2006 Tapatia Award Thoughts

Since this is a short day in the year in review, I thought I’d broach this topic. I wasn’t completely excited to do this, but after seeing a copy of the WON Awards, I was kinda inspired. (Please don’t take that in a bad way.)

Last year, we did
Best Wrestler (pick 5)
Best Match (pick 5)
Best Singles Match (pick 3)
Best Non-Singles Match (pick 3)
Best Tecnico (pick 3)
Best Rudo (pick 3)
Best Female (pick 3)
Best Promotion (pick 3)
Best Rivalry (pick 3)
Best Legend/Over 40 Wrestler
Most Improved (pick 3)
Most Underrated (pick 3)

(2005 Winners)

Thoughts I had at the time
– Best Singles Match/Non-Singles Match both should be dropped, and Best Match should be top 6 or 7 instead.
– Best Legend really doesn’t work; either a higher age limit or it should be dropped
– Maybe Best Promotion should be Best Territory?
– Underrated needs to be changed to Underutilized to better define it

With some more time to think about it, I’d add back Best Team (tag, trios, stable – they just have to be a unit.) And there’s always the idea of adding the different style groups: best flyer/technical/brawler

The big idea, and the thing that would cause a lot of extra work, is to make all the suggestions and nominations for match of the year accessible to all who are interested. Not only would this allow people to see highly thought of matches they haven’t already, it’d help decide on other categories. I know DVDVR’s done this sort of thing by mailing out DVDs, but I think that’d take too long. I’m envisioning it as posting videos on YouTube, but I’d be open to other easy ways to get it done, and naturally, people to help track down the matches to post (since I’m sure I don’t have most of them.)

The other big idea is translating the ballot and the information around into Spanish, and attempting to open it to all the Mexican message board people. The more voters who are interested in this sort of thing voting, the better off we are.

Suggestions? Ideas from improvements? Or making it easier on me? We’re not close to voting yet, and probably won’t this month, but we’re heading that way.

3 thoughts on “2006 Tapatia Award Thoughts

  1. I say put all the matches that are worthy and put them in the Lucha section of DVDVR. Kinda like the Mini Tourney.

    I agree about best single and non single’s match. They should be dropped. Best match is good enough.

    And don’t use youtube, use DailyMotion. There is no limit to how long the file can be there.

  2. The other big idea is translating the ballot and the information around into Spanish, and attempting to open it to all the Mexican message board people. The more voters who are interested in this sort of thing voting, the better off we are.
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    This would be great to see Canek and Dinamitas winning all the awards… hehehe

    I liked most of the ideas, though. Maybe you could provide the Mexican boards with a different mail so we could see the differences…

  3. I’m against posting matches b/c I’m an asshole. Partly that and partly the fact that most people just use the opportunity to watch free matches and won’t care either way about voting. The people who actually vote will be the people who will have already seen the matches anyways.

    The DVDVR tournament of matches is a great idea in theory but how does a post have 250+ views and only 12 votes? I’m guessing 10 out of the 12 votes were from people who have seen the matches already. It’s not worth the extra trouble of capping stuff for 2 extra votes.

    But that’s just my opinion. I’d have no problem capping hard to find matches for the regulars who post here and are actually going to give their opinions and votes.

    Opening the votes to the Spanish people(i.e. the Box y Lucha board?) is gonna be tough b/c how many people actually voted here last year? I’m guessing the Box y Lucha forum members will outnumber us 4 to 1 or more. As Chui said, that will lead to Canek winning wrestler of the year. Well maybe not that drastic but you get the point.

    Best promotion/best territory can be included together, right? You have CMLL, AAA, IWRG, LL VIP, RXLL, Arena Coliseo MTY(FILL?), Baja Promociones in Tijuana, ONAC in Tijuana, OLX in Monterrey, etc. Can’t imagine anything else getting any nominations except as a joke. A very cruel joke.

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