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THE TOURNAMENT TO END ALL TOURNAMENTS: Bracket XI, Second Round (Matches 401-404)

I just wanna say a few quick words about last night's Wrestlemania XXX.  Absolutely PERFECT.  The only two things that could've made it better were a) Cesaro giant swinging The Big Show (it's gotta happen at some point) and b) CM Punk.  So really, no complaints at all.  10/10...Amazeballz.

So here we go with the first blog entry in the post-Undertaker undefeated Streak world:

Tenzan VS The Miz

The Miz had a six month run with the WWE title, which included a win in the main event of Wrestlemania XXVII.  So why is he losing in the second round to a guy best known in America for being the least important member of nWo Japan (at least that they showed on Nitro)?  Because this guy's won the IWGP World Championship four times, one of which was against Kensuki Sakaki, who once beat Sting for the WCW U.S. Title in 1995.  He also teamed extensively with Masahiro Chono, winning IWGP Tag gold several times.  It's really fucked up, but the WWE has done their damndest to make everyone forget The Miz was ever at the main event of Wrestlemania level, and...let's face it, it's worked.  He's not even midcard anymore.

Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy VS "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes

A Texas-Sized Showdown, if you weel.  This would be some old-school, Southern-style RASSLIN' here, boy.  The American Dream comes out on top, though.  He's been doin' the old-school rasslin' thing since the 60's.

Gory Guerrero VS Tito Santana

Gory Guerrero, the father of the Guerrero Wrestling Family.  Inventor of the Camel Clutch (La de a Caballo) and the Gory Special.  Tito Santana was a two-time Intercontinental Champion back when winning that belt once was enough to trade your name off of for the rest of your life, and a two-time Tag Team Champion to boot.  He's a WWE Hall Of Famer, and rightly so.  But the reason he goes over Gory Guerrero (who, like Santana, goes by a different name than his government) is Gory was far greater as a mentor and teacher in the ring.  That's why his reputation is so lauded (and because Eddie and Chavo Jr. went gangbusters on the whole industry).  So...flying forearm and a hook of the leg for Mr. Santana to get to the pay winda.

Luke Gallows VS Titus O'Neil

Battle of the big men.  I may have given this to O'Neil a month ago, but given how his push evaporated quicker than antimatter, I'll give it to the more experienced Gallows.


Tenzan defeats The Miz
Dusty Rhodes defeats Terry Gordy
Tito Santana defeats Gory Guerrero
Luke Gallows defeats Titus O'Neil

Come on back for Bracket XII!


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