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IC Tournament: Round Two!

Jesus, I thought that Rock-Zeke would be the biggest mismatch, but poor Big E only managed 13 (!!!) votes against Rick Rude.  Now that’s an asskicking. 

On with round two, four brackets per day this time.

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  1. Ric Flair is neither strong nor brave, and certainly not as handsome as the Mountie.

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  2. I guess I never really remembered Shawn as the IC Champ. I always had him in the upper card in my mind.

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  3. Don't even need memes and avatars for The Mountie this round. He was a legit better IC champ than Flair.

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  4. Also, The Mountie is less likely to pawn the IC title.

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  5. It was pretty much his and Hall's division from late '92 - '95.

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  6. How the fuck did Austin beat Jarrett by around 500 votes?

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  7. In 92, it was the Mountie's division :)

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  8. I saw Perfect v Regal, and my initial instinct was to pick the "legend"... but then I stopped. I don't even remember Regal's IC title reign, when I compare the two in my mind, I feel that Regal is just a little better than Perfect.

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  9. Austin needs to be taken out. He's the only odd one out in this thing.

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  10. I don't remember Valentine's reign but it was a good one? I don't remember Bret having a really great reign as much as him having great matches to win/lose the belt. Not that it matters, this is Mountie country.

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  11. It was before my time, but I've seen a few classic Valentine/Santana matches so I presume Valentine had a good run with the belt. Still picked the Hitman though.

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  12. The Miz beat Ken Patera? Oh, that is just wrong, so wrong. Patera would have picked up a boulder and dropped it on Miz, and then beat up the 14 cops sent to subdue him.

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  13. Other than winning/losing the belt, it's hard to think of any great matches for anyone: Rude, Warrior, Perfect, Shawn, everyone. I saw a good Bret/Shawn match at a house show in '92. But otherwise his defenses were against the likes of Skinner, Berzerker, and other midcard losers. But those title change matches against Perfect, Piper, and Davey beats out everyone else's IC Title matches in my opinion

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  14. Yeah, I mean. I know that side of things. But I think I did what a lot of people did. Maybe not everyone here. And went from Hogan/Warrior child hero worship, to not caring about wrestling to the Attitude Era. I got back in for the Shawn/Bret/Austin/NWO stuff. Then took a break after Twenty, and came back for Punk and...sad to admit this...Ryder's youtube videos. DBry and the Shield were a nice touch.


    No idea what the hell I'm doing now, but I do really like NXT.

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  15. When Flair won the title, it stopped becoming a belt and became a bra to hold his moobs up.

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  16. All Mountie, all the time

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  17. And the Mountie enforces the law, which will help when Flair runs into financial troubles again

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  18. Less to do with Austin, more to do with Jerret

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  19. What else constitutes a great reign other than great matches?

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  20. Jarrett was a great IC champ

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  21. I've never seen Patera's reign, but I know Miz' one sucked and even Miz' own mother wouldn't have voted for him.

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  22. Flair, Bret, Perfect, Michaels.

    Otherwise known as the greatest in-ring performers ever.

    Psych, I voted for the Mountie.

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  23. Longevity? Kayfabe dominance?

    That's why HTM has a shot

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  24. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 11, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    It's gonna be Mountie vs Warrior to end it all.

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  25. Enforcing the law. Not just in your own country, but in other countries as well and ensuring justice is served all over the world cattle prod style!

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  26. No other IC champion used their IC title fame to secure a country music deal.

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  27. Valentine had a great reign. His series against Santana helped bring prestige to the title.

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  28. Mountie v Marty in the finals, brah.

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  29. Bret's first reign as IC champ was amazing. He wrestled on every TV show and even though he wrestled stiffs like Skinner, Berzerker, Warlord, Haku, Barbarian, etc, they were all good to great matches unlike anything I had ever seen as a young fan who was just starting to appreciate workrate. He was a take-on-all-comers fighting champion and my choice for best IC champ ever (him or Perfect) because he made the title seem so important (even the simple kiss before giving it to the ref was awesome).

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  30. I just don't remember him doing anything memorable in between winning/losing the title. It's probably more due to the era where he didn't have a pay per view defense every month and mostly faced jobbers and Skinner.

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  31. You don't wanna over do it.

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  32. Oh right, good call. I take it back he did have more meaningless/good defenses than I rembered.

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  33. Bret/Piper is a top 5 IC title angle.

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  34. If it wasn't for the Mountie that angle never would have happened.

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  35. He was the glue that held it together!

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  36. Exactly. Viva La Mountie!

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  37. I've got Mountie vs. Pat Patterson for the finals

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  38. Pat loves a man in uniform.

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  39. Like that's going to draw website hits.

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  40. I don't even know who Ken Petera is/was

    And Ive learned the names of a lot of obscure wrestlers in my time at the BoD

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  41. What does his dad think? That's all that matters.

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  42. I'm looking ahead at the bracket to see who The Mountie might face next. I see Bret Hart and I'm like, nigga please

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/PJPu5sErmLw/hqdefault.jpg

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  43. Ken Patera was 2015 Kurt Angle.

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  44. I only remember Petera as a jobber, but still, I can't vote for a guy that doesn't know how to apply the figure four.

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  45. This goes out to White Thunder or anyone else thinking about voting for Flair: Vote Mountie or else.

    http://wrestlingrecaps.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/fallbrawl97.jpg

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  46. All I need is Mongo counting the votes and this threat will work.

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  47. just know that he is insane and full of it.

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  48. Good points. I forgot a lot of those matches. Actually never saw his match against Haku.

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  49. Stu Hart v Haku in a shoot fight would have been pretty epic.

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  50. My first exposure to Ken Patera was the sitdown interview he gave to announce his comeback after he got out of jail. He looked like a broken man.

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  51. CruelConnectionNumber2January 11, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Shawn vs Bret easily the final of these 8.

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  52. Don't forget Jacques is 2-0 against the Hitman. He also beat him at the 94 Royal Rumble.

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  53. There were a lot. Repo man, IRS, dibiase, Mountie...

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  54. Who actually voted for fucking Big E over Rick Rude? 13 of you stiffs need to go choke yourselves. With both hands

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  55. I didn't vote for The Mountie.


    ..



    AS IF!

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  56. Plus mountie's team beat Bret's at survivor series '91 when flair was sole survivor.

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  57. I remember Repo, IRS, and Dibiase but don't remember any defenses against Earthquake or Typhoon. They really need to start uploading Superstars and Wrestling Challenge onto the Network for matches like these.

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  58. Miz at least had decent feuds with Bryan and Morrison during his reign. Still voted for Patera

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  59. I think that was for the US title. Miz feuded with Wade for the IC title.

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  60. It appears we can vote more than once again. CHA-CHING!

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  61. Quebec Province Rules ensures that the Mountie gets his man!

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  62. Mountie was actually sole survivor.

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  63. It took Flair to get me to vote for the Mountie.

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  64. But none of his IC matches were as good as the two matches wherein Bret won the title.

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  65. I voted Flair because of his one ****1/2 title defense against Triple H in the cage match.

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  66. There's the two ladder matches with Razor, the Jannetty match on Raw, and the Jarrett match (which I think is way overrated but it's still solid). I'll take Bret's title wins and loss to the Bulldog over them, but not by much.

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  67. Patera was one of the world's strongest weightlifters in the late '60s & early '70s, competing at the '72 Olympics, where an injury kept him from probably medaling. He then went into pro wrestling and had a fair bit of success in the late '70s and early '80s, particularly with the AWA, though he also competed with the WWF (where he won the IC title in the early '80s), among others. He also became a pretty decent worker during this time.
    In the mid '80s, after a night at the matches, the hungry Patera went to a McDonalds, where they were closing, and they wouldn't even let him take the burgers they were throwing out. He got pissed off, picked up a boulder from their rock garden, and promptly threw it through their front window. To top it off, he beat up a bunch of cops that were sent to subdue him. This got him two years in jail.
    Needless to say, MIz would be little more than an oily spot on the ring mat if he actually got in the ring with Patera. The strongman was the real deal.

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  68. CruelConnectionNumber2January 11, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    You're insane. Bret/Perfect was **** at SummerSlam. Bret/Piper was **** at Mania 8.

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  69. Flair's 00's run was actually tremendous. He physically looked terrible but he was still a damn ring general and could do 75% of the stuff he normally did.

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  70. I approve this comment.

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  71. CruelConnectionNumber2January 11, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Maybe *** 1/2 let's not get crazy because someone bled heavily.

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  72. I voted Flair but certainly I understand he is not a notable IC Champion.

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  73. The Blog really does despise Mysterio these days if Triple H beat him. Wow.

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  74. I loved the old school action.

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  75. Regal beat Edge at the 2002 Rumble for the strap before losing it to RVD at WM. He then later beat Santino for it in 40 seconds. Not bad, but as specifically IC CHAMP I have to give the nod to a Regal.

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  76. Whomever makes out of this half is just fodder for the Jannetic Jackhammer in the finals.

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  77. Steve Austin is a curious case in this tourney. He isn't a notable IC champion at all, but he was the hottest thing ever in wrestling when he had the belt so I'm not sure how to proceed.

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  78. Remember when wrestling use to be good? http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/1018390/mountie-o.gif

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  79. Do it for The Rock!

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  80. I don't even remember Mysterio as IC champ.

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  81. If you want workrate, Mountie and Bret had a ***** classic where Mountie won the title.

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  82. That's true, Triple H's run with the belt was important to his development and never ending push.

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  83. Voted for Flair. But I could see 06 Flair partying too much before this match and doing a Flair flop just as the bell rings. Mountie and Jimmy would debate on if they should shock him anyway for 10 seconds before simply rolling Flair over and pinning him.

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  84. Savage has an easy rout to the semi finals.

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  85. I voted HHH if only for his IC feud with Rock.

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  86. Elevating the title to something important.

    Ultimate Warrior didn't have great matches as IC Champ...he may have set an IC Champ record for negative star matches...but he made the IC Championship match worthy of headlining Wrestlemania.

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  87. I can respect that.

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  88. He won the title at Wrestlemania!

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  89. I'm just voting for the wrestler I like better.

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  90. But HHH was never the IC champion during that feud, Rock was. As soon as H3 won the belt, he had to drop it.

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  91. Wrestling was never good. Every generation says the one before it was better.

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  92. Oh yeah. Well, still worth it for the Two Man Power Trip.

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  93. Think you must have missed Marty being in the tournament too.

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  94. Don't forget the "lost" ladder match where bret beat hbk. Solid ***1/2

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  95. Oh right, from JBL. I do remember now.


    I thought that was a fun little way to retire JBL, actually.

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  96. Austin was hot in late 97 but he wasn't nWo/Sting hot.

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  97. When Ric Flair won the IC Title he was so old he needed a shock stick to get his dick up.

    Which The Mountie will GLADLY PROVIDE.

    VIVE LE MOUNTIE!!!!!

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  98. I guess, but by the very beginning of 98' Austin was the hot thing in wrestling and nWo / Sting was dead after Starrcade.

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  99. That match is just as important and happens anyway without the IC title.

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  100. Chain match vs. Kane

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  101. They were still destroying them in the ratings after Starrcade. Raw didn't win until after WM14.

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  102. Brock should have had a chain match just so they could subtitle the PPV "Here comes the chains".

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  103. Later that night, The Mountie went to Bret's hotel room with tears in his eyes to thank him for the match....


    ...at which point, he tasered the FUCK out of Bret because he's a heel, goddammit.

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  104. Much like a debt collector going after the Nature Boy, The Mountie ALWAYS GETS HIS MAN!

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  105. I betcha their girlfriends were pulled out of the audience to kiss Rude.

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  106. If we had our way, we'd have Mountie vs Mountie.

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  107. I hate Miz with a firey passion, but I still voted him over Patera.

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  108. Is your argument that Austin wasn't hot in late 97 / early 98?

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  109. For someone who is supposed to uphold the law, Mountie's supporters are sure ready to spam the vote. Also, Ken Shamrock's supporters for some reason. Or is this an anti-Shawn thing?

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  110. HE SCREWED BRET! HE SCREWED BRET! HE SCREWED BRET!

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  111. Scientific reason why Mountie is better than Flair:

    Hulk has pinned Flair
    Jacques has pinned Hogan

    Mountie > Flair

    Bret has beaten Flair
    Mountie has beaten Bret THREE times

    Mountie > Flair

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  112. EATS CRUDE BREAD! EATS CRUDE BREAD! EATS CRUDE BREAD!

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  113. Shawn eats crude bread?


    Ewww, now I'm DEFINITELY voting for Shamrock. At least he knows the right time to throw out a loaf of bread.

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  114. I thought Shawn would easily cruise to the semis or the finals.

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  115. Buncha fat, ugly inner-city sweathogs won't keep the noise down

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  116. I thought Shawn would drop out in the middle of the tournament after losing his smile.

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  117. They just don't want a REAL man to win this IC tournament.


    Joke's on them because the realest of men, The Mountie, is winning it.

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  118. That he wasn't THE hottest.

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  119. Even though he wouldn't even qualify, I bet The Mountie would win even a world title tournament.

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  120. We're deputies not supporters.

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  121. The Mountie is a 13 time World Champion.

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  122. Smackdown years 2005-2009. It was a crazy time, drugs were involved, we don't remember a lot, and Edge someone won 25 world titles.

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  123. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    I absolutely endorse your choice of avatar. Oh yeah, and this comment

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  124. Ric Flair averaged a match time of 60 minutes every night he wrestled in the late 80s.

    The Mountie averaged a match time of 10 minutes every night he wrstled in the late 80s because he only needed 10 minutes to beat you.

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  125. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    That's.....actually a really valid argument. If I'm a guy boosting myself up as the best ever, maybe I don't want to advertise that I take an hour to beat EVERYONE I face during my prime years

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  126. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Bret vs. Hammer seems like it would a damn fine pro-rasslin match. Did it ever happen while Valentine was still good?

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  127. It's okay for you to be gay!

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  128. Ohhhh, I see why Shamrock's beating Shawn. Because Regal is beating Mr. Perfect and we're all drooling at the idea of a technical match between Regal and Shamrock.

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  129. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    Best heel the WWF ever had, jack

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  130. Better than Shawn vs Perfect. I've seen SummerSlam 93.

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  131. I think so? I seem to recall they had at least one match during Bret's first run as a singles wrestler. There'd be some overlap there where it could happen.

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  132. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Not saying he should win the whole thing, but I feel the Hammer is a horribly underrated guy in this whole tourney. And in wrestling history in general

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  133. Wouldn't be surprised if they squared off during the Hart Foundation-Rhythm & Blues feud.

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  134. Agreed. The man was an annual iron man during the Rumble match. He just kept hanging in there. Plus, the BADASS dog collar match with Piper.

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  135. this is exactly the way i see it plus theres also a shockstick involved

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  136. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFPhNKrivpo



    Well lookie what I found. AND guess who shows up near the end to GET HIS MAN?!

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  137. Bret Hart vs Greg Valentine Wrestling Challenge Nov 13th, 1988


    http://youtu.be/HFPhNKrivpo

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  138. i dont think hart would go over so easily. the hammer would be protected for sure

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  139. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Tremendous! Thanks dude.

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  140. The Mountie is the Washington Generals of professional wrestling. A skid mark on the drawers of the IC title.

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  141. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    hahaha. One of those men looks suspiciously like he should enlist in the mounted police force

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  142. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Cold-blooded.

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  143. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Yeah, I feel like he could have hung on a while longer as more of a badass who makes the IC-title level guys look good, rather than pretending to play music with Honky Tonk Man. I mean, I get that Honky's whole gimmick was that he was an elvis impersonator and may/may not actually play music. But when we look at Valentine, it's not like he's a different person. It's still the fucking HAMMER, not a musician!

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  144. I love his matches with Tito. Underrated feud.

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  145. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    I hated Rhythm & Blues. The idea of someone tagging with Honky under that name was fine, but I feel like they should have used an unknown rather than Greg Valentine. The Hammer was better than that

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  146. CruelConnectionNumber2January 11, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Superior IC Champion to Bret Hart.

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  147. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Also, Scott Hall used a shock stick to give Goldberg his first loss.


    The Mountie used a shock stick before Scott Hall.

    Vis a vis, The Mountie ended Goldberg's winning Streak and may or may not have been responsible for the nWo too

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  148. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    I think there is a valid argument to made for that, sir.

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  149. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Tito is another underrated mid-card great

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  150. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    When are we going to get the "Million Dollar Champion" tournament?

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  151. When Virgil wins the award, Scott Keith doesn't want to be scammed into buying an 8x10 autograpghed picture of Virgil Wrestling Superstar when handing him his trophy.

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  152. My money's on the Ringmaster.

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  153. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    I concur.


    Dibiase Sr. over Dibiase Jr.
    Austin squashes Virgil.


    Austin over Dibiase in the epic finale to a grueling tournament

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  154. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    "Kings of the Ring" Tournament next? Pretty good field.


    Pre-PPV: Muraco, Race, Haku, Savage, Dibiase, Santana, Duggan

    PPV Era: Bret, Owen, Mabel, Austin, HHH, Shamrock, Gunn, Angle, Edge, Sheamus, Booker T., Regal.

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  155. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 11, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Yep, Brock in 2002. Typo fixed. My bad.


    Technically, Haku didn't win a tournament. He was just kind of "crowned" after Harley Race. But he makes it an even number at least.

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  156. My support for the Mountie ends here. Wooo!!!

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  157. I don't understand it myself.
    Exhibit #1: http://youtu.be/riZab8Z8E_M?t=1m22s

    Exhibit #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfnOG2YHJyY

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  158. I know what you're thinking. This is Ric by gawd Flair. But it's not wheeling, dealing, kiss stealing, limo riding, jet plane flying playboy you're thinking of. This isn't 80s Flair or even 90s Flair. This is saggy man boobs, Viagra chugging Flair. This is the Flair we all knew needed to be put out to pasture like a cat that's 89% mange and hair balls.

    A vote for Flair here is a slap in the face to the Flair we love and a complicit endorsement of Flair now. Do the right thing. Don't vote for embarassing mid-2000s Flair,

    Vote Mountie, because we have to protect Flair's legacy from himself.

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  159. There's never been a Millin Dollar Champion like...

    #INHALE#

    Goooollllllllldust.

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  160. I wonder if Shamrock is shouting out the moves in this tourney match...

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  161. If this were true, I would be spamming Mountie votes like crazy...

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