Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays? - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, Debate League, Wrestling Videos, Women of Wrestling Forums
Reply

Old 01-11-2013, 03:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Little Poppa Pump
 
Regnes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Prince George, British Columbia
Posts: 2,248
Regnes 1001 - 1500Regnes 1001 - 1500Regnes 1001 - 1500Regnes 1001 - 1500Regnes 1001 - 1500Regnes 1001 - 1500Regnes 1001 - 1500Regnes 1001 - 1500Regnes 1001 - 1500
Default Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays?

I was just thinking how WWE recently got busted for fixing some of their voting results which gave some insight into how WWE operates when it comes time to let the fans "choose" what they want to see. This sort of thing always makes me wonder what was really going on behind the scenes when they had the voting based PPVs each year. Since it was all done through their website, they had full control over it all.

I just wonder though, if they actually did let us have a say in it, but just specially designed it all so our votes would either be for something that has no impact on the results or have only one obvious choice to vote on.

There were only six title changes across the five events held. First Shelton Benjamin won the IC title after being voted as Jericho's opponent, every other option was either a weakly booked midcarder or a jobber. Both the 2004 and 2005 events had tag title changes, but they had no voting options and thus were out of our hands anyway. In 2006 Lita won the Women's title against Mickie James, but the voting was for match type and thus did not impact who walked away with the title. The same event saw Ric Flair and Roddy Piper win the tag titles after Piper was voted in as Flair's partner, the two other options were Dusty Rhodes and Sgt. Slaughter, two people who under no circumstances would have won a popularity vote against Piper. Finally in 2008 Batista won the WHC, but the voting was for who would be the special referee, which was also an obvious choice, who honestly would not have voted for a Steve Austin appearance?

I personally think they were probably fairly honest with the vote distribution, but there were one or two results that made me wonder. In 2004 it was very important that Edge lose the vote to Shawn Michaels for the world title match as it was a big part of his heel turn. Edge lost by only 5% which was pretty close, he was pretty popular that year so I could imagine it possible he actually won the vote.

The most laughable option ever was for Batista vs Coachman in 2005 where you could have voted for either a street fight, an arm wrestling match, or a verbal debate. In hindsight, I wish I voted for the debate lol.

Last edited by Regnes : 01-11-2013 at 03:34 AM.
Regnes is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 01-11-2013, 03:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
Working on my abs
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: like a bitch
Posts: 2,959
Rayfu was rejected by a GODDESSRayfu was rejected by a GODDESSRayfu was rejected by a GODDESSRayfu was rejected by a GODDESSRayfu was rejected by a GODDESSRayfu was rejected by a GODDESS
Default Re: Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays?

We will never know, how ever I think its worth mention, the way heel turns work etc Edge "having to turn becuse of that" was most likely thought after the fact, so its not like they said "ok we need this, lets rig it"



I do think voting can be fixed and often is, but when you have jerks voting for hornswarlge, not cause they want it but just for laughs can you blame them
Rayfu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 03:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
Humbled
 
Yosihait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Israel
Posts: 503
Yosihait 50 - 100
Default Re: Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Regnes View Post
I personally think they were probably fairly honest with the vote distribution, but there were one or two results that made me wonder. In 2004 it was very important that Edge lose the vote to Shawn Michaels for the world title match as it was a big part of his heel turn. Edge lost by only 5% which was pretty close, he was pretty popular that year so I could imagine it possible he actually won the vote.
According to Shawn, Vince didn't want to fix the votes for that event (Even though Shawn was injured and he would've preferred to not work the singles match). However, I do think that they knew Edge won't win the vote simply because he's a heel.
Yosihait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 04:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
The Face Of The Company
 
King Kenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 19,459
King Kenny is a rep whoreKing Kenny is a rep whoreKing Kenny is a rep whoreKing Kenny is a rep whoreKing Kenny is a rep whoreKing Kenny is a rep whoreKing Kenny is a rep whoreKing Kenny is a rep whoreKing Kenny is a rep whoreKing Kenny is a rep whoreKing Kenny is a rep whore
Default Re: Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays?

Of course.
__________________

King Kenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 01:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
I don't believe in magic
 
ratman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,661
ratman 6501 - 7000ratman 6501 - 7000ratman 6501 - 7000ratman 6501 - 7000ratman 6501 - 7000ratman 6501 - 7000ratman 6501 - 7000ratman 6501 - 7000ratman 6501 - 7000ratman 6501 - 7000ratman 6501 - 7000
Default Re: Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays?

Maybe for some of the matches. Like your WWE Championship one and the other two compete for tag team gold was probably fixed. But all of the other ones, im sure the wrestlers were known in advanced to know what there up so they can rehearse it. But like a pick outfit for a Diva Battle Royal was probably really up to the fans to decide.
__________________

Joey Spears in PWA
PWA Intercontinental Champion (1x, first ever), Hardcore Champion (1x), Money in the Bank winner, 2013 Grand Slam Tournament winner
ratman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 02:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
Getting over in the mid-card
 
STALKER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 6,737
STALKER whored out on repSTALKER whored out on repSTALKER whored out on repSTALKER whored out on repSTALKER whored out on repSTALKER whored out on repSTALKER whored out on repSTALKER whored out on repSTALKER whored out on repSTALKER whored out on repSTALKER whored out on rep
Default Re: Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays?

No they not. But the way wwe did the votes was choice two shit choices compared to the choice they want.
STALKER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 03:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
Still the GOAT
 
Evan Stays TRIPPY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Revis Island
Posts: 4,792
Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000Evan Stays TRIPPY 4501 - 5000
Default Re: Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays?

Jericho goes in detail about this in his book and claims it's 100 percent legit and that they keep the results away from the performers until the fans here it as well. Jericho doesn't seem like the type to lie about this, and the amount of detail he goes into describing Taboo Tuesday 04 is awesome.

That being said, usually they just give one really fucking obvious choice. I can only think of a few upsets in the PPVs history like MIZ beating out BDV and Morrison for a shot at Punk.
__________________




"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady
Evan Stays TRIPPY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
Little Poppa Pump
 
yoseftigger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,370
yoseftigger 1001 - 1500yoseftigger 1001 - 1500yoseftigger 1001 - 1500yoseftigger 1001 - 1500yoseftigger 1001 - 1500yoseftigger 1001 - 1500yoseftigger 1001 - 1500yoseftigger 1001 - 1500yoseftigger 1001 - 1500
Default Re: Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays?

Quote:
Originally Posted by x iCame2Play x View Post
Maybe for some of the matches. Like your WWE Championship one and the other two compete for tag team gold was probably fixed. But all of the other ones, im sure the wrestlers were known in advanced to know what there up so they can rehearse it. But like a pick outfit for a Diva Battle Royal was probably really up to the fans to decide.
IIRC, a big babyface always won the poll like HBK. Seems legitimate to me.
yoseftigger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 06:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
Bringing you the truth...no matter how bad it hurts..
 
Three Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: My Fortified bunker in the middle of the DC Hellhole.
Posts: 1,339
Three Dog 501 - 1000Three Dog 501 - 1000Three Dog 501 - 1000Three Dog 501 - 1000Three Dog 501 - 1000Three Dog 501 - 1000Three Dog 501 - 1000Three Dog 501 - 1000
Default Re: Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays?

haha bring in jessie the body ventura so he can get to the bottom of this conspiracy!!!!
__________________
“Look, let’s start with some tough love. You two suck at peddling meth. Period. Did you not plan for this contingency? I mean even the Starship Enterprise had a self-destruct button.... I'm just saying.” –


[] Adrian Neville/PAC wins a Title In WWE
Three Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 06:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
Will Always be a Snit Head
 
TaylorFitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 15,005
TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000TaylorFitz 20501 - 21000
Default Re: Do you think the voting was fixed for Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sundays?

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingOfKings View Post
Jericho goes in detail about this in his book and claims it's 100 percent legit and that they keep the results away from the performers until the fans here it as well. Jericho doesn't seem like the type to lie about this, and the amount of detail he goes into describing Taboo Tuesday 04 is awesome.

That being said, usually they just give one really fucking obvious choice. I can only think of a few upsets in the PPVs history like MIZ beating out BDV and Morrison for a shot at Punk.
That's really the only reason why I think they were real. I don't think Jericho would lie to protect WWE about something like that.

This year's Slammy Awards however were totally fixed though.
TaylorFitz is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios