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Wayne's World: The Greatest WWE Wrestler of All Time - Round 2 (week 1)
By zzzorf
Dec 2, 2013 - 9:06:27 AM


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Welcome one and all to round 2 of the tournament to find out who is the Greatest WWE Wrestler of All Time. Yep that's right after 5 long weeks we have finally found our 108 wrestlers who managed to each beat 3 of the WWE's finest and secure a place for themselves in this round and have a chance at progressing towards the Quarter Finals. We already know most of the wrestlers who have made it through to round 2 so let's find out who will be taking the last 21 places after the end of voting from last weeks column.

Ric Flair 49 beat Barry Windham 2, Lance Cade 0 & Jimmy Del Ray 0
Bam Bam Bigelow 36 beat Steve Blackman 10, Adrian Adonis 3 & Bill DeMott 0
Animal 40 beat Victoria 10, Rodney Mack 1 & Victor Rivera 0
Jake Roberts beat Perry Saturn 2, Billy Jack Haynes 1 & Rory McAllistar. 0
The Fabulous Moolah 26 beat Texas Tornado 12, Jim Neidhart 10 & Nunzio 3
Killer Kowalski 27 beat Marty Jannetty 12, Seth Rollins 6 & Melina 5
Greg Valentine 39 beat Doink the Clown (Osborne) 9, Jazz 2 & Chuck Palumbo 0
Rick Martel 31 beat Mickie James 19, The Red Rooster 1 & The Berzerker 0
Haku 30 beat Tatanka 20, B Brian Blair 0 & Kevin Thorn 0
Mr Fuji 29 beat Smash 17, Mideon 1 & Pat Tanaka 1
IRS 32 beat Beth Phoenix 15, Stacy Keibler 3 & Doink the Clown (Apollo) 1
Mr Perfect 44 beat Big John Studd 3, Taka Michinoku 2 & Hillbilly Jim 1
Headbanger Thrasher 20 beat Darren Young 12, Elijah Burke 11 & Beau Beverly 6
Hulk Hogan 40 beat Vince McMahon 10, Kelly Kelly 1 & Domino 0
Razor Ramon 48 beat Ted DiBiase Jr 2, Duke Droese 0 & Hunico 0
Paul Orndorff 37 beat Savio Vega 6, Justin Credible 3 & Blake Beverly 3
Sika 22 beat Chris Masters 21, Primo 3 & Kurrgan 3
Jacques Rougeau 25 beat Roman Reigns 16, Layla 5 & Heidenreich 3
Brian Kendrick 20 beat Chris Candido 12, Butch Reed 9 & Justin Gabriel 7
Randy Savage 50 beat Jamie Noble 0, Deuce 0 & Bob Orton 0
Rick Steiner 21 beat Natalya 18, Paul London 10 & Ron Bass 1

Now that we have the complete list of wrestlers for the 2nd round they have once again been grouped into Fatal-4-Way matches to help dwindle their numbers down further to get ready for the business end of the tournaments. I will present 13 of the matches this week with the other 14 coming next week. Before we begin I want to remind you that all seeding is done according to the amount if matches each wrestler had in the WWE according to profightdb.com at the beginning of the tournament. This method of seeding has thrown up some interesting matches including a match today which will see one favourite fail to make it to the Quarters. Let's get started shall we.

Match 1


(1) Kane v (54) Road Dogg v (162) Umaga v (324) Rick Steiner


Kane
aka Fake Diesel, Isaac Yankem DDS
1995-present
WWE Champion, World Champion, ECW Champion, 2*Intercontinental Champion, Hardcore Champion, 9*World Tag Champion, 2*WWE Tag Champion, WCW Tag Champion
Money in the Bank winner
R1: beat Kevin Nash, Orlando Jordan & Antonino Rocca
Road Dogg
aka The Roadie, Jesse James
1994-95, 1996-2001, 2011-present
Intercontinental Champion, Hardcore Champion, 5*WWE Tag Champion
R1: beat Eve Torres, Tom Pritchard & Johnny Barend
Umaga
aka Jamal
2002-03, 2006-09
2*Intercontinental Champion
R1: beat D-Lo Brown, Ahmed Jihnson & Kenzo Suzuki
Rick Steiner
1992-94
2*Tag Champion
R1: beat Natalya, Paul London & Ron Bass

So we start off Round 2 with what is the first of many great mid card bouts we will see. The Big Red Machine would have to be considered the favourite to win this match as the only World Champion in the group but you can't count the other three short. While not being World Champions all of them have won multiple minor gold which gives them a fighting chance.

Match 2


(2) The Big Show v (53) Daniel Bryan v (272) Dynamite Kid v (110) Randy Savage


The Big Show
aka Paul Wight
1999-2007, 2008-present
2*WWE Champion, 2*World Champion, ECW Champion, Intercontinental Champion, US Champion, 3*Hardcore Champion, 3*WWE Tag Champion, 5*World Tag Champion
R1: beat Typhoon , Sgt Slaughter & Rockin' Robin
Daniel Bryan
2009-10, 2010-present
World Champion, 2*WWE Champion, US Champion, WWE Tag Champion
Money in the Bank winner
R1: beat Koko B Ware, Johnny Stamboli & Afa
Dynamite Kud
1984-88
Tag Champion
R1: beat Santino Marella, Brodus Clay & Danny Spivey
Randy Savage
1985-94
2*WWF Champion, Intercontinental Champion
King of the Ring winner
R1: beat Jamie Noble, Deuce & Bob Orton

this is a match that I will be paying close attention to so I can see where people vote. In the first corner you have a man, who in close to 15 years in the company has developed quite a resume and beaten some of the best wrestling has to offer. In the second corner you have the current favourite of many of today's fans. In the third corner you have a legend of British wrestling and without we would not see Bryan delivering the flying headbutt. And in the last corner you have the man who would have to be considered the slight favourite, a guy who still gets chants today on a regular basis even though he died a few years back.

Match 3


(3) Chris Jericho v (268) Junkyard Dog v (160) Pedro Morales v (111) Brian Kendrick


Chris Jericho
1999-2005, 2007-10, 2011-13
Unpisputed Champion, 3*World Champion, 2*WCW Champion, 9*Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, Hardcore Champion, 5*World Tag Champion, 2*WWE Tag Champion
R1: beat Ezekial Jackson, Chief Jay Strongbow & Mad Dog Vachon
Junkyard Dog
1984-88
Hall of Fame (class of 2004)
R1: beat R-Truth, Bushwacker Luke & Mason Ryan
Pedro Morales
1970-75, 1980-87
WWWF Champion, US Champion, 2*Intercontinental Champion, Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 1995)
R1: beat Zack Ryder, Epico & Ivan Koloff
Brian Kendrick
aka Spanky
2002-04, 2005-09
WWE Tag Champion, World Tag Champion
R1: beat Justin Gabriel, Chris Candido & Butch Reed

The interesting matches keep coming as this match through a up some nice little fights. I feel like the main battle here will be between Jericho and Morales due to them being the two with major accomplishments to their name but both JYD and Kendrick have specialist fans who may give them an extra boost.

Match 4


(4)Triple H v (166) Lita v (58) Eddie Guerrero v (105) Jacques Rougeau


Triple H
aka Hunter Hearst Helmsley
1995-present
8*WWE Champion, 5*World Champion, 5*Intercontinental Champion, 2*European Champion, WWE Tag Champion, 2*World Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner, King of the Ring winner
R1: beat Don Muraco, Jim Powers & Bertha Faye
Lita
1999-2006
4*Womens Champion
R1: beat Jack Swagger, Trent Barreta & Dawn Marie
Eddie Guerrero
2000-01, 2002-05
WWE Champion, 2*Intercontinental Champion, US Champion, 2*European Champion , 4*WWE Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2006)
R1: beat Curtis Axel, Jerry Sags & Terri Runnels
Jacques Rougeau
aka The Mountie, Quebecer Jacques
1986-92, 1993-94, 1998
Intercontinental Champion, 3*Tag Champion
R1: beat Layla, Roman Reigns & Heidenreich

We'll could we se a big name fall here? While you would expect to see Triple H close to the end we all know that there are many out there that blame The Cerebral Assasin for the death of a few careers and hold a grudge towards him. Couple these lack of votes with the fact that Eddie is a favourite with a lot of people we may see Latino Heat lie, cheat & steal his way into the quarter finals.

Match 5


(5) Matt Hardy v (167) Bob Backlund v (158) Raven v (320) Sika


Matt Hardy
1998-2005, 2005-10
ECW Champion, US Champion, Cruiserweight Champion, Hardcore Champion, 6*World Tag Champion, WCW Tag Champion
R1: Alex Riley, Baron Mikel Scicluna & Verne Gagne
Bob Backlund
1977-84, 1992-97, 2000, 2007
2*WWF Champion, Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2013)
R1: beat Big Daddy V, Dean Ambrose & Tom Zenk
Raven
aka Johnny Polo
1993-94, 2000-03
27*Hardcore Champion
R1: beat The Hurricane, Kenny Dykstra & Skinner
Sika
1979-81, 1983-87
3*World Tag Champions
Hall of Fame (class of 2007)
R1: beat Primo, Chris Masters & Kurrgan

While the guys in this match are top notch wrestlers they must be thanking the stars for the luck of the draw in round 1 which saw them advance here. That is except Bob Backlund though who really does deserve his spot here and in the quarters.

Match 6


(6) Edge v (49) Sheamus v (60) Hacksaw Jim Duggan v (330) Paul Orndorff


Edge
1997-2011
4*WWE Champion, 7*World Champion, 5*Intercontinental Champion, US Champion, 12*World Tag Champion, 2*WWE Tag Champion
King of the Ring winner, Money in the Bank winner, Royal Rumble winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2012)
R1: beat Sylvain Grenier, Skull & Bull Nakano
Sheamus
2009-present
World Champion, 2*WWE Champion, US Champion
Royal Rumble winner, King of the Ring winner
R1: beat Bushwacker Luke, Pierre Ouellet & Ludvig Borga
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
1987-93, 2005-09
Royal Rumble winner
Hall of Fame (class if 2011)
R1: beat Damien Sandow, Shane McMahon & Haystacks Calhoun
Paul Orndorfg
1983-87
Hall of Fame (class of 2005)

This match could very well come down to a fight between the single named superstars. While Duggan and Orndorff both have good reasons to vote from them it is Edge and Sheamus who hold the majority of the advantages.

Match 7


(7) Christian v (48) Batista v (156) Ken Shamrock v (115) Razor Ramon


Christian
1998-2005, 2009-present
2*World Champion, 2*ECW Champion, 4*Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, Hardcore Champion, Light Heavyweight Champion, 9*World Tag Champion
R1: beat Dean Malenko, Scott Steiner & Velvet McIntyre
Batista
2002-10
4*World Champion, 2*WWE Champion, WWE Tag Champion, 3*World Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner
R1: beat Hawk , Sycho Sid & Shane Douglas
Ken Shamrock
1997-99
Intercontinental Champion, Tag Champion
King of the Ring winner
R1: beat Alberto Del Rio, AJ Lee & Bastion Booger
Razor Ramon
aka Scott Hall
1992-96, 2002
4*Intercontinental Champion
R1: beat Ted DiBiase Jr, Duke Droese & Hunico

WWE book it! I don't care if three of the wrestlers are old and out of shape and the fourth is one if the most injury prone wrestlers on your roster, it will still be one hell of a match. As to a winner it is anybodies guess but I will have to say the least favourite is Shamrock which is a pity since he is my favourite of the 4.

Match 8


(8) The Undertaker v (47) The Godfather v (62) Crash Holly v (116) Hulk Hogan


The Undertaker
1990-present
3*World Champion, 4*WWE Champion, Hardcore Champion, 6*World Tag Champion, WCW Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner, 21-0 at Wrestlemania
R1: beat One Man Gang, Eugene & Dory Funk Jr
The Godfather
aka Sir Charles, Papa Shango , Kama Mustafs, The Goodfathet
1991-93, 1994-96, 1997-2002
Intercontinental Champion, WWE Tag Champion
R1: beat Maven, Bobo Brazil & Ultimo Dragon
Crash Holly
1999-2003
European Champion, Light Heavyweight Champion, 22*Hardcore Champion, Tag Champion
R1: beat Jimmy Wang Yang, Simon Dean & Ron Garvin
Hulk Hogan
1979-80, 1983-93, 2002-03, 2005-07
6*WWE Champion, World Tag Champion
2*Royal Rumble winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2005)
R1: beat Kelly Kelly, Vince McMahon & Domino

So who will it be everyone, which favourite will advance to the quarter finals and which will bow out in the opening rounds? Will it be the leader of Hulkamania, the guy who helped make Wrestlemania the massive event it has become? Or will it be The Phenom, a guy who over 20 years has made Wrestlemania his bitch? I know where my preference lays , where does yours?

Match 9


(9) Randy Orton v (262) Roddy Piper v (63) Steve Austin v (100) Headbanger Thrasher


Randy Orton
2002-present
7*WWE Champion,3*World Champion, Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner, Money in the Bank winner
R1: beat David Otunga, Tony Garea & Antonio Inoki
Roddy Piper
1984-87, 1989-96, 2003, 2005-present
Intercontinental Champion, Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2005)
R1: beat Faaroq, Vladamir Kozlov & Nathan Jones
Steve Austin
1995-2002, 2003-04
6*WWF Champion, 2*Intercontinental Champion, 4*Tag Champion, Million Dollar Champion
3*Royal Rumble winner, King of the Ring winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2009)
R1: beat Shannon Moore, Shawn Stasiak & Killer Khan
Headbanger Thrashet
1996-2000
Hardcore Champion, World Tag Champion
R1: beat Darren Young, Elijah Burke & Beau Beverly

Ok so can we just forget Thrasher is in this match? I mean of all 108 wrestlers who made it through it is him who has the least reason to be there. So now we have a Triple Threat match can I just say that I would really love to see that match happen, it sounds phenomenal. I have to feel sorry for Orton and Piper though as you would expect Austin to move through easily.

Match 10


(10) John Cena v (45) Goldust v (153) Honky Tonk Man v (99) Mr Perfect


John Cena
2002-present
11*WWE Champion, 2*World Champion, 3*US Champion, 2*WWE Tag Champion, 2*World Tag Champion
2*Royal Rumble winner, Money in the Bank winner
R1: beat Maryse, Adam Bomb & Wendi Richter
Goldust
aka Dustin Rhodes, The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust, Dustin Runnels
1990-91, 1995-99, 2001-03, 2005-06, 2008-12, 2013-present
3*Intercontinental Champion, 9*Hardcore Champion, World Tag Champion, WWE Tag Champion
R1: beat Snitsky, Rico & Curtis Hughes
Honky Tonk Man
1986-91
Intercontinental Champion
R1: beat Al Snow, Brian Knobbs & Sean O'Haire
Mr Perfect
aka Curt Hennig
1982-84, 1988-96, 2002
2*Intercontinental Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2007)
R1: beat Taka Michinoku, Big John Studd & Hillbilly Jim

You just have to pity these wrestlers who while facing any other opponent they would probably go through but the fact they draw a favourite it is all down hill for them. Cena should be expected here but I expect I will see votes in all 4 columns for this one.

Match 11


(11) Jeff Hardy v (44) Booker T v (65) Mick Foley v (119) Irwin R Schyster


Jeff Hardy
1998-2003, 2006-09
2*World Champion, WWE Champion, 4*Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, 3*Hardcore Champion, Light Heavyweight Champion, 6*World Tag Champion, WCW Tag Champion
R1: beat Marc Mero, David Hart Smith & Debra
Booker T
aka King Booker
2001-07, 2011-present
World Champion, WCW Champion, Intercontinental Champion, 3*US Champion, 2*Hardcore Champion, 3*World Tag Champion, WCW Tag Champion
King of the Ring winner
Hall of a Fame (class of 2013)
R1: beat The Ultimate Warrior, Mike Knox & Roy Heffernan
Mick Foley
aka Mankind, Cactus Jack, Dude Love
1996-08
3*WWF Champion, Hardcore Champion, 8*Tag a Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2013)
Irwin R Schyster
aka Mike Rotunda
1984-86, 1986-87, 1991-95
5*Tag Champion
R1: beat Beth Phoenix, Doink the Clown (Apollo) & Stacy Keibler

Hey what's the go with lumping my favourites together in one match? I mean I have my favourite of all time Foley in the match with one of my favourites growing up in the shape of IRS. It's not like I'm impartial to Jeff either. Damn!

Match 12


(12) Shawn Michaels v (43) Rob Van Dam v (66) The Brooklyn Brawler v (313) Mr Fuji


Shawn Michaels
1988-97, 2002-10
3*WWF. Champion, World Champion, 3*Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, 5*World Tag Champion , WWE Tag Champion
2*Royal Rumble winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2011)
R1: beat 8-Ball , Kaitlyn & Eddie Graham
Rob Van Dam
2001-07, 2013-present
WWE Champion, ECW Champion, 6*Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, 4*Hardcore Champion, 2*World Tag Champion, WWE Tag Champion
Money in the Bank winner
R1: beat Yoshi Tatsu, Jose Luis Rivera & Phil LaFron
The Brooklyn Brawlet
aka Steve Lombardi, Kim Chee, Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz
1983-present
R1: beat Dino Bravo, Tamina Snuka & Al Costello
Mr Fuji
1972-74, 1977-78, 1981-96
5*Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2007)

Well I expect the Brooklyn Brawler will go back to his jobbing ways after winning in the first round. You would have to believe that Shawn Michaels should be able to get past this match with ease.

Match 13


(13) Billy Gunn v (42) Bret Hart v (67) Tajiri v (121) Haku


Billy Gunn
1993-2004
Intercontinental Champion, 2*Hardcore Champion, 10*World Tag Champion
King of the Ring winner
R1: beat Torrie Wilson, Doug Basham & Sensational Sherri
Bret Hart
1984-97, 2009-10
5* WWF Champion, 2*Intercontinental Champion, US Champion, 2*Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner, 2*King of the Ring winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2006)
R1: beat Essa Rios, Danny Basham & Blackjack Mulligan
Tajiri
2001-05
US Champion, 3*Cruiserweight Champion, Light Heavyweight Champion, World Tag Champion, WWE Champion
R1: beat Billy Kidman, Tom Stone & The Boogeyman
Haku
aka King Tonga
1986-92, 2001-02
Tag Champion
R1: beat Tatanka, B Brian Blair & Kevin Thorn

Is it just me or do we seem to be getting lumped with all the favourites this week and thus not leaving many for next week. That makes for an interesting time. As to this match well you would expect Bret to breeze his way through.


Well that brings us to the end of the first half of round 2. As usual you can vote by leaving them in the comments section below, through any of my feedback methods listed or over in the thread in the forums. I will be back next week with the second half of round 2, see you all then.


Thanx for Reading,

Wayne Little.



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Match 1: Kane v Road Dogg v Umaga v Rick Steiner
Match 2: The Big Show v Daniel Bryan v Dynamite Kid v Randy Savage
Match 3: Chris Jericho v Junkyard Dog v Pedro Morales v Brian Kendrick
Match 4: Triple H v Lita v Eddie Guerrero v Jacques Rougeau
Match 5: Matt Hardy v Bob Backlund v Raven v Sika
Match 6: Edge v Sheamus v Hacksaw Jim Duggan v Paul Orndorff
Match 7: Christian v Batista v Ken Shamrock v Razor Ramon
Match 8: The Undertaker v The Godfather v Crash Holly v Hulk Hogan
Match 9: Randy Orton v Roddy Piper v Steve Austin v Headbanger Thrasher
Match 10: John Cena v Goldust v Honky Tonk Man v Mr Perfect
Match 11: Jeff Hardy v Booker T v Mick Foley v Irwin R Schyster
Match 12: Shawn Michaels v Rob Van Dam v The Brooklyn Brawler v Mr Fuji
Match 13: Billy Gunn v Bret Hart v Tajiri v Haku

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