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Wayne's World: The Greatest WWE Wrestler of All Time - Round 1 (week 4)
By zzzorf
Nov 17, 2013 - 5:45:05 PM


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Welcome back one and all to the fourth week of round 1 in the search to find out who is the Greatest WWE Wrestler of All Time, I am your host Wayne and you are now entering my world. I apologise for the slight delay with today's column as I am in fact on holidays at the moment and was limited in time and internet reception on my ability to write and post. I also apologise for any more mistakes than I normally do due to the fact I am doing the majority if the writing from my phone.

Now Before we get down to this weeks match-ups lets take a look at last weeks results shall we.

Booker T 30 beat The Ultimate Warrior 26, Mike Knix 0 & Roy Hefferman 0
Goldust 56 beat Snitsky 0, Rico 0 & Curtis Hughes 0
Roddy Piper 51 beat Faaroq 5, Vladamir Kizliv 0 & Nathan Jones 0
The Godfather 21 beat Bobo Brazil 18, Ultimo Dragon 15 & Maven 1
Batista 35 beat Hawk 13, Sycho Sid 5 & Shane Douglas 2
Shamus 48 beat Butch 7, Pierre Ouelette 0 & Lydvig Borga 0
Bob Backlund 45 beat Dean Ambrose 7, Big Daddy V 2 & Tom Zenk 0
Lita 46 beat Jack Swagger 8, Trent Barretta 1 & Dawn Marie 1
Junkyard Dog 32 beat R-Truth 21, Madon Ryan 2 & Luke 1
Daniel Bryan 54 beat Afa 1, Koko B Ware 0 & Johnny Stamboli 0
Road Dogg 48 beat Eve Torres 4, Tom Pritchard 4 & Johnny Barend 0
Umaga 36 beat D-Lo Brown 14, Ahmed Johnson 4 & Kenzo Suzuki 0
Dynamite Kid 41 beat Santino Marella 13, Danny Spivey 2 & Brodus Clay 0
Pedro Morales 42 beat Ivan Koloff 10, Zack Ryder 3 & Epico 0
Eddie Guerrero 55 beat Curtis Axel 0, Herry Sags. 0 & Terri Runnels 0
Raven 30 beat The Hurricane 22, Kenny Dykstra 1 & Skinner 1
Hacksaw Jim Duggan 28 beat Shane McMahon 16, Damien Sandow 7 & Haystacks Calhoun 4
Ken Shamrock 22 beat AJ Lee 19, Alberto Del Rio 14 & bastion Booger 1
Crash Holly 37 beat Ron Garvin 9, Jimmy Wang Yang 5 & Simon Dean 4
Steve Austin 55 beat Killer Khan 1, Shannon Moore 0 & Shawn Stasiak 0
HonkyTonk Man 35 beat Al Snow 15, Sean O'Haire 4 & Brian Knobbs 1
Mick Foley 53 beat Iron Mike Sharpe 1, Paul Burchill 1 & Lou Albano 1
These 22 winners will now join the 43 wrestlers already advanced. Now it is time to see who is in contention for today's 22 available spots.

Match 1


(66) The Brooklyn Brawler v (151) Dino Bravo v (282) Tamina Snuka v (367) Al Costello


The Brooklyn Brawler
aka Steve Lombardi, Kim Chee, Abe “Knuckleball” Schwartz
1983-present
Dino Bravo
1978-92
Canadian Champion, World Tag Champion
Tamina Snuka
2010-present
Al Costello
1960’s
3*NWA US Tag Team Champion

OK so once again we start off with one of The Fabulous Kangaroos, for all those out there who say that Australia can't provide wrestling talent than they should look no further than Al Costello, granted he was born in Italy but we adopted him as our own. The winner of this match though seems to be the guy who makes jobbing look good The Brooklyn Brawler, if there was a Hall of Fame for jobbers he would be the first inductee, in fact the WWE should make that a new wing of theirs.

Match 2


(67) Tajiri v (150) Billy Kidman v (283) Tom Stone v (366) The Boogeyman


Tajiri
2001-05
US Champion, 3*Cruiserweight Champion, Light Heavyweight Champion, World Tag Champion, WWE Tag Champion
Billy Kidman
2001-05
4*Cruiserweight Champion, WWE Tag Champion
Tom Stone
1987-95
The Boogeyman
2005-06, 2006-09
While he shouldn't actually win this match I would love for The Boogeyman to win this match, I have always been a big fan. However I have always been a fan of Tajiri and Kidman as well and both of them deserve to win this match more than a freak who eats worms.

Match 3


(68) Montel Vontavious Porter v (149) Ax v (284) Pete Sanchez v (365) Jimmy Valiant


Montel Vontavious Porter
aka MVP
2006-10
2*US Champion, WWE Tag Champion
Ax
aka Bolo Mongol, The Masked Superstar, Super Machine
1983-84, 1986-90
3*Tag Champion
Pete Sanchez
60’s-90’s?
Jimmy Valiant
1971-75, 1979
Tag Team Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 1996)

Well this match offers up some interesting debate, who should go through here? While MVP did manage to accomplish a bit in his time and will get the 'more recent' votes but maybe the 2 legendary tag team wrestlers should in fact get the nod, I guess we will just have to see how the voting goes.

Match 4


(69) Tito Santana v (148) Rob Conway v (285) George Steele v (364) Kid Kash


Tito Santana
aka El Matador
1979-93
2*Intercontinental Champion, 2*Tag Champion
King of the Ring winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2004)
Rob Conway
2003-07
3*World Tag Champion
George Steele
1968-88, 1997-99
Hall of Fame (class of 1995)
Kid Kash
2005-06
Cruiserweight Champion

Tito should go over easy here. In saying that though there is every reason why Steele should go ahead above him but I just don't see that being the case here.

Match 5


(70) Headbanger Mosh v (147) Henry O Godwinn v (286) Hornswoggle v (363) Goldberg


Headbanger Mosh
aka Mother Smucker, Beaver Cleavage, Chaz
1994-2001
Tag Champion
Henry O Godwinn
1994-99
2*Tag Champion
Hornswoggle
aka Little Bastard
2006-present
Cruiserweight Champion
Goldberg
2003-04
World Champion

First let me remind you that this tournament is based on only the wrestlers WWE career and places like WCW should not be taken into account. However even forgetting Goldbergs WCW record the other three wrestlers in this match don't really through up much of a challenge to his less than a year involvement in the WWE roster.

Match 6


(71) Grand Master Sexay v (146) Titus O’Neil v (287) Brian Costello v (362) Argentina Apollo


Grand Master sexay
aka Brian Christopher
1997-01, 2004
Tag Champion
Titus O’Neil
aka Rufus ‘Pancake’ Paterson
2010-present
Brian Costello
1986-93
Argentina Apollo
aka Vittorio Apollo
1963-68
US Tag Champion

This is one of those times I will remind you the reader that this is an all-time tournament and not just a remembered wrestler only type of thing. The more recent names really don't have much to offer here and while Apollo may not be the greatest of his era he does hold up better than his opponents here.

Match 7


(72) Charlie Haas v (145) Alicia Fox v (288) Dominic DeNucci v (361) Pat Patterson


Charlie Haas
2002-05, 2006-10
3*WWE Tag Champion
Alicia Fox
2008-present
Diva’s Champion
Dominic DeNucci
1967-82
2*World Tag Champion, International Tag Champion
Pat Patterson
1979-84, 1997-2000
Intercontinental Champion, North American Champion, Hardcore Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 1996)

Well this one is shaping up to be a battle of the greats isn't it? DeNucci deserves a good mention here for all his work he put in for the WWE over the years and he gets extra brownie points from me for being the trainer if Muck Foley but the fact that Patterson is the first Intercontinental champion should see him over the line.

Match 8


(73) Trish Stratus v (144) Earthquake v (289) Droz v (360) Stan Stasiak


Trish Stratus
2000-06
7*Women’s Champion, Hardcore Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2013)
Eartquake
1989-93, 1994
Tag Champion
Droz
1998-99
Stan Stasiak
1971-79
WWWF Champion

With Lita being the first woman through to the 2nd round her major rival Trish now has a chance to join her. And just Luke Luta Trish has got a relatively easy ride through. That is unless the majority of readers are like me and happen to be big Earthquake fans and vote accordingly.

Match 9


(74) Ted DiBiase Sr v (143) Molly Holly v (290) Harley Race v (359) Psicosis


Ted DiBiase Sr
1979, 1987-96
North American Champion, 2*Million Dollar Champion, 3*Tag Champion
King of the Ring winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2010)
Molly Holly
aka Mighty Molly
2000-05
2*Women’s Champion, Hardcore Champion
Harley Race
1986-89
King of the Ring winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2004)
Psicosis
2005-06

Does everybody actually have a price?

Match 10


(75) The Great Khali v (142) Jimmy Uso v (291) Joey Abs v (358) Naomi


The Great Khali
2006-present
World Champion
Jimmy Uso
2010-present
Joey Abs
1999-2001
Hardcore Champion
Naomi
2010-present

Well isn't this funny , an actual engaged couple have to fight it out with each other to see if they can make it through. Not to be outdone though are a member of the Mean Street Posse and the Punjabi Playboy. No matter how much I hate to say this but due to Accomplishments The Great Khali should be the one to advance here.

Match 11


(76) Stevie Richards v (141) Evan Bourne v (292) Ken Patera v (357) Luther Reigns


Stevie Richards
1999-2008
21*Hardcore Champion
Evan Bourne
2008-present
Tag Champion
Ken Patera
1977-80, 1984-88
Intercontinental Champion
Luther Reigns
2004-05

If this section of round 1 doesn't come back old wrestler heavy than I will really start to wonder about what is going on with voting. once again the more modern wrestlers don't have much to say for themselves and it is the 70's and 80's star who could very well take this.

Match 12


(77) Jeff Jarrett v (140) Gangrel v (293) Ivan Putski v (356) Terry Funk


Jeff Jarrett
1993-96, 1997-99
6*Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, NWA North American Champion, Tag Champion
Gangrel
aka Black Phantam
1994-95, 1998-2001
Ivan Putski
1974-87
Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 1995)
Terry Funk
aka Chainsaw Charlie
1985-86, 1998
Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2009)

While no one will deny that Funk is the greatest of all time in this match, in terms of WWE he did nothing much outside of being choke slammed by Undertaket in Hell in a Cell to buy an unconscious Mick Foley some time. The main contenders here are Jarrett and Putski, with both guys putting up a challenge for the other to beat.

Match 13


(78) Tyson Kidd v (139) Michelle McCool v (294) Louie Spicolli v (355) Spiros Arion


Tyson Kidd
2009-present
WWE Tag Champion, World Tag Champion
Michelle McCool
2004-11
2*Women’s Champion, 2*Diva’s Champion
Louie Spicolli
aka Rad Radford
1988-96
Spiros Arion
1966-75
3*US Tag Champion

Michelle McCool has a chance of joining her husband in the 2nd round here but she will first have to overcome Spiros Arion. Flying the Australian flag, this adopted Aussie has the best chance of advancing so far out of all of the wrestlers from Down Under.

Match 14


(79) Carlito v (138) Lance Storm v (295) Boris Zhukov v (354) Chris Nowinski


Carlito
2003-10
Intercontinental Champion, US Champion, WWE Tag Champion, World Tag Champion
Lance Storm
2001-05
Intercontinental Champion, 4*World Tag Champion
Boris Zhukov
1987-91
Chris Nowinski
2002-03
2*Hardcore Champion

Well once again we have a big Midcard battle where you would have to assume that Carlito will just have the advantage over Lance Storm.

Match 15


(80) Drew McIntyre v (137) Hercules v (296) Matt Striker v (353) Jesse


Drew McIntyre
2007-present
Intercontinental Champion, WWE Tag Champion
Hercules
1985-92
Matt Striker
2005-13
Jesse
aka Slam Master J
2007-10

The luck of the draw just keeps coming. With some of the bigger names who have missed out on advancing so far the winner of this match should feel themselves lucky that the draw favoured them.

Match 16


(81) Tommy Dreamer v (136) Nikolai Volkoff v (297) Candice Michelle v (352) Ashley Massaro


Tommy Dreamer
2001-10
ECW Champion, 14*Hardcore Champion
Nikolai Volkoff
1970-74, 1984-94
2*International Tag Champion, WWF Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2005)
Candice Michelle
2004-09
Women’s Champion
Ashley Massaro
2005-08
Diva’s Search winner

While Tommy Dreamer is known more for his time in ECW then the WWE he has still got a lot of accomplishments that should see him through. That is if Nikolai Volkoff will allow him to beat him.

Match 17


(82) Finlay v (135) Bruno Sammartino v (298) Dusty Rhodes v (351) Johnny Valiant


Finlay
2005-11
US Champion
Bruno Sammartino
1959-88
2*WWWF Champion, 2*International Tag Champion, US Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2013)
Dusty Rhodes
1989-91
Hall of Fame (class of 2007)
Johnny Valiant
1969-73
2*Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 1996)

Do here is this weeks wrestler who could be classed as one of the favourites to take out this tournament. However Sammartino is not going to breeze through easily here with some stiff competition coming in the shape and form of Dusty Rhodes. However while a big name, most of Rhodes fame had come from outside the WWE so Bruno should advance in the end.

Match 18


(83) Wade Barrett v (134) Jey Uso v (299) Robbie McAllistar v (350) Billy Graham


Wade Barrett
2010-present
3*Intercontinental Champion
NXT winner
Jey Uso
2010-present
Robbie McAllistar
2006-08
Billy Graham
1975-76, 1977-78, 1982-83, 1986-88
WWWF Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2004)

Not really a hard choice here, a Superstar who was ahead of his time compared to 2 tag wrestlers who have never tasted gold or a Brit who can't break through that glass ceiling. Billy Graham should easily book his place in the next round here.

Match 19


(84) Barry Horowitz v (133) Brutus Beefcake v (300) Mo v (349) Tony Atlas


Barry Horowitz
1987-90, 1991-97
Brutus Beefcake
1984-93
Tag Champion
Mo
1993-96
Tag Champion
Tony Atlas
aka Saba Simba
1990-91
Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2006)

So what is with Jobbers putting up a good chance of winning this week? While not having a good win/loss ratio Horrowitz is still a well respected talent enhancer, which he still might have to do here with tough competition being thrown up by Beefcake and Atlas.

Match 20


(85) Heath Slater v (132) Crush v (301) Percy Watson v (348) Larry Zybysko


Heath Slater
2010-present
3*WWE Tag Champion
Crush
aka Brian Adams
1990-91, 1992-97, 2001
Tag Champion
Percy Watson
2010-13
Larry Zybysko
1973-81
Tag Champion

Not to be outshone by his predecessors today's biggest jobber Heath Slater has a chance to move forward here. The man who has not won a Raw match this year in 22 attempts though will first actually have to beat tough competition in Crush and Zbysko first.

Match 21


(86) Spike Dudley v (131) Rhyno v (302) Kato v (347) Tully Blanchard


Spike Dudley
2001-05
European Champion, Cruiserweight Champion, 8*Hardcore Champion, Tag Champion
Rhyno
2001-05
US Champion, 3*Hardcore Champion
Kato
aka Paul Diamond, Max Moon
1990-93
Tully Blanchard
1988-89
Tag Team Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2012)

The luck of the draw once again favour somebody here with a group of guys who are lucky they didn't come across someone stronger. I have to give the edge here to Blanchard but that is only due to the name he made for himself outside of the WWE.

Match 22


(87) JTG v (130) Bart Gunn v (303) Tama v (346) Arn Anderson


JTG
2006-07, 2008-present
Bart Gunn
aka Bodacius Bart
1993-99
3*WWF Tag Champion, NWA Tag Champion
Brawl For All winner
Tama
aka The Tonga Kid
1984-88
Arn Anderson
1988-89
Tag Team Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2012)

Not to be outdone by his Brainbusters tag partner Arn Anderson gets the edge here in a match that involves another group of wrestlers who are thanking the draw.
And with that week 4 is in the bag. You have one week to get your votes in to me either here in the comments section , through any of my feedback methods or in the special thread in the forums. I will be back next Sunday with the final week of round 1 so I hope to see you all then.

Thanx for Reading,

Wayne Little.


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Match 1: The Brooklyn Brawler v Dino Bravo v Tamina Snuka v Al Costello
Match 2: Tajiri v Billy Kidman v Tom Stone v The Boogeyman
Match 3: MVP v Ax v Pete Sanchez v Jimmy Valiant
Match 4: Tito Santana v Rob Conway v George Steele v Kid Kash
Match 5: Headbanger Mosh v Henry O Godwinn v Hornswoggle v Goldberg
Match 6: Grand Master Sexay v Titus O'Neil v Brian Costello v Argentina Apollo
Match 7: Charlie Haas v Alicia Fox v Dominic DeNucci v Pat Patterson
Match 8: Trish Stratus v Earthquake v Droz v Stan Stasiak
Match 9: Ted DiBiase Sr v Molly Holly v Harley Race v Psicosis
Match 10: The Great Khali v Jimmy Uso v Joey Abs v Naomi
Match 11: Stevie Richards v Evan Bourne v Ken Patera v Luther Reigns
Match 12: Jeff Jarrett v Gangrel v Ivan Putski v Terry Funk
Match 13: Tyson Kidd v Michelle McCool v Louie Spicolli v Spiros Arion
Match 14: Carlito v Lance Storm v Boris Zhukov v Chris Nowinski
Match 15: Drew McIntyre v Hercules v Matt Striker v Jesse
Match 16: Tommy Dreamer v Nikolai Volkoff v Candice Michelle v Ashley Massaro
Match 17: Finlay v Bruno Sammartino v Dusty Rhodes v Johnny Valuant
Match 18: Wade Barrett v Jey Uso v Robbie McAllister v Billy Graham
Match 19: Barry Horowitz v Brutus Beefcake v Mo v Tony Atlas
Match 20: Heath Slater v Crush v Percy Watson v Larry Zybysko
Match 21: Spike Dudley v Rhyno v Kato v Tully Blanchard
Match 22: JTG v Bart Gunn v Tama v Arn Anderson

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