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Re: Wrestling Observer Awards for 2013 revealed
NJPW had a significant and legitimate growth year and is legitimately the 2nd largest promotion globally. Simply because the matches happen in a smaller promotion doesn't mean they should be disqualified. All the rewards were legitimately deserved except the feud of the year which should have been given to Silva vs Sonnen which was the best feud in any PPV selling enterprise of the year. Tanahashi over Punk was justified because he was the front man and top star of a promotion that grew having MOTY candidate matches every month, while Punk was the 2nd top star in the company behind Cena and only headlined for his promotion when either Cena was injured or when he was facing Cena. He can't be given the award because he wasn't even presented as the most valuable in his own company, which didn't even grow as a company.
I do have one question for anyone who might feel that Dwayne Johnson "owes" the business. Is it just him, or is it anyone who moved on to other things? Should Luna Vachon get heat for running a towing company instead of working on RAW? Should Maven be critiqued on his Home Shopping Network bits instead of wrestling?
Or is it only the ones who go on to highly visible careers in movies that owe something? Why do Johnson (who left after putting people over, doing the traditionally "right thing") and Lesnar (who did not; except for making Eddie a legitimate star) get called sell-outs who "forgot where they came from" when someone who retires to do some regular job get credit (as they should) for moving on and making it without falling into a sea of addiction?