Monday, January 5, 2015

Tag Team Tourney: The Sweet Sixteen!

Down to the nitty gritty.  Sadly, Kid & Jannetty lost ANOTHER nail-biter, 49-51 to the Eddie-Rey team, and no last minute surge saved them this time.  But really, Eddie Guerero and Rey Mysterio? 

On with the tournament!  Now there’s some bigtime showdowns on display.

http://challonge.com/bodtag

83 comments:

  1. No matter how many teams... no matter where they're placed... it always comes down to LOD vs Steiners.

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  2. Seriously, Rock and Mankind over the Quebecers? Are you people on drugs?

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  3. Rock and sock were an awesome team

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  4. Just hurry up and crown the Steiners champions already.

    Greatest tag team ever.

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  5. People complained of the Owen love for questionable reasons... how did ANY of Eddie's teams make it this far? The reign with Tajiri was forgettable (and simply a Plan B), the stuff with Rey Jr. was the "wacky teams no one liked but still like I guess", and Los Guerreros were OK, but I never dug Chavo.

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  6. Not as awesome as the Quebecers. They're NOT the Mounties.

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  7. (double checks) Ew... that's some AWFUL seeding.

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  8. At least Owen's teams were awesome and Eddie/Chavo are the only Eddie team that deserve to advance since they helped carry Smackdown during the Smackdown 6 era.

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  9. I personally loved Owen/Yoko and Owen/Bulldog, but that could also be credited to how weak the division was at the time. They both felt more plutonic as a team than most "thrown togethers." Owen/Jarrett was whatever.

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  10. Stranger in the AlpsJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    The Quebecers were a good team, but would not be able to withstand Rock n Sock. It's a logical conclusion.

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  11. LOD = a bunch of Demo knockoffs...

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  12. Mick turned his back on Rock for finding his book in the trash. Quebecers win handicap style with extreme cheating.

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  13. Owen/Jarrett were a good midcard workrate team, but sadly they couldn't draw heat as a team without Debra.

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  14. Sports Entertainment triumphs over Professional Wrestling as The Quebecers lose to the Rock N' Sock Comedy Duo. A sad day. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to troll Gorilla Monsoon on Coliseum Home Video commentary.

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  15. Only Johnny Polo on PBP could make a 'Taker/Crush match enjoyable.

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  16. Finally the Undertaker can get revenge for being the last Skyscraper standing.

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  17. CruelConnectionNumber2January 5, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Kid and Jannetty aren't in the same league as Eddie and Rey

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  18. The underdogs ran out of magic. Tis a sad day for fantasy booking.

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  19. CruelConnectionNumber2January 5, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Stop crying. It's random seeding. EVERY TEAM WILL LOSE EVENTUALLY EXCEPT THE WINNER.

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  20. I'll cry all I want to. Crying about meaningless crap is an entitlement of over-zealous fantasy booking nerds.

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  21. CruelConnectionNumber2January 5, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    I wonder how much Bischoff paid the Steiners to lose to the fat, lazy Road Warriors on Nitro in 1996. Steiners beat them in 1989, but if a tree falls and no one is around to see it...

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  22. That match was on one of the recent DVD releases, was it not?

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  23. If you voted for Bulldog/Owen (who were together less than a year and didn't exactly light the world on fire) over New Age Outlaws, you should feel bad.

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  24. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    I voted for the Quebecers. Few times, actually.

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  25. Bulldog/Owen were part of Camp Cornette and the Hart Foundation for 2 years.

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  26. In anticipation of my favorite team winning this tournament, I am uploading the cover to one of my very first wrestling mags where the Road Warriors won the real Crockett Cup tournament trophy.. Not trying to influence your votes, but Road Warrior Hawk's family could really use the prize money.. sniff.. sniff..

    http://i.imgur.com/5gK0kBm.jpg

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  27. CruelConnectionNumber2January 5, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Harts/Shield final, son.

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  28. Road Warriors vs. BoD Hell if you Sell match? After much no selling and ref bumps, Kane resorts to trying to set Animal on fire. Animal back drops Kane over the top rope and they brawl on the outside. Paul Bearer tries to hit Hawk with the urn, but Paul Ellering stops him. Hawk grabs the urn and knocks Taker out with it for the pin. BUT since this is NWA, the head ref reverses the decision and BoD win by dq (never underestimate the over the top rope dq rule)

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  29. CruelConnectionNumber2January 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Jim Ross is sitting in a pile of extoplasm thinking about Hoss Warriors vs Hosses of Destructions

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  30. Same here. Not just because I'm (obviously) a Quebecers fan, but I never found Rock N' Sock to be funny (which was the point of them). Mick is so damn proud of that "This Is Your Life" segment but I didn't think it was funny at all. And it's certainly not rewatchable.

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  31. CruelConnectionNumber2January 5, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Better wrestlers, better matches, more high profile feuds. Gave it to them over catchphases and 2 minute Raw matches.

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  32. Who's reffing this Harts/Bulldogs match?

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  33. Year and a half. Whatever. NAO were huge during the attitude era, had a bigger impact on tag team wrestling (not even debatable), and could actually cut promos.


    Internet loves their workrate darlings tho.

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  34. WatercoolersandAirportsJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    "THOSE ARE FOUR BIG OL' BOYS KANG!!!!"

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  35. Bulldog and Owen were an amazing tag team in the ring together. They were getting face pops on workrate alone (virtually unheard of at the time), gracefully carried the horrible division for a good nine months, and were entertaining as hell. NAO were entertaining but nothing else, and their act was stale within nine months. I legitimately struggle to think of a good match they had outside of the one at WM 14 with Cactus and Funk.

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  36. If you want to crown them, then crown their ass

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  37. Agreed. Much more concise than what I just wrote.

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  38. I will. But given the stiffness of the match, my head will be decapitated within seconds

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  39. CruelConnectionNumber2January 5, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Kane & RVD defeated The Road Warriors CLEAN on Raw. I'm sure Kane & The Undertaker can get by them. Undertaker POSSESSES Rocco the Talking Puppet, who causes a DQ for his team.

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  40. Outlaws had a good run, probably the best "attitude era" team until the rise of E&C, Hardys, and Dudleys, but that doesn't make them a spectacular team. They were poor workers who had a couple of sing-along sessions.

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  41. Nah you hit the nail on the head too....just took you more words to do it.

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  42. CruelConnectionNumber2January 5, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Diana Smith

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  43. Check out their tag match against Holly and Bart Gunn at KotR98. I'd say that's their best match.

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  44. That dumpster match they had with the Dudleyz wasn't bad, and dare I say it, fun! Coincidence?

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  45. hey those catchphrases lasted 2 minutes after a while!

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  46. Danny Davis.. so you know it'll be above board.

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  47. I'm assuming at least a couple days of rest between each round. Out of nowhere the Road Warriors (in their late 80's best) come out and absolutely smoke Taker and Kane in a GIANT shock to everyone in attendance!

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  48. Danny Davis of course.

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  49. Well anybody considers his officiating biased, don't expect an apology from him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTwTXU6A_vw

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  50. If this is russo era Kane and Taker, Rocco would be Paul Bearer's long missing brother now trapped as a dummy until the demon that transformed him has been slayed...

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  51. I voted for the Budogs because of this.

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  52. I always thought of them more as the Smackdown 5+1. (the +1 being Chavo)

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  53. CruelConnectionNumber2January 5, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    I'm using reverse psychology!

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  54. If you wouldn't mark out for LOD vs BOD, then do not call yourself a wrestling fan.

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  55. Watch scott be trolling us and have it be the 2014 version of the New Age Outlaws.

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  56. I remember that. Then they vanished. That was weird. I guess they needed the money.

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  57. Maybe if they were the Mounties they would have advanced. An ex mountie and a future pirate could never withstand the ludacrisness of the double people's elbow

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  58. Yet the catchphrases and 2 minute Raw matches is what far more people were entertained by.


    Workrate aside, what set Owen and Bulldog apart? They were tag champs in 1996 and part of 97. I don't think anyone even cared when they broke up.


    Great wrestlers for sure but their impact wasn't close to NAO (shitty workers that they were).

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  59. ROCK AND SOCK CHEATED! Going over the Quebecers is a MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE!


    SACRE BLEU!

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  60. I've been ringing Tunney's phone off the hook over this.

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  61. Eh.. it was funny then, the same way Leave it to Beaver was probobly funny in the 50's.

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  62. WatercoolersandAirportsJanuary 5, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    That was Road Dogg and X-Pac.

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  63. Worse, powers of pain knockoffs.

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  64. I thought that was against cactus jack and funk? Im befuddled!

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  65. The Demon Kane lost by 666 votes. Irony is ironic

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  66. The head of NFL officiating.

    He was spotted at the Hart Foundation offices this week.

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  67. WatercoolersandAirportsJanuary 5, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    The Dudleyz vs Road Dogg and X-Pac Dumpster match KIng of the Ring 2000.

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  68. I didn't think it was. Not that I hated it or anything. But it just dragged on. If WCW wasn't a freakin' joke at the time, I would have flipped. But that's neither here nor there at this point.

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  69. I would mark out for a 2-minute Road Warrior squash.

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  70. Oh yes, GOODBYE BROTHERS OF DESTRUCTION!

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  71. It was the highest rated segment in RAW history. Nothing has even come close since.

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  72. Rey Mysterio? He wears a mask for gawds sake!

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  73. Well then get Monsoon on the line!

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  74. I voted for the Brothers. Never cared for LoD.

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  75. '91 Steiner's vs. Hardyz would own. And by own, I mean "the Hardyz would be thrown all over the ring."

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  76. It would be awesome to see Jeff take an overhead belly-to-belly with a full 450 and land on his face.

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  77. Even I would find that awesome and I really, really hate Kane/Undertaker.

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  78. There was no rule stated that you have to vote for which team was more popular. F populism.

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