Post by [beej] on Dec 11, 2015 18:35:33 GMT -5
Induction by AD
What is there to say about Th3rd as an editor that hasn't already been said about Michael Jordan as a basketball player? Or Martin Scorsese as a filmmaker? He's the man. And everybody knows that he's the man. So what else can I say about him?
I could tell you about his competitive accomplishments. Chief among them being the fact that he's the first and only two time MV Zone World Champion. Bear in mind here that he actually defeated a reigning champion to claim both of those titles. He didn't slide in the back door and snatch up the vacant championship like most of the rest of us who've held that title did. And of course there was that monumental main event match he had with Ltownbob at the Five Year Anniversary show that was so great it helped keep the forum going when all signs pointed to it's imminent shutdown.
I doubt I need to tell you of his popularity. Just take a look at the view counts for his videos on the MVZ Youtube channel and then check out some of the minuscule numbers the rest of us are pulling down in comparison. Indeed the name Th3rd is recognized far and wide across the entirety of the internet. MVZ has produced many great editors, but Th3rd might be it's only true online phenomenon. But you already know all about that, don't you?
And then there are all those classic videos that I just do not need to remind you of. Everybody knows that videos like "In It To Win It" and "Before They Were Stars" are masterpieces that raised the bar for creativity in the editing community. We all agree that his epic Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan duology chronicles the career journey of one of the world's best wrestlers with an editing style that's as technically savvy and innovative as it's subject is in the ring. And nobody needs me to go on about how "No Bravery" tackles the most difficult wrestling-related subject possible while pulling off the delicate balancing act necessary for such material like perhaps no other editor could.
So once again I come back to my original dilemma. What can I say that hasn't already been said? And the answer I come up with is nothing. Nothing needs to be said because this man's legacy speaks for itself. I don't need to make a case for his induction into the Hall of Fame. It is a given that he belongs here. The only real question is why it took us so long to get around to it.
Nevertheless, it is an honor to have been asked to help induct Th3rd into the Hall Of Fame, belated as it may be. Most people probably thought he was already in, but now it's official.