First Round: Los Angeles - Marty Jannetty vs. Bruiser Brody

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Who Wins This Matchup?

  1. Marty Jannetty

  2. Bruiser Brody

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  1. klunderbunker

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

    Jan 8, 2007
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    This is a first round matchup in the Philadelphia Subregion. The ring and arena are universal throughout the first round and the organization is not a factor. There is a 20 minute time limit. Vote using any criteria you like. Most votes in the poll at the end of the time period wins. In the case of a tie we will go off of the number of written votes. In the case of a second tie, both are eliminated.

    Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California.


    Marty Jannetty



    Bruiser Brody


    Voting is open for 4 days.
  2. D-Man

    D-Man Gone but never forgotten.

    Jan 26, 2009
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    Sorry, IC25, but there is no way Jannetty can go over Brody here. He's outweighed, outpowered, and outclassed.

    Brody was a borderline psychopath and worked very stiff and shoot-like in the ring. Plus, he was always bitter about his career, so he took it out on his opponents.

    Marty was an EXTREMELY innovative, quick, agile, and accomplished tag team specialist, but never really made huge waves as a singles star.

    Brody was dominant all over the world while Marty Jannetty was better than average in the United States. I have to give my vote to Brody.
  3. DirtyJosé

    DirtyJosé Best angle of all: retirement

    Dec 12, 2009
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    Bruiser Brody

    All Japan Pro Wrestling
    NWA International Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
    PWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Stan Hansen
    World's Strongest Tag Team League (1981) – with Jimmy Snuka
    World's Strongest Tag Team League (1983) – with Stan Hansen
    Central States Wrestling
    NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    NWA Central States Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ernie Ladd
    Championship Wrestling from Florida
    NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    NWA Big Time Wrestling / World Class Wrestling Association
    NWA American Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
    NWA American Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Kerry Von Erich
    NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version) (6 times)
    NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Mike York (1), Gino Hernandez (1), and Kerry Von Erich (1)
    WCWA Television Championship (1 time)
    NWA Tri-State
    NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) (1 time) – with Stan Hansen
    NWA Western States Sports
    NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    PWI Editor's Award (1988) tied with Adrian Adonis
    PWI ranked him #14 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
    Southwest Championship Wrestling
    SCW Southwest Brass Knuckles Championship (1 time)
    SCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dick Slater
    St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame
    Class of 2007
    World Wrestling Association
    WWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    5 Star Match (1984) with Stan Hansen vs. Dory and Terry Funk on December 8
    Best Brawler (1980–1984, 1987, 1988)
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)

    Jannetty hasn't matched half of that. Don't get me wrong, Jannetty holds a special spot in my opinion for his part in The Rockers, and his association with both Al Snow and HBK, but Brody flat out eats him alive. Brody innovated the brawler style that guys like The Undertaker and HHH use today. He humiliated a young Lex Luger! That's worth voting for alone!

    Bruiser Brody for the win!
  4. ScreaminNormanSmiley

    ScreaminNormanSmiley formerly ScreaminNormanSmiley

    Mar 7, 2010
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    jannety was a succesful tag team wrestler but in singles not so much. there is a reason people always call the wrestler in a tag team that they dont think will do anything special after its disbanded the jannety of the group. there is no way he stands a chance in a singles tournament like this. especially in a match against brody one of the best brawlers ever and one tough son of a bitch.

    brody is remembered for all the great things he accomplished all over the world, and jannetty is remembered for not being as good as his partner. that makes this choice easy, im going with brody.
  5. GenMe

    GenMe GenMe

    Jan 14, 2010
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    Sorry, but Marty was only good as a tag team wrestler, as a single competitor he didn't accomplished a lot in the wrestling business. And he will never match the career that Brody had.

    Brody was a good wrestler, Like D-man said he was a freaking psychopath. Brody accomplished a lot in his wrestling career, therefor I'll give my vote to Brody.
  6. Ferbian

    Ferbian Has Returned.

    Nov 26, 2009
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    Brody without a doubt, while I'll give Marty he was a great wrestler, he truly was, but the only time he was truly something was when he was around Shawn, in my eyes, even if Marty was the one to "take Shawn under his wing" Shawn was the one that made The Rockers, and that just means, Marty never really did anything memorable except being around Shawn and feuding with him.

    Brody on the other hand, yes the title reigns certainly by a long shot outlasts Jannetty, I still think Brody would be considered better, because he could actually work proper singles matches and, well hell he was voted the 14th greatest singles wrestler during the PWI years, you don't get that without doing something.
    And Brody, he's a Hall of Famer, Jannetty won't even be considered into any Hall of Fame if you ask me.
  7. Scotty

    Scotty I have a PHD in Horribleness

    Jan 8, 2008
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    I feel Marty Jannetty would put up somewhat of a fight, but odds are he is going to be beaten very badly. The only thing I could see happening would maybe be Jannetty eating up a lot of the clock and taking this thing to a time limit draw. Since I do not think that will happen, my vote goes to Brody.
  8. Theo Mays

    Theo Mays Part Time Poster

    Sep 4, 2007
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    Look at that beard on Brody right there. Now Brody is a hardcore guy, so this being a singles match is a slight disadvantage. Jannetty could pull of the surprise victory, but I see Brody just ambushes the other Rocker. Jannetty would get a nice flurry of offense in, but Brody would finally catch up and destroy poor Marty.
  9. Jack-Hammer

    Staff Member Moderator

    Mar 26, 2009
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    Well, at least it's not a hardcore match. That means Jannetty has a chance of actually leaving the arena with the ability to breathe under his own power. He should be thankful because he's certainly not leaving the arena with a victory.

    Bruiser Brody was a no frills, no flash, tough, stiff as hell that just beat the crap out of his opponents. He was just a big, rough tough guy. Jannetty is an overall better wrestler and wouldn't just lay down for Brody, but he's out of his league here. Brody was a huge star and main eventer wherever he went, had a very respectable number of title wins and beat some of the biggest and best names of his day. Jannetty, while a good wrestler, will always be overshadowed by Shawn Michaels and most of Jannetty's greatest accomplishments in wrestling come from his association with HBK.

    If Jannetty were to make it past the 5 minute mark in this match, I'd be surprised. In the end, Brody is simply too strong and too rough.
  10. Mr. TM

    Mr. TM Throwing a tantrum

    Mar 16, 2007
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    lol, I scrolled down and saw the Staples Centre, and all that class waiting for Jannetty to be thrown through, and I just know he will be. And that is after the match itself!

    Bruiser was one of the most saught after talents at one time, and one of the harder to work with. The reason people wanted him so much, because he was a massive draw. JAnnetty? Trash that gets thrown aside after a while.
  11. ZeroVX

    ZeroVX 2-Time WZCW Mayhem Champion

    Jan 18, 2010
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    Brody, easily. Brody is known for being an innovator in terms of both wrestling and character. He wrestled a no-nonsense, brutal, stiff style that legitimately intimidated his opponents, as they were worried he was going to break them in half. His character was, plain and simple, a psychopath. He used a character that complimented his style perfectly, as he looked like he enjoyed destroying people for the sake of destroying them. He's responsible for savage personas like Khali, Umaga, and Kamala. Jannetty is known for getting thrown through a window by Shawn Michaels. No comparison.
  12. jmt225

    jmt225 Global Moderator

    Feb 6, 2008
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    I feel like Marty Jannetty is one of the most underrated wrestlers of all time.

    Also, what a lot of people don't know about him, is that he is LEGITIMATELY tough. He out-wrestled (real wrestling) Scott Steiner, and has never backed down to a fight backstage. A lot people don't know that about Jannetty, but I've heard plenty of shoot interviews and stories from and about the guy.

    The reason I bring that up is to make sure everyone is aware that Jannetty is one of the few in the business who would not have been intimidated by Brusier Brody were they ever to meet in the squared circle. He would bring the fight right to him, and absolutely have one hell of a match with the guy.

    Now, I'm voting for Brody, because I think Brody would win a kayfabe match, and I think Brody in the overall picture meant more to the business than Jannetty. If Jannetty ever got control of his personal demons and lived up to his full potential, then my vote would have most likely gone towards his way, but since that's not the case, I cannot vote for Jannetty over a true legend like Bruiser Brody. But, just make sure you note, that this match would not be the squash you are all imagining it would turn out to be.
  13. X

    X RIP Sgt. Michael Paranzino / RIP CM

    Feb 6, 2007
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    JMT basically summed up all of my arguments for Brody here for me, with respect to the underrated Jannetty. As good as Jannetty was and could have been though, Brody was better. Brody was one of the most (legit) feared men in the entire business for his toughness and physical in-ring style. He would just be too tough for Jannetty to keep down.
  14. It's...Baylariat!

    It's...Baylariat! Team Finnley Baylor

    Apr 2, 2009
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    Intimidation would be a moot point in this bout. Brody would beat sense into Jannetty and make this a stretcher job. And as what was said before, MJ's no slouch and can fight with the best of him, but he doesn't have killer instinct like Brody does. The nutjob's not above gouging an eye or biting a finger or kicking ribs.

    Brody was feared in the ring because he was a tough ass sumbitch. And not to mention he was also a great wrestler in his own right. Janetty will at least put up a fight and might even get some respect from Brody, but not before he's a bloody mess in the ring.

    Brody in an easy win.
  15. Mantaur Rodeo Clown

    Mantaur Rodeo Clown X-Pac Rules

    Mar 31, 2009
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    Yeah, as has been reiterated time and time again by the posters above me, Bruiser Brody was legit scary. Tales of his shooting in the ring are legendary, and when he got all of those awards for "Best Brawler", that was really just a euphemism for stiff son of a bitch.

    I've always liked Janetty, although I could never understand what the hell he was mumbling about in Heartbreak and Triumph, and was tempted at more than one juncture to flick on subtitles. But what is interesting to note on the matches on that DVD is that Janetty seems to be the far more capable of the two Rockers, and certainly gets more hot tags and what not. One might say at that point he was even better than Shawn.

    But I still don't think even that gets him past Brody. Brody was mean and he was rough, and he would beat Janetty, just not as badly as everyone thinks.
  16. Papa Shango

    Papa Shango Frontman of the WZ Band!!

    Jan 7, 2007
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    Alright, I'll agree that Janetty was underrated, but still, Bruiser Brody would manhandle him. It doesn't matter how unintimidated Jannetty would be, or how tough he comes across, that to me just makes me think of how ugly his beating would get. Bruiser Brody is legit one of the baddest men in the history of wrestling. Sure Jannetty might keep getting up for more, but that just means he's a glutton for punishment. Fact of the matter is, in any era of wrestling, Bruiser Brody would beat Jannetty in about five minutes, and it would not be pretty.
  17. 8thwotwATG

    8thwotwATG The Big Boss

    Jan 1, 2008
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    There were about maybe 6 guys in the wrestling business that could have stood up to Bruiser Brody in a real brawl. Unfortunately, Marty Jannety is not one of them. I see Jannety sticking around for a bit, but shit, Brody is just too big, strong, and vicious for Jannety too overcome. He's just overmatched.
  18. PsychoBlack

    PsychoBlack Damn it feels good to be a Taylor!!

    Apr 6, 2010
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    if brody hadnt died he would have been similar to hogan except he could actually wrestle janetty is just one of shawns old partners this is basically a squash because although marty is a former intercontinental and tag champ hes never did anything noteworthy in his career (that still drags on) compared to brody

    my vote goes to bruiser RIP
  19. Suneeboy

    Suneeboy Big Boot, Leg Drop, 1....2....3

    Jul 8, 2008
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    Taking Shawn Michaels' Superkick through the glass is the defining moment of Jannetty's career. Brody squashes him here. Marty is not a single's wrestler. He gets an A for Effort though.
  20. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

    Jun 16, 2008
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    Brody is one of the most overrated wrestlers in history. The manner in which he died was obviously very sad, but when push comes to shove, he was unprofessional, and the only reason he won so many titles and is a celebrated journey man is because he outstayed his welcome everywhere pretty quickly. Jannetty is criminally underrated, particularly in terms of match quality and could have been so much more, had he not made the wrong lifestyle choices.

    With that in mind, it would be safe to say that neither of these men would top my list of who to employ, but in terms of who would win a match, the likelihood is probably Bruiser Brody. Brody did win a fair bit, and Jannetty didn't, to put it bluntly, and I think that form would carry here.
  21. deem

    deem Getting Noticed By Management

    Apr 17, 2010
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    Yeah Brody takes this. Jannetty really has accomplished very, very little in singles competition, while Brody has demolished his way through numerous talents. I cannot justify a vote for Jannetty at all and see this being really short - Marty starts fast, dominates for a minute then gets caught. From there is beaten for a minute and mercifully pinned.
  22. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

    Mar 29, 2007
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    I may be the biggest Marty Mark on the forums. LOVED the guy. Aside from Jericho winning his first World Title, I don't think I ever celebrated anything wrestling-related as hard as I celebrated Marty winning the IC Title on Raw.

    I want so badly to make a case for him, but I have so little ammo. This is one of those cases where, as much as I want to make a long and impressive case for one of my all time favorite talents, I have to also be honest with myself. Just because I like him doesn't make him great.

    As a singles competitor, Marty had one significant win - over Shawn Michaels - with Mr. Perfect's help. He was an amazing wrestler, and the matches he had with Michaels were some of the most under rated matches ever. And no, that wasn't "all because of Michaels," because Marty was also brilliant in them. But after being the IC Champ, he got squashed by Ludvig Borga and barely survived Bam Bam Bigelow because Bam Bam got himself DQ'ed.

    This match represents a "bye" for whomever their next round opponent is.
  23. It's...Baylariat!

    It's...Baylariat! Team Finnley Baylor

    Apr 2, 2009
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    The thing with Brody is not that he was known as a great pro wrestler, but he was legit tough and would absolutely fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. That kind of toughness is rare and few possess it. Brody was unprofessional and was also very ill tempered, but many of his adversaries were the same way, only Brody was more public about it.

    Janetty is a solid wrestler, but like IC said, when it boils down to it, Janetty only had one meaningful match against HBK and had assistance to win that. Brody's beaten greats in his time and did it with his own style of brawling and mixed some wrestling in there when needed.

    You can't teach scary. And that's what Brody is.
  24. Muffin Top Merkley

    Muffin Top Merkley Be a man!

    Mar 14, 2008
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    I'd give Jannetty the win if this was some how a tag-team match as Jannetty would have the experience advantage.

    Since this is strickly a standard one-on-one match up, the win goes to Bruiser who was a tough brawler that would be able to swat every fast pace, high flying thing Jannetty would throw at him.
  25. BC1978

    BC1978 Occasional Pre-Show

    Mar 27, 2011
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    You gotta go with Brody... But Jannetty's problem was simple... His gimmick never progressed beyond the Rocker gimmick. I would have cut his hair short given him some new tights and a new gimmick...

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