April 14, 2019

SCW Fantasy Draft 2019

The biggest SCW Fantasy Draft of all time! After doing 30 last year, we aimed for 35, but went to 40. Will 40 be the new standard? Is it the new record to beat next year? Or will we let this be a one-off and go back to 30, like that time they did the Royal Rumble with 40 guys? We began at 6:30pm on a Wednesday, and finished at 11am the following Sunday. Rules this year were amended so that no more than two people could be chosen at a time. And here, the results:

SCW Fantasy Draft 2019

...... Rusty Nickles Poncho Man Quarter Marshall
1 Samoa Joe Daniel Bryan AJ Styles
2 Cesaro/Sheamus Kevin Owens Shinsuke Nakamura
3 Sasha Banks/Bayley Johnny Gargano Adam Cole/Roderick Strong
4 Velveteen Dream Kushida Asuka
5 Seth Rollins Brock Lesnar/Paul Heyman Sami Zayn
6 Tomasso Ciampa Kairi Sane/Io Shirai Big E/Xavier Woods
7 Jay Uso/Jimmy Uso Shayna Bazsler/Marina Shafir Mauro Renallo
8 Ricochet Alexa Bliss Kassius Ohno
9 Becky Lynch Kyle O'Reilly/Bobby Fish Kofi Kingston
10 R-Truth Bobby Lashley/Lio Rush Finn Balor
11 Roman Reigns Drew Gulak Toni Storm
12 Andrade/Zelina Vega Charlotte Flair Karl Anderson/Luke Gallows
13 Ember Moon The Undertaker Nikki Cross
14 Viktor/Konnor Stephanie McMahon/Triple H Akam/Rezar
15 Ruby Riott/Liv Morgan Ronda Rousey/Jessamyn Duke Hanson/Rowe
16 Dolph Ziggler Pete Dunne Rhea Ripley
17 The Miz Tyler Bate/Trent Seven Drew McIntyre
18 Mojo Rawley Aleister Black Drake Wuertz
19 Bray Wyatt Walter Nigel McGuinness
20 Noam Dar Akira Tozawa Booker T
21 Elias Luke Harper William Regal
22 Bo Dallas Shawn Michaels Lizard Monster Hand Puppet
23 Braun Strowman Renee Young Fandango/Tyler Breeze
24 Vanessa Borne Steve Corino Baron Corbin
25 Goldust Zack Ryder/Curt Hawkins Scott Dawson/Dash Wilder
26 Otis Dozovik/Tucker Knight Kalisto/Gran Metalik Cedric Alexander
27 Jinder Mahal Mickie James Mark Henry
28 Tony Nese Taynara Conti John Cena
29 Byron Saxton Buddy Murphy Chad Gable/Bobby Roode
30 Vince McMahon Adam Pearce Rusev/Lana
31 Charlie Caruso Bianca Belair Lars Sullivan
32 Babatunde The Brian Kendrick Matt Hardy/Jeff Hardy
33 Big Show Bruce Prichard Alicia Fox
34 Kane Rey Mysterio Samir Singh/Sunil Singh
35 Heath Slater Peyton Royce/Billie Kay Tino Sabbatelli
36 Natalya George Mizanin Naomi
37 Nia Jax Shane McMahon Ali
38 Mike Kinellis Mitch the Plant Eric Young/Killian Dane
39 Rhyno Charles Robinson Apollo Crews
40 Titus O'Neil Dakota Kai EC3/Drake Maverick


Rusty Nickles Poncho Man Quarter Marshall
Male Singles Wrestlers 26 22 22
Female Singles Wrestlers 6 8 7
Male Tag Teams 4 5 11
Female Tag Teams 2 2 0
Non-Wrestlers 3 11 7
Titles Held 6 5 5
NXT Picks 5 13 6
205 Live Picks 3 4 1
Babyface Total 24 22 22
Heel Total 20 18 22
Human Being Total 47 50 53
Non-human Total 0 1 1
Picks we kept from 2018 14 13 15

Commentary Teams
Rusty: Byron Saxton, Charlie Caruso, Vince McMahon
Poncho: Renee Young, Steve Corino, Shawn Michaels
Marshall: Mauro Renallo, Nigel McGuinness, Booker T

Rusty reunited The Golden Truth.

Poncho has four of the five guys who've competed in Best of the Super Juniors.

Marshall reunited every former member of the Bullet Club.

Only one championship was left on the table: the NXT UK Tag Titles, held by James Drake and Zack Gibson.

Comparisons to the 2018 Draft:
  • Poncho picked Brock 5th both years. Drew Gulak and Luke Harper were only off by one.  His #13 spot was Undertaker last year, HBK this year.  13+13=26.  Wrestlemania 26 of course featured HBK's retirement match with Taker.  Coincidence?
  • Marshall picked Shinsuke 2nd and the Undisputed Era 3rd both years.  Asuka, War Raiders, and Booker T differed by one.
  • The closest Rusty got were Bayley and Roman Reigns- picked 5th/3rd and 9th/11th. It could also be noted that Mojo Rawley has made the Rusty list both years in a similar position- at the 15 and 18 spots.
  • Daniel Bryan was picked in a #1 spot both years.  The Usos stayed at #7, and Vince at #30.
  • Despite the larger field, not everyone from last year was picked this year.  The following wrestlers from 2018 were not repeated: No Way Jose, Curtis Axel (was in the Miztourage), Shelton Benjamin, Sarah Amato, Randy Orton, Paige, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville (Absolution), and Shane Haste (with TM61).  No longer with the company are Tye Dillinger, Chris Jericho, Neville, Hideo Itami, Dean Ambrose, and Mikey Nicholls.

We all win!  Congratulations to all!

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