Stone Cold University: The Campaign HQ for Steve Austin

Discussion in 'WZ Tournament Campaign Headquarters' started by pun2003hh, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. pun2003hh

    pun2003hh BUILDING KICK!!! EXPLOSIONS!!!

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    I can't believe that this wasn't one of the first campaigns started, so I won't let this travesty go any longer. Accomplishments:

    The biggest draw in wrestling history and the man responsible for the original fandom of, I'd estimate, over 90% of the people on this board. Austin revolutionized the business, and beat everyone (and I mean everyone) that was put in front of him during the late 90s. For nearly 10 years, the Stone Cold Stunner claimed countless victims, from Vince McMahon and Santa Claus to The Rock and The Undertaker. Austin's brawling ability and never say die attitude should be enough to take him through this tournament.
     
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  2. The Champ

    The Champ Mexican Plate Lunch

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    That's to anyone who doesn't vote for one of the greatest sports entertainers of all time.
     
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  3. a0161613

    a0161613 WZCW's Mr Excitement

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    There are very few people who I would vote for over Stone Cold. Good call
     
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  4. Coco

    Coco Mid-Card Championship Winner

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    It's him or Hogan this year. Just remember who told you.
     
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  5. The Champ

    The Champ Mexican Plate Lunch

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    Hogan does not know best.

    Vote for the guy who doesn't make crappy reality shows, or think that he can make a failure into a success because of his name value.
     
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  6. Little Jerry Lawler

    Little Jerry Lawler Sigmund Freud On Ritalin And Roids

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    The Condemned was a box office smash. One of the greatest movies of all time.
     
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  7. Coco

    Coco Mid-Card Championship Winner

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    That episode of Chuck he was on was one of the better of the season. Though that's not saying much. I wish that show would die already.
     
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  8. Mighty NorCal

    Mighty NorCal SHALL WE BEGIN?

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    Ill back Austin, along with Hulk Hogan and Goldberg.

    the first two of which, ALWAYS overcame the most impossible odds.
     
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  9. JGlass

    JGlass Unregistered User

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    I have a funny little feeling Austin is going to win, and it's hard to make a case against the guy. There are very few wrestlers I wouldn't chose him over, if any.
     
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  10. TheOneBigWill

    TheOneBigWill [This Space for Rent]

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    Except for the fact that over half the time the guy spent LOSING his matches, and being screwed by his opponents/Boss, which basically in turn made his entire career what is came to be.

    Steve Austin would win Heavyweight titles, but not before losing several matches along the way to finally winning "the main one". If that translates to tournament aspects, then he'd be screwed out of the entire thing in Round 1, or any round before the final 4.. so he could go on to feud with whomever screwed him.

    I'll put aside my love and desire to push Edge, if only so I can be assured Steve Austin does NOT win this tournament.
     
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  11. pun2003hh

    pun2003hh BUILDING KICK!!! EXPLOSIONS!!!

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    If we are taking these guys in their prime, which I would say Austin's prime was 97-98, then you are DEAD wrong Will. Austin beat EVERYONE that they put in front of him and even beat up on others that were on the sidelines. He beat Owen, he beat Farooq and Rock, he beat Taker, he won the Royal Rumble twice, he beat Triple H, HBK, beat Kane 24 hours after he was screwed out of the title, he beat Taker again, and I could go on and on and on.

    The basis of your argument is flawed, Austin only loss when he was screwed, like any dominant face should. During this period in time, no one could beat Austin straight up. No One.
     
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  12. FunKay the Inevitable

    FunKay the Inevitable People Like Me, We Don't Play

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    Oh I'm sorry, I was busy looking at Y2J pinning Austin to win the Undisputed Title, you were saying?
     
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  13. The Champ

    The Champ Mexican Plate Lunch

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    Pretty sure you just proved his point even more by posting that...
     
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  14. Big Nick Dudley

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    I cannot think of a more deserving winner. Hulk Hogan is the biggest name in the history of professional wrestling...but he's not the best. Austin was better on the mic, in the ring, and had a more interesting character (IMO).

    Hogan could cut an energetic promo, but when asked to dialogue with other wrestlers, he was, and still is, terrible. In the ring, it's not even debatable (once again, IMO). Hogan was one of the best of all time at getting the crowd into his matches, but that doesn't change the fact that Steve Austin is clearly the more talented wrestler. Hogan, like I said earlier, is without a doubt the most popular pro wrestler of all time, but Steve Austin is probably 2nd. And with him being superior to Hogan in every way possible (besides overall popularity), I am most definitely going with Steve Austin.

    Hogan= Biggest of All Time
    Austin= Best of All Time
     
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  15. FunKay the Inevitable

    FunKay the Inevitable People Like Me, We Don't Play

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    The point I was trying to make was that Jericho still pinned him (twice) and beat him in a steel cage match and besides, Jericho wasn't 100% that night after just having a match with The Rock even though Austin had a 20 minute break, Jericho pinned him.
     
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  16. pun2003hh

    pun2003hh BUILDING KICK!!! EXPLOSIONS!!!

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    Where is the picture of Booker T smashing Austin before this? Again, Austin likely has less clean losses then most of the guys in this tournament, so unless they are somehow introducing screw job angles in one of the rounds, Austin will be going far. Very far.
     
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  17. shattered dreams

    shattered dreams Hexagonal Hedonist

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    If Austin never gets hit by a car he is still unbeatable to this day. Jericho could not beat Gilberg without help from outside interference. Austin can talk about all his accomplishments throughout his career while Jericho pretty much only talks about that one night where he defeated two guys that were past their primes and he was not even strong enough to do it without help. Jericho could not even beat Shelton Benjamin before he lost to Cena twice in two nights and was fired by Bischoff (he was not even a big enough player to have McMahon do the firing). Everyone knows Cena is a not as good prime Austin. Then Jericho pansied out of a few years not even wrestling.
     
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  18. JGlass

    JGlass Unregistered User

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    Oh yeah! I remember that! That was the match where everyone and their mother interfered, and Jericho pinned Austin after Booker T took care of Austin. This was of course, after Jericho tapped out after being put in his own submission hold.

    Or maybe this was at No Way Out, where Austin, once again, made Jericho tap. Of course, no ref was present again, and Jericho won. That's because the NWO hit the ring and hit Austin with a sledgehammer.

    I like Jericho, but he's not beating Austin.
     
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  19. X

    X RIP Sgt. Michael Paranzino / RIP CM

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    This. This right here is where I'll be throwing my support. I'll campaign as hard as I can for my picks and favorites like Kobashi, Funk, etc but Austin was one of the main reasons I got into wrestling in the first place in the summer of 1997 and has remained one of my favorite wrestlers, if not my favorite to be honest. This could be his year, he deserves to win one of these tournaments.
     
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  20. pun2003hh

    pun2003hh BUILDING KICK!!! EXPLOSIONS!!!

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    Exactly. For me, Austin wasn't the guy that got me into wrestling (that honor lies with Bret Hart) but he was the guy that got me legitimately excited about wrestling for the first time. The bottom line (no pun intended) is this guy was untouchable during the golden era of modern wrestling. Doesn't matter if you were a cruiserweight, an announcer, the Undertaker or the CEO of the company. You looked at him the wrong way, Stunner, lights out, the end.
     
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  21. pun2003hh

    pun2003hh BUILDING KICK!!! EXPLOSIONS!!!

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    Hmmm, Austin draws Andre the Giant in Round 4. Should be an interesting match up. I can already hear the arguments now. Andre was unbeatable and Andre should win because he was Andre and blah blah blah.

    If Steve Austin can take out the entire Nation of Domination on his own...

    If Steve Austin can pretty much destroy the entire WCW Invasion roster with nothing but a broken pool stick and a fist full of Stunners...

    If Steve Austin can beat Chuck Norris in the finals of the All Valley Karate Tournament even without Mr. Miyagi in his corner...

    Steve Austin can put down the Giant.

    NOTE: Steve Austin beating Chuck Norris may or may not have happened, the 80s and 90s were kind of a blur to me.
     
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  22. pun2003hh

    pun2003hh BUILDING KICK!!! EXPLOSIONS!!!

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    Well, here it is. The finals of this long drawn out extravaganza start next week and Stone Cold made it to the end, leaving a trail of legends in his wake. Namely, Yokozuna, Randy Orton, Jake Roberts, Andre the Giant, Chris Jericho and of course, the Nature Boy himself, Ric Flair.

    His opponent? The phenom of the WWE, The Undertaker, who claimed the souls of Tully Blanchard, AJ Styles, Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, John Cena and of course The Showstopper, Shawn Michaels.

    Many people might look at the lists and think that the Undertaker had a tougher road to get to the finals, but lets really look at the list. Taker had to beat Hogan, the unstoppable force of his time. Austin had to beat Andre, the immovable object, the ying to Hogan's yang.

    Taker defeated Goldberg, a man who ran through everyone over the course of 2 years. Austin defeated Yokozuna, a man who crushed everyone over the course 2 years.

    Taker beat the golden boy, John Cena. Austin beat someone who is not only Cena's equivalent, but is also just as important to the WWE today, Randy Orton.

    Taker beat the Icon, HBK, a man who is considered to be one of the greatest all around performers of all time. Austin beat Ric Flair, a man considered by many to be THE greatest all around performer of all time.

    In the end, we have the biggest box office draw in pro wrestling history and a man who is credited with bringing the industry to its highest point in popularity and reach against a man who has been the backbone, the cornerstone to the industry for the last 20 years.

    For me, I am backing the Rattlesnake, but I am interested to see the arguments on both sides.
     
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  23. pun2003hh

    pun2003hh BUILDING KICK!!! EXPLOSIONS!!!

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    In honor of Austin winning it all, I give you this -

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    OH HELL YEAH!
     
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