Post by [beej] on Dec 10, 2015 18:31:29 GMT -5
Induction by beej
J-Roc is a class act. Not only one of the most talented editors to come through the site, but one of the oldest remaining members, and most importantly, a genuinely good person. It's a beautiful thing when two editors are so linked to each other, that they make each other in a sense. That's what I had with my greatest rival, J-Roc.
J-Roc began his MVZ journey on October 29th, 2006. He immediately signed up for the first ever Six Man Mayhem match at MVZ's first year anniversary, Full Circle. J-Roc (then known as jroc38) would fall in a losing effort to some huge names, such as Handsome Rob, Flammable D, and ltownbob. According to an interview that he gave at the time, he was undeterred by any win or loss. He was already looking towards the next competition, and his first Sony Vegas video. “Well, I was planning to sign up for Green With MV, but if all fails this event I will take some time out to regroup with new ideas. I have recently downloaded Vegas and I need to get used to it by experimenting and stuff so my vid for GWMV may be created with Vegas if it goes well.”
As most, J-Roc would continue competing in losing efforts until he put all the pieces together. Almost exactly one year to the day of his MVZ signup date, he went to a draw against Handsome Rob and The Once-ler – no easy task considering the level of talent involved (Mvaders From Another Planet). A few months later, J-Roc would defeat newcomer KC in the opening match of Crowning Our Champions II. This win would kick off a roller coaster 2008 for J-Roc, as he would become one of the elite competitors of the site.
Beginning in early 2008 and stretching throughout the year, the booking committee decided to begin a tournament to crown a new Generation Next Champion, to fill the vacancy by former champ Ryan React. While competitors were picked on a “team” basis by SS Press and Chris, the two men would would inevitably compete for the title were left out. Those men were J-Roc and I. Due to dropouts, J-Roc was inserted into the semi-finals of the tournament, defeating Handsome Rob decisively. He would move on to the September competition, “Sleeping With The EnMV” to face me, who has essentially been gifted an opportunity by then favorite to win, benpas. In a highly disputed finish, I won the title by one vote. Just one. That's how close this match was. At the time, it was praised as the greatest match in MVZ history. But more importantly, the match saw two editors step up their respective games and make everyone take notice. J-Roc brought a gritty, ltownbob-like story video titled "Strong vs. Stevens". If it wasn't already apparent, it was now obvious that J-Roc was special.
J-Roc and I would face each other twice more, as the members of the board unanimously agreed that we brought out the best in each other. While I pressed pause on my editing career, J-Roc would go on to further cement his HOF editing legacy. He formed the awesome team “The Kings” with Revolution and went on to win the Tag Team titles. J-Roc was instrumental in the formations of the Copa and MV d'Or divisions. And aside from all of the editing accolades, J-Roc has been a loyal and active member of the site.
A lot can be said about J-Roc. Long drawn out induction aside, J-Roc's legacy speaks for itself.
It's not that common to find a great editor, great contributor, and a great human being and have them stick around for this long. J-Roc is all of this and more.
It is my great honor to induct my greatest rival, and my friend J-Roc into his rightful place in The MV Zone Hall Of Fame!