For the more easily confused among us. What the fuck? Please be more specific. This question is an excuse for you to go over ground rules. Regular non-spam rules apply. No spamming and no flaming are the most important ones. Look it up if you're confused. You'll find the rules dotted about the site - here and there, hither and fither, to and fro, back and forth. Right. Sorry. So a tournament, huh? Yep. There are rounds, regions, finals - all the good things you'd expect to find in a tournament. Regions? Uh-huh. Four of them to be exact. ECW, WWE, TNA and Mexico. In ECW, every match is Extreme Rules unless otherwise specified. In WWE, well, every match is your standard WWE rules. You watch WWE, right? In TNA, matches take place in a six-sided ring. In Mexico, um, the ring is slightly smaller and the wrestlers don't have health insurance? Yeah, that works. Mexico's a new region, y'see. Fuck WCW. Didn't Shocky do towns as well? Gone for two reasons. One, I'm a bit lazier than Shocky. Two, Kurt Angle having an advantage because the match is in Pittsburgh lead to some dodgy arguments. How many teams? 64 in total. That's 44 regular teams from throughout history - who were picked by the staff and five separate battle royals - and 20 Deuce's Wild teams. Deuce's... Wild? They're teams with randomly paired wrestlers. There was a lot of arguments about whether to do all regular tag teams or all Deuce's Wild but instead I decided on an awkward compromise. Nobody wins! Can I have a list of the teams then? Sure thing: Locks: TNA - 1. The Hart Foundation - Bret Hart & Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart - Reigning Champions WWE - 2. Edge & Christian - First Tournament Winners Mexico - 3. The British Bulldogs - Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid - Two-Time Runners-Up ECW -4. The Steiner Brothers - Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner TNA - 5. Demolition - Ax & Smash - Shocky's Favourites WWE - 6. The Road Warriors - Hawk & Animal Mexico - 7. The Dudley Boys - Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley ECW - 8. Harlem Heat - Booker T & Stevie Ray TNA - 9. The Outsiders - Kevin Nash & Scott Hall WWE- 10. Money Inc. - Ted DiBiase & Irwin R. Schyster Mexico - 11. Latin American Xchange - Homicide & Hernandez Admin Picks: IC25: ECW - 12. The Hollywood Blonds - Steve Austin & Brian Pillman TNA - 13. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & ﻿Masahiro Chono Slyfox: WWE - 14. The Mega Powers - Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage Mexico - 15. Lex Luger & Sting Luther: ECW - 16. Dave Taylor & William Regal TNA - 17. Paul London & Brian Kendrick Moderator Picks: Sam: WWE - 18. Beer Money Inc. - James Storm & Robert Roode Becca: Mexico - 19. The Rockers - Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty NorCal: ECW - 20. Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle C.M.: TNA - 21. The Hardy Boyz - Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy KB: WWE - 22. The Headshrinkers - Samu & Fatu 48.7: Mexico - 23. Chris Jericho & The Big Show Xfear: ECW - 24. Rob Van Dam & Sabu Harthan: TNA - 25. The Briscoe Brothers - Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe FTS: WWE - 26. The Brain Busters - Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard jmt225: Mexico - 27. Raven & Stevie Richards Lee: ECW - 28. Team Priceless/Legacy - Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr. Shadowmancer: TNA - 29. Extreme Horsemen - Steve Corino & CW Anderson Ricky: WWE - 30. New Age Outlaws - Road Dogg & Billy Gunn Will: Mexico - 31. The Impact Players - Justin Credible & Lance Storm NoFate: ECW - 32.The Miz & John Morrison Battle Royal Winners: TNA - 33. The Rock 'n' Sock Connection - Mick Foley & The Rock WWE - 34. Cena and Batista Mexico - 35. The Fabulous Freedbirds - Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts ECW - 36. AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels TNA - 37. Motor City Machine Guns - Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin WWE - 38. Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Mexico - 39. Brothers of Destruction - Undertaker & Kane ECW - 40. Owen Hart & Yokozuna TNA - 41. Acolytes (Protection Agency) - Bradshaw & Farooq WWE - 42. The Holy Demon Army - Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue Mexico - 43. The Midnight Express - Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey ECW - 44. The Rock 'n' Roll Express - Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson Deuce's Wild Teams WWE Team 1-Eddie Guerrero/Tito Santana Team 2-Shelton Benjamin/Gangrel Team 3-Al Snow/Sean Waltman Team 4-Chavo Guerrero/Triple H Team 5-Chris Harris/Brock Lesnar TNA Team 1-Bam Bam Bigelow/Big Bossman Team 2-Jesus Aguleira/Ric Flair Team 3-Test/Jake Roberts Team 4-CM Punk/Spike Dudley Team 5-Jack Swagger/Vader ECW Team 1-Tyson Tomko/Rhyno Team 2-Chris Candido/Earthquake Team 3-A-Train/Awesome Kong Team 4-Joey Mercury/Stan Hansen Team 5-Randy Orton/Brian Lee Mexico Team 1-Mr. Kennedy/JTG Team 2-Carlito Team 3-Jeff Jarrett/Goldust Team 4-Chyna/Godfather Team 5-Bart Gunn/Great Khali Uh-huh. How do I decide who to vote for? Vote based on whatever criteria you like. Personally, I like the "shoot kayfabe" criteria on who would have won during their primes, based on their skill in kayfabe. Others just like the basic idea of picking whoever's better, and so on and so forth. Try to keep arguments relatively rational though. Any gimmick matches? In round three, when we're down to sixteen teams. I'll try to keep things interesting. What's your favourite colour? They call it "pebbles". It's somewhere between beige and brown, heaven and hell, living and dead, pleasure and pain. Couldn't be bothered to put up any brackets, huh? I'll put up some rudimentary brackets as soon as I have the time. I'm a busy man.