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#1 Timbo Slice

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 11:25 PM

I just...well, just take a look at this damn thing:

 

1-INITIAL-CSSGOAT-Bracket.0.jpgI don't even know where to start.



#2 elliott

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 11:37 PM

I either want whatever drugs the person who made this bracket was taking or I don't want them. I can't decide which. All I know for certain is that drugs were involved.

 

Ceasaro (9)

Andre the giant (11)

 

Lol



#3 Beast

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:09 AM

Wasn't seeing any big issues with this until I spied James Ellsworth as a number 11 seed. The seeds can't actually mean anything; just look at it like a random collection of 64 wrestlers.



#4 JerryvonKramer

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 12:45 AM

I'll drop these in here too. Did it twice, once for straight picking who I think is better, the other for how I think it would be booked.

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#5 Grimmas

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:11 AM

With all of these, what is your freaking criteria? It's all over the place.



#6 Matt D

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:15 AM

Benoit's going to beat Lawler, right?



#7 JerryvonKramer

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:24 AM

That was a tougher call, but I kinda figured that babyface Memphis Lawler would have the book, and Benoit never had a problem putting anyone over.

#8 NintendoLogic

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:45 AM

Considering that it's geared toward mainstream US wrestling fans, the brackets are mostly fine. The only really egregious selection is Ellsworth.

 

From those brackets, my Final Four would be Hansen, Vader, Misawa, and Kobashi.



#9 Jordan

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 01:44 PM

Did Terry Funk vs. Vader ever actually happen?



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 04:20 PM

They might have crossed paths during the '97 Rumble, but I think that's it.



#11 Johnny P

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:45 AM

This is somewhat of white noise to me, as a lot of stuff on the net is. I saw this at some point (days, weeks ago?) and right away knew what it was by the site. The type of fans that come here are a certain type (A lot of us wish the "Masked Man" would mail all his paychecks back then hang himself). But this isn't one person, so it is actually easier to explain. Cageside is an SB Nation blog. The people that own SB Nation could give a shit about wrestling, they're in the website content business. They just want to monetize the site. They could care about wrestling. It's cool that a few people there at the actual site seem to care about wrestling, but at the end of the day they need to drive traffic to get they $5 or whatever the site can pay them. Bracket is about what my 11 yr old niece - a WWE TV watcher - would write out today (complete with the immediacy of Ellseworth) along with the type of fan who has sort of heard Hansen is important, and Funk, and....they just prob Googled a few equally mainstream lists and tossed it all in.



#12 Bierschwale

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:33 PM

They might have crossed paths during the '97 Rumble, but I think that's it.

 

Officially, it's just the '97 & '98 Rumbles and they weren't in the match at the same time in '98, so yes. 



#13 Superstar Sleeze

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:22 PM

Predicting who will win by whatever polling method is pretty easy except the top left.

 

Shawn, Flair and Savage are mortal locks for the Final Four. I will be shocked if any of them falls off before the Final Four. Shawn's biggest competition is Bryan and Angle. I think Angle has fallen quite  a bit in last couple years. Bryan may be able to do it. I think that would be interesting.

 

Flair's biggest competition is Eddy and Bret, but I think Flair's rep and the fact everyone loves the Nature Boy character will get him the bracket handily.

 

I could easily see Brock upending AJ in the first round. Savage in a fucking cakewalk in this bracket. Maybe Rey can challenge him. Macho Man will crush.

 

Top left is the most up in the air. I could see HHH, Taker or Austin winning. I think HHH and Taker have been pushed like Michaels as a great wrestler so that will help them. I think it is a close call between Taker/HHH. I could really see it going either way. Going with Taker.

 

Savage over Taker easily.

 

Shawn over Flair in a squeaker.

 

Savage over Shawn in a squeaker.

 

Are the results up?



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:27 PM

For those interested. there was a nomination process. It looks like the most nominating votes determined your seed. Explains the whacked out seeding and why the fuck Ellsworth is in there.

 

Also I liked that pitted Ellsworth against the Owen Hart, the wrestled who died the most tragically. I could easily see Ellsworth doing well with ironic votes. I could see him beating Benoit for instance. By putting him against Owen, definitely will make people think twice. Cageside Seats was thinking when they put this together.



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:49 PM

Mick Foley v Trish Stratus would be an interesting match.



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Posted 26 November 2016 - 03:35 PM

When I saw this a while back the first thing I thought was how eye rolly this would be on this board (and I completely agree with the eye rolling). I am guessing Michaels wins this over Austin or Taker.  Flair could eek it out, but it is basically a race between the people who are king shit in the WWE's narrative.



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Posted 26 November 2016 - 08:07 PM

When I saw this a while back the first thing I thought was how eye rolly this would be on this board (and I completely agree with the eye rolling).

But it's a snapshot!

#18 EricR

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 05:09 PM

What am I missing about Becky Lynch and her legion of internet fans? I made some very neutral statements about her at Segunda Caida, nothing bad nothing good, and some person flipped out on Twitter about it. For everything I've seen her do well, I've seen her do just as many things that came off badly forced. And I can't see what criteria would have landed her on this list with so few females present. 



#19 Bierschwale

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 06:28 PM

Her biggest fan is Rovert. Extrapolate from there.

 

But I actually do have Becky as my #1 main roster woman. But that's because I just really like her general personality more than anything, and I don't really see anything egregious that she does in the ring.



#20 Superstar Sleeze

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 03:15 PM

Becky was in my opinion the best woman on the main roster until Charlotte closed gap in the last couple months and now it is a pick em. I'd go as far as to say Becky is the best pure babyface on roster male or female. Incredibly likeable, awesome at selling and makes awesome, hot comebacks.

To me she is chicken soup for the traditional wrestling fan's soul.




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