RESULTS: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever (100-51)

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 (100-51)

Post by BradPTBN » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:16 pm

This is where I think you start to really see this factor in:

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

While there were a couple rogue-like ballots that had Ospreay and Scurll, guys like Silas Young and Caprice Coleman finished real low. Taven and ACH are two other examples; I thought they would finish considerably higher. Dijak is buoyed by a #7 vote (per Rich - DD's mother participated), truthfully if that was taken out he'd only be 5-6 spots back anyway.

John Walters was a real good example of getting recognition by a good chunk of voters, but his average ballot spot was always going to be in the 40s.

I thought Xavier got a good amount of respect with the 40 ballots figure also. He is the first champ off the board - the rest are in the top 50. I think you can definitely draw a conclusion that the significance of that held a lot of weight for voters.

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Post by mlev76 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:22 pm

Really fascinating how high some people are getting placed. You see a lot of this site's/modern wrestling's views on New Japan showcased on some of the high numbers for the people in this group. Not a bad thing, just interesting.

And not that this is a competition to see whose views matched those of the masses, but 43 of my top 50 are still in play. Can't wait for the rest of the list.

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Post by BradPTBN » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:54 pm

Ishii was powered by two ballots - where he finished 17th and 18th, that's a lot of points for the big man. It's certainly interesting because the discussion threads were very dismissive of the NJPW guys (outside KUSHIDA, who worked ROH much more).

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Post by BradPTBN » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:56 pm

The highest ranked guys that I had go off my list so far were John Walters, Taven, ACH, Xavier and then Raven.

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Post by Zubazkid » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:06 pm

BradPTBN wrote:This is where I think you start to really see this factor in:

Early years (2002-2003) – 42
Golden years (2004-2008) – 45
HDNet era (2009-2010) – 8
SBG era (2011-present) – 16
This represents when people started watching the product, correct? So, voters that started watching during the early years may well have stayed all the way through to today or bounced in and out of watching the product, but did not necessarily stop watching at a set time, unless I misread the question (entirely possible).

So far I've lost 8 off my ballot, most disappointed by ACH and KUSHIDA, most surprised by Walters and Xavier. I can figure out four of the wrestlers not on my list that will be on the final list, but am stumped by the other 4. So excited to see the final list.

This has been a lot of fun, thanks to all at VOW and PTBN for making this happen.

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Post by BackLash » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:27 pm

Welp, 8 guys are off my list leaving me with 42:

49. Kenny King - Ranked 66: I still stand by my claim that dude was way underrated and in retrospect, he didn't do too bad.
48. Rhett Tutus - Ranked 98: Gave him the slight edge over Kenny due to his tenure, but the results here are no big shock.
43. Xavier - Ranked 58: The highest official rank of my eliminations, it's strange that he's a former world champ and he could get into the top 50.
42. Cedric Alexander - Ranked 61: Both ranks are telling on how much RoH wasted his talent. Currently getting the Swagger treatment on WWE (most notable appearances being on Up, Up, Down, Down) so we may be seeing deja vu.
40. Matt Taven - Ranked 68: Like Kenny King I thought he was underrated and he held the TV longer than anyone before Jay Lethal. Still, he doesn't come off as a big deal to alot of fans so I get the ranking.
38. ACH - Ranked 59: This guy was crazy talented, had he actually won a title in the company (and stayed out of trouble) he would have made the list at least.
35-34. War Machine - Ranked 80 (Rowe) & 70 (Hanson): This one befuddled me, these guys are awesome, some of the best SBG call-ups. I'm a little disappointed really.

I wonder which 8 wrestlers surpassed my fallen 8 on the Honor Roll? I should be fun to figure out.

....I just realized, I didn't see Dragon Solder B yet.

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Re: RESULTS: The Honor Roll: ROH's 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever (100-51)

Post by mlev76 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:37 pm

Donovan Dijak is the high rank amongst 164-51 with a vote for him at 7.

Adam Pearce (who made my list, but not the Top 50) got a vote at 8.

Both Xavier and Raven made it onto 40 ballots, but not enough to make the final cut. Had both on my list as well.

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