Skip to main content

THE TOURNAMENT TO END ALL TOURNAMENTS: Bracket III, Second Round (Matches 369-372)

 

Wladek Zbyszko VS "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd

In the 60's, Ernie Ladd was one of the biggest football players to ever step on the gridiron (6'9", 315lbs.).  He wound up in the AFL Hall Of Fame and the WWF Hall Of Fame.  But Even with all of his accomplishments, Wladek Zbyszko can say that he beat Ed "The Strangler" Lewis.  Twice.  Legit.  (We're talking in the 19-teens, before it was all a work.)  Gotta give it to Wladek.




 Lance Hoyt VS "Grandmaster Sexay" Brian Christopher

There's a pretty sizable boot in Christopher's face's future, followed by a relaxing light-counting session.  Hoyt!


 

Buff Bagwell VS "Nature Boy" Ric Flair

The only real question here is: After Ric Flair beats this guy, is he gonna follow Buff back to his new job and try to be a male gigolo.  (Hey, don't laugh.  It's the Nature Boy, and he needs the money.  Could happen.)




One Man Gang (aka Akeem) VS Jay Lethal

As fun as seeing Jay Lethal (who does an AMAZING Ric Flair impersonation) fight Ric Flair, The Gang's gotta go over.  Size and experience win.  (Question is though, would he wrestle as Akeem to get more heel heat cuz his opponent is black?  If this is the WWF we're talking about, they are the company that had a George Bush impersonator call Cryme Tyme the N Word.)


RECAP:

Wladek Zbyszko defeats Ernie Ladd
Lance Hoyt defeats Grandmaster Sexay
Ric Flair defeats Buff Bagwell
One Man Gang defeats Jay Lethal

Come on back for Bracket IV!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

THE GRUNGE MATCH - Conclusion

This has certainly been a heck of a thing.

Writing this started out as a labor of love to a subgenre of rock and roll that came along at the perfect time for me (both when I was entering middle school in the bottom 5 of the popularity pecking order and when I started buying albums at the impressionable age of 11).  It obviously took a long time to put together: August 29th, 2016 is when I began planning, May 24th is when I wrote the last entry, the wee hours of August 1st, 2017 is when I finished proofreading and uploading the entries to the blog with video links, and here I am typing these words on August 15th.

The elephant in the room is this genre seems to be built on death.  Three of the four frontmen of these bands are dead, one of which occurred during the run of this series.  (Shouts to Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr as well.  R.I.P.)  On top of that, Pearl Jam only exists because the lead singer of Mother Love Bone died, causing that band to break up.  If you go down the nex…

WHAT THE HELL IS A BLOG? - iTunes Music Reviews, April 2018

Being that it's been more than a year since I've attempted one of these and iTunes is gonna stop selling mp3's next year, this is probably my next to last chance to do this sort of thing.  I started doing hot take reviews of albums based off nothing but 30 second iTunes previews in 2007, and if I'd been smart, I'd've transitioned to YouTube with them in about 2009.  I didn't, so here we are.  If reading a slightly older gentleman trying to temper his apathy and vexation at modern pop music and give it a fair shake (or trying to be funny when shitting on things that he can't resist shitting on) is your jam, step up to the dance floor!

Scoring system goes from 0 stars (sometimes negative if it goes the extra mile of horrible) to five stars (which has happened three times in 11 years of doing this, and I'd take every one of them back because that's the thing with hot takes).  Here we go!


Cardi B "Invasion Of Privacy" ❂ & 1/2
(or ❂❂, dep…

WHO IS CHAMPION OF WRESTLEMANS?!?!? Wrestlemania IV VS Wrestlemania 34

Welcome to this crazy, ridiculous idea.  So, I've done current Wrestlemania cards VS old Wrestlemania cards before, but this one is different.  Wrestlemania IV was dominated by a one night tournament for the vacant WWF title (the only time Vacant got to main event Mania!).  It had a handful of other matches, but it was mostly about the fourteen man tournament for the belt.  So we're gonna do a 32-man tournament for the crown of Wrestlemania Champion!

Here's how it shakes out: I picked sixteen wrestlers from Wrestlemania 34 (one of which isn't official, but they've teased Undertaker so goddam hard I would be forgiven if it turns out to be an elaborate swerve) and sixteen from Wrestlemania IV.  I had to include the participants of the Intercontinental Title match from that one as well, since the tournament only had 14 wrestlers.  (Hogan & Andre got a first round bye and it was a whole thing.)  For this year, I picked the participants from the WWE and Universal t…