Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The 2016 TWB 100: Others Receiving Votes, or BEHOLD THE TWB 500

No Way Jose BARELY missed the cut
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Okay, so yesterday, the voters for this year's TWB 100 were revealed and venerated. Now, the time has come to list the wrestlers who received votes but not enough to make the actual top 100. In fact, so many wrestlers received votes this year that I can finally unveil a dream I've had for this list since I started it. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome yourselves to the first ever TWB 500. Pro Wrestling Illustrated got nothing on me, baybay. In order are the 400 wrestlers who didn't make the top of the list. In case of a tie in point totals, well, I'm going to be honest with you. I didn't put too much thought into breaking them and in some cases order may be alphabetical. Still, we, meaning you the voters and I, have gotten to 500! Check it out!

101. No Way Jose Points: 746
102. Jonathan Gresham Points: 736

And because Brock Jahnke used his first place vote on Gresham, I let him write a blurb:
If Tom’s word is to be trusted (it’s not), I was the only person to vote for Gresham at number one, so I guess that means I have some explaining to do. Gresham embodies a few of the qualities I most admire in wrestling, things like variety, believability, subtlety, and the ability to escalate fellow wrestlers to his level. While I think he’s nearly off the charts in all those categories, that last quality is really the one most important to Gresham’s case, as I don’t think there’s a wrestler alive who does more with less. Whereas other top wrestlers like Chris Hero, Zack Sabre, Jr., and Trevor Lee tend to be working towards the top of cards with other top wrestlers of comparative skill, Gresham spends much of his time in the midcard of less popular indie shows. While his stellar matches with the likes of ZSJ and Lio Rush are great, I’m much more impressed when he’s able to draw good matches out of a 21 year old Xavier Bell or a well-past-his-prime Homicide. And hey, two of those ZSJ matches ended up in my top ten Match of the Year list, so that certainly helps.
103. ACH Points: 723
104. Rey Mysterio, Jr. Points: 703
105. AR/Dante Fox Points: 689
106. Juan Francisco de Coronado Points: 650
107. Bobby Fish Points: 636
108. Aerostar Points: 635
109. Silver Ant Points: 628
110. Willie (The) Mack Points: 626
111. Arik Royal Points: 623
112. Christopher Daniels Points: 604
113. Missile Assault Man Points: 604
114. Naomi Points: 601
115. Cody (Rhodes)/Stardust Points: 586
116. Jack Evans Points: 583
117. Colin Cassady Points: 575
118. El Dragon Azteca/Rey Horus Points: 573
119. Sexy Star Points: 561
120. Karl Anderson Points: 559
121. Frightmare Points: 546
122. Ophidian Points: 543
123. Triple H Points: 543
124. Jay Briscoe Points: 532
125. Emma Points: 532
126. Anthony Henry Points: 530
127. Michael Elgin Points: 529
128. Meiko Satomura Points: 524
129. Amasis Points: 496
130. Joey Janela Points: 495
131. Apollo Crews Points: 492
132. Raymond Rowe Points: 491
133. Natalya Points: 490
134. Pete Dunne Points: 476
135. Tony Nese Points: 468
136. Marty "The Moth" Martinez/Martin Casaus Points: 461
137. Chip Day Points: 458
138. Zack Ryder Points: 457
139. Tyler Breeze Points: 453
140. Jade/Mia Yim Points: 448
141. David Starr Points: 447
142. Darby Allin Points: 446
143. Matt Cross/Son of Havoc Points: 445
144. Martin Stone/Danny Burch Points: 430
145. Mark Angelosetti Points: 425
146. Ivelisse Points: 421
147. Drago Points: 419
148. Kenny Omega Points: 407
149. Barretta Points: 384
150. Billie Kay Points: 375
151. Kamataichi Points: 372
152. Ethan Page Points: 371
153. Estonian Thunder Frog Points: 371
154. Tetsuya Naito Points: 370
155. Eddie Kingston Points: 369
156. Matt Sydal Points: 361
157. John Skyler Points: 355
158. Peyton Royce Points: 353
159. Goldberg Points: 351
160. Kazuchika Okada Points: 351
161. Luke Gallows Points: 347
162. Alberto del Rio Points: 343
163. Oney Lorcan Points: 334
164. Akam Points: 331
165. Enzo Amore Points: 331
166. Brad Attitude Points: 329
167. Rezar Points: 327
168. Jason Kincaid Points: 324
169. Mickie James Points: 321
170. Jimmy Rave Points: 320
171. Roy Wilkins Points: 318
172. Shane Thorne Points: 315
173. Rosemary/Courtney Rush Points: 311
174. That Ol' Juke Joint Lucas Calhoun Points: 305
175. Hitokiri (Io Shirai) Points: 304
176. Gary Jay Points: 302
177. Nick Richards Points: 296
178. Jey Uso Points: 292
179. Rhyno Points: 291
180. Space Monkey Points: 288
181. Ethan Carter III Points: 287
182. Tajiri Points: 278
183. Icarus Points: 275
184. Chet Sterling Points: 268
185. Isaias Velazquez Points: 264
186. Jimmy Uso Points: 264
187. Angelico Points: 257
188. Mat Fitchett Points: 254
189. Blaster McMassive Points: 250
190. Nikki Cross Points: 249
191. Dash Chisako Points: 246
192. Command Bolshoi Points: 243
193. Kerry Awful Points: 241
194. Desmond Xavier Points: 240
195. Ryback Points: 238
196. Jervis Cottonbelly Points: 237
197. Taya Points: 227
198. Davey Vega Points: 226
199. Nick Iggy Points: 222
200. Mojo Rawley Points: 219
201. Nick Miller Points: 218
202. Argus Points: 217
203. Soldier Ant Points: 216
204. Joey Ryan Points: 213
205. Raul Mendoza Points: 213
206. Fandango Points: 212
207. Aiden English Points: 211
208. Mark Andrews Points: 209
209. Shigehiro Irie Points: 205
210. Mike Quackenbush Points: 201
211. Corey Hollis Points: 197
212. Flex Rumblecrunch Points: 196
213. John Silver Points: 192
214. KUSHIDA Points: 186
215. PJ Black Points: 186
216. Jigsaw Points: 184
217. Chuck Taylor™ Points: 181
218. Gunner Miller Points: 174
219. Max Smashmaster Points: 169
220. Sienna/Allysin Kay Points: 168
221. Cassandra Miyagi Points: 166
222. Proleariat Boar of Moldova Points: 163
223. Oleg the Usurper Points: 160
224. Mark Briscoe Points: 153
225. Rickey Shane Page Points: 150
226. Hanson Points: 149
227. Orange Cassidy Points: 146
228. Jaka Points: 145
229. Curt Stallion Points: 144
230. Eddie Edwards Points: 143
231. LuFisto Points: 142
232. Hideo Itami Points: 140
233. Noam Dar Points: 139
234. Su Yung Points: 139
235. Jason Cade Points: 138
236. King Cuerno Points: 136
237. Louis Lyndon Points: 135
238. Bo Dallas Points: 132
239. Goldust Points: 131
240. Tim Donst Points: 131
241. Matt Tremont Points: 129
242. Adrian Armour Points: 125
243. Simon Gotch Points: 124
244. Lince Dorado Points: 123
245. Dragon Lee Points: 122
246. White Mike Points: 122
247. Joey Lynch Points: 119
248. Angel Ortiz Points: 118
249. Nicole Matthews Points: 117
250. Dirty Daddy Points: 116
251. Mike Draztik Points: 116
252. Sammy Guevara Points: 116
253. Chris Dickinson Points: 113
254. Colby Corino Points: 110
255. James Ellsworth Points: 108
256. Curtis Axel Points: 106
257. Shynron Points: 106
258. Nicole Savoy Points: 105
259. El Hijo del Ice Cream Points: 104
260. Liv Morgan Points: 104
261. Alex Daniels Points: 103
262. DJ Z Points: 103
263. Frankie Kazarian Points: 103
264. Ice Cream, Jr. Points: 103
265. Jake Crist Points: 103
266. Erick Rowan Points: 101
267. Carmella Points: 100
268. Obariyon Points: 100
269. Veda Scott Points: 100
270. The Gem City Infant Points: 98
271. Toru Yano Points: 96
272. Moose Points: 96
273. Kyle Matthews Points: 95
274. Jack Swagger Points: 94
275. Kongo Kong Points: 92
276. Tracer X Points: 92
277. Josh Prohibition Points: 91
278. Ray Kandrack Points: 91
279. Josh Alexander Points: 91
280. Clement Petiot Points: 89
281. Danny Havoc Points: 89
282. Eric Young Points: 87
283. Speedball Mike Bailey Points: 87
284. Tomohiro Ishii Points: 87
285. Dan Severn Points: 86
286. Kodama Points: 86
287. Sawyer Fulton Points: 85
288. Slim J/Gladiator Jeremiah Points: 85
289. Dave Crist Points: 83
290. Mariposa/Cheerleader Melissa Points: 82
291. Hermit Crab Points: 81
292. Alex Shelley Points: 79
293. Elias Samson Points: 79
294. Hanako Nakamori Points: 79
295. Manami Katsu Points: 79
296. Low Ki Points: 78
297. Pinkie Sanchez Points: 78
298. Tino Sabbatelli Points: 76
299. Zandig Points: 76
300. Cain Justice Points: 75
301. Kobald Points: 75
302. Buddy Murphy Points: 74
303. Alexander Wolfe Points: 73
304. Sugar Dunkerton Points: 73
305. Chris Sabin Points: 72
306. Jesse Adler Points: 72
307. Tank Points: 71
308. Angelo Dawkins Points: 69
309. Brian Fury Points: 68
310. Paige Points: 68
311. Jessicka Havok Points: 67
312. Tomboy Points: 67
313. Jordynne Grace Points: 66
314. Old Fishsticks Points: 66
315. Deonna Purrazzo Points: 65
316. Chase Owens Points: 64
317. SHLAK Points: 63
318. Daria Berenato Points: 62
319. Sin Cara Points: 62
320. Ashley Vox Points: 61
321. Colt Cabana Points: 61
322. Rock Lobster Points: 61
323. Laredo Kid Points: 55
324. Worker Ant Points: 55
325. Beer City Bruiser Points: 54
326. Kane Points: 54
327. Hiroshi Tanahashi Points: 53
328. Shayna Baszler Points: 53
329. Doku (Kairi Hojo) Points: 52
330. Monsta Mack Points: 52
331. Owen Knight Points: 52
332. Dan Maff Points: 51
333. Solo Darling Points: 51
334. Sonny DeFarge Points: 51
335. Alejandro Saez Points: 50
336. Big Show Points: 50
337. Chad Dawson Points: 49
338. Corneilius Crummels Points: 49
339. GPA Points: 49
340. JT Dunn Points: 49
341. Frankie Pickard Points: 48
342. Kellie Skater Points: 48
343. Tyson Dux Points: 48
344. Ariya Daivari Points: 47
345. Alicia Fox Points: 46
346. Allie/Cherry Bomb Points: 46
347. Conor Claxton Points: 46
348. Ethan Case Points: 46
349. Silas Young Points: 46
350. Rachel Ellering Points: 45
351. Gail Kim Points: 44
352. Logan Easton Leroux/Race Jaxon Points: 44
353. R-Truth Points: 44
354. Texano Points: 44
355. Eva Marie Points: 43
356. Fabian Aichner Points: 43
357. Gringo Loco Points: 43
358. Royce Isaacs Points: 43
359. Billy Buck Points: 42
360. Steve Pain Points: 42
361. Dan O'Hare Points: 41
362. Kamikazi Kid Points: 41
363. Willow Nightengale Points: 41
364. Abyss Points: 39
365. Delirious Points: 39
366. Donald Kluger Points: 39
367. Jasper Tippins Points: 39
368. Mercedes Martinez Points: 39
369. Mike Bennett Points: 39
370. Jon Davis Points: 37
371. Mascarita Sagrada Points: 37
372. Colin Delaney Points: 36
373. Titus O'Neil Points: 35
374. Aaron Epic Points: 34
375. Nate Webb Points: 34
376. Titan Points: 33
377. Eli Drake Points: 32
378. Famous B Points: 32
379. Mark Haskins Points: 32
380. Prakash Sabar Points: 32
381. James Drake Points: 31
382. Wesley Blake Points: 31
383. Lucky 13 Points: 30
384. James Storm Points: 29
385. Jake Parnell Points: 28
386. Rocky Romero Points: 28
387. VSK Points: 28
388. Cheeseburger Points: 27
389. Devin Cutter Points: 27
390. Dorian Graves Points: 27
391. Thea Trinidad Points: 27
392. Arik Cannon Points: 26
393. Jeff Cannonball Points: 26
394. Mason Cutter Points: 26
395. Sloan Caprice Points: 26
396. Taeler Hendrix Points: 26
397. Tripp Cassidy Points: 26
398. Argenis Points: 25
399. Bullet Ant/Arctic Rescue Ant Points: 25
400. Jake Dirden Points: 25
401. Jay White Points: 25
402. Mathieu St. Jacques Points: 25
403. Taylor Made Points: 25
404. Zachary Wentz Points: 25
405. Crazy Mary Dobson Points: 24
406. Dr. Wagner, Jr. Points: 24
407. Jimmy Lloyd Points: 24
408. Kelly Klein Points: 24
409. Myron Reed Points: 24
410. Rick Roland Points: 24
411. Thomas DuBois Points: 24
412. Markus Crane Points: 23
413. Zach James Points: 23
414. Adam Thornstowe Points: 22
415. Kenneth Dixon Points: 22
416. Peter Avalon Points: 22
417. Yurei (Mayu Iwatani) Points: 22
418. Big Damo Points: 21
419. Bobby Shields Points: 21
420. Dana Brooke Points: 21
421. Epico Points: 21
422. Everett Connors Points: 21
423. Jake Manning Points: 21
424. Primo Points: 21
425. Sean Maluta Points: 21
426. Smith Garrett Points: 21
427. Torque Points: 21
428. Cole Radrick Points: 20
429. Da Mack Points: 20
430. Nasty Russ Points: 20
431. Crazzy Steve Points: 19
432. Shane McMahon Points: 19
433. T-Money Points: 19
434. Brett Gakiya Points: 18
435. Bubba Ray Dudley Points: 18
436. Aaron Biggs Points: 17
437. CJ Esparza Points: 17
438. Delmi Exo Points: 17
439. Mark Henry Points: 17
440. Paco Gonzalez Points: 17
441. Santana Garrett Points: 17
442. Stryknyn Points: 17
443. Tyson Dean Points: 17
444. Darius Carter Points: 16
445. Darren Young Points: 16
446. Robert Anthony Points: 16
447. Ace Romero Points: 15
448. Caleb Konley Points: 15
449. Katsuyori Shibata Points: 15
450. Tucker Knight Points: 15
451. Devon Moore Points: 14
452. BJ Whitmer Points: 13
453. Iceberg Points: 13
454. Otis Dozovic Points: 13
455. Shane Taylor Points: 13
456. Undertaker Points: 13
457. Darius Lockhart Points: 12
458. Lara Mir Points: 12
459. Viktor Points: 12
460. Wani Points: 12
461. George Gatton Points: 11
462. Laundry Matt Points: 11
463. Murder One Points: 11
464. Sonjay Dutt Points: 11
465. Brie Bella Points: 10
466. Fa├žade Points: 10
467. Jushin Thunder Liger Points: 10
468. Tessa Blanchard Points: 10
469. Tucor Points: 10
470. Austin Theory Points: 9
471. Brittany Blake Points: 9
472. Laurel van Ness/Chelsea Green Points: 9
473. Rob Killjoy Points: 9
474. Geter Points: 8
475. Maxwell Jacob Feinstein Points: 8
476. Anthony Bennett Points: 7
477. Spirit Squad Kenny Points: 7
478. Damian Slater Points: 6
479. Gurv Sihra Points: 6
480. Sonny Kiss Points: 6
481. Adam Page Points: 5
482. Chavo Guerrero, Jr. Points: 5
483. Harv Sihra Points: 5
484. Konnor Points: 5
485. Mecha Mercenary Points: 5
486. Nate Carter Points: 5
487. Steve Fierce Points: 5
488. Britt Baker Points: 4
489. Cyrus the Destroyer Points: 4
490. Dave McCall Points: 4
491. Jax Dane Points: 4
492. Leva Bates Points: 4
493. Tatanka Points: 4
494. Fry Daddy Points: 3
495. Mr. 450. Points: 3
496. Qefka the Quiet Points: 3
497. D-Von Dudley Points: 2
498. Kate Carney Points: 2
499. Officer Warren Barksdale Points: 2
500. Rory Gulak Points: 2

Of course, even among that expanded field of wrestlers, ten wrestlers still didn't receive enough points to make the proper list. They are:
Drew Blood, Dylan Waco, Hoho Lun, JJ Garrett, King Maxel, Mandy Rose, Scott Parker, Shane Matthews, Sis, Sonico
Better luck next year, guys! Tomorrow, the TWB 100 proper gets the seal broken.