Schedule of Discussion:
Monday: Best Wrestler
Tuesday: Best Promotion, Best Rivalary
Wednesday: Best Tecnico, Best Rudo
Thursday: Best Legend, Best Female, Most Improved, Most Underutilized
Friday: Best Match, Best Singles Match, Best Non-Singles match
Next Monday: Who won in other awards (perhaps)
Next Monday: VOTING OPENS!
This is a nice way of saying Best “Old” Wrestler, with old being defined as 40. It’s an age that typically few professional athletes last past – except Lucha Libre.
Here’s the full list, as taken from elsewhere on this page (and next to be added to the Wrestler Info Cards.) Ages are as of 12/31/05
Olimpico 12/06/65 40.1 LA Park 11/14/65 40.2 Dr. Wagner Jr. 08/12/65 40.4 Safari/HSN 06/10/65 40.6 Mascarita Sagrada 01/11/65 41.0 Felino 03/22/64 41.8 Pantera 02/03/64 41.9 Hijo del Santo 08/02/63 42.4 Universo 2000 04/18/63 42.7 Super Porky 03/19/63 42.8 Atlantis 09/28/62 43.3 Bestia Salvaje 02/11/62 43.9 Blue Panther 09/18/60 45.3 Negro Casas 01/10/60 46.0 Rayo de Jalisco 01/01/60 46.0 Mascara Sagrada 11/06/59 46.2 Mascara Ano 2K 03/10/58 47.8 Pierroth 03/10/58 47.8 Emilio Charles Jr. 10/12/56 49.3 Canek 06/19/52 53.6 Satanico 11/26/49 56.1 Cien Caras 10/18/49 56.2
(FWIW, next year: Ultimo Dragon, Scorpio Jr., Nitro, Arkangel, Blue Demon, Misterioso Sr. I’m surely missing plenty of ages and I’m never 100% about the birthdates; I’ve got Veneno listed as 33, and have trouble beliving it, for instance.)
Again, this is basically a list, in three parts.
Famous Women (this year)
* Lady Apache
* Princea Sujei
* Fabi Apache
* Dark Angel
Semi-Famous Women (this year)
* La Diabolica
* Cinthia Moreno
* Martha Villalobos
* La Nazi
* Diana La Cazadora
* India Sioux
* Miss Janeth
* Princesa Blanca
Other Women (this year)
* La Chola
* La Hechicera
* Linda Star
I’m lost on this award. I can only think of one person who makes sense as a candidate, and he was such a non-factor before it’s a still a bit of a stretch. I’d really to hear candidates from other people, because I’ve got no idea who I’m going to vote for right now.
The one name I want to throw out with confidence is Maximo. He was utterly forgettable as Brazo de Plata Jr., and ‘s now he’s a rising star as a gay Roman. I didn’t see that one coming – but I’m sure Porky did; remember the angle was he forced Brazo de Plata Jr. (and Oro Jr.) into signing up for the Guapos 2004 contest? Maximo would’ve been the quite the bizarro Guapo.
This is so close to Most Favorite, that’s why both aren’t here. In my mind, the critera for this award is “guy I like much more than management seems to – and I have proof he deserves that extra attention.” Lucha being lucha, this is going to be the same guys year after year. Someday, they’ll break thru. Partial list of obvious ideas, excluding those who I feel are too utilized to make the list.
* Ricky Marvin (based on his non-push in Mexico)
* Sangre Azteca (ditto!)
* Volador Jr.
* Rey Bucanero
* Terrible (who I like more than you do)
* Misterioso II (see Terrible comment)
* Ultimo Dragoncito
* Barrio Boys
If Ryan F doesn’t vote a straight cat ballot here, I will be disappointed in the world.