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Steve "Mongo" McMichael VS "Superstar" Billy Graham

Dude, really? "Superstar" FTW.

B. Brian Blair VS Ricky Morton

While I don't feel Ricky Morton would make Blair "humble", he would beat him in a wrestling match without much difficulty.

Ricardo Rodriguez VS Tyler Reks

I was just getting to like Tyler Reks when he disappeared, and though Ricardo has wrestled in FCW a little bit, Reks would tear dude apart.

Zema Ion VS William Regal

Two great heels going at it. Regal's size, experience and skill set are all too much for young Master Ion to handle. Regal in 6:50.

Wade Barrett VS "Jumpin'" Joey Mags

Joey Mags would jump right into Wasteland. Two and a half minute win for the bare knuckle brawler.

Rhyno VS The Missing Link

The Missing Link: A legend in the business, yes, but once again going against a man who is too impressive a physical specimen to be overcome. Rhyno is hella underrated and has strength and speed enough to Gore the Link into oblivion.

King Kong Bundy VS Evan Karagias

Mr. Three Count is goin' down for a Five Count.

Sabu VS "Magnificent" Don Muraco

Given that Don Muraco is a Hall Of Famer, he has a track record that speaks for itself. But he was taken to the limit by "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka, and though Muraco won their big cage match, Sabu is like...well, not like Snuka on steroids, because that would just be Snuka in the 80's. (Rim shot). The point is, Sabu made Snuka's dive off of a relatively short cage look tame as a headlock on a nightly basis. If Muraco could barely handle the unorthodox style of the Superfly, Sabu would fuck him UP.


"Superstar" Billy Graham defeats Steve "Mongo" McMichael
Ricky Morton defeats B. Brian Blair
Tyler Reks defeats Ricardo Rodriguez
William Regal defeats Zema Ion
Wade Barrett defeats "Jumpin'" Joey Maggs
Rhyno defeats The Missing Link
King Kong Bundy defeats Evan Karagias
Sabu defeats "Magnificent" Don Muraco

Come on back for Bracket XV, and it's great to be back!


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