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Wayne's World: The Greatest WWE Wrestler of All Time - Round 2 (week 2)
By zzzorf
Dec 11, 2013 - 11:36:35 PM


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Welcome one and all to the second week of round 2 of the tournament to find out who is the Greatest WWE Wrestler of All Time. Last week we had 13 matches which involved 52 of the WWEs best ever wrestlers. You all voted and 13 of those wrestlers came out victorious and thus securing themselves a spot in the next round. Those wrestlers who were deemed worthy by you for a Quarter Final spot are as follows:

Kane 75 beat Umaga 2, Road Dogg 1 & Rick Steiner 1
Randy Savage 63 beat Daniel Bryan 8, The Big Show 4 & Dynamite Kid 4
Chris Jericho 67 beat Pedro Morales 8, Junkyard Dog 4 & Brian Kendrick 0
Eddie Guerrero 44 beat Triple H 33, Lita 2 & Jacques Rougeau 0
Bob Backlund 64 beat Raven 13, Matt Hardy 2 & Sika 0
Edge 71 beat Paul Orndorff 4, Hacksaw Jim Duggan 3 & Sheamus 1
Batista 28 beat Razor Ramon 27, Christian 19 & Ken Shamrock 2
The Undertaker 48 beat Hulk Hogan 30, Crash Holly 1 & The Godfather 0
Steve Austin 62 beat Roddy Piper 15, Headbanger Thrasher 2 & Randy Orton 0
John Cena 50 beat Mr Perfect 23, Goldust 4 & Honky Tonk Man 1
Mick Foley 65 beat Booker T 8, Jeff Hardy 4 & IRS 1
Shawn Michaels 74 beat Rob Van Dam 2, The Brooklyn Brawler 2 & Mr Fuji 0
Bret Hart 74 beat Tajiri 4, Haku 1 & Billy Gunn 0

This week the other 56 wrestlers who made it through to the second round will fight it out for the other 14 spots in the Quarter Finals. With the knowledge that two of the favourites to win the whole tournament in the shapes of Hulk Hogan and Triple H have been eliminated a lot of the names involved this week are thinking that they have a really good chance of progressing further. Anyway onto this weeks matches.

Match 1


(14) John Bradshaw Layfield v (257) Ricky Steamboat v (68) Montel Vontavious Porter v (95) Rick Martel


John Bradshaw Layfield
aka Bradshaw, Justin Bradshaw, Blackjack Bradshaw
1995-2009
WWE Champion, Intercontinental Champion, US Champion, European Champion, 17*Hardcore Champion, 3*Tag Champion
R1: beat Special Delivery Jones, Maria & Chavo Guerrero Sr
Ricky Steamboat
aka The Dragon
1985-88, 1991, 2009
Intercontinental Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2009)
R1: beat Big Boss Man, Bull Buchanen & Arnolg Skaaland
Montel Vontavious Porter
aka MVP
2006-10
2*US Champion, WWE Tag Champion
R1: beat Ax, Pete Sanchez & Jimmy Valiant
Rick Martel
1980-82, 1986-95
3*World Tag Champion
R1: beat Mickie James, The Red Rooster & The Berzerker

Well this week starts off with a bunch of midcarders battling out for one of the spots up for grabs. While JBL is the only wrestler involved to have ever made it to the top of the mountain and win a world title you would have to expect that Steamboat is the favourite to go through here. However don't forget the other two wrestlers involved as they also have a good chance at winning.

Match 2


(231) Gorilla Monsoon v (40) Owen Hart v (69) Tito Santana v (94) Greg Valentine


Gorilla Monsoon
1963-80
2*US Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 1994)
R1: beat Hardcore Holly, Rene Dupree & Juventud Guerrera
Owen Hart
aka Blue Blazer
1988-89, 1991-99
2*Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, 4*World Tag Champion
King of the Ring winner
R1: beat Super Crazy, Raymond Rougeau & Ernie Ladd
Tito Santana
aka El Matador
1979-93
2*Intercontinental Champion, 2*Tag Champion
King of the Ring winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2004)
R1: beat Rob Conway, George Steel & Kid Kash
Greg Valentine
1978-81, 1984-92
Intercontinental Champion, Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2004)
R1: beat Chuck Palumbo, Jazz & Doink The Clown (Osborne)

In what shapes out to be a battle of the past we find a nice group of talent here and while none of them have a World Title to their name it was not from lak of trying. In fact if anything if we had seen a major title around any of these guys waists then we wouldn't have batted an eyelid as they are all of that calibre.While I would expect Owen to go through due to sentimental reasons it is a tough call as Santana was always a solid draw and Monsoon is a true legend of the business and The Hammer has just as much chance to win as well.

Match 3


(16) Rey Mysterio v (178) Ryback v (363) Goldberg v (340) Killer Kowalski


Rey Mysterio
2002-present
2*World Champion, WWE Champion, 2*Intercontinental Champion, 3*Cruiserweight Champion, 4*WWE Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner
R1: beat Trevor Murdoch, Shad Gaspard & Leilani Kai
Ryback
aka Skip Sheffield
2010-present
R1: beat Funaki, Joey Mercury & Vance Archer
Goldberg
2003-04
World Champion
R1: beat Headbanger Mosh, Henry O Godwinn & Hornswoggle
Killer Kowalski
aka The Masked Executioner
60's & 70's
US Tag Champion, World Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 1996)
R1: beat Marty Jannetty, Melina & Seth Rollins

Eww, that icky dream match that everybody talks about even found is way to this tournament. To be honest I have no interest whaatsoever in seeing those two lock horns.If I have my way in this match Rey would go through easily even despite Kowalski's resume. I just hope people remember the majority of Goldbergs work was done elsewhere and he didn't atually accomplish much in he WWE.

Match 4


(17) Mark Henry v (38) D-Von Dudley v (71) Grand Master Sexay v (341) The Fabulous Moolah


Mark Henry
1996-present
World Champion, ECW Champion, European Champion
R1: beat Paul Roma, Sin Cara & Blackjack Lanza
D-Von Dudley
aka Brother D-Von
1999-2005
8*World Tag Champion, WWE Tag Champion, WCW Tag Champion
R1: beat Curt Hawkins, Barry Hardy & Jonathan Coachman
Grand Master sexay
aka Brian Christopher
1997-01, 2004
Tag Champion
R1: beat Titus O'Neill, Brian Costello & Argentina Apollo
The Fabulous Moolah
1973-87, 1999-04
4*Womens Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 1995)
R1: beat Jim Neidhart, Nunzio & Texas Tornado

While in reality there is not much wrong with the talent involved in this match when comparing it to some people who didn't even make it to this round then you start to feel like they shouldn't belong here. While Henry, D-Von and Christopher all have had accomplishments over the years they just don't seem to really mesh well with some of those we have lost. Moolah on the other hand deserves to be where she is and should be the first female to make it through to the quarters.

Match 5


(199) Yokozuna v (37) British Bulldog v (361) Pat Patterson v (91) Jake Roberts


Yokozuna
1992-98
2*WWF Champion, 2*Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2012)
R1: beat Val Venis, Fandango & The Sheik
British Bulldog
aka Davey Boy Smith
1984-88, 1990-92, 1994-97, 1999-2000
Intercontinental Champion, 2*European Champion, 2*Hardcore Champion, 2*World Tag Champion
R1: beat Dale Wolfe, Jim Brunzell & Doug Furnas
Pat Patterson
1979-84, 1997-2000
Intercontinental Champion, North American Champion, Hardcore Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 1996)
R1: beat Charlie Haas, Alicia Fox & Dominic DeNucci
Jake Roberts
1986-92, 1996-97
R1: beat Perry Saturn, Rory McAllistar & Billy Jack Haynes

Well once again we hve a battle of past stars, I feelhowever that this one will be a lot more fiercly contested. Both Bulldog and Roberts are in the group of people that most fans believe should have won a world title but never did. Patterson has a claim as well due to being the first Intercontinental Champion and the creater of the Royal Rumble. Even though he is the only World Champion in this match and my personal favourite Yokozuna seems to be the odd man out here with the others fighting mostly for the win.

Match 6


(19) CM Punk v (36) Chavo Guerrero Jr v (73) Trish Stratus v (127) Animal


CM Punk
2006-present
2*WWE Champion, 3*World Champion, ECW Chpion, Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Champion
2*Money in the Bank winner
R1: beat The Warlord, Lex Luger & Jesse Ventura
Chavo Guerrero Jr
2001-11
ECW Champion, 4*Cruiserweight Champion, 2*WWE Tag Champion
R1: beat Mr Kennedy, Luke Gallows & Bray Wyatt
Trish Stratus
2000-06
7*Women’s Champion, Hardcore Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2013)
R1: beat Earthquake, Droz & Stan Stasiak
Animal
1990-92, 1997-98, 2003, 2005-06
2*World Tag Champion, WWE Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2011)
R1: beat Victoria, Victor Rivera & Rodney Mack

Well this match will be very ineresting to watch. Who will win the self proclaimed best in the world or the person that most people would call the best Diva ever? Both can stake major claims to the win and both will have their backers trying get them to the Quarter-Finals.

Match 7


(236) Jimmy Snuka v (35) William Regal v (74) Ted DiBiase Sr v (128) Bam Bam Bigelow


Jimmy Snuka
1982-96, 1989-92
Hall of Fame (class of 1996)
R1: beat The Miz, The Barbarian & Eric Bischoff
William Regal
aka Steven Regal
1998-99, 2000-present
2*Intercontinental Champion, 4*European Champion, 5*Hardcore Champion, 4*Tag Champion
King of the Ring winner
R1: beat Antonio Cesaro, Johnny Rodz & Diamond Dallas Page
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)
R1: beat Molly Holly, Harley Race & Psicosis
Bam Bam Bigelow
1987-88, 1992-95
R1: beat Steve Blackman, Bill DeMott & Adrian Adonis

This could be another tight match to watch. There is not much really splitting all four wrestlers here. They were all talented wrestlers who were able to keep the majority of fans interested in them and the opponents they were facing. I would be happy to see any of these four go through so who will it be?

Match 8


(21) Kurt Angle v (183) Rick Rude v (75) The Great Khali v (88) Ric Flair


Kurt Angle
1999-2006
World Champion, 4*WWE Champion, WCW Champion, Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, Hardcore Champion, WCW US Champion, WWE Tag Champion
King of the Ring winner
R1: beat Gillberg, Mark Jindrak & Sable
Rick Rude
1987-90, 1997
Intercontinental Champion
R1: beat Shelton Benjamin, Chyna & Sam Houston
The Great Khali
2006-present
World Champion
R1: beat Jimmy Uso, Joey Abs & Naomi
Ric Flair
1991-93, 2001-08
2*WWF Champion, Intercontinental Champion, 3*World Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner
Hall of Fame (class of 2008 & 2012)
R1: beat Lance Cade, Billy Windham & Jimmy Del Ray

One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just does not belong. Oh I know what it is, talent. Khali seems so out of place in this match when comparing him against his opponents, well he actually seems so out of place when comparing him to any outside of the Giant Gonzalez so I guess that is a mute point. It is a shame though that we are going to lose another major player early with either Angle or Flair bowing out after this match.

Match 9


(22) Chris Benoit v (249) The Iron Sheik v (292) Ken Patera v (346) Arn Anderson


Chris Benoit
2000-07
World Champion, 4*Intercontinental Champion, 3*US Champion, 3*World Tag Champion, WWE Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner
R1: beat Bobby Lashley, Bad News Brown & Alundra Blayze
The Iron Sheik
aka Hussein Arab, Col Mustafa
1979-80, 1983-87, 1988, 1991-92
WWF Champion, Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2005)
R1: beat Dolph Ziggler, Tazz & Buddy Rogers
Ken Patera
1977-80, 1984-88
Intercontinental Champion
R1: beat Stevie Richards, Evan Bourne & Luther Reigns
Arn Anderson
1988-89
Tag Team Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2012)
R1: beat JTG, Bart Gunn & Tama

Another tight match here with Benoit, Sheik and Patera all putting up major claims on why they should go through. Anderson puts up a small claim too but his limited time in the WWE ay count against him.

Match 10


(194) Andre The Giant v (32) Bubba Ray Dudley v (77) Jeff Jarrett v (131) Rhyno


Andre The Giant
1973-92
WWF Champion, Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 1993)
R1: beat X-Pac, Brock Lesnar & Mae Young
Bubba Ray Dudley
1999-2005
10*Hardcore Champion, 8*World Tag Champion, WWE Tag Champion, WCW Tag Champion
R1: beat Rosey, Lanny Poffo & The Kat
Jeff Jarrett
1993-96, 1997-99
6*Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, NWA North American Champion, Tag Champion
R1: beat Gangrel, Ivan Putski & Terry Funk
Rhyno
2001-05
US Champion, 3*Hardcore Champion
R1: beat Spike Dudley, Kato & Tully Blanchard

Andre had a tough draw in the first round having to take out a major player in Brock Lesnar, this time he may have it a little easier. However nothing can be taken away from his opposition though as all are really accomplished wrestlers in there own right and will put up a good fight.

Match 11


(24) The Rock v (31) Cody Rhodes v (139) Michelle McCool v (132) Crush


The Rock
1996-2004
8*WWE Champion, 2*WCW Champion, 2*Intercontinental Champion, 5*World Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner
R1: beat Jerry Lawler, Reno Riggins & Brian Pillman
Cody Rhodes
2007-present
2*Intercontinental Champion, 2*WWE Tag Champion, 3*World Tag Champion
R1: beat Jillian Hall, King Kong Bundy & Peter Maivia
Michelle McCool
2004-11
2*Women’s Champion, 2*Diva’s Champion
R1: beat Tyson Kidd, Louie Spicolli & Spiros Arion
Crush
aka Brian Adams
1990-91, 1992-97, 2001
Tag Champion
R1: beat Heath Slater, Percy Watson & Larry Zybysko

Well what can be said here, Rock has a pretty easy draw here as while he has three tough opponents they are nowhere near his level and he should easily slide through to the Quarter Finals.

Match 12


(25) Scotty 2 Hotty v (30) Test v (138) Lance Storm v (133) Brutus Beefcake


Scotty 2 Hotty
aka Scott Taylor
1991-2007
Light Heavyweight Champion, World Tag Champion, WWE Tag Champion
R1: beat Jacqueline, Flash & Mil Mascaras
Test
1998-2004, 2006-07
Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, 2*Hardcore Champion, World Tag Champion, WCW Tag Champion
R1: beat Jinder Mahal, Kamala & Rocky Johnson
Lance Storm
2001-05
Intercontinental Champion, 4*World Tag Champion
R1: beat Carlito, Boris Zhukov & Chris Nowinski
Brutus Beefcake
1984-93
Tag Champion
R1: beat Barry Horowitz, Mo & Tony Atlas

Well the luck of the draw strikes again. Knowing that the likes of Hulk Hogan and Triple H have already bowed out this round you have to believe these four are breathing a sigh of relief that they have an easier path to the next round. One of these guys will find themeselves in te next round, a place that is probably a bit above where they should have got. Which will be the lucky one that gets to rise above his station and challenge the best the WWE has to offer?

Match 13


(191) Vader v (29) John Morrison v (80) Drew McIntyre v (350) Billy Graham


Vader
1996-98
R1: beat Kofi Kingston, Tyler Teks & Bill Watts
John Morrison
aka Johnny Blaze, Johnny Nitro
2002-11
ECW Champion, 3*Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Champion, 4*WWE Tag Champion
Tough Enough winner
R1: beat Brie Bella, Samu & Stephanie McMahon
Drew McIntyre
2007-present
Intercontinental Champion, WWE Tag Champion
R1: beat Hercules, Matt Striker & Jesse
Billy Graham
1975-76, 1977-78, 1982-83, 1986-88
WWWF Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2004)
R1: beat Wade Barrett, Jey Use & Robbie McAllistar

Well I was about to think this was another luck of the draw match until I saw he name right at the end. If Superstar Billy Graham doesn't advance here I may question peoples voing tactics.

Match 14


(27) Tensai v (28) Rikishi v (136) Nikolai Volkoff v (135) Bruno Sammartino


Tensai
aka Prince Albert, A-Train, Lord Tensai, Sweet T
1999-2004, 2012-present
Intercontinental Champion
R1: beat Ivory, Virgil & Christy Hemme
Rikishi
aka Fatu, The Sultan
1992-2004
Intercontinental Champion, 2*World Tag Champion, WWE Tag Champion
R1: beat Gail Kim, Nikki Bella & Tori
Nikolai Volkoff
1970-74, 1984-94
2*International Tag Champion, WWF Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2005)
R1: beat Tommy Dreamer, Candice Michelle & Ashley Massaro
Bruno Sammartino
1959-88
2*WWWF Champion, 2*International Tag Champion, US Tag Champion
Hall of Fame (class of 2013)
R1: beat Finlay, Dusty Rhodes & Johnny Valiant

And we finish of Round 2 with the last of the overall favourites showing their face. There are not many wrestlers in Brunos league and I don't see too much trouble for him to advance into the next round here.
That brings an end to the preliminary rounds of this tournament. I am sorry for the delay getting this column out this week as I had some other commitments that took up my time when this was supposed to come out.


Next week we start the road to the final with the Quarter Finals. From now on all rounds will be one week columns and will lower down to a Triple Threat match instead of a Fatal-4-Way. Before then however don't forget to vote for this weeks match-ups either below in the comments section, through any of my feedback methods mentioned or in the special thread over in the forums. Please try to get your votes in early as I want to try to get this series back on schedule and if I am happy that enough votes are in and we have our winners than I will call this round over before the week is over. Until next time,


Thanx for Reading,

Wayne Little.



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Match 1: JBL v Ricky Steamboat v MVP v Rick Martel
Match 2: Gorilla Monsoon v Owen Hart v Tito Santana v Greg Valentine
Match 3: Rey Mysterio v Ryback v Goldberg v Killer Kowalski
Match 4: Mark Henry v D-Von Dudley v Grand Master Sexay v The Fabulous Moolah
Match 5: Yokozuna v British Bulldog v Pat Patterson v Jake Roberts
Match 6: CM Punk v Chavo Guerrero Jr v Trish Stratus v Animal
Match 7: Jimmy Snuka v William Regal v Ted DiBiase Jr v Bam Bam Bigelow
Match 8: Kurt Angle v Rick Rude v The Great Khali v Ric Flair
Match 9: Chris Benoit v The Iron Sheik v Ken Patera v Arn Anderson
Match 10: Andre The Giant v Bubba Ray Dudley v Jeff Jarrett v Rhyno
Match 11: The Rock v Cody Rhodes v Michelle McCool v Crush
Match 12: Scotty Too Hotty v Test v Lance Storm v Brutus Beefcake
Match 13: Vader v John Morrison v Drew McIntyre v Billy Graham
Match 14: Tensai v Rikishi v Nikolai Volkoff v Bruno Sammartino

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