Honestly, Val Venis doesn't have a chance here. While I am a fan of Hennig, it's quite obvious, from both a character and in ring standpoint, that Hennig is ahead of Venis. While Venis' character fit back in that era, when you look back at it now there are some cringeworthy moments. Hennig, however, could work just as good in this era as he did in the late 80's/early 90's. While that doesn't mean he should win, Hennig was the complete package while Venis was nothing more then apart of the group that passed around the IC title. Hennig, by a landslide.