Austin Region, Lexington Subregion, First Round:(11) Kenta Kobashi vs.(22)Ron Simmons

Discussion in 'Austin Region' started by klunderbunker, Mar 17, 2017.


Who Wins This Match?

  1. Kenta Kobashi

  2. Ron Simmons

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  1. klunderbunker

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

    Jan 8, 2007
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    This is a first round match in the Austin Region, Lexington Subregion. It is a standard one on one match. It will be held at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.



    #11. Kenta Kobashi



    #22. Ron Simmons

    Polls will be open for three days following a one day period for discussion. Voting will be based on who you feel is the greater of the two competitors. Post your reasons for why your pick should win below. Remember that this is non-spam and the most votes in the poll win. Any ties will be broken by the amount of posts of support for each candidate, with one vote per poster.

    Also remember that this is a non-spam forum. If you post a response without giving a reason for your selection, it will be penalized for spam and deleted.
  2. FunKay the Inevitable

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

    May 11, 2008
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    When they write the history of wrestling, Ron Simmons is always going to have a place in it. He's the first African-American World's Heavyweight Champion in history and had a strong run as the leader of the Nation as well as stints in two excellent tag teams: Doom and the APA. It's dissapointing because I really like Simmons, but he tends to always get a bum draw in this thing and this year is no different.

    Step forward Kenta Kobashi. He's one of the biggest names in all of Japanese wrestling. His matches are the thing of legend and he's hugely important to the development of what is the modern day pro wrestling scene. I don't just mean in Japan either. Kobashi's legacy extends beyond race and language barriers and while Simmons achievements do the same, it is Kobashi's that will go on for years and decades to come.
  3. Bernkastel

    Bernkastel Reaper of Miracles
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    Jul 3, 2006
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    Oh good. Finally Kobashi makes it out of the first round. No disrespect to Simmons, but he has nothing on the man that was a major star in All Japan, and later the ace of NOAH. Both companies doing better business than WCW in the early 90's. Simmons was the first black champion only because Bobo Brazil was held back by the politics of his day and Ernie Ladd was unfortunate to work in the 1970's instead of the 1990's. Both were miles better than Simmons. But yeah. History.

    Vote Kobashi. Because of superior drawing power, longevity, accolades and all that jazz.
  4. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

    Jun 16, 2008
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    Simmons was not just a paper champion, his work as Faarooq proved that he was a versatile and good wrestler, but if there's any American World Champion who is going to lose to a big Japanese name, it's an early 90s WCW one, and I think Kobashi would prevail here.

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