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THE TOURNAMENT TO END ALL TOURNAMENTS: Fourth Round, Brackets XIII-XVI

BRACKET XIII


The Big Show VS "Macho Man" Randy Savage

These two met on an episode of Nitro (1/29/96 according to YouTube), but it ended quickly when Ric Flair got involved.  Still, since Randy Savage is basically Hulk Hogan if he cashed in six inches of height and sixty pounds in exchange for a pile of talent the size and shape of Ricky Steamboat, I think he could take out Paul Wight at any stage of his career.  No offense to Show, but Savage is one in a small, small herd of G.O.A.T.s.


BRACKET XIV


"Superstar" Billy Graham VS King Kong Bundy

Speaking of the Hulkster, "Superstar" was the prototype for Mr. Bolea's gimmick.  He also beat Bruno "Frickin'" Sammartino for the WWWF Title, so I think, in spite of Bundy being able to put a hurtin' on Hogan, Superstar would be able to handle Bundy, even with his mere 22" pythons.


BRACKET XV


Tully Blanchard VS Nigel McGuiness

Technical Battle Alert!  Tully Blanchard is revered as a mat general, and Nigel McGuiness can certainly hang.  But Nigel brings a more explosive style to the table, and I think it would be the edge he needs to take him past one of the Horsemen (and we're not talking about Mongo).


BRACKET XVI


Brock Lesnar VS Gunner

Gunner's certainly a talented hoss, but cummon.  Come on, man.  This is Brock Lesnar.  (Blogger's Note: When I started this tournament, the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships weren't even unified yet, and Lesnar breaking the streak wasn't yet a gleam in Vince's eye.  That makes me feel old, and we're only talking about seventeen months ago.)


Recap:

Randy Savage defeats The Big Show
"Superstar" Billy Graham defeats King Kong Bundy
Nigel McGuiness defeats Tully Blanchard
Brock Lesnar defeats Gunner

Come on back for Brackets XVII-XX!

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