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The PW Boards Fantasy League Tournament

  • 27-06-2015 9:17pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭


    So I had an idea for a fantasy-type game that I thought I would run by you folks. It is similar in nature to fantasy football games you may have experienced and it would be determined by the WWE shows Raw and Smackdown (and PPVs on weeks in which they occur). I think including shows like Main Event would be too complicated. I'll elaborate further below.


    How the game works

    Each entrant chooses 7 WWE performers who form their squad. The objective is to earn as much points as possible with your chosen squad. We will each compete with one another to top the table and at the end of the year the person who is top of the table is the champion.


    How squads are assembled

    I have broken the WWE roster down into three categories:

    First Tier: These men and women are the top stars of the company and tend to be featured prominently and protected well. You will select Four from this tier.

    Middle Tier: These are your mid-card crew who vary at times from being given some momentum, to being an afterthought. You will select TWO from this tier.

    Bottom Tier: These are lost souls, or jobbers, or outright no-hopers, for whom a win is almost a miracle. You will select ONE from this tier.

    The tiers are outlined in full below.


    How points are awarded

    If one of your squad members appears IN A MATCH on either Raw or Smackdown, they earn 1 point. Note - They have to have been in a match.

    A top tier performer winning gets you 2 points.

    A middle tier performer winning gets you 3 points.

    And if your chosen bottom tier performer wins, you get 5 points.

    Captaincy

    As with many fantasy football games, you will have the option of selecting a captain for the week who will earn you Double Points.

    The Tiers in full

    Top Tier

    Men

    1. Big Show
    2. Bray Wyatt
    3. Dean Ambrose
    4. John Cena
    5. Kevin Owens
    6. Randy Orton
    7. Roman Reigns
    8. Ryback
    9. Seth Rollins
    10. Sheamus

    Women

    1. Nikki Bella
    2. Paige




    Middle Tier

    Men

    1. Big E
    2. Cesaro
    3. Darren Young
    4. Dolph Ziggler
    5. Jack Swagger
    6. Joey Mercury
    7. Kane
    8. King Barrett
    9. Kofi Kingston
    10. Luke Harper
    11. Mark Henry
    12. The Miz
    13. Neville
    14. R-Truth
    15. Stardust
    16. Titus O'Neill
    17. Xavier Woods

    Women

    1. Brie Bella
    2. Naomi
    3. Natalya
    4. Summer Rae
    5. Tamina
    6. Alicia Fox





    Bottom Tier

    Men

    1. Adam Rose
    2. Bo Dallas
    3. Curtis Axel
    4. Diego
    5. Fandango
    6. Fernando
    7. Heath Slater
    8. Kalisto
    9. Konnor
    10. Victor
    11. Macho Mandow
    12. Sin Cara
    13. Zack Ryder

    Women

    1. Cameron
    2. Emma
    3. Layla
    4. Rosa

    Note: I have omitted non-regular performers such as Brock Lesnar, The Rock and Triple H, as well as those on the injury list.

    Note #2: If you feel someone belongs in a different tier, feel free to suggest as much.


    Once again, here is a quick reminder of the system:

    Choose 4 performers from the top tier: each win = 2 pts
    Choose 2 performers from the middle tier: each win = 3 pts
    Choose 1 performer from the bottom tier: each win = 5 pts
    Each match appearance earns 1 point
    Your captaincy selection earns double points.


    Example of how it works


    Let's look at how it would work based upon the results of this week's Raw and Smackdown shows.

    Sample squad:
    John Cena (Top Tier pick #1)
    Roman Reigns (Top Tier pick #2) (C)*
    Sheamus (Top Tier pick #3)
    Seth Rollins (Top Tier pick # 4)

    Kane (Middle Tier pick #1)
    Neville (Middle Tier pick #2)

    Bo Dallas (Bottom Tier pick)

    *Here, Reigns is selected as team captain.


    The Scores:

    Here is how the points worked out for our sample squad above based on this week's results:

    John Cena did not wrestle on either Raw or Smackdown so he earns 0 points.

    Roman Reigns wrestled to a no-contest on Raw. He did not wrestle on Smackdown. Thus, he earns 1 point for the Raw match appearance and that is doubled as he was selected as captain. Therefore he earns 2 points in total.

    Sheamus earned 1 point for his no-contest match with Reigns on Raw; he also wrestled Ziggler on Smackdown and won, so he gets 1 point for the match appearance with Ziggler and 2 points for the win, giving him a total 4 points.

    Seth Rollins did not wrestle on Raw. He did wrestle on Smackdown though and won, so that's 1+2 which gives him 3 points.

    Kane wrestled on Raw and won; so that's 1 point for the appearance and because he's in the mid-tier, he earns 3 points for the victory. He wrestled on Smackdown too - but lost. His total therefore is 5 points.

    Neville wrestled on Raw and won. He did not compete on Smackdown. His total is thus 1+3, and so 4 points.

    Bo Dallas, our bottom tier pick, did manage to appear on Smackdown - but unsurprisingly he lost. Therefore he just earns 1 point for the appearance.

    Grand Total: This team above scored 19 pts for the week.


    Transfers

    Much like with Fantasy Football, you have the option of making changes to your squad each week. You can make up to 3 changes to your team following the conclusion of the Smackdown tapings.

    Deadlines

    You would have to have your team submitted before Raw commences. The gameweek would end following Smackdown.


    Benefits of the game

    I think a game like this will help increase interest in the matches that take place on Raw and Smackdown. I think particularly after the initial week or two, when the table would start to take shape, you would be particularly keen on whether or not your squad members got a win or not.

    There is obviously a bit of luck required because, with the exception of PPVs, we generally don't know how Raw or Smackdown will shape up. But there is also a strategic element too.

    For example, this week on Raw it was announced that the main event will be:
    Seth Rollins & Kane vs. Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose

    You might therefore decide to select Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose as 3 of your 4 top tier picks, and Kane as one of the mid-tier picks and guarantee those appearance points.

    But if the match ended in a no-contest, you wouldn't gain anything. Some might therefore decide to take a chance on guys like Cena, Owens or Sheamus for the top tier, and maybe a guy like Neville for the second-tier.

    Getting started

    It's always hard to know how something like this will do. It could prove a lot of fun - or die on its arse. I therefore propose we do a trial run for the week ahead. If it proves popular then we can launch it good and proper in July.

    For now though, I'd like to offer folks a chance to take part in a 1-week trial run for the week to come.

    All you have to do is choose 7 performers based on the criteria outlined above.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask away. It's very possible I've overlooked something (hence the trial run!).



    I'll kick things off with my squad selection:

    TOP TIER - Roman Reigns
    TOP TIER - Dean Ambrose
    TOP TIER - Seth Rollins
    TOP TIER - Ryback

    MID-TIER - Kane
    MID-TIER - Dolph Ziggler

    BOTTOM TIER - Macho Mandow


    My captain: Roman Reigns

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



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Comments

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    Are you a spreadsheet whizz allowing you to calculate points etc quickly?

    I think this is a fun idea. Will have a think about a team now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭Zemuppet


    I love the idea. Here is my roster.

    Top Tier John Cena
    Top Tier Seth Rollins
    Top Tier Kevin Owens
    Top Tier Paige

    Mid-Tier Dolph Ziggler
    Mid-Tier Neville

    Bottom Tier Bo Dallas

    Captain John Cena


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭linvoysblues


    This could be interesting:

    Ambrose
    Reigns
    Orton
    Nikki

    Barrett
    Neville (Captain)

    Zach Ryder


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,491 ✭✭✭thebostoncrab


    Great idea!


    Top Tier

    John Cena
    Kevin Owens
    Seth Rollins
    Nikki Bella

    Middle Tier

    Kane
    Neville (Captain)

    Bottom Tier

    Kalisto


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭LeeJM


    TOP TIER - John Cena
    TOP TIER - Dean Ambrose
    TOP TIER - Sheamus
    TOP TIER - Kevin Owens

    MID-TIER - Neville
    MID-TIER - Kofi Kingston

    BOTTOM TIER - Kalisto

    My captain: Sheamus


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    DM_7 wrote: »
    Are you a spreadsheet whizz allowing you to calculate points etc quickly?

    No, I was just giving my noggin a bit of mental exercise. :pac:

    As regards the deadline, I've looked at the Raw start time and it seems it begins at the usual time of 1 am so that will be the official time by which squads will have to be submitted.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,166 ✭✭✭Stereomaniac


    Top Tier

    John Cena (Captain)
    Kevin Owens
    Sheamus
    The Big Show

    Middle Tier

    Big E. Langston
    Kofi Kingston

    Lower Tier

    Curtis Axel


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    Seth Rollins
    Roman Reigns
    Sheamus - Captain
    Kevin Owens

    Dolph
    Neville

    Bo


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,166 ✭✭✭Stereomaniac


    So Mr. Nice Guy, are you going to take on doing up the league every week, or will we each report what our scores were or how does this work, are you going to be the "Higher Power" of this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,520 ✭✭✭Hashtag_HEEL


    Top Tier John Cena
    Top Tier Seth Rollins
    Top Tier Kevin Owens
    Top Tier Sheamus

    Mid-Tier Dolph Ziggler
    Mid-Tier The Miz

    Bottom Tier Adam Rose

    Team Captain John Cena


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,804 ✭✭✭A Brad Maddox Guy


    Sounds like a fun concept if enough people play.

    Top Tier
    Sheamus
    Randy Orton
    Roman Reigns
    Kevin Owens

    Mid Tier
    Big E
    Dolph Ziggler

    Bottom Tier
    Sin Cara

    Captain
    Dolph Ziggler


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    So Mr. Nice Guy, are you going to take on doing up the league every week, or will we each report what our scores were or how does this work, are you going to be the "Higher Power" of this?

    Participants can post up their points totals if they wish; that might be helpful.

    But I think I'll have to check all of the point totals anyway to make sure that they are accurate.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭Cheese Wagstaff


    Seth Rollins
    Sheamus
    Roman Reigns
    Kevin Owens

    Neville
    Titus O'Neil

    Kalisto - (Captain)


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Top Tier

    1. John Cena
    2. Kevin Owens
    3. Roman Reigns
    4. Nikki Bella


    Middle Tier

    1. Dolph Ziggler
    2. Neville

    Bottom Tier

    1. Kalisto

    Captain : Kevin Owens


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,628 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Top Tier
    Sheamus
    Seth Rollins
    Roman Reigns
    Nikki Bella

    Mid Tier
    Kofi Kingston
    Dolph Ziggler

    Bottom Tier
    Bo Dallas

    Captain
    Sheamus


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,966 ✭✭✭Scavenger XIII


    Seth Rollins (C)
    Dean Ambrose
    Roman Reigns
    Paige

    Neville
    Dolph Ziggler

    Layla


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    1 hour left before the deadline for anyone who wishes to take part in this trial run.

    Just choose 7 names based on the criteria outlined in the original post.

    We've got 13 participants as it stands, by my count.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,166 ✭✭✭Stereomaniac


    Okay so I have 3 points so far because The Big Show appeared and won the first match for me. How is anyone else faring?


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    *Note - Raw spoilers ahead. Do not read further if you don't want news of Raw.*

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    Here is a recap of the Raw results. I will be posting a table of how things stand at present, shortly. The gameweek is still active as the Smackdown tapings have yet to take place so there's time for positions to change.
    Raw results

    The Big Show defeated Mark Henry

    Ryback defeated The Miz via countout

    Paige defeated Alicia Fox

    Cesaro defeated John Cena via D.Q.

    The Prime Time Players and the Lucha Dragons defeated the New Day and Bo Dallas

    Sheamus defeated Nevile

    King Barrett defeated Jack Swagger

    Seth Rollins and Kane defeated Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns

    I want to say a word about the Cesaro/Cena match which might prove a bone of contention. For example, I noticed on the Wrestling Observer website that they had the match down as having been a no-contest. But I wanted to double-check so I went to the WWE's official website and they have listed it as a D.Q. win for Cesaro. This is from their Raw recap report:
    Just when it looked like we’d be getting Cesaro-Owens II at Battleground, though, KO rushed the ring and Pop-up Powerbombed The Swiss Superman into a DQ win.

    Their headline (on page 5) of the recap also reads: "Cesaro def. U.S. Champion John Cena via Disqualification".

    I think therefore we have to go with what the WWE itself says was the official result. I hope everyone agrees.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Okay folks, so here are how things stand after last night's episode of Raw! And one participant has had a fantastic start. See more below.


    *Note - Raw spoilers at the bottom of this post. Do not read further if you don't want news of Raw.*




    1. Cheese Wagstaff ..............................................................24 points

    2. LeeJM.............................................................................16 points

    = thebostoncrab ..................................................................16 points

    3. Mr.Nice Guy.....................................................................13 points

    4. Bounty Hunter..................................................................12 points

    =. DM_7..............................................................................12 points

    = Scavenger XIII..................................................................12 points

    5. Stereomaniac....................................................................10 points

    = Zemuppet..........................................................................10 points

    6. beakerjoe..........................................................................9 points

    =. Hashtag_Heel.....................................................................9 points

    7. linvoysblues........................................................................8 points

    8. A Brad Maddox Guy..............................................................6 points



    Congrats to Cheese Wagstaff who has soared into a strong early lead, but bear in mind that the final standings for the week depend on both Raw AND Smackdown so there's still plenty to play for!

    The best captaincy call was made by Cheese Wagstaff who backed Kalisto to pull out a win and the little man didn't let him down. Sheamus was another captaincy choice that paid off for a good few people. Kane also helped a lot of folks out.

    On the downside, Ziggler having a rare night off from action messed up a lot of people's plans, whilst Kevin Owens was another let-down due to having some commentary duties.

    Still, it ain't over yet. On to Smackdown!

    Note - To those not playing, if you like what you see, keep in mind this is a trial run and we will launch this game officially next week IF there is interest there for it; so if you like what you see, let us know. :cool:

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭LeeJM


    Trial run??? Booooooo :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,804 ✭✭✭A Brad Maddox Guy


    Trial run... Yaaaaay :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭Cheese Wagstaff


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Getting started

    It's always hard to know how something like this will do. It could prove a lot of fun - or die on its arse. I therefore propose we do a trial run for the week ahead. If it proves popular then we can launch it good and proper in July.

    For now though, I'd like to offer folks a chance to take part in a 1-week trial run for the week to come.

    All you have to do is choose 7 performers based on the criteria outlined above.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask away. It's very possible I've overlooked something (hence the trial run!).

    Did anybody read my original post? :pac:

    If most people would prefer to just crack on with things as they are and have this be the official week 1, then I'll go along with the majority view.

    What say you?

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,804 ✭✭✭A Brad Maddox Guy


    Depends on how many more people join. If there's not that many then there's no point in restarting and you could either let them start a week behind or give them a bye and put their score level with whoever is lowest this week?


  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭Cheese Wagstaff


    I'll admit, I wasn't expecting to do so well. Winning is fun :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,491 ✭✭✭thebostoncrab


    If be in favour to crack on... And my 16 points don't influence this at all :p


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    I would like to see the game continue.

    It would be good if others could join in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    DM_7 wrote: »
    I would like to see the game continue.

    It would be good if others could join in.

    Here Here


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Depends on how many more people join. If there's not that many then there's no point in restarting and you could either let them start a week behind or give them a bye and put their score level with whoever is lowest this week?

    I like that idea of letting anyone who wishes to join start off with the points total of the lowest player.

    I'll proceed on that basis if folks are cool with that.

    I'll post up the Smackdown results after I see the show. I'm avoiding spoilers at the moment.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



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