Monday, January 5, 2015

Tag Tourney–Quarterfinals!

I was going to leave voting going until the morning, but some jackass managed to inflate the Bulldogs’ vote count by over 1000 extra votes, so I shut it down early and called the rest.  The Hart Foundation was winning pretty handily up until that point, so we get the first ever DQ win in this tournament, sending the Harts onwards.  Please keep in mind, this is just for fun, so don’t be a jackass about it. 

So now we proudly present…the elite 8!  And what the fuck are Terry Funk and Cactus Jack still doing here?

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88 comments:

  1. Shit Edge & Christian vs. Hart Foundation was tough.

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  2. Steiners, Harts, Bulldog & Owen and the Shield. I could pick Hawk and Animal but it's not NWA Hawk and Animal, it's the WWF neutured LOD.

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  3. Hart foundation v Owen/bulldog would be for an interesting finals

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  4. Very interesting that there's only 1 tag team from the last 10 years

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  5. Fuck it. I mean, Funk it. Jack and Funk all the way!

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  6. Imagine a Sweet 16 that included La Resistance, Epico and Primo, McGillicutty and Whoever, Rico and Rikishi, Deuce and Domino, Hurricane and Rosey, Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty, Rico and Charlie Haas, and Kenzo and Dupree.

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  7. I voted for them over Owen/Yoko only because I was a total Foley mark up until his retirement, and love Funk. And I figure I had voted for Owen enough in his other matchups.

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  8. Stranger in the AlpsJanuary 6, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    I knew it.

    One guy. Hundreds of times.

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  9. I have a feeling a lot of the younger people on this blog are going to vote for the Hardys over the Steiners. They would be wrong.

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  10. I want a Steiners vs Shield final.

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  11. Wait, people can vote multiple times? What kind of poll technology are we running here? Didn't know we were going things the Chicago Way (to quote Sean Connery).

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  12. "Funk It' screams wrestling T-shirt to me.

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  13. And also, screw the elimination of Owen & Yokozuna. They are my favorite team left!

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  14. Interesting facts about the final 8:
    1) none of the final 8 are the wacky tag team partners who hate each other
    2) 7 out of the 8 were long-term teams (funk/jack excluded).
    3) 6 out of the 8 were either relatives (hardyz, steiners), in-laws (bret/owen, harts) or long-time friends before wrestling (road warriors, edge/christian).

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  15. Nothing sweet about that 16...

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  16. Look at their opposition so far:


    Booker T and Test: Sucked.
    Valentine and Beefcake: Before our time
    Atlas and Johnson: WAY before our time
    Owen and Yoko: They were an eh team, and they've been riding the "dead guys" sympathy vote up to this point


    But I'm pretty sure Cactus Funk (and they need a much better name than that. "Middle Aged and Crazy"?) will be getting torn apart by the Hounds.

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  17. Real talk: Roman and Rollins kinda sucked as a team. They didn't really do anything until the Rhodes angle.

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  18. You could almost have this elite 8 now. (Only 3 dead guys, and they're all in 1 match.)

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  19. Really should've put the Shield in under the freebird rule.

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  20. US Title as well?

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  21. I thought Cactus and Charlie hated each other?

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  22. No.


    That'd be an interesting tourney, though: US champs under the WWE banner. Eddie Guerrero would either win or make the final.

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  23. I think they feuded after WM, but Cactus and Funk were longtime friends.

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  24. So Dean could defend Roman and Seth's title, but Roman and Seth could not defend Dean's? Makes perfect sense to me.

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  25. cactus and funk are long-time friends but they will occasionally feud on screen. I think in the 24 hours they were champs, they were friends.

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  26. I'm down for a IC or US title tourny after this.

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  27. Shit, that literally never dawned on me until I just read that.

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  28. I think I'd vote for Cesaro or Bryan in that tourny. They were having great matches week after week when they were champs.

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  29. Steiners (cause fuck the Hardys), E&C (beyond my fandom for both Edge, Christian and the team, I think they were immensely influential and basically wrote the template for every funny dickhead heel team since), Bulldog and Hart (cause I just don't get the Road Warriors and it was Bulldog's last decent work) and the Shield (cause they carried 2013 on their back).

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  30. Patterson would disagree there.

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  31. Holding up E&C, the Harts, the Hardyz and Mick Foley as your example of "Hey, wrestling doesn't kill EVERYBODY" is...problematic.

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  32. GIMMIE THE FUCKIN MIC


    WE GOT A 141 AND 2/3% CHANCE OF WINNIN' AGAINST FATT LARDY


    I'M HUNGRY

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  33. Harlan Leverage IIIJanuary 6, 2015 at 2:48 AM

    By my count, there are 70 recognized IC champions, 56 different NWA/WCW US champs, and 27 WWE US champs. Get rid of the duplicates on the list, and there's 123 different guys.

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  34. WCW Steiners yes. WWF Steiners no.

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  35. I'm basing my votes on their WWF tag title reigns and Hardys WWF tag title reigns were that little bit better. I I based it on their careers then yeah, Steiners all the way.

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  36. Yeah, but c'mon, Owen/Yoko > Funk/Foley. That's just science, man.

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  37. I went the full monty on Nakamura/Ibushi, but only ****1/4 on the main. I loved the end sequence in the main event, with the continuous dragonscrews used as a distraction essentially before the frog splash finished, but the IC match was just so brutally stiff, I was in awe the whole time.

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  38. I knew they wouldn't win, but losing to Funk and Foley's one day reign? This is why we shouldn't allow kids to vote.

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  39. It was, but in the end I went with the Harts due to their longevity.

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  40. It's funny that we could have gotten that match too.

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  41. I think we had, only mixed. Bret/Bulldog vs Neidhart/Owen

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  42. That's right, and it was awesome.

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  43. .....the attitude era chewed up and spit out a lot of guys, didn't it.....

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  44. Man, the 'E WISHED they had a tag roster this stacked today

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  45. At least they are alive.

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  46. I fall on the Cornette side of a fence for several reasons, but the primary one is because that his aesthetic does a lot more to minimize injuries than whatever Heyman was doing.

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  47. Yep.


    I hope that no other generation gets destroyed the way the 90s guys got destroyed.

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  48. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 6, 2015 at 5:45 AM

    "Valentine and Beefcake: Before our time"


    Speak for yourself, youngin. Valentine and Beefcake were my FIRST tag team champions.

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  49. Let's not forget that The Shield's tag title reign sucked donkeys.


    At least Jack and Charlie burned bright for one glorious night.

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  50. Ok, Pal. Now when Cena comes out,..call him...a Bastard. The very worst insult of them all. Ha Ha.

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  51. Snow snow in the Mid-Atlantic. DC area near Dulles airport. Roads are not good right now, but I made it to work. I expect my office to either work from home or to come in very late. Looking at the forcast, work from home is more likely.

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  52. I always thought people who come here hate new stuff. I guess this poll proves that wrong.

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  53. Not gonna lie, I kinda admire thayt guys dedication to get the bulldogs in. I just wish he could apply that to something in the least bit of importantance instead of a wrestling poll.

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  54. And they were wacky.

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  55. I like them well enough for the time being. Cool entrance, decent look (where's the roids when you need them?), fresh if cheesy.


    It pisses me off that WWE is treating them like total jokes before they even had a chance. This isn't the Colons getting a repackage, and even they got a month before the burials came.


    WWE just does not want people to make money for them.

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  56. Did you watch ROH when Cornette was running it? He almost killed it.

    I agree with you that safer is better, but Cornette's time has definitely passed. He hated El Generico (Sami Zayn).

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  57. TJ: Apparently dad got into Facebook, and someone sent him Rock singing some (modified) Clapton to Vickie Guerrero. And I have no memory of that.

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  58. May have been Vicki Guerrero appreciation night.

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  59. I voted against the Dream Team simply because I considered Beefcake way out of his element in that match.


    I definitely voted for Owen/Yoko, using the same logic I had in all their prior matches: None of those teams had an answer for Yoko.

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  60. Nakamura was like mid-90s Ohtani in his dickishness during the middle of the match. It was fantastic.

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  61. The Quebecers can still interfere in OTHER people's matches, right?

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  62. Foley has injuries and stuff, sure, but his post-wrestling life seems pretty good with his charity work, comedy, etc.

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  63. Not while they were tagging

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  64. Theberzerker Von HUSSingtonJanuary 6, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    What's the issue with Funk & Cactus? Sounds like a fine tag team to me. Wouldn't make it until the end, but if this was a real card they would vary things up a little being hardcore brawlers.

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  65. Theberzerker Von HUSSingtonJanuary 6, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    Only some of the 'E do. Vince doesn't give a shit.

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  66. Not gonna lie, but my avatar is sort of promoting who I want to win this thing.

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  67. Theberzerker Von HUSSingtonJanuary 6, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Vince made Mick wrestle Funk to make up for losing to Austin at Unforgiven and get another shot at Over The Edge, IIRC.

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  68. That's a hell of a gimmick, Elmo!
    "Well Plaid", The Smoky Mountain Men.
    Shit, nevermind, that was Jacob and Eli Blu.

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  69. Dusty, you nailed it brother. They need more events like Slamboree, where the Legends can gather in the ring to start the show.

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  70. It's ironic that the Ascension peaked with their debut.

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  71. AverageJoeEverymanJanuary 6, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    Other than the first Cena match this was the best thing about his return
    "You dress like a hooker. Not the the expensive kind."

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  72. Is Dragon Gate the second biggest promotion behind New Japan? I've tried and failed to get into it. The presentation is good, but I'm not a fan of the style.


    Good heat in that All Japan match.

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  73. I remember the Dream Team through tons of old tapes I used to have, and Yoko and Owen aren't getting sympathy dead votes. Both have been dead for nearly 2 DECADES. Adonis and Murdoch deserved "they're dead" votes and for having a good reign.

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  74. Pls keep this up. The only hard part about Japanese wrestling is finding out what to watch when. Oh and the shittiness of dailymotion.

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  75. Why would someone get heat for using a cool move? Did CM Punk get heat for stealing the GTS? Or Bryan for stealing the flying knee?

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  76. I think Ambrose and Reigns would both need to improve leaps and bounds before the fans would fully buy them on the level of Rock and Austin, even by association.

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  77. Big Show even clamored for it in that one radio interview that got a lot of buzz a few years ago. Said Dolph needed a legit finisher, and he was pushing the backstage folks to give him the superkick full time.

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  78. So long as they dumb the idiotic "lu-cha" chant.

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  79. Hell, I kinda marked out for him busting out the Rampage Jackson triangle slam on Rollins a few weeks ago.

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  80. Exactly. Reigns just hit Rollins (not the heaviest, but whatever) with the deadlift Rampage slam last week or the week before.

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  81. Can't walk and we still don't know how much damage his concussions have done.

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  82. DG is second, in my mind. The race is close though, certainly none come near NJPW-levels. Some may argue, based on numbers, that DDT is #2. Some may argue NOAH. Personally, despite small crowds, I find ZERO1 to be the most fun to follow. They have Dojo shows, and outdoor shows, and the like. Good stuff..

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2dym4r_zero1-tokyo-tower-convention-9-21-14_sport

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  83. Keeping in mind that was the only Dragon Gate match I've ever seen,what don't you like about the style? I thought it was really exciting.

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