TNA Region, Brasilia Subregion, First Round: (7) Edge vs. (26) Bam Bam Bigelow

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Who Wins This Matchup?

  1. Edge

  2. Bam Bam Bigelow

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  1. klunderbunker

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

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    This is a first round match in the TNA Region, Bayamon Subregion. It is a standard one on one match held under TNA Rules. It will be held at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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    #7. Edge

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    #26. Bam Bam Bigelow



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  2. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

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    Bigelow is entertaining for a big man, but he never really laid sufficient foundations anywhere to become a true great of the sport. Edge carved out a niche character and the idea of an opportunist like him was perfect in an age of oversaturation of wrestling on TV. His reigns may well have been short, but that was the point - he was all about the initial victory. Edge wins here.
     
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  3. LSN80

    LSN80 King Of The Ring

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    I've always found Bigelow to be underrated as a wrestler, and Edge to be overrated, to be honest. His eleven title reigns were all the result of shortcuts, cash-in's, and favors from his wife/girlfriend GM.

    But the fact is, that was the character Edge played, and he did it with style. He may have lost rematches to the big names that he faced, but he became an 11 time champion by beating them in the first place. He beat Cena in his hometown with the stipulation being that if he was disqualified, he lost his title.

    The result? He used brass knucks and beat Cena anyway. Even with odds stacked against him, Edge often found a way. He lost the rematch, but this isn't a 2/3 falls tournament. Edge moves on here.
     
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  4. The Brain

    The Brain King Of The Ring

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    I'm a fan of Bam Bam Bigelow but for whatever reason he never quite lived up to his potential. He had the look. He had the talent. He just never had the success. His only major program was losing to a football player at WM11. Even during a time when the WWF roster was a little weak Bigelow never got a big program with top guys like Bret Hart or The Undertaker like I wanted.

    Edge on the other hand was very successful. He did benefit from competing during a time where there were more titles to win and they changed hands more frequently but his path to success was more of an old school one. He started off in a tag team and took about two years before the team started seeing real success. After a couple good years he went on his own and hung around the mid card for a while capturing a couple IC titles. After a few years of that he hit the main event and became world champion and stayed on that level for a few years. It was the ideal natural progression of a wrestler a la Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels. It may not seem like the best matchup but a prime Edge should be able to get by Bigelow pretty easily.
     
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  5. Hollywood Naitch

    Hollywood Naitch The current reigning and defending

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    Bigelow is extremely underrated in my opinion. He was very athletic for a big man, and definitely had the right look of a "monster heel" type wrestler. I know he had some success as a champion in ECW, but never really achieved what he could have in WWE or WCW.

    Edge on the other hand, is the most decorated wrestler in WWE history. He was won everything there is to win on multiple occasions, and while I don't think he was good enough to be an 11x world champion (ELEVEN FUCKING TIMES?!), he was definitely a top level talent who improved and got better with more experience. His title reigns were short, but his gimmick was "the ultimate opportunist", a guy who sneaks in and takes full advantage of the opportunities infront of him. He'd have to live up to that name in this one, I have no doubt that Edge would find a way to get a sneaky win over the big man as his spear wouldnt do much against a man of Bammer's size.

    I could see Edge with a roll up, or a sunset flip or cross body etc. He'd steal one certainly, after taking a bit of punishment from the big man.

    Winner: Edge
     
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  6. It's...Baylariat!

    It's...Baylariat! Team Finnley Baylor

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    I voted Bam Bam simply because he deserves at least one vote in this thing. He had a lot of potential, but didn't quite live up to it. That being said, he was dangerous as all hell. A former bounty hunter who has tattoos on his friggin' head. His head. You have to be some kind of nut to do that to yourself.

    Bigelow also wrestled in an era were big wins were tough to come by. He was in the WWF as a bit player during Hulkamania and even had a cup of coffee in the NWA when Flair was running things as champion.

    I know Edge has the title reigns, the bigger wins, and the opportunist mentality to steal a win, but why not Bam Bam?

    Bam Bam.
     
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  7. HBsam31

    HBsam31 Totally Reeking of Awesomeness

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    I was a huge fan of Bam bam, but he was never quite able to take his career to the next level. Edge has beaten them all. He has a bit too many title reigns in a short time cheapening them a bit, but he still has the resume to go over Bam Bam.
     
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