WCW Region, Fourth Round, 60 Minute Iron Man: (2) Undertaker vs. (6) Lou Thesz

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Who Wins This Matchup?

  1. Undertaker

  2. Lou Thesz

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  1. Thriller Ant

    Thriller Ant Beep Bop Boop

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    Wrestling conditioning, both in and out of kayfabe, is all about cardio, so let's apply this to another form of cardio. 30 minutes, Undi's longest match, is obviously half of the length of this match, so let's take a marathon runner and a half marathon runner. If you put them up against each other in a marathon, somewhere between halfway and the finish, the half marathoner is going to run out of energy while the full marathoner can easily make it to the end. I don't doubt that Taker can get a fall or two early on, but when he gets gassed, Thesz can get enough falls to win with no problem.
     
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  2. ocekit

    ocekit Yoga Chica

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    The Undertaker is probably my favorite wrestler ever, but I just don't see him getting past Thesz here. Thesz is easily more suited to a longer match like this, and could pace himself quite well here. With Thesz's conditioning and toughness and Taker's own kayfabe stamina I actually see this match being quite close with few falls, with Thesz taking the final fall in the match.
     
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  3. Bernkastel

    Bernkastel Reaper of Miracles
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    Except Undertaker loses to the top stars way more than he beats them. So his "will to win big matches" isn't that impressive.

    And he's up against a man that did these types of matches all the time. And Thesz defeated everyone that there was to beat. And unlike Taker, Thesz was the biggest star of his era. Big era stars have always beaten Taker.

    It really doesn't. Thesz was a much bigger star than Taker. He would be booked to win. Pretty simple.

    How do you figure? Undertaker wasn't a bigger star than Thesz. Undertaker doesn't have a bigger legacy than Thesz. Undertaker wasn't more important to the industry than Thesz. Undertaker had a losing record against top stars of the industry, and Lou Thesz was a top industry star. Lou Thesz spent 18 years as a world champion in some form or another. That's almost as long as Taker's streak.

    Plus Taker gets a stiffy for actual fighters. He'd gladly put over Lou Thesz. Who was the real deal.

    Vote Lou Thesz. A true legend of wrestling.
     
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  4. HBsam31

    HBsam31 Totally Reeking of Awesomeness

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    Not sure how anyone could argue for the Undertaker here. This match would be right up Thesz's alley. Sure Taker could go an hour, but in the hour it would be Thesz taking Taker apart. Thesz to the next round in a walk.
     
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  5. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

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    Not only is Thesz a much bigger deal in the history of wrestling, he has a lot more stamina than Undertaker and would be able to beat him in a war of attrition. This has to be Thesz.
     
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  6. It's...Baylariat!

    It's...Baylariat! Team Finnley Baylor

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    The worst possible match draw for Taker and the best possible match for Thesz as all of his NWA title matches had to go 60 minutes to a finish. Thesz wins this, then has an Old Fashioned with his lady friend.
     
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  7. Dmbfantomas

    Dmbfantomas Bald Billy was Better

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    Undertaker is quite possibly my favorite wrestler of all time, but you gotta go Thesz here. This plays so well into these favor with the time limit. While I think the match will be closer than what some here are saying (I'd guess Thesz wins either 2-1 or 3-2), you gotta go with Lou here.


    Also, I voted Thesz but my phone decided to vote Taker I guess. Whatever, doesn't matter either way.
     
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  8. Reflection

    Reflection is a happier and wiser man

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    Its Taker using his dark magic tricks again.. I was gonna vote for the hairy chest guy too (because I have hairy chest as well, which is uncommon these days) but I ended up voting for the dead man.

    But on the other hand, the longer a match goes, the more the likelihood of Undertaker scoring the win. So that could be a factor too, in a 60-minute match. So maybe Taker is the best choice after all.
     
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