Dave Meltzer did it again, once again breaking his five-star rating scale for a match between Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada by awarding their match from Dominion seven stars.
Over the four matches the men have had, Meltzer has not gone lower than six stars (twice), but the seven stars is a new record high his rating scale.
This, of course, has a portion of the wrestling fandom shook.
See, Meltzer ratings fuel so much online discussion while being simultaneously declared entirely unnecessary by many involved.
The thing is, I’d go seven stars too, were I the type to award numerical ratings to matches.
The combination of drama, action and the continuation of existing storytelling between the two was unparalleled by any match I’ve ever seen. And, in an effort to establish this to a wider audience used to seeing a standard “five star” scale, awarding seven stars is an efficient and valid way to go about it.
And, if you need further reasoning on why it’s valid to rate something so far above the “top possible rating,” here’s a little something for you: it’s one man’s admittedly subjective system with which he can do as he sees fit. Just as you can do with whatever system of ranking or rating matches you use, if you use one at all.
It seems a little crazy to waste an ounce of emotional energy or a second of what little time we’re given on this earth being mad that someone rated a match a way you don’t like.
So, yeah, I’d go seven stars too. And my scale is A to F.
- NXT recap and reactions going on over here, as we get ready for the almost certain to be great Takeover: Chicago II. Stretching out Gargano vs. Ciampa to another match at the show is proving to be a great idea.
- The not quite as sure to be great Money in the Bank is the following night, and there have been some shifts in the odds, if reading that kind of thing is your bag.
- In a bit of sad news, Samoa Joe got a cursed haircut. And Rusev, the man who beat him on this week’s Smackdown Live, is now cutting face promos.
- Triple H thinks Pete Dunne is a future world champion, which is a future I think we’d all love to live in.
- Here’s your Impact Wrestling live blog.
- Batista’s family might be the best family — and I say that as someone who deeply loves my own family.
Happy Thursday, here’s Jushin Liger beating up a baseball mascot.