Two blowouts in the semi-finals, so now we get the matchup we’ve been waiting for all along!
Final Round - Who Is The Greatest IC Champion Of All Time?
Voting closes after RAW tomorrow night!
Something something Mountie?
wow warrior really got destroyed; about the same margin as savage beat austin
THE REAL POLL:Mountie vs. Marty Jannetty
Damn this is a tough one. Savage gave the belt prestige but Bret was such a fighting IC champ.
I go with Savage because his reign culminated in his classic with Steamboat.
RANDY SAVAGE!!! CLAP-CLAP-CLAP-CLAP-CLAP!!!!
Bret Hart over The Mountie was a worse screwjob than Montreal.I am choosing to abstain.
I got to go with Bret. He carried himself with pride as a champion. He headlined a sold out Wembley Stadium defending the belt. He had all time classics in both winning and losing the belt. Both guys were made men after their reigns. Savage was also tremendous and Wrestlemania 3 is really one of the greatest matches ever and I hate when people downplay that. Bret by an eyelash.
I go with Bret winning in overtime after Savage can't recover the onside.
Bret's my all-time favorite wrestler, but I really thought Perfect would have taken him out. Still, I gotta vote for the Hitman here.
Savage squashing Warrior. We still have a spam voter on our hands.
There was no hinky pattern or miracle comeback in OT, Savage lead post to post by a comfortable margin.
Damn straight Hitman beat Razor. Bret was in the WWF when Razor was still slumming it.
On the card where savage was in the Main event
The thing about Warrior is that other than his admittedly awesome victory, I don't even think of him as an IC champ. He was a top dog.
Bret is Brady and Savage is Luck.
http://youtu.be/mXDcus9CrIA?t=3m28swhy savage should win over bret
Tough choice, but OOOH YEAH! DIG IT! History beckons the Macho Man!
Savage is just so much better on every level. His awesomeness cannot even be measured. And I'm a Hitman mark as well. But Savage is just on a whole different level.....FREAK OUT FREAK OUT!!!
Something still seems wrong. Maybe Vince owed Savage several favors and since Randy is dead now, this is how Vince is repaying his favors, by getting all his yes men to vote for him in the tourney.
There is a case to be made for both, so I will just vote my favorite. Dig it!
Razor not winning.
I don't know about you guys, but this tournament doesn't feel entirely on the level. No Mountie or Marty Janetty? And who are these two geeks?
Only one possible answer here...there goes Bret's cup of coffee in the big time, yeah. HISTORY BECKONS THE MACHO MAN! FREAK OUT!Happened so fast you can't even talk about it.
The cream rises to the top.
Mountie and Marty Janetty also beat five other guys, so they should be in the finals as well.
The main event is the match that goes on last.
bret hart wins via sunset flip
Bret makes it to the finals of both tournaments. He would most likely win a Greatest Tournament Seed Tournament.
Rooting for the guy in my avarar.
The internet really likes Bret Hart huh?
He could also make it to the finals of the WWE title tournament too.
Everyone had tears in their eyes while reading his book.
I can accept this final round. It was the most logical conclusion. Maybe all those derogatory remarks I made about the internet were unfounded.Well.......SLIGHTLY unfounded.
I don't think it's the "internet" that like him. Wrestling fans in general do. You're in the minority as a person that doesn't like him.
well if it aint the mountie its bret hart
This is absurd. Half the men on this blog would screw Bret Hart if they could..
"Screw" in a sexual way or "screw" in a "ring the fucking bell" way?
"This match is either going to be 4/10 or 10/10" said Bret Hart.
Confirmed Canadian bias on here for boring ol' Bret Hart. Team Razor knows who the real champ is.
But Elizabeth's not in the tournament....wait, hang on.
Acceptable final match-up. Gotta go with the Hitman here.
Mr. Perfect was robbed
Vote Savage not that loser Bret Harthttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvnune_04-24-1998-wcw-thunder-pt-10-tony-schiavone-interviews-macho-man-randy-savage_sport
With a tear in my eye, I voted for Randy Savage.
The person who ran the poll does. His thing his rules.
I've got to go with Bret Hart. Not for when he won the belt which was merely an okay match against a guy with an injured back, kind of like Michaels v Austin at WM14.I'll give him the nod though for how he LOST the belt. Now that was a match!
I didn't screw Bret, Bret screwed Bret.
So was HBK.
When I think of the IC belt Macho Man is the first guy I think of. Weirdly, younger me didn't think Bret was a star until he was in the world title picture but Macho Man was just awesome from the moment I started watching WWF.
If Bret loses to Savage, I assume it will be due to 150 degree temperature
I think this blog in particular is Hart Country.
Not a bad final two although for me I'd still have had Razor or Perfect as the best "IC" Champion as they both defined that belt. Both Bret and Savage are remembered for bigger things while the other two practically were the belts.Bret's great and all that but I think it's fair to say there's obviously a big Bret bias in the voting here - if not for how far he has gone but how Shawn Michaels (a legit top contender) was beaten by KEN SHAMROCK in the first round.
Bret has to win so us Mountie fans will always be able to say that he beat the best. We'll always be able to say that. And we'll always say it. Always. On all the threads.
That sounds quite annoying. Well, we're talling about wrestling fans, so here we are.
So many "I gotta go with Bret"'s in the comments. I didn’t realize the amount of Canadians on this site. This is the only possible explanation.
The referree from Starrcade 97 and one of the Poffo boys.
Something something Yawn.
"now we get the matchup we’ve been waiting for all along!"Then why bother running a tournament??Is Vince Russo booking the blog now?
Yes because Vince Russo is known for giving us logical and worthy payoffs. Which is what a Savage/Bret final is.
Savage is the correct choice here
You died again Matt? What happened?
Ask Hoss. He has this "shooting me" gimmick, thus causing me to have this "dead" gimmick. It's a tale as old as time.
You really didn't luck out when they were handing out gimmicks. :(
As a kid, I always wondered why Bret continued looking like a tag wrestler (same Hart Foundation attire, same Hart Foundation music) while Neidhart ended up in baggy pants and an orange jacket. At Summerslam 1991 I literally thought he was a tag wrestler challenging for the IC title, which didn't sit well with my OCD
So was The Mountie.
Dims da breaks, kid.
So was Ezekiel Jackson
The only time Bret Hart drew money was from an ATM machine by the Tim Hortons. Meanwhile, Savage was in the goddamn Mega Powers, was in what is considered one of the best matches in Wrestlemania history with Steamboat, headlined WM 4 and 5 during wrestling's boom. Like Bret, could wrestle a broomstick and make it compelling (except bring flash and fun to it, instead of putting me to sleep). And if we're going by only I-C title runs: he had great matches with Santana as well.Ohhhhh yeeeeeaaaahhhhh.
I dunno. Honky Tonk Man vs. Mr. Perfect is how I expected this to end. Both Savage and Bret were multiple time world title holders, after all. I viewed this tournament as "Who personifies IC Champion?" and to me, neither Savage nor Bret do that. If we were talking about the World title, I'd be on board.I'd say that HTM vs. Mr. P is the most logical and worthy payoff.Savage vs. Bret is just people voting for their favourite who the remember most. Which is surely not the point of this tournament.
Mountie fans: steadfast heroes who enforce the lawBret Hart fans: whiny bitches who cry if things aren't going the way they want it too, expect undying loyalty despite having previously tried to jump whilst being a titleholder, other such own-biggest-mark silliness.Savage fans: wife-beaters.
I'm very sensitive to bias, and this seems like a perfectly objective assessment to me.
I like him, but the Screwjob and the Stroke made him into a sometimes tiresomely 'untouchable' legend. I can see why others would find him repetitive in the ring, awful on the stick, a bitchy little hypocrite in his personal life.
I worked very hard to make it fair and balanced towards all participants.
I do really like all 3 though. So I guess I probably embody the best traits of all three descriptions. A whiny, wife-beating cop, but one who gets results.
HA! You're wrong! I don't beat my wife, she beats me!
Oh sure, Bret Hart and Randy Savage are two of my all-time favourites and a shoe-in in my book in the World Champion top-ten.But given that there's *still* a hangover of people saying 'lol mountie', I thought it best to readdress the balance given that both Hart and Savage only got their breaks by standing on the backs of their Fathers. If they hadn't both owned territories, if their sons hadn't been '2nd generation superstars' benefitting immediately from nepotism, then there's no way that they'd have lasted so long. Especially not that uncharismatic guy with the greasy hair whom they see no future in except to be a 'cowboy'.Let's face it, Bret Hart and Randy Savage are pretty much the same as Eric Watts or Greg Gagne. Blessed with more athletic ability, oh for sure, but still.
My wife beats you?She clearly has too much time on her hands.
Savage did more with the IC title than both Perfect and HTM. In fact it wasn't until his feud with Savage that anyone cared about him.
Someone has to get people to clean the house:http://youtu.be/Bu8oRfE3ulE
At work...can't watch youtube. Wanna give me a description?
If by did more you mean, "Went swiftly on to be a World Title contender instead" then I agree. And hey, I'm not saying that Savage wasn't a GOOD IC champion, just that he's not whom I think of when I think 'IC Champion' compared to say, Perfect and HTM.
Obviously. I call shenanigans if it's even close.
The amount of Bret marks is the only thing that I dislike about this site. And I don't even hate Bret. Just need the fanboys to be a little more realistic
Perfect and HTM didn't headline the B house show with the I-C title like Savage could. Savage was an actual draw. Nobody said, "I'm going to a wrestling show mainly to see Mr. Perfect" or "mainly to see Honky Tonk Man" but my 7-year old ass went to Richfield, Ohio to see the one and only Macho Man.
My wife has too much penis in her hands? I have been told that before about myself, but thanks for reiterating it!
Agreed. Bret was great, but to compare him at all to someone like Savage when it comes to overall entertainment value is absurd.
Actually, Honky Tonk Man would draw on-top of the B-shows because people wanted to see him beaten. Specifically, they wanted to see him beaten for his Intercontinental title belt.People went to see Savage because he was a draw irregardless of his holding of the belt.
Everything you just said is fine, but....Irregardless? Irregardless? Come on, Dean!
I know what I'm doing. Do you think I really don't know that my use of Irregardless there was a Daring Manoeuvre?Un-be-lievable!
I don't think the screwjob has that much to do with it. And the stroke certainly has nothing to do with it. I'd say "to each their own" to anybody that doesn't like him in the ring. We all have our different tastes. I never cared for Flair, Steamboat, or Beniot in the ring and others think they're among the best in-ring performers. On the mic (or "stick" as you say), I thought his early promos weren't that good but that he got much better as a heel in 1997. And I dunno about "bitchy little hypocrite", but he's certainly a mark for himself who at this point is bitter for the sake of being bitter.
Daring in the sense that it isn't a word, damn it! MY EYES! MY EYES!!!!
Bitchy / Bitter, same difference.Hypocrite: "I would never have jumped with the World Title! The Montreal screwjob was such a damning blow to me, the one guy whom Vince could count on to not jump whilst holding the title!I mean, okay, there was that one time when I tried to jump to WCW for more money whilst the IC title holder, but that was *completely different*!Man, WCW, what a sucky place that was - you only got a push based on who you knew! Completely different to what it was like in the WWF where I, as the son of a leading Canadian promotion was given a push because of my name value, something which also later benefitted Owen when he got a huge push thanks to being my (more talented) brother!Speaking of Owen, I'll never forgive the WWE for insisting that he do that stunt from way up high, insisting it upon him when he didn't really want to do it! How dare they! Only family like me get to insist stuff, like the time that Owen wanted to just quit wrestling and go hang it up to spend more time at home, but I instead cajoled, persuaded and convinced him to stay in the WWE. Okay, so if I hadn't insisted like that, then he would never have been in a position to have been killed but that's not the point - it was the WWE and the way that *they* made him to do stuff that he wasn't really sure about, which killed him, not the time(s) that I did it instead!"And so on.
You screaming, "MY EYES! MY EYES!" is totally reminding me of your wife again.
I really need to lock up those home movies.
Also your wife.
She is pregnant. It would make life easier on me.