Welcome to the 7th Annual WrestleZone Tournament!

Discussion in 'General WZ Tournament Discussion' started by klunderbunker, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. klunderbunker

    klunderbunker Welcome to My (And Not Sly's) House

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    The time has come again for the Wrestlezone Tournament! This is our biggest event of the year and things are starting up soon. For those of you unfamiliar, here are the basics.

    There are 128 wrestlers in the tournament which have been selected and ranked by a panel of experts from forums. They will engage in a single elimination tournament based on popular vote. There are seven rounds to the tournament which will be staged as follows:

    Rounds 1 and 2 - One off matches. Think of these as stand alone matches that are held one week apart from each other.

    Round 3 - This will be a set of gimmick matches, such as last man standing, ladder match, cage match etc.

    Round 4 - Big gimmicks matches, such as Iron Man, Hell in a Cell, TLC etc.

    Rounds 5-7 - One night tournament, King of the Ring style.

    As for voting times, rounds 1 and 2 will last four days each, rounds 3-6 will last five days each, and the final round will last one week.

    Keep in mind this is NON-SPAM. The only areas of the tournament that will be spam friendly are the Ask A Question thread and the Campaigning forums.

    The brackets will be revealed live beginning at 5pm EST on Tuesday March 5 (subject to change).

    Tiebreaking procedure is as follows: in the event of a tie in the votes, the number of posts in favor will be counted as the tiebreaker. By that I mean different people posting in support of someone, not total posts. In other words if one person makes five positive posts about a wrestler, that will count as one tiebreaker point. In the event of a tiebreaker ending in a tie other than in the semifinals and finals, both are eliminated and there will be a bye in the next round.

    Finally for those of you that always ask, here are the previous winners.

    2007 – Shawn Michaels
    2008 – Undertaker
    2009 – Bret Hart
    2010 – Steve Austin
    2011 – Steve Austin
    2012 – The Rock

    Let's get to it.
     
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  2. HHHfanboy9

    HHHfanboy9 Dark Match Jobber

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    i guess it is cuz i am new here but, when will the voting be open?
     
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  3. klunderbunker

    klunderbunker Welcome to My (And Not Sly's) House

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    Tuesday. The first batch of matches goes up tomorrow and there's a 24 hour(ish) discussion period before you can vote.
     
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  4. Steamboat Ricky

    Steamboat Ricky WZCW's Living Legend

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    Bringing it in here so as to not spam up the Bruno/Jericho thread, but what's the point of having pretty firm rules and parameters in a fake tournament about fake wrestling? Is it strictly kayfabe now? Or can we introduce/entertain how it might be booked to get around particular stipulations?

    Edit: I thought for certain that I was posting in the "Ask a Question" thread. Feel free to move. It's been one of THOSE days.
     
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  5. klunderbunker

    klunderbunker Welcome to My (And Not Sly's) House

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    It's the slippery slope principle:

    If Jericho can use weapons/cheat, I'll have people using arguments like "well Jericho could have 18 people interfere" or "Vince could change the match on the fly" or something ridiculous like that. I'm trying to keep it as coherent as possible. Yeah Jericho would likely try to cheat a bit, but I'm trying to avoid reading "well Jericho could just hit him with a chair 30 times and hit a backbreaker to advance." It defeats the purpose of the tournament as a whole.

    Also yeah, in this and the next round it becomes more (although not entirely) kayfabe based.
     
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