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  1. In reality when Batista was on top ratings, ppv buyrates, house show attendance increased strongly from the year before, so the fact that WWE is the draw is not so much correct. Bryan in WWE unfortunately was never a draw like Batista, and I'm a huge fan of DB and not a fan of Batista. The fact that Bryan headlilined everywhere he went I don't think that show that Bryan is bigger.
  2. But Batista was also a big star as a wrestler, he was way bigger worldwide than Bryan. He drew huge ratings and ppv buyrates, while Bryan was never a big draw. I think that Batista's wrestling career has been very underrated by many people, in 2005 he was even bigger than Cena.
  3. I agree with you about Goldberg vs HBK. Goldberg is clearly the biggest star, while HBK is more important and more influential. About AJ Styles vs Reigns is really difficult; I think that Styles is more important considering that everywhere he has been on top everywhere he wrestled; he was the most important wrestler in TNA history, he was from 2014 until 2016 the top gaijin in NJPW and since 2016 until today he is one of the top wrestlers in WWE. Anyway Reigns is clearly the biggest star, they are really close in USA, Canada, UK, but in countries like India, Arabia, Pakistan and other Eastern countries Reigns is way way bigger (in those countries he is even bigger than Conor McGregor for example); I think that should be considered if we judge who is the bigger star. About Batista vs Bryan, DB is clearly more influential and consequently more important. Batista is clearly a bigger draw and star. Worldwide there are for sure more people who know Batista than Bryan, he is a way bigger star in Mexico, Europe, considering that WWE was way more popular worldwide in 2005-2010 than in 2013-2014, so Batista is the real answer. Even if you compare PPV buyrates, house show attendance data and merchandise sold, he was also a bigger tv draw, he drew huge ratings when he was on top and that can be confirmed if you analyze ratings. Unfortunately Bryan was never a ppv draw, nor a ratings draw, when he was on top ratings and house show attendance decreased, although he was not only his fault.
  4. Good morning. This poll is about historical importance and about who is a bigger star/draw, obiouvsly not about who is a better worker. Furthermore, in the case of Batista it's better if you consider exclusively his career as wrestler, not his acting career . The comparisons are: 1) Goldberg vs Shawn Michaels 2) Roman Reigns vs AJ Styles 3) Daniel Bryan vs Batista Thank you very much
  5. In particular casual fans. Analyzing google trends appears for example appears to confirm that https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=%2Fm%2F01t99n,%2Fm%2F06299b
  6. However do you agree that Kane is more known by people? In fact he wrestled for a long period in the biggest promotion worldwide and was on top during periods in which WWE was very popular. While Bryan wrestled on top for less than a year in a period in which wrestling's popularity went down. Anyway that was not Bryan's fault.
  7. Yes, like I said Bryan was more over than Kane at his peak with crowd, but that does not mean that he is a bigger star or draw. Kane is objectively more known by people worldwide considering that was on top for longer. In a sense a comparison can be made between Kofi Kingston and Reigns. Kingston is probably hotter with live crowds, but Reigns is a much bigger star. In my opinion Bryan is more important than Kane, but not because he was a bigger star (he wasn't, although it was not his fault) but because he is much more influential? Do not agree with me?
  8. In your mind, how much important is "being more known and being a bigger star" in the criteria historical importance? For example you stated that Bryan is more important than Kane , but for sure Kane is much more known both in US and worldwide https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=%2Fm%2F01t99n,%2Fm%2F06299b. Bryan unfortunately was never a star like Kane, when he was on top tv ratings and house shows attendances went down, although he was really over with live crowds. Obiouvsly that depends also on the fact that Kane wrestled on top for longer and was an uppercarder/main eventer during the Attitude era, while Bryan was on top for a short period, less than a year.
  9. Good morning. This poll is about historical importance, obiouvsly not about who is a better worker. Furthermore, in the case of HHH and Batista it's better if you consider exclusively their career as wrestlers, not promoting career in the case of HHH and post wrestling career for Batista. The comparisons are: 1) Rey Mysterio vs Kenta Kobashi 2) Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Toshiaki Kawada 3)AJ Styles vs Big Show 4)Triple H vs Shawn Michaels 5) Batista vs Shinsuke Nakamura 6) Daniel Bryan vs Kane  Thank you very much
  10. Hi John, how are you? Yes I'm really enthused about AEW. I look forward to the first episode on TNT. I really hope that they will grow fast.
  11. Good afternoon. Like last time I opened a poll in which you should compare some of the best wrestlers of all time. The criteria is exclusively IN RING ABILITY, that includes criteria like storytelling, workrate, in ring psychologhy, selling, versatility, cleaning in the execution of moves, technical skills, high flying skills, brawling skills... The comparisons are: -Ric Flair vs Bret Hart -Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi -Daniel Bryan vs Mitsuharu Misawa  -AJ Styles vs Jumbo Tsuruta -Shinsuke Nakamura vs Jun Akiyama  Thank you very much
  12. Good morning. This poll is about historical importance, obiouvsly not about who is a better worker. The comparisons are: 1)Randy Savage vs Mitsuharu Misawa 2)Ultimate Warrior vs Ricky Steamboat 3)Jake Roberts vs Chris Jericho 4)Big Show vs Jeff Hardy 5)Edge vs Batista 6)Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton  Thank you very much
  13. Next time I would like to compare: 1)Ultimate Warrior vs Chris Jericho 2)Jun Akiyama vs Goldberg 3)Akira Taue vs Jeff Hardy 4)Jake Roberts vs Kurt Angle 5)Batista vs Edge 6)Randy Orton vs Toshiaki Kawada What do you think?
  14. In your opinion, what is Daniel Bryan's place in wrestling history? In the sense, how would you rank him in a ranking of the most important/influential wrestlers of all time?
  15. In your opinion, what is Daniel Bryan's place in wrestling history? In the sense, how would you rank him in a ranking of the most important/influential wrestlers of all time?
  16. Good morning. I hopened this poll to compare the historical importance of different wrestlers. The criteria is exclusively historical importance, this poll is not about who is the best worker. What does historical importance mean for you? Is there a direct correlation between popoluarity/fame and importance, or are there different criteria? In particular, what are your choises, and what are the reason of your choises? Thank you very much The comparisons are: 1) John Cena vs Mitsuharu Misawa 2) Goldberg vs Kenta Kobashi 3) Jushin Liger vs Rey Mysterio 4) Chris Jericho vs Toshiaki Kawada 5) AJ Styles vs Batista 6) Daniel Bryan vs Edge Unfortunately I didn't include so many wrestlers, like Hogan, Austin, Rock, Thesz, Gotch, Funk, Hansen....,however I can't post more than 6 comparisons, so.... Thank you again
  17. In your opinion, what are Kurt Angle's best matches? I personally think that his best matches are: 1)Angle vs Shawn Michaels - Wrestlemania 21 ****1/2 2)Angle vs Benoit - Royal Rumble ****1/2 3) Angle vs Benoit - Unforgiven 2002 ****1/4 I noted that a lot of you think that his selling was poor. In particular, what could be an example of that? Yesterday I watched Benoit vs Angle (Rumble 2003), and I thought that Angle selling was great. I thought that he sold everything so well. As you know I am a great fan of Bryan, but I think that objectively Bryan is not so much better at selling than Angle. In the sense, I watched also, for example, Strong vs Bryan (ROH Vendetta 2006). I thought that the match was very good (****), but I noted that Bryan's selling, sometimes, lacked. To explain better, even after 40 minutes, Bryan appeared to be not tired. Is that also a lack of selling? Are we so much biased (even I always thought that Bryan was so much better than Angle)? Watching Benoit vs Angle, do you think somebody like Bryan would have been able to deliver a great technical matches, like Angle and Benoit did? In the sense, I also noted that Angle delivered tons of very good matches under 20 minutes, (his Unforgiven match against Benoit was 13 minutes, vs Mysterio (Summerslam 2002 was under 10), vs Edge (Judgment Day 2002- Backlash were under 15 minutes). If he would have been in ROH, with tons of minutes like Bryan did, do you think that he would have delivered tons of more great matches? Thanks
  18. What do you think about his in ring ability? Is he overrated or is he underrated? Is he a great worker, a great seller, storyteller? What do you consider about his great matches, like Angle vs Benoit, Angle vs Edge, Angle vs Joe, Angle vs Shawn Michaels, Angle vs Mysterio..... Here, there are some of his best matches: Thank you very much
  19. Would you vote for Bryan and Styles before Goldberg and Warrior because of work? Do you think that Bryan is more important than Styles?
  20. For you, who deserve more to be in the WON HOF? A great performer with a good historical importance and influence, like AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan, or a huge draw for a short period, like Goldberg and Ultimate Warrior?
  21. Guys, I opened today a poll, but RIPPA closed it, so I'd like to ask about it here. How would you weigh the criteria? For example, who is a better candidate, objectively (although objectivety doesn't exist)? A huge draw for a short period, like Goldberg and Ultimate Warrior, or a poor draw, but great worker for a long time, like AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Jun Akiyama, Akira Taue? For example, the historian Matt Farmer said that workrate has been overrated today, in the sense that it's a subjective criteria, and also that a lot of great workers of the 60s and 70s are not considered for the HOF (60s and 70s hall of famers are in particular great draw). Is it right that a great worker, like Bryan and Styles (both DB and AJ are stars but they are probably also not as big stars and they are way less known by people and casual fans than Orton Big Show, Kane, Batista, wrestlers that got few votes, in fact for example Batista, Kane and Show fell of the ballot) is inducted into the HOF before a huge draw and a mainstream name like Warrior, Golbderg and even Big Daddy. Does a great worker deserve the HOF only because of work, or does he need to be an influential name? Thanks
  22. Hi. We have just entered in the WON HOF season, so I decided to open this poll where I compared some wrestlers. You can choose who is the better candidate for the WON HOF. I also added some wrestlers who are already inducted into the WON HOF. First of all, how would you weigh the criteria? For example, who is a better candidate, objectively (although objectivety doesn't exist)? A huge draw for a short period, like Goldberg and Ultimate Warrior, or a poor draw, but great worker for a long time, like AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Jun Akiyama, Akira Taue? For example, the historian Matt Farmer said that workrate has been overrated today, in the sense that it's a subjective criteria, and also that a lot of great workers of the 60s and 70s are not considered for the HOF (60s and 70s hall of famers are in particular great draw). Is it right that a great worker, like Bryan and Styles (both DB and AJ are stars but they are probably also not as big stars and they are way less known by people and casual fans than Orton Big Show, Kane, Batista, wrestlers that got few votes, in fact for example Batista, Kane and Show fell of the ballot) is inducted into the HOF before a huge draw and a mainstream name like Warrior, Golbderg and even Big Daddy. Does a great worker deserve the HOF only because of work, or does he need to be an influential name? As you know, The criteria for the Hall of Fame is a combination of drawing power, being a great in-ring performer or excelling in ones field in pro wrestling, as well as having historical significance in a positive manner. A candidate should either have something to offer in all three categories, or be someone so outstanding in one or two of those categories that they deserve inclusion. Longevity should be a prime consideration rather than a hot two or three year run, unless someone is so significant as a trend-setter or a historical figure in the business, or valuable to the industry, that they need to be included. However, just longevity without being either a long-term main eventer, a top draw and/or a top caliber in-ring performer should be seen as relatively meaningless. The comparisons are: Mistico original vs Junkyard Dog Jun Akiyama vs The Ultimate Warrior Daniel Bryan vs Goldberg Kerry Von Erich vs CM Punk Randy Orton vs Akira Taue Cien Caras vs AJ Styles Thank you very much
  23. Next time I will open this kind of topic, I will put in Stan Hansen vs Terry Funk
  24. Good afternoon. Like last time I opened a poll in which you should compare some of the best wrestlers of all time. The criteria is exclusively IN RING ABILITY, that includes criteria like storytelling, workrate, in ring psychologhy, selling, versatility, cleaning in the execution of moves, technical skills, high flying skills, brawling skills... The comparisons are: -Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels -Kazuchika Okada vs Kenta Kobashi -Daniel Bryan vs Hiroshi Tanahashi  -AJ Styles vs Toshiaki Kawada -Rey Mysterio vs Kenny Omega  Thank you very much
  25. John, on wrestlingclassics, I opened the poll where I compare wrestlers with WON HOF criteria. In particular I'd like to know what do you think about the comparison between Toshiaki Kawada and AJ Styles Who do you think is better second WON HOF criteria?
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