M.I.T.B. Gold Medal Match - Van Dam vs Jericho vs Liger vs Mysterio

Discussion in 'Wrestlezolympics '10' started by IrishCanadian25, Feb 5, 2010.

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M.I.T.B. Gold Medal Match - Van Dam vs Jericho vs Liger vs Mysterio

  1. Rob van Dam

  2. Chris Jericho

  3. Jushin Liger

  4. Rey Mysterio

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  1. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    Rob Van Dam (USA)
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    Chris Jericho (CAN)
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    Jushin Liger (JAP)
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    Rey Mysterio (MEX)
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    This is the Gold Medal Match in the 2010 Wrestlezolympics.

    The Gold Medal will be suspended from the rafters, 15 feet above the ring. Four (4) ten-foot and four (4) twelve-foot ladders will be placed at the entrance ramp. This match will be contested under Money in the Bank Rules.

    The first man to reach the Gold Medal (as determined by which competitor receives the most votes in the next 5 days) will win the Gold Medal. Following the determination of the Gold Medalist, the winner will leave, and the remaining 3 men will continue as the Silver Medal is lowered from the rafters. Once the silver medalist has been determined, the final two men will face off in a ladder match for the Bronze. The loser goes home empty handed. Votes will be erased after each medal is retreived.

    The match will open for discussion on Friday, February 5th, and voting will begin on Saturday, February 6th. This is a non-spam thread, so if you decide to post, you must provide reasons why you are backing a particular wrestler. You may vote without posting.
     
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  2. The Underking

    The Underking Likes Jalepenos with Cheese

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    The two guys who i think can win is between Mysterio and RVD. Jerico has been in two money in the bank matches and lost both. Jushin i don't think has ladder experience. Now RVD won a Money in the bank and has a great record in ladder matches. Rey Mysterio is probably the greatest high flyer of all time. I see just somehow Mysterio managing to take advantage of RVD's "crash and burn" thing he has going on.
     
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  3. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

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    I think Rob Van Dam has the obvious advantage going into this match, as the only one to win a singles multi man ladder match, but Chris Jericho and Rey have won tag ones. I have to count out Jericho from the initial decider, as I think he has lost a lot of multiman ladder matches in his career, and the only one he won was after he was taken away and Benoit did it for him.

    Liger is an unknown quantity, but it's interesting to note that two of the MITB winners did so on their first event. I think I'm going to give him the gold, based on the fact that he's probably the best worker and with that unknown element going into it.

    Right now, I'm thinking RVD for the silver and then Jericho, a master of one on one ladder matches for the bronze, but we shall see.
     
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  4. INDYjon22

    INDYjon22 Nome is where your heart is

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    Holy shit this match is fucking loaded. Great talent all around the ring with each one having the ability to win this match in their own right. However, I think this match will be a two man horse race between Jericho and RVD.

    Both RVD and Jericho have had great feuds with each other and great ladder matches. Either one could easily win this one but my vote will go to RVD. RVD has experience winning an actual MITB match whereas Jericho may have created it but never has won it. RVD also probably has the most experience and probably has been in the most ladder matches. I think he will be able to use the ladder better and more effectively.

    I like to think this match will end with Jericho and RVD both on top of the ladder with RVD knocking him off and winning the match.
     
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  5. LigerBomb

    LigerBomb Getting Noticed By Management

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    From where I sit I see it Jushin Liger GOLD Jericho SILVER and a toss up between RVD and Misterio Jr. for BRONZE. Simply put Liger has the most well rounded tool set and physical ability to neutralize anyone and everyone in this match. He can counter Rey and RVD's high flying, and out grapple Chris, and in addition has the raw strength and power to man handle all three of them if he so chooses. He's just as good if not better at what each of these men are known for or claim to be their individual strengths. Second only to Liger is Jericho who is close but still number 2. Now depending on the way the match plays out I could honestly believe it's anyone's game between Rey and Van Dam with the outcome of 100 matches of the like probably going close to straight down the line 50/50. However I'm in a RVD mood as I type this so I'll give him 3rd place.

    Basically another way to say is RVD and Rey are evenly matched --almost to the point of canceling each other out--, while Jericho is better than the both of them and Jushin Liger gets the better of them all.
     
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  6. preston2323

    preston2323 New Member

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    I feel as though somewhere in the match RVD and Chris Jericho will take each other out, then liger will do some sort of high flying move onto them and mysterio will sneak in the ring for the win.
     
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  7. acap1996

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    I think that Mysterio's speed will help him in this match. He'll get hit with a ladder and since he's so small the other competitors will think they killed him or something and then once they take their attention of him he'll use his speed and dash into the ring for the win.
     
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  8. Thriller Ant

    Thriller Ant Beep Bop Boop

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    I think Rey is the one who will get shut out here. He is the quickest of the four, but he is also the smallest by far. I know he's made a career out of being an underdog, but 3 other men in a match with weapons and big falls will be too much for him to handle.

    As for the other 3, I really have no idea. I'm leaning toward RVD for gold, but Jericho has been very good in ladder matches and Liger is one of the all-time greats. I'll definitely need to ponder it some more.

    Does anyone know if Liger has been in ladder matches and how he's done? I'll look it up if no one answers, but my laziness would prefer to have it delivered to me
     
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  9. LigerBomb

    LigerBomb Getting Noticed By Management

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    It's odd, I'm thrilled one of my favorite wrestlers of all time (y2j) is winning, and yet I'm vastly disturbed that one of my favorite wrestlers of all time (liger) is losing... to Rey Misterio and RVD no less; no disrespect implied. While not overly surprised --I'll chalk it up mostly to people not being aware of what Jushin Liger is capable of-- it's disheartening none the less. However to be frank it's appalling that he's such an apparent "underdog" against men he could, should, (and imho) would easily dominate.
    Liger is without a doubt a legend of the sport specifically amongst men the stature he finds himself facing here. He is a better highflyer and just as fast if not faster than either Rey or Van Dam, could out pure wrestle Jericho, and strike hard enough to counter RVD's offense. Even better he's proven time and again over the course of his storied career that he's able to dish out power maneuvers to wrestlers more than twice his size which would allow him to remove opponents from a ladder with a tacit yet commanding ease.
    I prefer to think of this as a game of rock/paper/scissors. Regardless of what skill his opponent would use Liger would be able to possibly outright equal said skill or use another skill altogether to overcome the opponent. He's a perfect blend of speed, power, strength, and technical ability. As such he should be first up the ladder and recipient of the gold.
    For those unfamiliar with his career he's is a video clip to introduce his body of work:[youtube]wqq2eWbN-vs[/youtube]
     
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  10. NWODXRULES

    NWODXRULES Dark Match Jobber

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    I went with Rob Van Dam. He's 5-1 in ladder matches in the WWE including winning a money in the bank match. He's also willing to do anything to win. Granted those risks could hurt his chances in the match. He's also the most hardcore of the bunch in the match and believe he would be the most innovative and creative with the ladder.
     
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  11. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    Jushin Liger is a better worker than 2 of the 3 people he's opposing here. Liger has worked some of the greatest Light-Heavyweight matches ever seen, such as his work with Brian Pillman and the Super J Cup. He's unendingly effective as an arielist, but at the same time, is just as adept on the mat. He has the potential to ground guys like RVD and Mysterio.

    Truth be told, RVD is lethal when it comes to "prop matches." He may very well be the most creative guy I've ever seen. But it's called "high risk" for a reason, and van Dam has gotten burned his share of times by that.

    I see Jericho as the Gold Medalist because he's got the best all around game - he's the biggest, the most mat saavy, and still has a tremendous repitoire of high flying and ladder work. I see Liger as the Silver Medalist, with RVD earning bronze.
     
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  12. LigerBomb

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    CJ is a barely a few inches taller and scant lbs. heavier than Liger and RVD is bigger still than Chris. With Liger's history of tossing around men larger than either Jericho or RVD Chris being the biggest is at once both debatable and irrelevant especially since Jericho isn't know for throwing around those few extra pounds anyway. I would also point out that Liger is as good if not better with regards to mat prowess. While he chooses to rely on high impact powers moves as "finishers", rather than Jericho finisher(s) --Lion Tamer and Walls of Jericho-- he is well known for weakening his opponents via the application of numerous submission holds which when placed within the context of a ladder match may arguably be the least important skill to possess. Finally with regards to high flying Jushin Liger is not just a master of the aerial game but in some instances a pioneer. There is nothing Jericho has done in his career of flying off the ropes that Liger couldn't replicate, improve upon, or counter. Liger also possesses skills that Jericho lacks, one of which are a few signature moves that are devastatingly powerful strikes. A well placed rolling koppou kick or shotei palm thrust may be the perfect attacks to momentarily stun and incapacitate an opponent so as to slow down/shift momentum or remove an adversary from his place on the ladder. Summarily in terms of pure skill and ability Jushin Liger is the better all around professional wrestler (maybe not as good on the stick though, but then again I don't understand Japanese all that well).
     
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  13. LigerBomb

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    Jeez if this keeps up I may have to actually make my first thread ever on these forums and complain about the rank injustices that are going on here....

    Ah, who'm I kiddin'. I've not the time nor interest in doing so. Anyways, as to not get a spam infraction: I'd like to add that Liger also has an ultra hardcore persona known as Kishin Liger (think Liger+Great Muta) as well as super heel persona, namely Black Liger, who if participating in this match would make his opponents even more uppercase F-U-C-... well you know. Both personas up the violence and heel tactic factors in Liger's favor and would be even harder to deal with. In any case be it Kishin, Black, or Jushin, Liger really would have this in the bag.
    Lastly I still am a bit confused as to why no one save for a select few of the 73 voters (at the time of this post) have bothered to say anything about this Gold medal match. Tis a shame.
     
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  14. LigerBomb

    LigerBomb Getting Noticed By Management

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    So I see Rey is forging ahead now with (as of this writing) 30 votes. Sadly I also see that something like 90% of those who voted for Rey have less than 10 posts on this board total worse still most of these people having a giant gaping zero next total posts...
    Anyways, what else... um, I guess I should also mention the Heavyweight incarnation of Liger aka "Battle Liger" aka no shirt, open mouth mask, and even more muscular/badass Liger.

    Lemme put it this way: remember when Rey got his Heavyweight shot and 'roided up, thereby slowing him down, and ruining his work rate? Well imagine if he didn't suck, and actually was booked to hang in there and keep pace with the heavyweights (even tossing some of them around!), and actually be taken seriously rather than getting jacked to the gills and still getting manhandled and made to look weak.

    Again, normal Jushin "Thunder" Liger would be more than enough, but Battle Liger would be even more dominant, though perhaps a slight step slower, as he relied even more on sheer power, punishing strikes, and raw technical ability to combat the Heavyweight division.
     
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  15. gd

    gd Plump, Juicy User

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    Rey Mastrio? The fuck? How is he winning this? I don't remember him winning many ladder matches, except for against Eddie that one time, but that was with the motivation of his son.

    RVD has to be the winner here. The fact is that he has a great record in ladder matches. His only lose came against Sabu, who is fucking crazy. He's one several other ladder matches throughout his career, including the MITB match, which this is most similar to. RVD was put on this team as a ladder match specialist, and there is no reason he should lose here. Certainly not to Mysterio.

    Let's see some of the fantastic arguments for the Mexican Jumping Bean.

    First off, I don't think Liger would be that stupid. He's had his fair share of experience in all kinds of matches, he wouldn't just give one away.

    Also, if you want to play the "what if" scenario, I could just as easily say that a bald eagle could come in the ring and peck all the other competitors eyes out, allowing RVD to get the win.

    Ya, because wretlers normally assume they kill someone during a match. This is one of the most ridiculous arguments I've ever heard. Rey isn't ever that much smaller than the other guys in the match.
     
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  16. Mr. TM

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    I pick Jericho here, he has always been one of the most excting men in Ladder matches, plus he had a lot of experience in them even before the WWE. I have only ever heard of one Rey Mysterio match, and it was uneventful. Liger I Have also never seen a match of his, but since he is a very smart, fast wrestler, he does better than Rey here. RVD will have a bit of an issue here, because he will be taking high risk moves against Liger here, and that will cost him. Jericho is extremely smart, and will wait for all the the other three men to dominant.

    Whoa, whats with the score? I had Mysterio last on my list of winning this match. Only name I really recognize is Echelon, so that is strange.
     
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  17. Thriller Ant

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    How the fuck is Rey Mysterio winning this? Rey is the one who would get destroyed in this match. The other 3 competitors are much bigger, stronger, and would be able to better utilize weapons in this match. While RVD, Jericho, and Liger would be performing a bunch of big spots, Rey would be the one taking all of those spots. It is clear by looking at all of the guys who voted for Mysterio and how much they aren't supporting their choice that this is ridiculous. I voted for Liger, but please, vote for anyone other than Rey Mysterio.
     
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  18. LigerBomb

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    Yea... honestly I stopped giving a fuck a few posts back with regards to this match lol. Ah lemme see anything else to say... oh yea, if say Kishin Liger showed his face he'd also have the Green Mist attack to blind someone, e.g. just in case he's in the scenario where he and a fellow competitor were both on the ladder and he needed to ensure his lead. Not Kishin you say? Then he shotei palm thrusts the guy off the ladder. Either way it's all good.
     
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  19. TLC

    TLC Yeah, bitch! Magnets!

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    What the fuck? How is Rey winning? He is the smallest man in this contest who has never even been in a Money In The Bank match, he has only been in one ladder match that I can remember and that was against Eddie. I'm not too sure about Liger but I know RVD and Jericho have been in there fair share of them and came out on top in a lot.

    Rey would put a great effort but these guys would do to much damage to them. RVD is soooooo creative and when it comes to a ladder match he could do so much shit to him. Liger would dominate him and Jericho would be smart and not get too involved. I see

    RVD winning this from past experience in the MITB, Jericho gets the silver and Liger gets the Bronze but either of those could get Gold. Not fucking Rey Mysterio.
     
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  20. LigerBomb

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    Liger FTWz bcause he's the bestest eva and van't be beaten by no oen, cause he is from Japan and theyre always the toughest and our hardcore and neever quit. I think Rey will blow a spot off the latter and die on the florr (not for reals tho), the n RVD will meess up cause he's high all the time, and is gonna wanna eat instead, but he'll get in alot of kicks and flips. Jerico is boring and talks to much, so he loses two, he will put the walls of ercho on someone and Liger will get upon the laddwer while he's still doing the submnission. Liger is the winner of teh gold, and Chris get's the silver, vandam will get bronze. Rey wiill still be on the ground sell the big spot from the beginnig and wont win any metals.
     
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