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Cageside Community Star Ratings results for Survivor Series 2016

Last week the community at Cageside Seats was asked to assign star ratings for all 8 matches that took place at Survivor Series 2016.

The votes have all been tabulated, and for every match I will include these 6 summary statistics:

  • Votes: Total number of votes cast for a given match
  • Q1: First quartile, which is the value that 25% of the votes fall below.
  • Q2: Second quartile (aka median), which is the value that 50% of the votes fall below.
  • Q3: Third quartile, which is the value that 75% of the votes fall below.
  • AVG: The weighted average of every vote
  • Melt: Dave Meltzer’s star rating for a given match

The following table includes all the results of the Cageside Community Star Ratings for Survivor Series 2016. The match in any row can be identified by the leftmost column, which in most cases only includes the name of the winner(s). The table is sorted by AVG in descending order.

Votes Q1 Q2 Q3 AVG Melt
SD men 379 4 4.5 4.75 4.29 4.5
Raw tags 129 3 3.5 4 3.45 4.25
Miz 343 3 3.5 3.75 3.36 3.25
Goldberg 914 1.25 3.625 5 3.09 N/A
Kendrick 209 2.5 3 3.5 3.05 3.25
Cruiser tag 34 2.25 3 3.5 2.88 3
Raw women 423 2.25 3 3.5 2.83 2.75
Kane 115 2 2.75 4 2.80 1.5

Here is a graphical summary of some of the numbers from the table. For any given match, the bottom of the blue rectangle is Q1 and the top of the blue rectangle is Q3. In most cases the blue rectangle includes the values where the middle 50% of the votes were cast for that match. The thin line above the blue rectangle shows where the highest 25% of the votes were cast, and the thin blue line below the rectangle shows where the lowest 25% of the votes were cast. The matches are displayed left to right, sorted by AVG in descending order:

The results show widespread disagreement on how to handle Goldberg's match, and this doesn't even take into account all of the people who left comments saying there is no way to score the match.  There were 249 5-star ratings and 113 0-star ratings for that match. Yet even with the obvious struggles that come with trying to score this match, the voter turnout of 914 votes blew away the field by a mile.

Kane's match also stands out for having a large gap between Q2 and Q3.  This happened because 20 of the 115 votes cast for that match were for a 5-star rating.  Over 17% of the votes for his match were for 5 stars, which is the second highest percentage of 5-star votes (only trailing Goldberg) for any match. Even with that curious influx of 5-star ratings, Kane's match still ended up with the lowest AVG.

The men's elimination match received the highest AVG, and no other match really came close to it.  Nearly 85% of the votes for that match came in at 4-stars or more.  No other match reached 4 stars at even a 50% clip.

Only 34 total votes were cast for the Crusierweight 6-man tag team match from the pre-show, which was well below the voter turnout for every other match by a gigantic margin.

Kendrick's match and the men's elimination match did not receive any 0-star ratings.

Meltzer graded 7 of these 8 matches, and in 5 cases his rating came within 0.25 stars of the community AVG. The only match he disagreed with by more than 1 full star was Kane's match, though the curious influx of 5-star ratings for Kane's match probably contributed to that gap.  Meltzer's ordinal ranking of the 7 matches he graded aligned very strongly with the community's ordinal ranking of those 7 matches by AVG.

Finally, here are some thoughts on these matches from various Cagesiders:

Raw men vs. SD men

Comment from anthony.dewayne.mack:

Excellent match. A couple of points off for the length of the match, Shane stiffing wrestlers with some huge punches, Strowman almost killing AJ and, of course, the injury that Shane suffered. Aside from those incidents, it was a great match with a super-great finish!

Raw tag teams vs. SD tag teams

Comment from drock1331:

The second half of the match, especially when it got down to Usos/Shesaro, was some quality stuff that helped pick the match up from the messy first half. There were some near falls that were close to rivaling the stuff from DIY/Revival.

The Miz vs. Sami Zayn

Comment from CrazyChris576:

Sami worked his ass off on this, and Miz was serviceable as usual. But I’m beyond sick to death of these dumbass interference finishes.

Goldberg vs. Lesnar

Comment from Lucean:

I honestly have no idea how to star this match. It somehow managed to be a 5 star and a 0 star match for me at the same time. I’m not certain how it is even possible.

Brian Kendrick vs. Kalisto

Comment from Boss Rock:

I already had the volume turned pretty low so I didn’t hear the lack of crowd noise, but they did a lot of cool stuff. The standing C-4 to the outside, Kendrick hitting and locking the Captain’s Hook from the top turnbuckle, this might have been my favorite match of the show.

Raw women vs. SD women

Comment from phlash74:

Too many botches, most of the eliminations came outta nowhere, and I think the post match attack on Bayley by Charlotte would have been a better story if Becky had come back to win the match for SDL and Charlotte (unfairly) blamed Bayley for the loss.

Kane vs. Luke Harper

Comment from themadkingatmey:

Wasn’t actually TOO terrible, but still, not super great. I’m happy for Kane for being able to still consistently wrestle at his age, but he’s just a bit slower these days. Luke had some nice moments in there, though. Would have been nice if he had won. Still, just a slightly below average match, not altogether very bad.

Those are the results for the Cageside Community Star Ratings for Survivor Series 2016.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

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