Post by [beej] on Dec 17, 2015 2:09:53 GMT -5
Induction by J-Roc
In this magical world we’ve all come to know as music video editing, inspiration plays such a huge role in molding the future of our craft. Wifebeater Robbie or just Robbie as he chooses to call himself nowadays is a prime example of how one person could influence the next generation of wrestling video editors.
With the inception of the MV Zone, stemming from the departure of the old ROH Fan Creations Board, Robbie would compete in the second ever event in MVZ history “Fict or Faction” in a losing effort to aliasjamie. Despite coming up short in his debut it was evident Robbie was destined for something greater.
In the main event of “The New Wave” show in August of 2006, Robbie would meet another perennial star on the rise in Ryan React. Both editors were honing their craft and were almost destined to collide on their way to the top. Ryan React would emerge victorious but these two would soon meet again at the very next event “Crowning our Champions”, in which Robbie avenged his loss and ultimately set up a third and final match between the two.
2007 could not have started better for Robbie as he defeated future MVZ Hall of Famer Th3rd to become the inaugural Generation Next Champion. While winning the championship was a feat in itself, Robbie brought out something extra special. In what is still looked back at today as one of the greatest, most endearing wrestling music videos of all time, Robbie released his “Why I Watch” music video. Unbeknownst to Robbie at the time, he had created a video that would be cherished by the MVZ community for years to follow and subsequently inspire the future of our trade.
Fresh off his championship win, in an absolute classic, Robbie would go toe to toe with Ryan React one last time to break the stalemate. Both competitors agreed to make videos covering the same subject matter which happened to be the ROH feud between Danielson and McGuinness. Ryan React would edge out a victory and become the new Gen Next Champion but both men were heavily praised for their efforts and it was clear they were ready for the next level in competition.
After losing the strap, Robbie would take some time away from competition but showed no ring rust whatsoever when he would return in July of 2008 to defeat another future HOFer Awesome Dude. Robbie was questioned by some to whether or not he still had “it” but silenced the naysayers and produced another instant classic, a tribute to ROH on PPV. It seemed as if Robbie hadn’t lost a step and was immediately perceived as a top contender for the MVZ World Title. In a surprising turn of events, and a shock to many, this would be the end of the road and serve as Robbie’s final MVZ match.
In remembering all of the legends and pillars of the MV Zone, Robbie is up there with the best of them, and rightfully so. In my eyes Robbie was the greatest to never get a shot at the big one, but his legacy and influence on the MV Zone is more than enough to cement his elite status in the history of MV making.
It is my honour and privilege to induct the newest member of the MV Zone Hall of Fame, Robbie!