year
3. Memorial Day Mayhem (AWA)
3. Wrestlebowl (SPW)
2. Glory (RCW)
1. Rise From the Ashes (PVW)
Manager of the Mid-Year
3. Paul Sadler
2. Carl Stevenson
1. James Goodwin-Rice
Announcer of the Mid-Year
3. Chip Lester (PVW)
3. Twist (PJG)
2. Gordon Myers (AWA)
1. Bucky Wilde (AWA)
Tag Team of the Mid-Year
3. Werewolf Gregorson & Despair
3. Train Wreck
2. The Wild Cards
1. Prophets of Rage
Fed of the Mid-Year
47. Adrian Tanner
47. Mark Pure
47. Ryan Faith
47. Myra Benedict
43. Chance McKenzie
43. Ricky Royal
43. Summer Blake
41. Michael Kane
41. Vinnie Carmazzi
40. Shayne Grissom
37. Alex Van Steele
37. Guiseppe Valentine
37. John Shock
34. RJ Souza
34. Andrew Karnage
34. Dan Broussard
30. Larry Gionet
30. Edwin Lopez
30. Kevin Slater
30. Mark Shaw
29. Erik Grimmsson
26. Derek Weaver
26. Pure X
26. Chris Colton
25. Caleb Walters
25. Donovan O'Reily
22. Chris Hartt
22. Jack Snyder
22. “Barbed Wire” Ken
21. Ron Houston
20. Jake Evans
18. Jakob Volga
18. Brian Young
16. The Biz
16. Rick Marley
15. Stevie Scott
14. Dave Pietka
13. City Jack
12. Griffin James
11. Talia Wichzini
10. Major Damage/William Craven
9. Marcus Broussard
7. The Spectre
5. Caleb Foley
5. Sammy Knight
4. Rob Cole
3. Kian Konga
2. Chase Williams
1. Jackson Kinkaid
DBBRose - July 2, 2008 05:19 AM (GMT)
Thanks Bren for putting this together. Always fun to read.
BigPoppaBuyrate - July 2, 2008 05:35 AM (GMT)
Nice work, Bren. Thanks for going through the effort.
Also, my thanks to anyone who cast a vote for any AWA match, show, wrestler, announcer, whatever! We do what we can so it's cool if people are diggin' it.
This also gives me an opportunity to blatantly shill AWA's THE BATTLE OF DALLAS coming up this weekend! Ricky Royal vs Tumaffi! The Russians vs Gregorson/Despair in a Russian Chain Match! Kentucky's Pride/Rick Marley vs Stevie Scott/Calisto Dufresne/Adrian Freeman! Plus, Marcus Broussard defends the National Title against the winner of a 10 man battle royal! OHHH THE SHILLAGE!
Oh, and I think Bucky Wilde might make an acceptance speech that night... or something. Stay tuned for that!
ProfessorDoran - July 2, 2008 12:25 PM (GMT)
The lack of Rick Perle in the announcer brackets is a shame, and takes some legitimacy away from these awards. However, Bucky Wilde is nothing less than a sensation in the broadcasting business.
BIG UPS TO BIG BUCKS!
And, a big thanks to Bren for stalking me in the PSU computer lab. And for putting these things together.
Codered - July 2, 2008 12:31 PM (GMT)
Thank you for taking the time out for doing this... I hope there was a good showing from quite a few number of feds. Congratulations to all the winners there is still a lot of good e-w out there right now.
blibblab - July 2, 2008 12:31 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (ProfessorDoran @ Jul 2 2008, 08:25 AM)|
| And, a big thanks to Bren for stalking me in the PSU computer lab. And for putting these things together. |
Hrm... Pollack Laptop Library? Warrick? Warnock? West? East? Pattee? Or the ever elusive South Halls?
Hopper - July 2, 2008 12:38 PM (GMT)
Great work Bren. Thanks a bunch!
Invader3K - July 2, 2008 12:53 PM (GMT)
Nice work. A lot of deserving people on there!
orklad - July 2, 2008 02:15 PM (GMT)
Yeah...WHICH PSU computer lab...I skulked around in South's or Pollack's back in my day.
Mucho kudos to Bren and all those getting recognized...and to those of you that voted for The Spectre over Tumaffi...y'all are crazy.
And an idea for commentary on the year ends: either ask the fed head for something for the top few guys, or Pedro...he reviews most of the feds on JTF at one point or another...he might be in a spot to offer some third party perspective on the guys who get the awards.
(notice me increasing other people's workloads...I'm so nice!)
ElNietoDelRickJames - July 2, 2008 05:00 PM (GMT)
Ryan Faith is glad to accept his 47th ranking. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It sure was an impressive 2008 debut of his :)
Manbearpig - July 2, 2008 07:12 PM (GMT)
I for one am shocked.....
I never thought in a MILLION years Chase would end up where he did. I guess more people appreciate my work than I ever would've imagined.
Thanks guys... Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside... lol
Good work Bren, its much appreciated, to everyone who voted for Chase Williams, I thank you.... And to the PVW, LETS KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK!!
Now if we could just get PJG on track again as well.... Mike... :P
CalebFoley - July 2, 2008 08:06 PM (GMT)
Just wanna say thank you to everyone who voted for Caleb Foley I really appreciate the love that he got on the MId Years wonder if he can keep it up till the Year Ends
RanmaSolo - July 2, 2008 09:12 PM (GMT)
Episode 9 should be out by Friday. Just sayin'....
Great job, Bren. Thanks to all the voters and congrats to all the winners!
McBaine - July 3, 2008 12:08 AM (GMT)
Good showing this year! I think it's awesome that we can see such a diversity in the Mid Years... that just means that we all need to start following a new fed or two or maybe some inter-fed angles might need to be played out...
Anywho, I wanted to say thanks to everyone who voted for Kinkaid. He's been my first face character ever and been a lot of fun to try new things out with. Thanks to all who kept up with his spastic and chaotic life!! You've made it fun for me to try out new things!
Also congrats to everyone who made the list... there are some really amazing talents out there!
rcole - July 3, 2008 02:13 AM (GMT)
Dubba-FO'! Dubba-Fo'! I got Dubba' Fo'!!!! Just call me Billy Dee and hand me a Colt' .44... or was that .45? Well... in this case, it's a .44!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!!!
AsH/Derek Weaver - July 3, 2008 11:13 PM (GMT)
Dammit! Who had the lack of sense to vote for me over guys like Mark Pure, Bryant McCoy, GVZ, and Essex?!
Thanks though, but you should read their stuff over AsH and Weaver.
blibblab - July 10, 2008 06:24 PM (GMT)
Moved the mid-years to the awards forum...