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PostPosted by dcbandicoot » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:03 pm

Draft is going- we need somewhere to talk about it, right?

Shit just got real with AJ at 10. WOW is all I have to say to that one.. then again, Johnny Ace turned out to be worth it last season so we'll see...

I like Ryback for Shade at 11. Good pick. I'll say more during my draft analysis, of course.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by SHADE 45 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:36 pm

I wanted Big Show 1st, Ryback 2nd, and AJ 4th myself but that obviously didn't happen.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by ILOVEMATTHARDY » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:31 am

My thoughts thus far:
I think that the dark horse pick in the first round is going to be Randy Orton. Guy's going to be huge.

AJ??? That early? Really?

Ryback is a good pick. Not a fan lately of the guy, but he doesn't seem to be losing steam. Let's just hope he doesn't shit the bed like Tensai did for you in S4.

And I cannot believe I got Christian at that spot. Same with Shot getting Santino.

This draft is messed up, yo.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by Longshot » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:59 am

I was down to picking either Christian or Santino. I can never tell when Christian will get hurt though and Santino always gets points.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by ILOVEMATTHARDY » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:00 am

I was getting one or the other, either way. We both got steals at our spots.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by XfreehueyX » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:42 am

I know it is a gamble but honestly if they keep giving AJ the multiple backstage segmants, along with matches like they have, she is easily the most worth while diva and many consider the breakout star of the year.

Naturally, I have concerns that she may rely on certain aspects a bit to much and longevity in the spotlight, but I think she is a safe bet to a mainstay diva for the forseeable future.

I thought hard about choosing a few other people for a "safe" pick, but honestly out of everyone left AJ has gotten the biggest push, has more story lines focused on her. It may not last, but I'm willing to gamble that it might.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by ILOVEMATTHARDY » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:54 am

With that being said, I have deleted your post in the draft thread, just to keep the draft thread orderly, and this is the proper place to justify picking AJ.

Please don't be mad at me:(
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by dcbandicoot » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:56 am

XfreehueyX wrote:I know it is a gamble but honestly if they keep giving AJ the multiple backstage segmants, along with matches like they have, she is easily the most worth while diva and many consider the breakout star of the year.

Naturally, I have concerns that she may rely on certain aspects a bit to much and longevity in the spotlight, but I think she is a safe bet to a mainstay diva for the forseeable future.

I thought hard about choosing a few other people for a "safe" pick, but honestly out of everyone left AJ has gotten the biggest push, has more story lines focused on her. It may not last, but I'm willing to gamble that it might.


With that being said, I have deleted your post in the draft thread, just to keep the draft thread orderly, and this is the proper place to justify picking AJ.

Please don't be mad at me:(


Ladies and gentlemen... ILMH the douchemod!

Also, gotta respect having the balls to make that pick. Shade - you really thought you'd get AJ at #27 right now....? She was one of those ones that I thought someone would pick earlier than I'd have the stomach to.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by XfreehueyX » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:57 am

hahaha, why would I be mad?

I didn't realize there was a separate thread, I'm still learning the ropes on where things go and what not so thanks for the heads up.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by ILOVEMATTHARDY » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:01 am

And in terms of AJ, I mean you have BOTH undercard champions available... AJ's hot now, but where does it go after MitB?

As much as people shit on the undercard championships.... those belts have been very visible and gotten a lot of play in the last year.

BUT I was also the first to be questioning Arjay's pick of Johnny Ace in Season 4... so I'm not one to judge.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by Longshot » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:09 pm

dcbandicoot wrote:I'm probably overthinking this... Kofi Kingston.


I don't think so. I considered taking him with my pick, but went with Santino instead just due to the frequency with which he wrestles and wins (every Raw generally). I was actually debating between Kofi, Christian and Santino at that point, but I am still sour that ILMH unwittingly swindled the shit out of me last season in the Santino for Mark Henry trade.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by SHADE 45 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:51 pm

I'd like to take the time and tell ILMH that he's a fucking asshole and I hate him for picking Rey Mysterio.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by ILOVEMATTHARDY » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:57 pm

At least you got Ryback. 1 out of 4 isn't bad.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by Longshot » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:13 pm

XfreehueyX wrote:Damien Sandow


Damn, I was hoping to steal him with my next pick.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by dcbandicoot » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:03 am

Longshot wrote:
XfreehueyX wrote:Damien Sandow


Damn, I was hoping to steal him with my next pick.


Nearly took him instead of Kofi. That's what I was referring to with my post...
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by XfreehueyX » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:08 am

Yeah, I really like Sandow. Has great mic skills, and is nice in the ring. I was happy he was still around for my pick.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by XfreehueyX » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:39 am

Is the 5th "free slot" for a Raw or SD star an active spot or is it like a bench spot?
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by ILOVEMATTHARDY » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:37 am

the 5th is an active slot. It's filled by anybody. There is a 6th round as well for a bench slot.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by XfreehueyX » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:54 am

aight, sweet, thank ya
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by ArJay » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:50 pm

Just wanted to post to say sorry for taking long to make my picks. Bando knows what's going on. Basically I'm in a temporary funk that is going to limit my activity for the time being. Should only be for another week to two weeks tops. I will try and make my picks as fast as I can though when I can.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by dcbandicoot » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:15 pm

ArJay wrote:I hate my next two picks but whatever...

Heath Slater & Layla


Hey- what a coincidence. I hate them too!

Actually, just mostly Slater.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by dcbandicoot » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:35 pm

SHADE 45 wrote: I'll take Eve


Ouch.

That had to hurt.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by SHADE 45 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:22 pm

No shit it hurt. I needed someone from Raw and couldn't risk picking another SD person at this point. Like I said, I already admit defeat at this point. 8 people and the number I got put me in a bad spot right from the start so I didn't expect much either way.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by dcbandicoot » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:07 am

SHADE 45 wrote:No shit it hurt. I needed someone from Raw and couldn't risk picking another SD person at this point. Like I said, I already admit defeat at this point. 8 people and the number I got put me in a bad spot right from the start so I didn't expect much either way.


You were fine until the Miz blunder.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by SHADE 45 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:23 am

dcbandicoot wrote:
SHADE 45 wrote:No shit it hurt. I needed someone from Raw and couldn't risk picking another SD person at this point. Like I said, I already admit defeat at this point. 8 people and the number I got put me in a bad spot right from the start so I didn't expect much either way.


You were fine until the Miz blunder.

It was him or Tensai and I thought picking Miz first gave me the better chance of getting both of them.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by LegendKillerRAB » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:40 am

The more this draft plays out, the more I feel it was a HUUUUUGE mistake to go with 8 people in a single pool.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by dcbandicoot » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:18 am

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dcbandicoot wrote:
SHADE 45 wrote:No shit it hurt. I needed someone from Raw and couldn't risk picking another SD person at this point. Like I said, I already admit defeat at this point. 8 people and the number I got put me in a bad spot right from the start so I didn't expect much either way.


You were fine until the Miz blunder.

It was him or Tensai and I thought picking Miz first gave me the better chance of getting both of them.


I don't know. I had Tensai at 24 on my board and Miz at 34, mostly because Tensai's... well, not what he was weeks ago, but on TV. And Miz hasn't been relevant in months.

Also, when in doubt, I feel like value now over value later is almost always the right decision...

LegendKillerRAB wrote:The more this draft plays out, the more I feel it was a HUUUUUGE mistake to go with 8 people in a single pool.


Well, don't forget we're going one round fewer than normal. There is still most definitely value available.

That said, I really feel like every time we do this the roster gets a little smaller. And Round 6 is definitely going to be pretty awful.

Actually, in retrospect I'd have made Superstars worth some points if I'd been smarter about it. Oh well.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by SHADE 45 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:47 am

Is the YouTube pre-show going to count this season?

Also, Miz just finished shooting a movie. He'll be back very soon.
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by dcbandicoot » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:48 am

SHADE 45 wrote:Is the YouTube pre-show going to count this season?

Also, Miz just finished shooting a movie. He'll be back very soon.


No. Next season we may go back to including Stars and perhaps the Pre-show as well (just to expand the rosters), but for this season its RAW, SD and PPV only. Think of the YT Pre-Show as the PPV Dark Match - that's how http://www.profightdb.com logs it. Also, I'd have to rework the points for Stars, as it was relatively too many in previous seasons.

Also, not counting NXT. Ever (again).

Also, when is Miz's advertised return?
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Re: [S5] AFW Discussion Thread

PostPosted by SHADE 45 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:58 am

There is no advertised return yet but supposedly filming ends this week (or has already).
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