It's not entirely straight forward to run a 10 or 11 man tournament but I figured it out. With 11, there are three people who get byes. I haven't done 10 man tournaments yet but I assume it's just two people who get byes. It actually works out fine. In order to win it all, you have to win either three or four times. That's fine. If some people were able to win with just two victories that would be a problem but I figured it out so that three is the minimum and four is the maximum required.
Ran a couple tournaments so far. First one:
Jushin Thunder Liger
Nobody really stands out. No unstoppable juggernauts. Maybe...Jushin Thunder Liger is the best? Or Sting? Ernesto Hoost is good but he's a kickboxer and doesn't have any pins or submissions as far as I'm aware.
No. Hoost was the champion with all knockouts. He beat Dynamite Kid in the final match. Liger and Sting made it to the semi-finals, though. Dynamite Kid had two knockouts by headbutt including one awesome one off the top rope. That's his finisher. He did loads of headbutts.
So kind of disappointing result because the one non-wrestler won it but good, entertaining matches.
Then the other one was:
This is perhaps even worse. I guess Ultimo Dragon is the best but he's surely not going to win. He's a lightweight.
Wanderlei Silva is an MMA guy and he just dominated. Beat Fujiwara in like three minutes by submission knees to the head. It's unheard of to win this quickly outside of knockouts. Then he beat Inoue in about five minutes again with these knees to the head. She's a female wrestler so had no hope but at least she made it longer than Fujiwara.
Then it was him and Satake in the final match. Satake is also an MMA guy but he has pinning moves for some odd reason. I looked him up and in real life he was never a wrestler. I think he did some borderline hybrid MMA/wrestling stuff that was fake but made to look real so maybe that's where the pins come from. But mostly he was an MMA guy and kickboxer. Anyway, to my surprise he beat Silva for the championship. I mean, he was good in his earlier matches but Silva was completely dominating. And in real life, in 2005 (when the game came out) Silva had quite an impressive record. Satake was much less impressive in real life.
So what's next on the agenda?
This won't even be close. Gracie is going to steamroll over everybody. And he even gets a bye. He'll take on the winner between Honda and Numajiro. They're both jobbers. Then...there's three more jobbers in his bracket. Then for the final match it will be...maybe Scott Hall. Hall is the only non-jobber besides Gracie, really. That's an easy tournament to be in.
It's good, though. There's no really loaded tournaments. I used a random number generator to set them.
In other news, I decided to wait until tomorrow to call about flats. I called today one place and they said the person still lived there so they'd have to call back to arrange a suitable time. Then I think they did call back but I had them blocked because they spam these text messages for new flats.
Then another place I called they said the place will probably be taken today. So whatever.
Then a third place the line was always busy which is a bad sign.
Then there were three more flats in the area but they were all available immediately and ideally I don't want that because my notice period should end in early October. Well, I guess it doesn't matter that much. It's already mid-August. So that's just six weeks.
Well, anyway I'm going to see what's available tomorrow. They don't advertise new flats on Sundays or Mondays for some odd reason. It always starts on Tuesdays. So see what's new tomorrow, check on these other places that I saw today, and hopefully I get something that isn't total crap.
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