ECW Region, Los Angeles Subregion, Second Round:(3)Shawn Michaels vs.(14)Brock Lesnar

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Who wins this match?

  1. Shawn Michaels

  2. Brock Lesnar

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  1. klunderbunker

    klunderbunker Welcome to My (And Not Sly's) House

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    This is a second round match in the ECW Region, Los Angeles Subregion. It is a standard one on one match held under ECW Rules, meaning anything goes. It will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Assume one week has passed since the first round matches.

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    #3. Shawn Michaels

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    #14. Brock Lesnar



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  2. Nate DaMac

    Nate DaMac Fuck erbody but me

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    Brock Lesnar in ECW? Yeah, I'm going with him. You guys can gobble Shawn's knob all day, but there's no way I'm going to give him the nod over Lesnar. If it was just a straight up match then maybe, but it's not.
     
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  3. klunderbunker

    klunderbunker Welcome to My (And Not Sly's) House

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    Now let's think about this for a minute. Shawn Michaels has survived the following:

    In Your House 7 vs. Diesel (no holds barred)
    Bad Blood: In Your House vs. Undertaker (first Hell in a Cell)
    Summerslam 2002 vs. HHH (unsanctioned anything goes match)
    Survivor Series 2002 vs. HHH et all (first Elimination Chamber)
    Summerslam 1996 vs. Vader
    In Your House 10 vs. Mankind

    Shawn won all of these matches and they all have one thing in common: they're matches he shouldn't have had a chance at winning. In either prime of his career (and how many times can you pick from one or the other?), Shawn has a history of overcoming the odds and often against big men, many of which were in matches with no rules.

    On the other hand we have Brock Lesnar, whose prime was clearly before he left. Considering MMA has no bearing on this tournament whatsoever and that it has no bearing at all in Lesnar's prime, basically we have Shawn vs. a power amateur, which he's defeated before.

    When you look back at Brock during his first run, once he won the world title, his greatest win was probably against Angle at Wrestlemania. You know, the match where he beat a guy barely able to walk, let alone wrestle. Other than that his biggest win is.....what? Lesnar doesn't have the experience either on the big stage or the win/loss record that Shawn does and likely wouldn't win a one on one showdown with him.

    This is one of those matches that looks one sided on paper, but when you break it down it's not that easy. Think about this and vote Shawn.
     
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  4. SSJPhenom

    SSJPhenom The Phenom of WZ

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    I've literally been waiting for this one.

    All I've heard since it was clear that these two were going to meet in this round has been Brock smash, but damn it it's not going to be that easy for him.

    Shawn Michaels is widely considered to be the greatest in-ring performer of all time and for good reason. When this man hit his stride, it appeared as though he could go out and have a match with a broom and make it a great match. He's only a 3 time WWE Champion and 1 time Heavyweight Champion, however, that wasn't his claim to fame at all. Through in ring work, charisma, mic skills, and just over all coolness, he managed to become one of the greatest that this business has ever seen. Some consider HBK to be the greatest of all time and although I disagree with that, I'd never argue with someone who said it.

    So Brock smash huh? Brock is a big strong guy that, while in his prime, ran through the biggest and toughest opponents that the WWE had to offer at the time. Guys like the Rock, Undertaker, Kurt Angle, and Big Show, just to name a few. Heyman called him the next big thing and he wasn't wrong. He fast tracked it to super stardom, but he fizzled out soon after.

    In the mid to late 1990's, HBK made a career out of beating big and strong guys. People like Vader, Diesel, 'Taker, Sid, and others have all fallen to the Showstopper. So to say that Brock would be just to big and strong for HBK would be ridiculous.

    This match is contested under extreme rules and that definitely benefits Lesnar more than HBK, however, HBK is no slouch when it comes to using weapons. All in all, I honestly think that HBK has a chance in this match and it isn't anywhere near as cut and dry as some of you around here are going to make it out to be.

    In the end, though, Lesnar would probably win with something like an F-5 through a table or on a ladder.

    Make no mistake, though. I'm still going to vote for HBK because he deserves a lot more respect then a lot of you are going to show.
     
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  5. Nate DaMac

    Nate DaMac Fuck erbody but me

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    You say once he won the World Title, as if the match in which he won the World Title doesn't count. He was green as shit and he beat one the top 3 Stars of all time clean with relative ease.
     
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  6. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

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    You know what? Brock Lesnar has made me stop tuning into Raw on a weekly basis. Twice. He's fucking terrible. Attrocious. Say what you want about Michaels not being a draw, and lord knows it's mostly true, but Lesnar's period at the top saw the WWE ratings tank. They were getting 6s and 7s in 2001, they were getting 3s and 4s by 2004. It's not all Lesnar's fault, but it is a bit.

    Michaels repeatedly beat men harder and bigger than him - Vader, Foley, Diesel, Undertaker etc. In fact, I think historically he's struggled much more against people his own size.

    Don't get me wrong, Michaels is grossly overrated and KB claiming that Lesnar, a man who has beaten Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and The Rock has no big wins is a bridge too far, but the fact remains, if Michaels is a 7 out of ten, but people say he's a 9. Brock is a 6 at best.

    Lesnar is dog shit. Vote Michaels.
     
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  7. klunderbunker

    klunderbunker Welcome to My (And Not Sly's) House

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    Yes he did. Then he lost it a few months later to Big Show in a match that lasted four minutes. Rock was on his way out and well past his prime by that point. Other than beating Rock and Angle, what's Lesnar's biggest win from that run? Off the top of my head, I'm thinking Undertaker inside the Cell, a win over a shell of Undertaker's best years with Taker having a broken hand. I'd hardly think that compares to a win over Undertaker in 1997.
     
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  8. PsychoBlack

    PsychoBlack Damn it feels good to be a Taylor!!

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    Brock gets this here. Not only is he bigger than Shawn he's also stronger and faster. Shawn's been up against some big guys before but he's never faced one with the athleticism that Brock has. Shawn's in completely over his head here and their is no way he comes out on top of Brock here.
     
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  9. Con T.

    Con T. Yaz ain't enough, I need Fluttershy

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    Things I've learned from Shawn Michaels' music

    • He thinks he's cute
    • He knows he's sexy
    • He's got the looks that drives the girls wild

    Things I've learned through Brock Lesnar's music

    • How to shit my pants in fear

    Shawn may be great and all that jazz, but you know what he's at his best doing?

    He's at his best selling, and putting guys over. That's Shawn's best lot in life. Now, is it the only one Shawn played? Well, no, he also played the top guy, as well. And how did that pan out?

    Oh, Dave Meltzer


    Tasty will tell you that ratings dived around the 3 and 4 mark in 2003, which is totally true. I would never deny that. What's missing though, is that Smackdown's numbers actually were around the 3 or 4 mark by 2001. Lesnar's reign actually didn't much too much, at all.

    I think I spotted two 2.6 ratings, but other than that? Business was the norm on the Smackdown side; it was Raw that was getting plundered.

    http://www.twnpnews.com/information/smackdown2002.shtml

    http://www.twnpnews.com/information/smackdown2003.shtml

    I think you can make the argument that right after Shawn's return, from 2002-2004 was Shawn's prime as a performer. And that was a time when Shawn was at his best putting on great matches, and putting people over. I just don't think you can ignore how much Shawn's reign hurt WWE business in 96, and if you want to call it his prime, sure.

    Also, a couple of things I'd like to note about Shawn's wins KB points to;

    1. Didn't he need two restarts to finally beat Vader, losing by both count out and DQ? I guess it won't matter much in ECW, but it bears mentioning.

    2. Didn't HBK actually lose that match to Mankind, again by DQ?

    3. THAT'S GOTTA BE KANE!

    4. HBK needed a dusty finish against the British Bulldog, of all people. Davey Boy Smith.
     
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  10. klunderbunker

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    1. Yep, but he would have retained the title both times. Also at the end of the day, he pinned Vader, not the other way around.

    2. Yes, right after knocking Mankind silly with Sweet Chin Music, which would work on Brock too.

    3. Yep, in a match no rules, much like this one, meaning the win was clean by the HIAC rules.

    4. I seem to remember King of the RIng 96 being a superkick and a pin.
     
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  11. It's...Baylariat!

    It's...Baylariat! Team Finnley Baylor

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    In an Extreme Rules match, where weapons can be used, I'll give this to Lesnar. HBK is known as beating the odds and slaying giants... but Lesnar's not a giant. He's a legit bad ass who's strong as an ox and just plain mean.

    HBK's mean streak got him a sledgehammer to the head from HHH, Lesnar's mean streak broke HHH's arm, F-5'd The Rock into an oblivion, and knocked off Hogan and Undertaker, which aren't small feats, and something HBK hasn't been able to do on grand stages. HBK lost to Hogan and Taker when it counted and those were in regular matches.

    When it comes to weapons being involved, Lesnar would hurt HBK... and hurt him bad. It's not a squash by any means, but Lesnar would win this and leave HBK bloody and battered.
     
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  12. klunderbunker

    klunderbunker Welcome to My (And Not Sly's) House

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    Just remember that sledgehammer shot came after Shawn beat HHH at Summerslam 02. Also, you don't call Hell in a Cell a big stage? Finally, no Lesnar isn't a giant, but Shawn has beaten guys of similar size and power. The thing about the weapons is that yeah Brock can use them, but if anyone can withstand that kind of a beating and hit a fluke shot out of nowhere for a fast pin, it's Shawn. The beating would indeed follow, but it would be a win for Shawn.
     
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  13. Con T.

    Con T. Yaz ain't enough, I need Fluttershy

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    1. In this tournament, would that not still count as a loss?

    2. What makes you think he'd be dumb enough to hold a chair to his head

    Three and four are fair, though Taker had Shawn dead to rights, and I dislike the whole, "Brock's enemies will bail Shawn out" angle. If that were the case, boy Shawn would be up shit creek.

    I think everyone is forgetting, even the Brock smash contingency, that Brock isn't just a brawler. Sure, he can brawl, but he can go in the ring. I remember watching his hour long Iron Man match with Kurt Angle, and thinking that was a fantastic match.

    I also remember thinking it was so much better than Bret/Shawn. But Brock isn't just a brawler, he is a complete package. The closest comparison to him would be, why, Triple H.

    And how has that played out for HBK, in the past?
     
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  14. Shocky

    Shocky Kissin Babies and Huggin Fat Girlz

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    All the Sweet Chin Music did was disorient Lesnar. He still had his wits about him to get out of there and recoup. Yes, he got hit by Sweet Chin Music, but no way did it keep him down.

    Lesnar loses to guys that either can make him tap out (Angle or Benoit), or guys that beat him with pure power (Big Show or Goldberg). Shawn Michaels is neither a submission wrestler, or a power wrestler. He's not going to outlast Lesnar, he's not going to outspeed Lesnar, and he's not going to out brutalize Lesnar.

    I'm not completely discounting HBK here, I'm just saying he's in a bad spot. To Michaels credit, he beat Triple H in an unsanctioned match at Summerslam 2002, which is probably the best, legit win in that list you have provided. I think Lesnar is every bit, if not more, viscous than Triple H ever was.
     
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  15. It's...Baylariat!

    It's...Baylariat! Team Finnley Baylor

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    Hell in a Cell was a big stage, but Kane assisted in that win. Kane's not rescuing him here.

    And HBK's needed a lot of outside interference to win a lot of his bigger matches. We could talk about his win against Bret Hart, against Sid at Royal Rumble, and others... but none of those had Extreme Rules involved.

    Lesnar would give HBK a tough time in a regular match, but where there's no DQ and Countouts, Lesnar wouldn't have to stop beating HBK until he was finished.

    Michaels has a lot of fight in him, but Lesnar would be too much and after HBK passing out due to losing tons of blood, Lesnar hits an F-5 through a table and wins.
     
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  16. Jaffa

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    So KB's argument for Shawn basically is Brock will tear him to pieces and then Shawn will get the fluke win. Yer seems like sound strategy to me I mean in a regular match against Chris Jericho someone the same size as Michaels he only beat HBK til he couldn't continue. The only way you can vote for HBK is either you love him or you hate Brock there is no objective way of seeing a victory for Shawn here.
    KB gave us some examples of Shawn perservering in matches like these:
    In Your House 7 vs. Diesel (no holds barred)
    Bad Blood: In Your House vs. Undertaker (first Hell in a Cell)
    Summerslam 2002 vs. HHH (unsanctioned anything goes match)
    Survivor Series 2002 vs. HHH et all (first Elimination Chamber)
    Summerslam 1996 vs. Vader
    In Your House 10 vs. Mankind

    Lets break those down
    In your house 7 Diesel: Fair enough I'll give you that one
    First HIAC match while yes Shawn did win cleanly by the rules I find it hard to believe if this is some tournament some guy is going to jump Lesnar when he has Shawn all but out.
    Summerslam 2002: Once again yer fair enough
    Survivor Series 2002: Wow what an achievement to win a chamber match by entering last and winning by pinning one of the 2 that started off the match.
    As for the 2 those have already been spoken about.

    How ever I did see your argument about HBK hitting sweet chin music on Lesnar I think it would take more than 1 kick to put down Lesnar he is notorious for being hard to put down.
     
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  17. klunderbunker

    klunderbunker Welcome to My (And Not Sly's) House

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    Not in ECW. For the rest of the tournament, just assume it's pin or submission finishes only. COuntouts and DQ's make it way too complicated and give people WAY too many stupid outs.

    Nothing. A Sweet Chin Music to the jaw alone would stun Lesnar a good bit though.

    There's no interference in this. it makes no sense and is the lamest cop out in the world.

    I don't think he'd be that far up. he's fought off monsters on his own and won before.

    I remember Shawn going move for move on the mat with Bret and Angle, at least one of which is flat out better on the mat than Brock.

    Yep, Shawn beat him in an anything goes match after not having a match in four and a half years with a quick rollup, which I believe is what I said he'd have to do against Brock.

     
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  18. klunderbunker

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    Appropriate for a Shawn match.

    True but I'd say a Taker as angry as he was going into that match is more vicious than 2002-2003 Brock.

    When it's your second match in four years and those guys are either former world champions or top contenders, yeah it's pretty impressive, especially given how banged up he was.

    He hit two in a row in about 30 seconds to win his first world title. Certainly not unheard of.
     
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  19. It's...Baylariat!

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    So can Lesnar. And Lesnar's going to hurt HBK worse than HBK could ever do to Lesnar.


    An extra five minutes. The match went to a draw, but Gorilla Monsoon gave them five more minutes, which helped HBK to the win. Outside interference rears its ugly head again.



    How many times has Lesnar been dead to rites? None that I'm aware of. There's video evidence that Sweet Chin Music stunned Lesnar, but didn't put him down. And there's no way this match goes over 20 minutes... especially when tables, chairs, and weapons are involved.


    It could. And it's happened. He could also fail like he did against Taker twice, Hogan, Austin, and others. Difference here is Lesnar, who's just plain mean, can inflict as much pain as he wants and not have to worry about a DQ. And there's no one to save him in this match. Not to mention that if you wanted to factor in outside interference, Paul Heyman ran ECW and has been Lesnar's manager from day one of his career. Any advantage HBK could have would be moot.
     
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  20. klunderbunker

    klunderbunker Welcome to My (And Not Sly's) House

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    That's true, but Shawn is far too smart to try to go straight at Lesnar.




    That's a BIG stretch at best. It was never said that there wouldn't be overtime and I remember hearing "there must be a winner". Monsoon was enforcing the rules.



    Again, Shawn doesn't have to get Brock dead to rites. He has to keep his shoulder down for three seconds.

    Maybe it doesn't go twenty. if it goes seventeen and a half though it lasts as long as ANGRY Brock's first extreme rules match goes. That would be the one against Cena who was dead to rites and then hit a quick move to win the match. It's been done before and it can be done again.


    Yes he could, but the Undertaker that he lost to wasn't furious and neither was Hogan. They were slow and plodding for the most part, which Brock won't be. The Undertaker Shawn survived against (which is what he would do here) was angry and beating on Shawn every chance he could. Shawn kept escaping until he found a way to win.

    Also, and this is as the tournament director and not as me debating, forget any outside interference for all matches. That's been the way I've run this for years now as it gets WAY too complicated and at times ridiculous otherwise.
     
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  21. It's...Baylariat!

    It's...Baylariat! Team Finnley Baylor

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    True. Lesnar's not going to wait on HBK either.

    How come Bret left then? He thought the match was over... and I don't recall it saying there must be a winner until Monsoon came out and declared it.


    Which is a tough to do. It's not impossible for HBK to win here, but Lesnar will hurt him and hurt him bad enough to get a three count and advance.

    Sure it CAN... but other than Cena this past year, quick hits on Lesnar don't work. In his peak, Lesnar couldn't be stopped with sudden impact. And ad weapons to the mix, and Lesnar's going to have a grin on his face the entire time he's beating on HBK.


    That way to win was interference from Kane. Which as you mentioned is moot. No help means little hope for HBK to win this.

    That's fine. And pretty much seals the fate for Lesnar to win this.
     
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  22. Jaffa

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    I'm not seeing how that is relevant to the fact that he needed someone else to beat Taker for him viciousness alone doesn't equate to victory.

    When HBK entered that Kane, Jericho and Triple H were left. Now correct me if I am wrong but HBK the 6th entrant was not in that match for long when Kane the number 5 entrant had been eliminated leaving only Triple H and Jericho the number 2 and 3 entrants respectively. So he is 15 minutes fresher than Jericho and 20 fresher than Triple H. That in itself shows just how the odds were stacked in his favour.

    He won his first world title against Bret Hart a guy who would be no bigger than Shawn compared to Brock Lesnar a guy who would of been destroying HBK the whole match and is a whole lot bigger.

    Bottom line I find it hard to believe Shawn Michaels would win this match it seems like another Great American Bash 2008 for him.
     
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  23. klunderbunker

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    No he isn't. He's going to come at him like a bull in a China shop, which is where Shawn can take advantage.



    I'm pretty sure it was but maybe I'm imagining it. Either way, there was never a ruling stating that the match could end in a draw, so it's not like the rules were changed on the fly. Again, to call that outside interference is a stretch.


    I would have said the same thing in 2002 when Shawn returned. Well, minus the advance part that is.

    Much like HHH in 2002 or Diesel in 1996.


    It didn't take outside interference for Cena to beat Lesnar. It can indeed be done.

    I would beg to differ. Shawn has been up against impossible odds before and pulled it off. It can work and it has before.
     
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  24. klunderbunker

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    No it doesn't. It takes a lot of intelligence too, which is something Brock easily loses to Shawn in.

    He's also got far worse cardio and I believe kicked out of the Pedigree. HHH was in total control and loaded up another Pedigree before Shawn kicked him in the face for the title. Kind of like he could and would do here.

    He won his first world title against Bret Hart a guy who would be no bigger than Shawn compared to Brock Lesnar a guy who would of been destroying HBK the whole match and is a whole lot bigger.

    Matches aren't stopped in ECW so no it wouldn't be.
     
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  25. Jaffa

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    Not what I was referring I was referring to the absolute destruction of HBK and a dominating victory
     
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