Tag Teaming With James Ellsworth
Join Date: Dec 2011
Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
I wasn't particularly calling for separate threads, but maybe just a recognition that TV matches are structured somewhat differently and, in my mind, aren't completely comparable to a PPV match. TV matches have slightly different structures in place, having to work around commercial breaks and sometimes interjecting other distractions to further the stories, which you don't see as much at a live event or a house show.
I was probably just going to create my own little subsystem, where regular, non-TV matches were rated out of five stars, and the TV matches being rated out of four (with no quarter increments given; only halves, like movies). Using that scale, I'd give Sheamus/Bryan 3/4 and something like the first Punk/Bryan match 3.5. Well, OK, that does sound stupid, I will admit. It's just difficult for me to rate the matches the same since there are so many interruptions and distractions that subtract from otherwise enjoyable wrestling matches. Too often do I think, "Had that commercial not been there, this match would have been so much better..."
The current system works well enough, but I can't foresee a TV match ever being a certifiable MOTY, as TV matches (to me) need a lot more working in their favor to keep up with their PPV counterparts.