The 2003 Ultimate Fan Series is set to begin this week on Renaissance. The first round will wrap up at SuperBrawl, and the plan at the moment is to conclude the final round at April's PPV. The big change this year is we dropped the old tag team tiebreaker mechanic and have integrated the women into the series, with each manager drafting four men and one woman to their team.
Who will win the 2003 Ultimate Fan Series?
(Worth three points in the next prediction contest)
Originally Posted by K-Nection
You might have to raise the owner skill of the owner of NJPW.....he seems to be too worried about his wallet....which in turn makes him payout so many contracts. Yeah it don't pass the smell test.
Inoki's business reputation is 75, his roster size is large, roster turnover is medium and finance is flashy. Maybe someone who understands the mechanics better can provide more insight into why this would happen, but I don't see anything in Inoki's ratings that would be the cause. It's not like they've experienced a recent drop in company level either; they fell to Cult last February, got back to National in August and have remained there ever since. They're also in debt and are 49th out of 49 companies in finances. I'm guessing that's mostly due to these erratic firing sprees, but maybe they've been losing money ever since they got up to National and that's why this is happening?
Originally Posted by JMike
Dr. Wagner Jr, Minoru Tanaka and Shinsuke Nakamura all cut, damn. I didn't see anyone notice this, but NJPW cut Shibata too. Inoki, stop
Shibata I could at least understand since he does MMA fights too. But yeah, whatever is causing this, it feels like it's going to wind up killing New Japan.