Originally Posted by enlightenedone9
Since someone said something about the latest Best of the Best tournaments not being the best, could someone tell me which are the best Best of the Best tournaments and WHY?
From the ones I've seen:
BOTB 5/2005 - Good tournament with the first PWG SoCal guys, Steen & Generico & Mike Quackenbush taking spots alongside a motivated B-Boy, Hero & Claudio. May also have the best tournament finals match in the four way.
BOTB 6/2006 - Another solid tournament with the CZW/ROH feud giving spots to guys like Aries & Daniels and a very good tag title match between BLKOUT's thugs in Kingston & Joker vs. Necro Butcher & Super Dragon. Generally weak non-tournament matches though.
BOTB 7/2007 - A step down from the last two tournaments but still decent with the winner having good matches throughout and two good semifinal four-ways, one reminding people of the 05 final. Also featured a match during the horrid Team CZW vs. Team Maven feud.
BOTB 8/2008 - Where the bottom almost falls out of the tournament; it's only noticeable for how amusing Chuck Taylor is and some of the weird booking of the show.
BOTB 9/2009 - Where the bottom falls outs. A guy originally not booked turns out to have the best match on the show, the replay of the tournament of death final (because Nick Gage almost died) was meh, the world title match was even worse with a Trent Acid who either was high or smoked away all his talent and the finals were flat. Was the beginning of great pilled-up Nick Gage promos.
BOTB 10/2011 - Back to a return to form with talent from BJW, ROH, PWG & DGUSA meshing well with the CZW guys to make the best tournament since 05. Also had a great deathmatch in Havoc/Kasai which in the end may have overshadowed the finals. Just stop after Havoc/Kasai, put in Night Of Infamy from last year and pretend the main event is the finals.