RESULTS: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever (166-101)

To celebrate Ring of Honor’s upcoming 15th anniversary in February of 2017, Place to Be Nation and Voices of Wrestling are teaming up to present The Honor Roll: ROH’s 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever, held exclusively on the Voices of Wrestling forums.
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Re: RESULTS: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever (166-101)

Post by BackLash » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:54 pm

Kevin Kelly is number 127 and beat 50 people in the process even though I'm sure he's never taken a bump in his life. He's taken alot of (kayfabe) verbal abuse, but that's not the same thing. Still, I wonder what a Keven Kelly match would look like?

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Re: RESULTS: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever (166-101)

Post by mlev76 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:11 pm

I think I'm most intrigued by the folks who got one or more votes for top 30:

Azriael-26
Lacey-29
Dixie-28
Hiroshi Tanahashi-23
Kikutaro-25
Deranged-24.

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Re: RESULTS: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever (166-101)

Post by Joe Lanza » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:40 am

Surprised Nakajima came off the board already.

Also odd that Horiguchi came off the board while the other 5 DG dudes from the six man haven't.

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Re: RESULTS: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever (166-101)

Post by BradPTBN » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:26 am

BackLash wrote:Kevin Kelly is number 127 and beat 50 people in the process even though I'm sure he's never taken a bump in his life. He's taken alot of (kayfabe) verbal abuse, but that's not the same thing. Still, I wonder what a Keven Kelly match would look like?
He may have last bumped back in ECWA as a heel figure in 2000 (taking super kicks and that Hanson dive aside this past year).

One of the pitfalls early here is "unique" ballots that in this case were a mix of wrestlers and then non-wrestlers (Sinclair and Truth also were on the ballot - which then had more wrestlers after them, it's a bit perplexing). While we don't have specific criteria, we're still pretty clear it's "WRESTLERS", but alas. Unfortunately you run into cases where just one weird ballot upstages a performer where maybe a handful of people found a place for them late in their ballot.

For this first burn-off of results, I look at how many ballots versus anything else. How many radars were Dixie and Lacey and Moose on, you know? In the end, wrestlers that were on 6 ballots (out of 111) still only account for 5.4% of the total ballots.

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Re: RESULTS: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever (166-101)

Post by Mike » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:00 pm

I found it very interesting that Cheeseburger, who is very over with ROH audiences, only made it to four ballots. He's not that great in-ring, but still. You'd think he'd be on more given his cult like status. But it may just be very niche.

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Re: RESULTS: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever (166-101)

Post by BackLash » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:04 pm

Mike wrote:I found it very interesting that Cheeseburger, who is very over with ROH audiences, only made it to four ballots. He's not that great in-ring, but still. You'd think he'd be on more given his cult like status. But it may just be very niche.
I really wanted Cheeseburger to be my 50th entry. When it came down to it, there were too many amazing talents or long tenure talents who won titles that edged him out. He's more than a jobber to me, but I couldn't overlook that he is a jobber.

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Re: RESULTS: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever (166-101)

Post by BradPTBN » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:59 pm

Mike wrote:I found it very interesting that Cheeseburger, who is very over with ROH audiences, only made it to four ballots. He's not that great in-ring, but still. You'd think he'd be on more given his cult like status. But it may just be very niche.
I think it has to do with this also - which will be a regular theme with SBG era guys in this next 100-51 batch.

Early years (2002-2003) – 42
Golden years (2004-2008) – 45
HDNet era (2009-2010) – 8
SBG era (2011-present) – 16

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