This is the first Steve’s View since the July rankings have come out. There has been a lot of talk about the rankings. Here are some answers.
Rankings are submitted by five different people. The people who submit rankings rotate from month to month. We try to get people who have been to as many shows as possible. Having a static group of people who submit rankings would mean in some months a person who went to very few shows would submit rankings. Actually, I’m the only person who has submitted rankings in each month since the site has been open. No two months in a row have the same five people submitted rankings. I feel this gives a decent sampling of people and tastes in SoCal.
A wrestler has to be working in SoCal two months in a row (or have worked for one promotion two straight shows) to be eligible to be ranked. So in other words Vampiro was not eligible after Redemption, but was eligible after Rapture. On the same token Chris Daniels will not be ranked in September’s rankings.
UPW Lite Shows are not counted in the rankings. If a wrestler works only Lite Shows in a month, he will not be eligible. Also any matches at Lite Shows aren’t eligible for Match of the Month and Lite Shows shouldn’t influence UPW’s ranking on Fed of the Month.
The rankings use a simple point system. For wrestlers a first place vote is worth 15 points. A second 14, a third 13, a fourth 12, and so on down to a fifteenth place vote being worth 1 point. The same goes for feds and matches but on a 5 point scale.
Hopefully this clears up some of the questions people have. Have any more questions send me an e-mail or post it on the message boards.
I’m going Oregon today until next Monday. I won’t be able to update while I’m gone so don’t think the site is dead because it hasn’t been updated for a week. When I come back hopefully there will be a ton of updates including some interviews and some columns by some new faces to SCU.
The SoCal Hall of Fame is in the works. The nomination process should begin around mid-August. Look for all the info about that same time.
SoCal UNCENSORED Fantasy Football is now accepting teams. To join or for more information click here.
Mike Modest and Donovan Morgan won’t be facing Evolution on August 22nd’s UPW Unfinished Business. Modest and Morgan will be working for Pro-Wrestling NOAH in Japan. Taking their place at UPW will be former ECW tag-team champions Danny Doring and Roadkill.
WWF’s December PPV Armageddon will be on December 9th in San Diego.
That about wraps it up for this time. Don’t forget to buy a shirt and check out the Events and Results forum for all the latest cards and results.