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  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭Cheese Wagstaff


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,553 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Okay folks, now it is time to assess how things stand after Smackdown as we come to the end of Gameweek 1.

    *Note - Smackdown info lies below. Do not read further if you do not want news of Smackdown.*


    Gameweek 1 Standings


    1. Cheese Wagstaff ...............................................................32 points

    2. Mr.Nice Guy......................................................................24 points

    3. Scavenger XIII..................................................................18 points

    4. LeeJM...............................................................................17 points

    = thebostoncrab.....................................................................17 points

    5. DM_7................................................................................16 points

    = Bounty Hunter.....................................................................16 points

    6. beakerjoe..........................................................................12 points

    = linvoysblues.......................................................................12 points

    7. Hashtag_Heel.....................................................................11 points

    = Zemuppet..........................................................................11 points

    8. Stereomaniac.....................................................................10 points

    9. A Brad Maddox Guy..............................................................9 points



    Congratulations once again to Cheese Wagstaff who retains his 8 point lead at the top. His score for Smackdown was the second-highest of the lot, helped especially by his mid-tier pick Titus O'Neill, who bagged 4 points due to a victory for the PTP over The Ascension.

    The best score for Smackdown was by yours truly, with 11 points helping me climb up to second place. All of my top tier guys featured, including my captain Reigns, which proved very helpful.

    I think the upcoming show in Japan hurt a lot of squads on Smackdown. No Ziggler, New Day, Owens, or Neville, to name but a popular few. To score any points was a plus, frankly.

    Smackdown results

    Bray Wyatt defeated Dean Ambrose

    R Truth defeated Adam Rose

    Ryback defeated Mark Henry

    Brie Bella defeated Naomi

    Prime Time Players defeated The Ascension

    Roman Reigns defeated Seth Rollins via D.Q.

    On to Gameweek 2...



    Transfers

    It is now time to think about the make-up of your squad ahead of next week. As the rules stated, you have the option of making 3 transfers to your squad if you so choose.

    Please outline who you are transferring out and transferring in when posting your squads to to make it easier for me to follow (I will show what I mean when I declare my own squad below).

    NOTE - If you make a transfer, you can only transfer a performer for another in the same tier. In other words, if you want to transfer out a a mid-tier performer, then you have to replace them with another mid-tier performer. You cannot for instance transfer out a mid-tier performer and bring in a top-tier performer.

    The basic structure must remain the same: 4 top tier performers, 2 mid-tier ones, and a final bottom tier performer.


    The tiers in full are on the first post of the thread.

    Note #2 - Transfers won't be carried over; so if you only make 2 changes, you won't be given an extra transfer the following week. It's 3 transfers each week and it's up to you to decide how many, if any, to make.

    Deadline

    Once again, squads must be in before the commencement of Monday Night Raw. So you have all weekend plus Monday to make your minds up.

    You will once again be selecting a squad for Raw and Smackdown. (Note - the show in Japan is NOT part of the gameweek so bear that in mind when selecting your squads.)

    Captain

    Don't forget to select your squad captain who will earn you double points for any scored.

    New Players

    If you aren't involved but would like to be, you are welcome to join in. New players will start off on the same number of points as the current lowest points holder. There's a lot of points still to play for and plenty of time for new entrants to make an impact. If you want to play, post up a squad.

    Alrighty then...

    Now that the formalities are out of the way, best of luck to all participants!





    My squad selection:

    Transfers:

    Out:

    MID-TIER - Dolph Ziggler
    MID-TIER - Kane
    BOTTOM-TIER - Macho Mandow

    In:

    MID-TIER - Cesaro
    MID-TIER - The Miz
    BOTTOM-TIER - Adam Rose

    Full Squad for Gameweek 2:

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

    MID-TIER - Cesaro
    MID-TIER - The Miz

    BOTTOM TIER - Adam Rose

    My captain: The Miz


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,191 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    No changes to my team so:

    Top Tier:
    Seth Rollins
    Roman Reigns
    Sheamus - Captain
    Kevin Owens

    Mid Tier:
    Dolph
    Neville

    Bottom Tier:
    Bo Dallas


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,553 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Raw starts at 1 am our time so that will be the deadline for squad submissions.


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


    Transfers
    Randy Orton OUT - John Cena IN
    Kevin Owens OUT - Seth Rollins IN

    Top Tier
    Sheamus
    John Cena
    Roman Reigns
    Seth Rollins

    Mid Tier
    Big E
    Dolph Ziggler

    Bottom Tier
    Sin Cara

    Captain
    Seth Rollins


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


    No transfers for me.


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


    Yeah, just leaving mine as-is for now.


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


    No changes to mine :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭linvoysblues


    Barrett out - Stardust in.
    Nikki out - Paige in.
    Ryder out - Dallas in.

    And a captain change to Orton

    Ambrose
    Reigns
    Orton (C)
    Paige

    Stardust
    Neville

    Bo Dallas


  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭Cheese Wagstaff


    Kevin Owens out, John Cena in.

    Seth Rollins
    Roman Reigns
    John Cena
    Sheamus

    Neville
    Titus O'Neil

    Kalisto - (Captain)


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


    So Sheamus appeared in a match and defeated Roman Reigns, have I now gained 3 points? I'm enjoying this game. I only caught up with the thread now as I was working every day since last Wednesday. The Big Show also appeared in a match against Ryback, so that's another point I have gained. However, no winner was declared. I assume we only count wins when they are actually announced by the ring announcer. So many matches end with nothing really being said after run ins and the bell being rung. Anyway, cheers for keeping this up Mr. Nice Guy. It's a nice way of becoming a little bit more invested in the matches that are actually taking place on both of the main shows weekly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,553 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    So Sheamus appeared in a match and defeated Roman Reigns, have I now gained 3 points? I'm enjoying this game. I only caught up with the thread now as I was working every day since last Wednesday. The Big Show also appeared in a match against Ryback, so that's another point I have gained. However, no winner was declared. I assume we only count wins when they are actually announced by the ring announcer. So many matches end with nothing really being said after run ins and the bell being rung. Anyway, cheers for keeping this up Mr. Nice Guy. It's a nice way of becoming a little bit more invested in the matches that are actually taking place on both of the main shows weekly.

    Yeah Sheamus gets 3 points for this week.

    I wondered about the Big Show/Ryback match myself. I'm basing the match results on WWE's own website and they have recorded that match as a victory for Big Show via disqualification, so that gets you another 3 points.

    I'll have up the post-Raw standings in a little bit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,553 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    So Raw has come and gone and for us that means the halfway point of Gameweek 2. And I can reveal that there has been plenty of change in the table - except for the one position that matters most.


    *Note - Raw spoilers below. Do not read further if you do not want news of Raw.*


    Gameweek 2 Standings (Post-Raw)


    1. Cheese Wagstaff ...............................................................41 points

    2. LeeJM..............................................................................34 points

    3. Mr.Nice Guy......................................................................30 points

    = Stereomaniac.....................................................................30 points

    4. Bounty Hunter....................................................................28 points

    5. DM_7................................................................................24 points

    6. Scavenger XIII...................................................................23 points

    7. A Brad Maddox Guy..............................................................21 points

    = thebostoncrab......................................................................21 points

    8. Hashtag_Heel......................................................................20 points

    9. Zemuppet...........................................................................19 points

    10. linvoysblues......................................................................18 points

    11. beakerjoe.........................................................................17 points




    Well done yet again to Cheese Wagstaff who retains his hold on the top. He has been leading the table since the start.

    The biggest points haul from Raw went to Stereomaniac who bagged a hefty 20 points; Big E and Kofi scored points for him, as well as many of his top tier guys such as his captain John Cena. This huge haul lifts him from second-last to joint third place.

    LeeJM is also in a lovely position with a tasty 17 points acquired this round that lifts him two places to second on the leaderboard.

    The best captaincy calls thus far appear to be either John Cena or Sheamus. Of course there is still Smackdown to come.

    On a negative note, Dolph Ziggler continues his surprising in-ring absence, while Neville and Owens being given a night off hurt a lot of teams. We wait to see whether they will lace up their boots before the end of the round.

    That concludes the Raw update. On to Smackdown to see whether Cheese Wagstaff is sitting pretty yet again at the end of the gameweek!

    Raw results

    Big Show defeated Ryback via D.Q.

    Brie Bella defeated Paige

    Sheamus defeated Roman Reigns via count-out

    Dean Ambrose defeated Bo Dallas

    King Barrett defeated R-Truth

    The New Day defeated The Lucha Dragons

    John Cena defeated Cesaro


    Obligatory plug


    If you like what you see and think this looks a good bit of craic, we are still accepting new entrants. Any new entrant will be assigned the same number of points as the lowest participant. As this week shows, it's very possible to move up or down the board significantly depending on your choices. Enter a squad now and you can be involved for gameweek 3.

    Have you got what it takes? I don't think you do!


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


    This has been really enjoyable. It's making the matches more "real" when watching them. I'm always looking for ways to do that when I watch wrestling, same way that I throw a few cents on every match on each pay per view so that I'm genuinely concerned with what the outcome is going to be. Looks like myself and yourself are both vying for the bronze medal at the moment. I was surprised I jumped up so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,553 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    This has been really enjoyable. It's making the matches more "real" when watching them. I'm always looking for ways to do that when I watch wrestling, same way that I throw a few cents on every match on each pay per view so that I'm genuinely concerned with what the outcome is going to be. Looks like myself and yourself are both vying for the bronze medal at the moment. I was surprised I jumped up so far.

    That's what I was going for. I wanted to find a way to care more about the match results because most of the time I find I don't care what happens either way.

    I'm planning on uploading the post-Smackdown table shortly. There's only one result which I'm concerned about:
    Reigns vs Big Show which ends when Bray Wyatt attacks Reigns. I'm going to go with this as a Reigns win by D.Q. as I can't see how it could be otherwise. If, however, it turns out WWE's site rules it a no-contest or something then I'll amend it accordingly. I would be shocked if they do, though.

    In other news, it looks like Rusev is officially back in action so from now on Rusev will be available as a mid-tier pick. See below.

    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. Rusev (new addition)
    15. R-Truth
    16. Stardust
    17. Titus O'Neill
    18. 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.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,191 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    I have changes to my team so:

    Top Tier: Out Kevin Owens, In John Cena.
    Mid tier Out: Dolph, In Rusev

    Top Tier:
    John Cena
    Roman Reigns
    Sheamus - Captain
    Seth Rollins

    Mid Tier:
    Rusev
    Neville

    Bottom Tier:
    Bo Dallas


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,553 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Smackdown is in the record books which means Gameweek 2 has come and gone. Here are how things shape up now.

    *Note - Smackdown info lies below. Do not read further if you do not want news of Smackdown.*


    Gameweek 2 Standings


    1. Cheese Wagstaff...............................................................49 points

    2. Mr.Nice Guy.....................................................................40 points

    3. LeeJM.............................................................................37 points

    4. Bounty Hunter..................................................................33 points

    5. Stereomaniac...................................................................32 points

    6. Scavenger XIII.................................................................31 points

    7. DM_7..............................................................................29 points

    8. A Brad Maddox Guy...........................................................27 points

    9. linvoysblues.....................................................................25 points

    10. thebostoncrab.................................................................22 points

    11. Hashtag_Heel..................................................................21 points

    = Zemuppet ........................................................................21 points

    12. beakerjoe ......................................................................20 points



    Once again kudos to the king of the mountain Cheese Wagstaff whose score of 8 points (the joint second-highest for Smackdown) moves him to a lead at the top of 9 points. A win for Titus O'Neill proved very helpful to him.

    The biggest haul for Smackdown went to yours truly, with a score of 10 points taking me from third place to second. All of my top tier guys scored points which pushed me on.

    The second-highest scorer for Smackdown - along with Cheese Wagstaff - was Scavenger XIII, with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns being a particular help as he secured 8 points.

    The average overall points score for Smackdown was 4.7 so if you got above that you did well.

    Smackdown results

    Dean Ambrose defeated Bo Dallas.

    Rusev defeated Fandango.

    Roman Reigns defeated Big Show via D.Q.

    Titus O’Neil defeated Big E.

    Brie Bella and Alicia Fox defeated Naomi and Tamina Snuka.

    Ryback defeated Seth Rollins by count out.


    On to Gameweek 3...


    Transfers

    You have the option of making 3 transfers to your squad each week, if you wish. These must be from the same tier. For example, a top tier guy for a top tier guy; a mid-tier guy for a mid-tier guy.

    Please outline who you are transferring out and transferring in when posting your squads to make it easier for me to follow.

    As noted in my earlier post, Rusev is now available for selection as a mid-tier performer.


    Deadline


    The deadline for submitted squads is the start of Monday Night Raw. You will be selecting a squad for Raw and Smackdown.

    Captain

    Don't forget to choose a captain who will score you double points.

    Not playing, but interested?


    New entrants are welcome. Just select a 7-person squad based on the rules mentioned at the start of the thread. We will provide you with points equal to that of the lowest participant's score.

    Good luck


    That's about it for now. Best of luck to participants.

    Also, I'm curious to see how many people will back Rusev for the week ahead. I note DM_7 has transferred him in. Will you be backing the Bulgarian brute? Or perhaps you think someone else is worthy of a punt? (Dolph Ziggler's got to be in action this week, surely?) Who are you going to trust in?


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


    I'll be getting rid of Dolph anyway. Really he should be kept off TV for a month to strengthen the impact of Rusev's assault & the eventual return & revenge of Ziggler. Of course this is wwe so I'm probably going to be completely wrong.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,674 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    2 changes, after Cesaros 2 Cena matches hopefully they let him have some singles wins (wishful thinkng maybe) and maybe Rusev will destroy a few people on Raw leading to a Summerslam bout with Ziggler.

    Top Tier
    Sheamus
    Seth Rollins
    Roman Reigns
    Nikki Bella

    Mid Tier
    Kofi KingstonRusev
    Dolph ZigglerCesaro

    Bottom Tier
    Bo Dallas

    Captain
    Sheamus


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


    Bo seems like such an obvious pick for bottom tier he should probably get promoted to mid the way things are going.


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


    WEEK 3 TRANSFERS

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

    Mid-Tier Dolph Ziggler Neville
    Mid-Tier The Miz

    Bottom Tier Adam Rose Bo Dallas

    Team Captain John Cena Sheamus


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,553 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Bo seems like such an obvious pick for bottom tier he should probably get promoted to mid the way things are going.

    I'm looking at transferring him in, or else one of The Ascension guys. I have a funny feeling Konnor and Victor will feature in some capacity this week. Then again, I could be way off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,553 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    I was gonna wait until Monday to make changes but I might as well do it now.

    Transfers Out:

    TOP TIER: Seth Rollins
    MID TIER: The Miz
    BOTTOM TIER: Adam Rose

    Transfers In:

    TOP TIER: Randy Orton
    MID TIER: Brie Bella
    BOTTOM TIER: Konnor


    Full Squad for Gameweek 3:

    TOP TIER - Roman Reigns
    TOP TIER - Dean Ambrose
    TOP TIER - Randy Orton
    TOP TIER - Ryback

    MID-TIER - Cesaro
    MID-TIER - Brie Bella

    BOTTOM TIER - Konnor

    My captain: Randy Orton


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


    That's what I was going for. I wanted to find a way to care more about the match results because most of the time I find I don't care what happens either way.

    I'm planning on uploading the post-Smackdown table shortly. There's only one result which I'm concerned about:
    Reigns vs Big Show which ends when Bray Wyatt attacks Reigns. I'm going to go with this as a Reigns win by D.Q. as I can't see how it could be otherwise. If, however, it turns out WWE's site rules it a no-contest or something then I'll amend it accordingly. I would be shocked if they do, though.

    In other news, it looks like Rusev is officially back in action so from now on Rusev will be available as a mid-tier pick. See below.

    The Tiers in full

    Top Tier
    Captain John Cena
    The Big Show
    Kevin Owens Paige
    Sheamus


    Middle Tier
    Kofi Kingston
    Big E. Langston

    Lower Tier
    Curtis Axel Konnor O'Brian


  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭Cheese Wagstaff


    Neville out, Rusev in. I'll make the Bulgarian Brute my captain this week also.

    Seth Rollins
    Roman Reigns
    John Cena
    Sheamus

    Rusev - (Captain)
    Titus O'Neil

    Kalisto


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


    Swapping Ziggler out for Cesaro.

    Switching captain to Reigns.

    Rest the same for now.


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


    Ziggler OUT The Miz IN
    Reigns OUT Ryback IN

    Top Tier
    Sheamus
    John Cena
    Ryback
    Seth Rollins

    Mid Tier
    The Miz
    Big E

    Bottom Tier
    Sin Cara

    Captain
    Ryback


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,553 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    1 am deadline tonight (as tends to be the case).


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭linvoysblues


    Paige out - Wyatt in
    Bo Dallas out - Sin Cara in
    Ambrose out - Ryback in

    New Captain - Stardust.

    Current Line Up:

    Ryback
    Reigns
    Orton
    Wyatt

    Stardust (C)
    Neville

    Sin Cara


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,553 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Okay, I know I said I would abide by WWE's website for the decisions - and I intend to for the most part - but I feel obliged to overrule the writer of the Raw report this week regarding the Rusev/Cena match as for some baffling reason it's being recorded as a win for Cena by D.Q.

    It's quite clear Owens attacks Rusev with a kick to the head while he has Cena in the Accolade, and then the ref calls for the bell. Here is Michael Cole's commentary: "Kevin Owens! Kevin Owens ambushing Rusev! And a pop-up powerbomb!"

    Even in the report itself it seems to acknowledge that Rusev was the one assaulted:
    Perhaps the WWE Universe, ironically enough, owes Kevin Owens a thank-you card: If not for the interference of the former NXT Champion, Rusev’s reign of terror might have begun anew as a result of his U.S. Title Match with John Cena on Raw.

    Owens, who had abdicated the Triple Threat that got Rusev to the title bout in the first place, made a furious return by storming the ring and obliterating The Bulgarian Brute with a Pop-up Powerbomb. He then reiterated his mantra: If it’s gonna be anyone, it’s gonna be him.

    With that being the case I'm going to just assume that the heading which records it as a D.Q. win for Cena is just a mistake on the writer's part. I wouldn't be surprised if it's corrected later as a few people in the comments section have pointed out that it's a mistake.

    So to review: Rusev will be recorded as having two wins and he will also pick up two appearance points from having had two matches.

    I'll have the post-Raw table up in a bit.


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