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View Poll Results: Commentators: Eligable to all outside angles or just to those who drafted them?
Eligable to all (once not used in angles if drafted by others) 9 39.13%
Only available to those who spent a pick drafting them 14 60.87%
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19-11-2011, 21:16   #1
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The 2012 PW Draft *Discussion thread - voting info post 2048*


Hey everyone

The PW Draft is now in it's 5th year and is 1 of the staples of this forum. Seeing as how MNG is unfortunately not running the draft for this year, I just want to let ye know that myself and BH are gonna be running it Nothing is changing with it so it's still 20 people, 15 rounds and 15 picks (with the various stipulations thrown in). So with that, the countdown to the PW draft can now officially begin

I'll be starting up the picks thread in the New Year so, until then, get thinking



SIgn up thread: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...8#post76190598

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19-11-2011, 21:22   #2
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Are we throwing our names in the hat yet?

Hope rovert gets involved this year, he would take some beating methinks...
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19-11-2011, 21:45   #3
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Are we throwing our names in the hat yet?

Hope rovert gets involved this year, he would take some beating methinks...
Nope, that thread opens in the late December
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19-11-2011, 22:18   #4
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I really want to get Punk, Ace Steel and The Usos again this year so I can keep going with that stable
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19-11-2011, 23:52   #5
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Cant wait for this . However im gonna back up my write ups so i dont lose it like last year
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20-11-2011, 00:31   #6
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Time to get my thinking cap on, need to up my game to have a shot at winning this
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20-11-2011, 05:02   #7
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Yep last year marked the end of MNG in charge and I said i'd take over once nobody minded me also competing as I have in every draft, then Gimmick also bowed out so D2D joined up, which is especially helpful given my time difference. Despite stepping down Obviously we hope that if they have the time Gimmick or MNG compete, would almost be odd for my BWA promotion to have no Monday Night Grappling to go up against at this stage.

No need to submit if your in or not at this stage but this thread will be used to say when that will happen so that the regulars should know in advance and get a good chacne of having a spot in the draft.

As D2D suggested this will probably become the discussion thread when everything gets going as ill change the name & also sticky the other thread when it gets started.

I Already have some ideas in mind for stipulation rounds and will talk to D2D about that before we begin but I guess for now this can also be a general shop for discussion on rules and eligable picks etc i.e were there any gray areas last year we need to iron out before we start this time? only big disagreement i remember atm was the eligablity of Heenan & Bockwinkel as a team for example.

Think this year ill give you a different BWA, last few years ive had similar rosters and although I was always in the top 5 dont think I was ever that close to winning it.
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I'v never done this before, how does it work if you don't mind me asking.
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here are some of the previous incarnations of the draft

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Originally Posted by Me in the hot links sticky
and Draft threads:

2010
2009
2008
2011
Simply its a typical sports fantasy draft where you get to pick a wrestler or tag team (must fall within certain ground rules like no world champions in the tag team) every round and build a roster. Then at the end produce a PPV card to showcase your roster before we vote on a winner.

To further elaborate here are the rules from last year although in some rounds we have special stipulations about who can and cant be picked which may void the rules i.e a round where debut date of wrestler is irrelevant. Looks like a lot of rules but it isnt really

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Rules:

- You have 24 hours to make your pick. If you miss your pick you will have to wait until after number 20 has chosen to make your pick. You will be PM'd about your missed pick and if you miss your pick twice, you will be eliminated from the contest. Your roster will then be either given to a reserve, or the r
oster will be divided up in a later round.

- If you are banned, for any length of time, during the draft, you will be eliminated from the contest. Your roster will then be either given to a reserve, or the roster will be divied up in a later round.

- In the game no wrestler can be chosen twice. For example, if someone selects Stone Cold then Stone Cold is no longer available for anybody else!

- Each person makes fifteen picks over fifteen rounds. One choice per round. Everyone gets their turn.

Tag Teams:

Tag Teams come as a package so for example if you want the Dudleys then you don't have to pick Bubba one round and then D-Von the next. The rules for tag teams are as follows:

- Cannot have a world champion in them ie no DX or Hart Foundation
- Must have tagged together for at least 3 months
- Inter gender tag teams not allowed
- Members of factions, ie Saturn and Malenko, are not deemed valid picks as they are not classed as legit tag teams under the criteria for the game.
- 5 tag teams is the maximum amount of teams for each roster

World Titles:
World titles are considered as the following:
WWE, World Heavyweight Title/WCW, TNA and NWA

(Note: For the benefit of the game as a whole and to reflect the realistic loss in prestige of the NWA Title, only holders of the NWA Title up until the WCW World Championship came into use will be regarded as World Champions for the purposes of the game. )

Eligible Promotions:
WWE, TNA, ROH, anything historically going under the NWA banner.

Time Frame:
No professional debuts pre 1970 are eligible. There will be a round for pre 1970 picks. There will also be a celeb round where celebs who have appeared on wrestling TV are elibible for picks.

- To determine wrestler debuts we will use Wikipedia as in previous years. If you feel the Wikipedia entry is incorrect you can PM me or one of the mods to state your case.

- people who would be considerd Celebs more so than wrestlers are only eligable to be drafted in the special celeb round and not in any other round

- Dark matches and try out matches will not be valid cases this year for selecting a wrestler.

- Managers and female wrestlers are eligible if people wish to pick them. Commentators have not been included in recent years.

Stip rounds:
Like last year there will be special rounds to shake the game up a bit and keep everyone on their toes. gimmick has a few tricks up his sleeve for us to deal with again I am sure. Round 1 is a stip round so read about that below.

Note - Rules may be amended during the contest to help run the game smoother if it's felt this is necessary but we will aim to ensure everyone is kept up to date if this has to happen.
anybody think any rules need to be alterd or added? I'm still not sure about the tag team limit personally and could see not having it in the game this time round.

draft usually starts at the start of January so this is a very early heads up as when its first come first served with the first 20 posters competing. We can always use some backups too and others commenting on picks etc is welcome once you dont mention undrafted superstars

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Should the number of tag teams be cut from 5 to 3? Its just a minor annoyance, and I'll admit I engaged in this too, but it struck me last year that some people picked one person and then added "Oh, and according to wiki, this guy teamed with ____ so I'll choose them as well." That seemed especially prevelant when people chose Japanese wrestlers....

Again, I'll hold my hands up and say I did that too. It's the only thing I think irks me though and its only a minor thing.
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Should the number of tag teams be cut from 5 to 3? Its just a minor annoyance, and I'll admit I engaged in this too, but it struck me last year that some people picked one person and then added "Oh, and according to wiki, this guy teamed with ____ so I'll choose them as well." That seemed especially prevelant when people chose Japanese wrestlers....

Again, I'll hold my hands up and say I did that too. It's the only thing I think irks me though and its only a minor thing.
tbh I love that if im honest and think that if you research your pick and can get an extra good draft due to the tag rule then whynot but if the general concensus is that the limit should be cut then It will be and this thread will have served its purpose. 3 imo would def be too little tho as if you wanted more than one tag match on your PPV it would take atleast 5 pick to set up.
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Should the number of tag teams be cut from 5 to 3? Its just a minor annoyance, and I'll admit I engaged in this too, but it struck me last year that some people picked one person and then added "Oh, and according to wiki, this guy teamed with ____ so I'll choose them as well." That seemed especially prevelant when people chose Japanese wrestlers....

Again, I'll hold my hands up and say I did that too. It's the only thing I think irks me though and its only a minor thing.
I'd be against this tbh - one of the best things about the game is coming up with a great value pick by getting a tag team no one else might have thought of within the confines of the rules. If the rule about them having teamed together consistently is enforced well I think the rule should stay and I think 5 is a fair number. If you reduce it to three then you're in danger of not allowing people to have any kind of fulltime tag team roster at all on their card which would be a shame.

I'd be more than happy to help if there were Japanese picks that looked a little dodgy to people.
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No, thats all grand. As I said, it was only a minor thing and only a personal opinion. I'm more than happy to avail of the rules (even if I won't get Beer Money this year ).

The 5 to 3 thing was more to try and force people to think about making a choice; getting a tag division or feud, or chosing two individual wrestlers as a team to boost their roster. It was more a thought to try and add a bit more pressure/importance to making the pick. But again, it's only a personal opinion and ultimatly I'm not going to fight for the change.

I will say I adored the ruling last year which made it you couldn't choose wrestlers from before a certain year in round one; really made sure we had great choices for round two (never would have had Punk vs Flair otherwise )
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I think if you pick a team, they must be used as a team though. The Scott Hall Mr Perfect pick has pissed me off whenever it has been used.
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I think it's about time I gave this a go.
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