2005 Triad Top 50 Columnists List

Douglas Nunnally


Credit: TheWrestlingVoice.com

After last year’s major success, the Traid Top Columinsts returned in 2005!

On September 10th, the Triads came back to 3 sites: TheWrestlingVoice.com, World-Wrestling.net, & the Wrestling Matters message board. Due to techincal difficulties and inactivity, WrestlingNewsWorld.com and WrestleZone.com were not apart of the voting and after a couple of rounds of voting, World-Wrestling.net and Wrestling Matters dropped out of the voting for those very same reasons leaving only TWV for voting this year.

Like last year, the interactive sessiom began with a nomination thread. Each person could nominate up to five different columnists by supplying their name, column series name, and a link to their work. In the end, we received 106 nominations, a 25% increase from last year. Nominated writers were allowed to drop out of the voting if they wished and three writers did indeed drop out leaving the nomination list at 103.

After all nominations were in, people voted on the list. Next to each and every columnists, people voted whether or not that columnist belonged on the list or not. Each “Yes” vote gathered 4 points for that writer; each “Maybe” vote gathered 2 points for that writer; and each “No” vote gathered zero points for that writer. In the end, the list was gathered together, and the top 50 scores were welcomed into the Triad Top 50.

Unlike last year, columnists were not allowed to drop out of the list after the 50 were chosen as last year we had two columnists drop out which ended up in a top 48 list. For the sake of conformity, the Triad list was decided to be a top 50 list this year.

After the list was put together, twelve rounds of in-depth voting followed. For the first round, the whole list was put in alphabetical order. Ten lists of 5 columnists were made and each voter voted on each and every list, otherwise their vote was thrown out. People ranked each columnist in a list of 1 to 5. Each 1st place vote received 10 points, 2nd place received 8, 3rd received 6, 4th received 4, and 5th received 2. After the first round of voting ending, the list was organized by points with the person with the highest votes being first, and the lowest being last.

Starting in round three all the way to the end of the session, slots began to be frozen by intervals of 5. For instance, after round three, slots 46-50 were frozen and were not voted upon anymore. The rest of the list was still voted upon, but the frozen slots remained intact.

Voting went smoothly from September to January with many voters chosing the best of the best in writing today. Unlike last year, no tie-breaker voting rounds were needed so the Triads remained on a weekly schedule until January 21, 2006 when the final list was posted marking the return of the most accurate, in-depth wrestling columnists list on the ‘net today.

To view the list from 2004, please click here

2005 Triad Top 50 Columnists

1. The Butcher

The Butchershop

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/thebutcher/

2. Mike Steele

The 5 Star Truth/The Boom Box

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/mikesteele/

3. Shak

The Pepsi Plunge

http://wrestlezone.com/editorials.php

4. Jonathan Brown

Mr. Brown’s Class

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/jonathanbrown/

5. David Landons

Hardtime

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/davidlandons/

6. Morpheus

Enter The Dream Realm

http://lordsofpain.net/columns/dreamrealm/index.html

7. Random Guy #5

The Nosebleed Section

http://lordsofpain.net/columns/nosebleedsection/index.html

8. Tim Wronka

From The Eye Of The Dragon

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/timwronka/

9. Joey MacQueen

The X-Factor

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/joeymacqueen/

10. Jordon Wright

[The Wright Idea!]

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/jordonwright/

11. Matthew Oropeza

The New Joint

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/mattheworopeza/

12. Phil Snyder

All That And A Bowl of Cereal

http://wrestlingexposed.com/columns/

13. Joe Pritchett

Joe Pritchett’s Real Talk/Joe Pritchett’s TWIW

http://wrestlezone.com/editorials.php

14. Mitchell Gadd

Reading Between The Ropes/Swerve

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/mitchellgadd/

15. Jim Forzese

The Forzese Files

http://1wrestling.com

16. Double A

The ‘Double A’ Report

http://wrestlezone.com/editorials.php

17. YourAyatollah

All About The Game

http://lordsofpain.net/columns/allaboutthegame/index.html

18. Stinger

A View From The Rafters/Bring The Hammer Down/The Show Stopper/It’s Showtime Folks!

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/stinger/

19. Kay Farmer

Kay’s Korner/It’s Showtime Folks!

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/kayfarmer/

20. Tim Sampsell

The Big TimBoski Show!

http://wrestlingnewsworld.com/editorials.php

21. Linda Robin

Linda’s Thoughts

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/lindarobin/

22. Bill Cullen

The Shoot

http://1wrestling.com

23. Bradley Springer

The Springer Column

http://nodq.com.columns/

24. Phantom Lord

The Rant Of The Week

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/phantomlord/

25. Xan

The Northern Star

http://lordsofpain.net/columns/northernstar/index.html

26. William Hernandez

Straight Outta NYC

http://wrestlingexposed.com/columns/

27. Joey Paris

Full Mark/Pink Roses In The Graveyard

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/joeyparis/

28. RD Reynolds

Jobber/Crap Of the Week

http://wrestlecrap.com

29. Dumass

A Dumass Thought

http://lordsofpain.net/columns/dumassthought/index.html

30. Julian Phoenix

Flight Of The Phoenix

http://lopforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=11

31. Chris Grebe

The Empty Arena

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/chrisgrebe/

32. Joseph Bachman

The High Spot

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/josephbachman/

33. Matt Green

Get The ‘E’ Out

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/mattgreen/

34. Robb Michaels

Shots Off The Turnbuckle

http://4w-wrestling.com/editorials.php

35. Dubzilla

Turnbuckle Tailgate

http://lordsofpain.net/columns/turnbuckletailgate/index.html

36. Jay Shears

And That’s What I Think

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/jayshears/

37. Tim Jaquay

The Third Fall

http://wrestlingexposed.com/columns/

38. Martin Daniels

On The Ropes

http://wrestlezone.com/editorials.php

39. Jake Feldman

Hardcore Thinking

http://nodq.com.columns/

40. Jason McGinn

3rd Times the Charm

http://wrestlingexposed.com/columns/

41. Euan Conway

Off The Record

http://wrestlezone.com/editorials.php

42. John Wilson

Not Just Another Fan Presents…

http://wrestlezone.com/editorials.php

43. Michael Porter

WrestleBeat

http://nodq.com.columns/

44. Boss Foxx

The B.M.F. Show

http://lopforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=11

45. BC

BC Does/Screws..

http://lopforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=11

46. Guastavo Reynoso

The Real Truth

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/gustavoreynoso/

47. Cavalou

The Sharpshooter

http://lopforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=11

48. David Long

That Damn Good

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/davidlong

49. Bob Magee

As I See It

http://thewrestlingvoice.com/columns/bobmagee/

50. Yeknom

The Eyes

http://lopforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=11

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