Site News 7/31/14

by Daniel Johnson

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Hey chums and chumettes! It has been way too long since I have written some site news, but this update is a worthwhile report! I have so many updates to announce for the site, but just wanted to spend this post on The Crown J. With that, voting for The Johnson Transcript Surging Star Award for 2013 opens tomorrow!

As pictured above the physical award for The Johnson Transcript Surging Star Award aka The Crown J was just awarded to “The Juice” JT Dunn on July 27, 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island just before the start of Beyond Wrestling Americanrana 2014.

The award was given to Dunn in recognition of his 2012 work. In 2012 Dunn continued to progress in Beyond Wrestling, a company he has become a marquee player for. In Northeast Championship Wrestling (NCW) and Power League Wrestling (PWL) Dunn also won the NCW Heavyweight Championship and the PWL World Championship, respectively and won the former championship on two occasions.

Since winning The Crown J for 2012 with a whopping 26.17 percent of the Transcriptonian vote (about twice as much as the winner-up) Dunn has continued to have a killer career. Perhaps most notably Dunn formed The Juicy Product tag team with “The Product” David Starr. The duo have held gold in Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Full Impact Pro (FIP), New York Wrestling Connection (NYWC) and Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) being the first all male team to win that final championship.

Looking to the future and to repeat: Voting for The Crown J for 2013 will open tomorrow! It will be held from August 1 to August 31. In case you are unfamiliar with who is eligible for The Crown J, see the criteria below. It has been kept identical to the criteria first announced way back in 2012. Only the voting has changed from taking place in January to taking place in August (next year’s voting will most likely be in January though). Also, I wanted to spell out that wrestling personalities have to be 18 or older by the end of the year the award is being given for.

*A performer must be 25-years-old or younger on December 31 of the year that the award has been designated for. For example, the performer who is given the award for 2013 must be born no earlier than December 30, 1987. The performer must also be 18-years-old or older on December 31 of the year that the award has been designated for. For example, the performer who is given the award for 2013 must be born no earlier than December 31, 1995. If the age of a performer cannot be determined beyond a reasonable doubt by members of The Johnson Transcript staff then that performer is not eligible.

*The winner should have an outstanding performance in the year that the award has been designated for. Votes should be cast based on what a performer did in the year that the award has been designated for and should not be based on a performer’s overall contributions to the professional wrestling industry. The award is voted on by readers of The Johnson Transcript. Staff may also vote. Each person should only vote once and a thorough attempt will be made to limit each person to one vote. Votes are cast between August 1 and August 31 in the year following the year that the award has been designated for.

*The performer must have been featured at least once on The Johnson Transcript from January 1 to December 31 in the year that the award has been designated for. Being featured is defined as being mentioned or included in some form of media in a piece authored by a member of The Johnson Transcript staff. Readers are encouraged to nominate wrestlers who have not been featured and meet all other criteria. Provided that the nominee meets all other criteria they will receive a mention. All reader nominations must be made prior to December 31 in the year that the award has been designated for.

*The performer who wins this award must never have been under contract to a company commonly understood as one of the top two promotions in the United States in the year that the award has been designated for. If a company falls out of what are commonly understood as the top two spots then a signed performer of that company could be eligible for the award in subsequent years, but not in a year where the company was a top two company. For example, if one company becomes the number three company in 2013 then a performer signed to that company would not be eligible to earn an award for 2013. However, if the company stays at the number three spot throughout 2014 then a performer signed to that company who meets the other criteria would be eligible to win the award for 2013.

Photos 1-2: Daniel Johnson / Johnsontranscript.com



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