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As long as none of the cheaters make it in I'll be happy with the outcome.
I hope this doesn't become like when people got the impression that Bill James was predicting Jeff Bagwell (hey, weird) would win the batting title as a rookie. "BTF" is not "predicting no one makes it".
In fact, don't our current numbers actually suggest that Biggio will make it? Don't the raw percentages from our tabulation usually get a 5-7% boost when the "silent majority" comes in?
- Hulk Hogan
- Ric Flair
- Shawn Michaels
- The Rock
- "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Where is Bruno Samartino's name on this list?
If by "surge" you mean 76% of the outstanding vote vs 71% of the counted vote, then yes.
One thing about the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame is that the inaugural class was really big. Imagine if the baseball HOF opened with, not just Cobb/Ruth/Wagner/Mathewson/Johnson, but everyone down to the Fred Clarke level. So that has taken some luster away from the yearly elections afterwards, and led to some questionable folks getting inducted just for the sake of inducting people, IMO. But I'm sure it's the best wrestling HOF we've got. (Especially compared to the WWE Hall of Fame, natch.)
YR, I figured you for a Ted DiBiase fan.
Biggio is on track to finish about where Alomar finished on his first ballot (73%), just behind Dawson (78) and Morris (74). With three candidates around the 50s (Morris, Larkin, Smith), the 2013 election looks a good bit like the 2010 election.
Maybe I'm having a crappy day, but the best thing I can think of to say about pro wrestling is that it isn't as boring as basketball. That's not a compliment.
who are the 3 vet's picks again???
Is it possible to start a Wrestling Think Factory
I guess you could argue for removing Hogan on the converse logic, i.e., he was no good in the ring, but I would ultimately say drawing money is more important than in-ring work.
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