I am nominating this for featured list because... I feel it meets the criteria. I am currently working on two topics (Topic 1 and Topic 2) on all of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's championships. That being any that have been defended there at least once; not just TNA owned titles, any from any promotion over the seven years TNA has been around that I have evidence occurred. This title was defended in TNA twice and acknowledged by the promotion, so it falls under that area. This and probably one more, unless I discover another that was defended in TNA at a house show or something, is all I have left that I plan to take here. The rest can go to GAN. That is just the first, the second is about all champions in TNA, which also involves this one. As such, I rewrote this article entirely to get it to FL standards. All comments will be taken care of as soon as possible. Thank you to all who take the time out to review.--WillC 09:27, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Comments The wrestling project is really good at pumping out these Tag Team GAs and championship lists! Staxringoldtalkcontribs 18:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
And you'll be surprised there is only about 5 people expanding those articles. The ones who come to mind right now are ThinkBlue, MJP, GaryColemanFan, NiciVampireHeart, and myself. Not saying those are the only ones, but the only ones I see at the moment. Nikki311 expands some articles now and then, but haven't seen any tag team articles from her though. They all do a great job. I feel it is an honor to work alongside them.--WillC 10:26, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
The lead image could use some work, IMO. First off the image itself is very dark, if you can find any better pic I would go with it. Also the alt text is very vague. Staxringoldtalkcontribs 18:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Thought it made sense and was the only one I could find. However, went looking after you posted this and found one of Jushin Liger. Added it and is a very nice one. Hopefully it will fit your standards.--WillC 10:26, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
The lead sentence on the "days of reign" record makes separate sentences of Gedo and Jado holding the record as a team and individually, but the next sentence on defenses uses one sentence broken by a comma. I would use a consistent style. Staxringoldtalkcontribs 18:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
They hold almost every record I do believe, I was running out of ways to make it flow better. But I fixed this I do believe.--WillC 10:26, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
"The Motor City Machineguns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin), a Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) tag team, defeated reigning champions" Should that be "then-reigning"? Staxringoldtalkcontribs 18:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
How many defenses did the Motor City Machineguns have? At first it says "three successful defenses," but then only describes the 2 TNA ones. I understand you're writing this for a TNA topic, but the subject for this list still the IWGP so I would mention all 3 defenses if you mention any. Staxringoldtalkcontribs 18:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Didn't add that for the TNA topic, mainly for DYK and history purposes. History was the first thought and then the idea of a DYK sold me on adding it. The main point was they defended it in TNA. When a Japanese title gets defended in an American promotion it is usually a big deal since it happens rarely. Hell, just a title getting defended in a different promotion is rare. Actually I didn't just expand this for the TNA Topic, there is only two more active New Japan Titles that are not FL, this being one. Thought to get this one and the last one done as well. It worked with the topic so it was a double win.--WillC 10:26, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
Also, would shift the "current champions" sentence to after all this stuff about the Machineguns, to make it really clear who the champs are. Staxringoldtalkcontribs 18:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Side question, but are "No Limit" or "Apollo 55" notable enough for at least stubby articles as a tag team? Staxringoldtalkcontribs 18:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
I would say No Limit are since they have worked in two major promotions (TNA and NJPW) plus several lower promotions. However, there is the problem of Japanese history not getting featured that well in the reliable English sources that are available. Apollo 55, I don't know. Doubtful that they are notable at this time. There are few indy tag teams notable in the US. Japanese stuff is about on the level of an indy material. Not much is known, so not sure.--WillC 10:26, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
Last question: Do you have any more info on the creation of the title? You mention the inaugural winners, but in my limited time watching wrestling I've never seen a new championship introduced (other than the Diva's championship which was just kind of a replacement for what was already there). Got any sourceable info on that tournament Shinjiro Otani and Takaiwa Tatsuhito Takaiwa won? Staxringoldtalkcontribs 15:45, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
I'll check somemore, but I never found any brackets while I was looking. I'll check around a bit more and hopefully find somemore.--WillC 04:26, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Support Though I'd love to see a bit of info on the title-creating tournament, what is there is what is there. If you get the time please stop by my FLC, which has also slowed a bit and could use a fresh reviewer! Staxringoldtalkcontribs 22:38, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
The Date column in the table is completely empty. If the information isn't avaliable, use dashes like you do elsewhere in the list. Giants2008 (27 and counting) 22:25, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
I don't understand. The date columns is filled with numbers.--WillC 07:39, 25 December 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, date column is fine to me. Small question, should "Reign" be a sortable column? I guess it's useful to sort by reign and then by name so you get the multi-reign guys in order of their reign (though that could be done with dates as well). I ask because other than that use it seems to not do all that much, since there isn't any real commonality because "first reign" guys that I can tell. Meh, it doesn't hurt anything the way it is. Staxringoldtalkcontribs 17:26, 25 December 2009 (UTC)
Not sure, wasn't a big part of the format discussion done months ago.--WillC 07:25, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Conditional Oppose Maybe switch to Support if some fixes are made: First, the sorting needs to be fixed (there is no reaso for a vacant reign to be listed ahead of the longest title reign when sorting by length, vacancies should be list at the bottom. This is a problem with the sorting method Wrestlinglover wants to use, the sorting method used in FL's like List of WWE Champions do not have this problem and I have pointed this problem out to Wrestlinglover many times before). The width also needs to be fixed, no reason for columns like Location to be as wide as it is and forcing the Notes column to be so condensed. Also, Tag team names should be listed primarily and the members to be in parenthesis (not the other way around like the article currently does). TJSpyke 18:35, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
I would like this vote not counted in the closure. TJ is bias against me due to our constant disputes over list format, so his vote is not neutral. His example is of an article that was passed as an FL over 2 years ago which fails the current criteria today including the sorting criteria he mentions, I and others have tried to explain this to him. Also TJ, the sorting problem has been discussed above as including the sortkey template. Dabomb is to be looking into it. Also, the tag team idea could work, however, that is to keep consistent with previously passed tag team FLs such as IWGP Tag Team Championship, List of WCW World Tag Team Champions, List of ECW World Tag Team Champions, List of TNA World Tag Team Champions, etc. The champions come first, before the team name.--WillC 18:46, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
I have done some work on the days held sort problem. The table is designed to do it, it seems. After various changes, it does not change. I used several different sorting methods, and yet it still followed the same suit. However, following the WWE Champions list is completely unacceptable. The days held columns has a 0 instead. Those are not reigns and not in anyway should they have a number there at all. Also, they are mixed in with other wrestlers 0 day reigns. The columns go vacant, held up, Andre the Giant, vacant, vacant, etc. That is not good sorting either. It would be best for you to strike your oppose on the grounds of not having enough knowledge on what makes an FL, over previous disagreements and the fact you voted oppose on this during an on-going disagreement after I presented you with the link to it shows you can't be neutral on this manner, etc.--WillC 20:15, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
My opinion is as valid as anyone elses, so it should not be stricken just because you disagree with me. As for the teams issue, I will tell you what you keep claiming when you go around changing entire articles to the format you personally like more: articles can continue being improved. Just because a tag team article was passed with one format does not mean it needs to stay that way. The format used in this article (and others you want to see it in) offers no benefits over the one already used in Featured title Lists (which DO pass FL criteria). TJSpyke 23:25, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
TJ, this isn't about me disagreeing with you on formats. This is about you don't have the ability to be neutral in your vote. When you and I are involved in a argument on another page and have history, you voting oppose or support on this page can not be taken as neutral. That is a good enough reason for it to be striken from the final vote.--WillC 04:14, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
Will, I don't discount actionable comments because of a personal feud between nominator and reviewer. Please respond to the other comments TJ Spyke made (aside from sorting, which you've addressed), and explain why they should not be implemented (for example, why the width does not "need to be fixed", if you don't think there's a problem). Dabomb87 (talk) 15:06, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
I however feel this is unneeded. If he was just reviewing the article, it would be fine. But due to his comment being posted directly after I gave him a link and he mentioning old formats, it seems more of a revenge angle rather than genually trying to help. I have looked into all of them. The location problem is vague. I don't know what would be a good width. I have decreased the section to 15% like the event column. As for the tag team being above, when the format was introduced, that is how it was agreed to be placed. See here where it was brought up again and it being agreed to in this section.--WillC 00:04, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Resolved comments from Truco
Comment @ TJ Sypke's comments -- I actually will agree that the width shouldn't be fixed in some columns, because it does condense the list more than how it should be, like in the notes column. I don't agree with the tag team names being listed first because since the column is being sorted, it is more logical to have the names of the wrestlers to sort by for consistency because not all tag-teams have a name, and sorting by 'tag team names' and just the names of the wrestlers isn't consistent. This is how it has been for the most recent FL's.--Truco503 16:58, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
I agree some of his comments have marent. However, the sorting fucntion is table based. That is something that can't be fixed it seems. The width for location I would be happy to fixed, but the comment is vague. The others have been agreed upon.--WillC 00:04, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
I changed the sorting function some more. Now the Wrestlers column is at 23% while the notes are at 50%. The location and Event columns are at 15%. Is there anything else?--WillC 00:12, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
"Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won as a result of a scripted match." -- 'most'? Aren't they all?
Well considering at one point pro wrestling titles were won legit, I would say most. However, that is the past and this is the present it would be all. Instead of having that question, I just removed "Like most" and replaced it with "Being a".--WillC 08:29, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
"Title changes usually happen at NJPW-promoted events." -- usually? how about 'mostly'?
"Their first defense in TNA at the tapings of their weekly television program TNA Impact! occurred on March 31, 2009." -- how about "Their first defense in TNA occurred on March 31, 2009 at the tapings of their weekly television program TNA Impact!."
I would note somewhere stating why the defenses are notable for this title versus other pro wrestling titles.
No source that says why they are notable to New Japan that I have found. However, if I find one I will add that info. Still looking for tournament information from above so I may run across it in my search.--WillC 08:29, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
The PW Torch ref should be listed as "Pro Wrestling Torch".Truco503 04:33, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Never had that problem before, I'll think about it though. I'll change it, no harm in it.--WillC 08:29, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
The only thing that still stands out is the defenses. Is there a note that states why NJPW uses them?--Truco503 21:20, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Not that I have seen of any on their site but it is all in Japanese. My translation tool may have mistranslated and I missed it. Though it may be obvious why they are important, seeing as puro has a more realistic approach. I'll search their site today and if I find anything, I'll add it.--WillC 22:24, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Was there anything?--Truco503 03:42, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
No, but I'll continue to look. I got some more free time now. I'll see if there is anything I missed.--WillC 05:46, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
Didn't find anything this time around either. A few interviews, match results, etc but didn't find anything that said how defenses are significant to NJPW and why they keep track of them.--WillC 08:18, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
I would but then again that isn't exactly truth. It is becoming more clear and known that several companies keep track of them. WWE and TNA don't, but ROH, New Japan, PWG, etc do.--WillC 22:32, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Then state that.--Truco503 03:24, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Okay, placed in a sentence.--WillC 04:32, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Support -- My main issues were fixed, but I would at least make a mention somewhere in the article (in prose or footnote, or however) that unlike other companies defenses are recorded by NJPW.--Truco503 16:15, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
I've got a few minor problems which shouldn't be a trouble fixing
"Being a professional wrestling championship, the title is won as a result of a scripted match." it feels like this statement could be changed a little bit to specify the match is predetermined.
I think it could be mentioned in the 3rd paragraph that this was because of a pre-existing relationship between NJPW and TNA.
in the References #1, 2, 3, 7 you've listed the site as NJPW.co. which it should be NJPW.co.jp as listed in the General references.
References #4 and 10 you've listed as WrestleView.com and #5 and 9 its listed as WrestleView, this is minor but it's a little inconsistent.
Other than that I think its fine, they might not even be problems to the list. Afro (Not a Talk Page) - Afkatk 05:39, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Support I have no problems with it. Afro (Not a Talk Page) - Afkatk 07:44, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Some of the column widths still need fixing, but that can be done any time. The team name issue is about to be changed as so far the consensus at WT:PW is to list the team name fix. However, if the sorting feature for vacancies hasn't been fixes yet then it should go back to the previous template (which works much better than this format, the format in this article offers no benefits over the previous one). If this happens I will give my Support, otherwise I have to Oppose. TJSpyke 22:35, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
The sort issue is table. That is a design flaw in the main code, something I have nothing to do with. It does it with both formats.--WillC 00:53, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
I changed the widths some more. As for the tag team name discussion, that is a discussion. No new consensus established yet. If a new one is reached I will change them, but not until then. At the moment it is pretty close. Also, vacant wise, there only difference between them is the sort templates and the days held has a 0 in it, which is incorrect since they aren't reigns and if you read the key the dashes are there to not include those columns as offical reigns.--WillC 08:33, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Did my recent edit fix the sorting as desired? Dabomb87 (talk) 00:56, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
No, vacant reign column still comes after the longest reign. I tried everything from sortkey, to changing the letter or number it sorts by, to placing a days held template in the sort template. Nothing changed it. Nice try though.--WillC 01:05, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Just for kicks, what would the list look like in TJ Spyke's format (I would like to see a sandbox version if possible), and would the sorting still not work? Dabomb87 (talk) 22:45, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
See List of WWE Champions, the vacant reign would be sorted within the official reigns. Just replacing the dash with a zero, though vacant columns aren't reigns; it would be just silly to add.--WillC 23:10, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
I would imagine it'd somewhat look like this  as he seemed adamant at the time to maintain that format before Will brought it up to current FL standards. Afro (Not a Terrible Joke) - Afkatk 09:08, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Just put in a "to and from date" that ends up in "-1" so the reign lasted from Jan 4 to Jan 3 and it sorts like it should, lower than zero. MPJ-DK (59,25% Done) Talk 11:28, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Thank You MPJ, that is very helpful of you. However, I don't understand what you mean. Maybe you can point me to one of the lists you've done that has this in it so I know?--WillC 05:25, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Did not work. New option — sorts as "0" and any 0 day reigns sort as "0.1" to fix the problem? Not that it's a problem in this list at this point in time. MPJ-DK (59,25% Done) Talk 06:33, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
It already sorts as zero and yet still comes after the longest reign. This probably has always existsed since the days held column was introduced it seems.--WillC 07:12, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
So very strange, I credited them with a "0 day" reign (Jan 1, 2000 to Jan 1, 2000) instead of "0" and that apparently makes a difference? don't know why, don't make sense but it sorts correctly right now in this case - so strange
Thank You MPJ, I did that before and it didn't work. Maybe you just have the magical touch.--WillC 12:24, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
That sorting function is really odd, I guess it takes an odd man to fix an odd problem ;) glad it worked, it'd suck for that to be a problem for FL. MPJ-DK (59,25% Done) Talk 13:16, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Well again thank you. The list format has yet to be perfected and probably never will. Good thing is this is one less problem.--WillC 17:40, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
While expanding the OVW Heavyweight Championship in a subpage, I discovered another problem. The fix to this one helps, but the vacant reigns come before the o day reigns. It goes 1 day, vacant, 0 day. I've worked on it and found no solution thusfar. I've tried sorting by 0.1 on the O day reigns. I've tried sorting the vacant reigns by -1 day and nothing. Would like to find a solution. Maybe you, MPJ, have some ideas?--WillC 19:55, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
I was encouraged to follow up on my comments here so that the FL process could move on. I actually did not have any objections to the article, I just tried to help Will fix the sorting problem, so in that regard I made no comments that need to be addressed in the FLC Process. So good luck with it (and I'm kinda stumped on the OVW thing myself Will). MPJ -DK 11:28, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
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