The Rick Starr Blog Splash: Post Blog Wars
by, 01-23-2012 at 06:23 PM (2282 Views)
Welcome back Splashers! I want to thank WrestlingFan66513 for inviting be back to his Blog Wars, and I want to say it was a privilege going head to head against Dr. Death. He is without a doubt one of the best bloggers here, at EWN.com!
As far as the Blog War Challenge itself, I have to say it was not an easy one. Both Death and I had picked two similar people in our lists: C.M. Punk, and Chris Jericho. This only left three unique spots each, which made the blog wars even a tighter fight. I myself tried to pick different people, from different eras. And by the looks of Dr. Deathâ€™s list, my guess he was trying to do the same thing.
The one thing I noticed with this Blog Wars (Actually I notice it with most Top 5â€™s but Iâ€™ll keep it here.) , was that all the readers was asking â€œWhere was Rock?â€, or â€œWhy didnâ€™t you vote for Mick Foley?â€, â€œwhereâ€™s this guy?, How could you forget that guy!?â€ Nobody was forgotten about, or left out; I think a lot of people tend to forget the most important thing, that there were only 5 slotsâ€¦not 10 or 15â€¦just 5. What about guys like Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall(Razor Ramon), Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Randy Savage, Edge, Arn Anderson, Kevin Nash or Kurt Angle. Do I need to go on? All of these guys have top ranked mic skills. None of these guys were forgotten; we just had a limited choice. After all, they needed to have some decent mic skills to bring them to the dance, and become some of the best performers in the ring.
If I decided to use Rock, Triple H, Austin, Foley, and HBK, then I would have grabbed all of my resources from the Attitude Era. While I do not deny that time pulled out some of the greatest talent, it would have made some boring reading, if you ask me. I wanted variety. As far as the criteria Wrestlers needed to be both a heel and a faceâ€¦ that could be argued on a different day. Guys like Ravishing Rick Rude, (who was a career heel for the most part.) had some of the best mic skills as a heel. I honestly canâ€™t remember any good promos of him as a face. Some wrestlers just have it better as one type of character.
When I think about selecting a Top 5 for any subject, I wonder â€œhave I forgotten about someone?â€ Of course I have, Iâ€™m only human. Would I stop and change my top 5? No, whatâ€™s posted is done. In this blog I did do a bit of rushing. I did look at the Rock and Foley, but I had already picked Austin and Triple H from that era. I would have preferred HBK, but I was trying someone different for a change.
Another issue is some people tend to vote for the wrong reasons. Certain people like to blatantly vote against other people, for the simple fact that they donâ€™t like that person. Not because one person has a better or worse blog, just because that person is a trollâ€¦you know who you are.
Well I think thatâ€™s it for me Splashers. One again Iâ€™d like to thank WrestlingFan66513 for inviting me into Blog Wars, and I want to say thanks to Dr.Death, for being a great opponent, and congratulations on winning the Blog wars. For now, Iâ€™m taking a small break from blogging. It might we a weekâ€¦Might be a month, who knows. Until then See you when I see you!-Rick Starr @RickStarr