Lightning Round Challenge™: For some of the longer tenured rasslers on the WWE roster, what is the one angle that you can associate that them with and go “wow, someone was paid money to come up with this?” For a handful of those listed, I’m sure you could think of a dozen per person, but in this case, just the first one that pops to mind. As always, thanks for the years of entertainment and ripping apart those storylines to begin with. John Cena The Bray Wyatt feud. Made no sense, went nowhere, destroyed Bray as a main event guy. Kane Oh god, so many to choose from. Probably the one where he was fighting the fake version of himself because reasons. The Undertaker Speaking of fighting the fake version of yourself… Big Show Undertaker leaves him in the desert as training. Randy Orton Wasn’t the Hogan storyline pretty stupid? Triple H Katie Vick, boom. Goldust TAFKA Goldust in general. Which then leads to doomsday preacher Dustin Runnells and the return of the original Goldust character. So bad all around. Sting (got to get his name out there for potential Mania 32 rumors!) Black Scorpion, bitches.
Scott….Going thru my VHS tapes purge has inspired me to ask: can you do a “World Class” version of the Lightning Round? If you could give me (your pick) the best (North America) match of the following:
Kerry Von Erich (overall)
He had some hellacious matches with Flair (duh) but my favorite was actually a match with Harley Race of all people, shortly before Kerry won the title. It was on WWE 24/7 on some random themed month and it was GREAT.
Kerry Von Erich (post amputation….after 1986-ish)
Kevin Von Erich
Gotta be Flair.
David Von Erich
Died before I even became a fan.
One of the 80 million six-mans with the Von Erichs.
He had a lot of great ones in All Japan.
Abdullah the Butcher
Yeah OK then.
Brian Adidas (talk about obscure…….)
Flair in the Precious cage match.
(Also, going forward, which email is the best one to use?)
Good afternoon Mr. Keith. When we hear “One of the Greatest matches of all time”, there is a lot of usual suspects. But i’m curious on a couple childhood favorites of mine that I wonder if I ever even seen their greatest match. Indulge me: None of these would be particularly “obscure”, I’d say. Greg Valentine Most of his really great stuff came pre-WWF. The dog collar match with Roddy Piper at Starrcade 83 would probably be the concensus pick, although he had some tremendous tag matches with Beefcake against the British Bulldogs. There’s a really great one on an early SNME. Tito Santana The IC title match with Mr. Perfect on SNME is likely his best major televised match. The cage match where he regained the IC title from Valentine in 85 is also a hell of a deal. Rick Martel He had some really good ones as AWA champion, but nothing I can remember vividly off-hand. Bam Bam Bigelow He had some awesome ones in Japan. A tag match with Vader against the Steiners comes to mind. Big Bossman Probably the Hogan cage match. Demolition I don’t think they ever had a definitive great one. Against the Harts at Summerslam 90 or against the Rockers on SNME were probably their best. Jake Roberts Most of his great ones were in Mid-South, well before he made it to the WWF. Can’t think of a great definitive one off-hand. Best from his WWF run would have to be the Randy Savage match at Tuesday In Texas, but even that was really short. Rick Rude The Masa Chono NWA World title final is actually shockingly great. Sid Vicious Shawn Michaels at Survivor Series 96, and it’s not even close. Andre The Giant Probably something from Japan, although I’m blanking on specifics.
http://challonge.com/bodic#_=_ JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED! Now I hope that a lesson was learned by everyone who thought that fixing the results of a professional wrestling match could lead to anything good. And now, the other half of the third round: IC Tournament Group BA IC Tournament Group BB IC Tournament Group BC IC Tournament Group BD BONUS QUESTION: Should the Mountie be jailed for voter fraud after his loss?
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No more percentages because people are obviously rigging the votes somehow. http://challonge.com/bodic#_=_ Although much of this bracket is spectacular mismatches, there’s certainly one barnburner to be had with Savage-Angle. And how did we end up with “Dolph Ziggler” vs “Val Venis” as a match? Are we seeding by ridiculous names now? IC Tournament Group Q IC Tournament Group R IC Tournament Group S IC Tournament Group T IC Tournament Group U IC Tournament Group V IC Tournament Group W IC Tournament Group X
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