Four points:cherrylimeaid wrote:Again I don't know how "Well he is in a main event, or main events" is a valid argument at all. At least for me. Simply answer this. Have you studied wrestling to stay aware of wrestling enough where you know terrible WRESTLERS have been in main events continually, normally carried by great WRESTLERS? Please please please miev76 answer that. If you don't believe a terrible wrestler has ever been put in a main event status spot our conflict of opinions is spelled out right there, and Baron Vonhowever you spell his last name Roshkee can rest a little easier.
This is not a best status as of right now tournament. FOR ME. Again I'm always allowing you to make this tournament only about status in your votes. That is your prerogative. In fact this COULD in fact be, put these two guys in the same situation. There is zero chance I trust Roman to be able to put White over in a good match. My life or company on the line I'm much more likely to trust White to be able to put Roman over. For me it's simple as that. I"m sorry that Roman has the undeserved status he has. I, and most, really are. But at the end of the day that's really all he has.
But thank you for the "put in similar circumstances argument". Since this tournament does include indies and with 64 people can't possibly include all main eventers that IS exactly what this tournament represents FOR ME. All the more power for what it represents FOR YOU.
1) I've been watching wrestling for 30+ years and my primary promotion growing up was 80s WWF. I watched the MSG shows every month and suffice to say, I've seen some wretched main eventers. That said, Reigns being a main eventer alone is not my point. He is main eventer and he generally delivers in that spot. He's had many very good to great matches and main evented a great match at Mania last year.
2) By way of comparison, White is purposefully segregated to the early part of the show by being a Young Lion in New Japan. This means even when he is wrestling wretched over the hill wrestlers like Nakanishi, he has to put them over. His job is to be pin fodder in many instances and when he's not, he's there to train.
3) The tournament is meant to decide "best of right now." Well, in my mind, in almost every circumstance, a main eventer is better than a prelim guy. The exception would be truly horrible main eventer (Khali, Koslov) against a prodigy like prelim guy (think early Danielson).
4) By the very nature of the fact Roman would have to "put over" White shows why this is somewhat ridiculous. A lesser wrestler would never be asked to do that for a better one. There would be no need.