Cena Region, Hartford Subregion, First Round: (4) Lou Thesz vs. (29) Kofi Kingston

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Who Wins This Match?

  1. Lou Thesz

  2. Kofi Kingston

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  1. HBK-aholic

    HBK-aholic Shawn Michaels ❤

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    This is a first round match in the Cena Region, Hartford Subregion. It is a standard one on one match. It will be held at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.



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    #4. Lou Thesz


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    #29. Kofi Kingston





    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.
     
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  2. Dmbfantomas

    Dmbfantomas Bald Billy was Better

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    I love Kofi, but just...no. Thesz should have been a 2 or a 1 and Kofi was lucky to make the tournament. Go with your brain and vote for Thesz.
     
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  3. Sai the Uganda Guy

    Sai the Uganda Guy I kno da wae

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    Thesz held the NWA Heavyweight Championship for a combined 3,749 days. Kofi is a solid mid-carder.
    Lou is a legend, not sure Kofi will even win a world title.
    Vote Thesz.
     
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  4. George Steele's Barber

    George Steele's Barber Advertise Here $9.95/month

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    It is well documented that Thesz had poor peripheral vision. A move like Trouble in Paradise could be hit from multiple directions without much opportunity for Thesz for brace himself for impact. Kofi's flexibility on the other hand would give him many opportunities to free himself from Thesz'zzzzs offense. Shocking upset in favor of Kofi.
     
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  5. BringThePain834

    BringThePain834 Getting Noticed By Management

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    While Lou does have that excellent amateur wrestling background and is commonly referred to as quite possibly the greatest professional wrestler ever, the things that are working against him here are his total hip replacement that he actually wrestled with and and the fact that he simply cannot handle the Power of Positivity. New Day gonna bring the booty here.

    My vote hereby goes to Kofi. And this is coming from a guy who would vote Hornswoggle over Andre the Giant just for the hell of it.
     
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  6. NSL

    NSL Life's A Bitch, And Then You Mosh

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    This. Kofi couldn't even get a legitimate shot at a world title when there were two belts and no one else worthy of winning them. Thesz is a legend that will be revered for as long as wrestling is around, while Kofi will be forgotten not long after he retires.
     
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  7. Rainbow Yaz

    Rainbow Yaz Sing about me, I'm dying of thirst
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    If Randy Orton wasn't a fucking shit head, Kofi would have been a world champion. You don't get to hold 12 different WWE titles without being something special, and Kofi is just that.

    Plus this would be an unfair fight with Big E and Xavier running interference. This will be no walk to Thesz.
     
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  8. NSL

    NSL Life's A Bitch, And Then You Mosh

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    All those tag titles that Kofi has built up are in a tag division that is weaker than it ever has been. And, if any of those singles title reigns were worth anything, he would have gotten a real chance at one of the top belts. He was in the Elimination Chamber, and some multi-man matches, but purely so he could do high spots and get out of the way for the finish.
     
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  9. BringThePain834

    BringThePain834 Getting Noticed By Management

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    Lou Thesz cannot match up to any rainbows, trombones, tricep meat, unicorns, or Booty-Os, so really, this is gonna be a field day for Kofi and rightfully so.
     
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  10. NSL

    NSL Life's A Bitch, And Then You Mosh

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    If you mean it will be a Field Day, because everyone gets a participation ribbon, then I agree.

    Kofi is fun to watch...sometimes...but he's just not in the same league against someone like Thesz. Kofi's career has been made by losing to guys who are on their way to the top.
     
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  11. Rainbow Yaz

    Rainbow Yaz Sing about me, I'm dying of thirst
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    Name one boring Kofi Kingston match. He consistently goes out and puts on solid matches when given time. Then name one Lou Thesz match that doesn't look like black and white gay porn.

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    See that gif, that gif is more entertaining than Thesz and his STF on Verne Gagne.

    Oh and for the record my school didn't give out shit for Field Day, even when my 7th grade class won.
     
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  12. NSL

    NSL Life's A Bitch, And Then You Mosh

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    I didn't necessarily state that his matches were boring. And most of his matches, before New Day, that didn't occur on PPV, were pretty bread and butter, if you ask me. Heel dominates, Kofi makes a comeback, Trouble In Paradise/Boom Drop, match over. It was almost like it was the same script, move for move, just with different bad guys.

    Not my fault your school doesn't like you. Most schools I've known of, from either attending them, or having kids there, give out a ribbon to every kid.
     
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  13. Rainbow Yaz

    Rainbow Yaz Sing about me, I'm dying of thirst
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    Most of his matches that were in the ten minutes and under catagory did follow that script by and large, my fandom isn't blinded by that. I would still rather watch Kofi do that than watch Thesz dry hump Buddy Rogers for an hour.



    Yeah well....at least I have hair!
     
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  14. NSL

    NSL Life's A Bitch, And Then You Mosh

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    I never said Thesz was fun to watch lol But he's so much better than Kofi, that it doesn't matter how much he bores me, he's still getting my vote.

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  15. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

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    I admire Yaz's efforts, but no. Thesz is a much superior worker to Kingston in every way imaginable. That being said, Kingston could and probably should be so much more, he just hasn't been. He is the best midcarder of the last 10 years, but Thesz may well be the best main event wrestler of the last 100.
     
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  16. Bernkastel

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    I'm not going to put in a whole lot of effort into this one because it's pretty obvious that Thesz wins. He was one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time. Kofi is entertaining as part of the New Day, and they are one of my favorite parts of the show. But it isn't enough. And to anyone else taking this tournament seriously, they know it's not enough.
     
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  17. nightmare

    nightmare ...7, 8, Better stay up late...

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    By the power of Greyskull, The Tri-Force and the golden rule book of this tournament..... Kofi Kingston wins.


    Does that upset you? Are you mad? You know who isnt upset? Kofi. P. O. P. wins this one, well and a little help from his friends. Kofi is part of a team that is always looking out for eachother in order to win a match. Rules state that The New Day would be allowed at ringside here & anyone that thinks they would not be a factor that leads to a win- has clearly not been paying attention to WWE television.


    Yes, Thesz is a badass. A legend for good reason. He is also human & would be distracted by Francesca so much that he would probably break her in half. While Xavier is screaming at the ref while holding her broken body, Big E and Kofi go to work. The rest is as recorded history will show to be fact. Kofi picks up a win because Thesz has no friends & being lonely is not only booty, but it makes you a loser.
     
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  18. Deoxyribonucleic A.C.I.D.

    Deoxyribonucleic A.C.I.D. Kamehamehaaaaa!!

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    Thesz should win this one, even if we're in the Cena region. The man invented wrestling moves like the Thesz Press and the STF, the original powerbomb and the German Suplex (wiki).

    He's in 7 different Hall of Fames and has held 31 different championships! He did that in an era where it wasn't so easy to be a wrestling champion.

    How can Kofi walk through that man? He can't. Lou wins.

    Kofi can have a strong run with the New Day in the Tag Team WZ Tournament. (There was one, wasn't there?)
     
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  19. tdmoon

    tdmoon Pre-Show Stalwart

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    Thesz is one of the-if not the-greatest wrestlers of all-time, in any promotion. Kingston isn't even one of the best wrestlers of his time in his current promotion. This took about thirty seconds to write and the match wouldn't take much longer than that.

    Thesz beats Kingston in a Saturday morning Superstars-type squash.
     
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  20. enviousdominous

    enviousdominous Behold my diction

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    I... really really want to vote Kofi on this one, but I won't.

    If Kofi Kingston ever fought Lou Thesz, I would be 100% on Kofi's side in terms of boos and cheers. But realistically; Lou would break Kofi in half if he got out of line, and this would just be a way to show Lou's future opponents that he can adapt to any fighting style.

    This would be amazingly entertaining, and end mercifully with Lou winning. I really hope I'm wrong on this, but my vote is for Lou Thesz.
     
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  21. Rainbow Yaz

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    I'll remind everyone that Kingston can be a tough customer in the ring as well. He once gave Miz a concussion when he kicked him too hard with Trouble in Paradise.

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    I hate this line of thinking. If I can be real for a minute, I hate when people suggest that Wrestler A is better than Wrestler B because Wrestler A would legit kick his ass and could shoot on him.

    It gets brought up at least once a year, usually by guys who like to dick wag about their old school knowledge, that guys like Thesz would just shoot on a guy like Kofi for his flippy shit. If you legit shoot on a guy, that makes you an asshole and an unfit professional. Its why Perry Saturn ended up calling a mop his girlfriend. I don't care how much of a shooter a guy was, this isn't a shoot tournament, it is a pro wrestling tournament. In pro wrestling, you protecting your opponent is your number one job. That's why a guy as talented as Teddy Hart can't find consistent work because he goes into the business for himself too often.

    If we had a shoot fighting tournament, we could just argue between Brock and Josh Barnett each year.
     
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  22. nightmare

    nightmare ...7, 8, Better stay up late...

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    Can anyone voting for Thesz tell me how he would be able to overcome the power of positivity? My proposed scenario seems legit, yet all anyone is saying is that Thesz is old school & made up some moves. How do those things combat these 3 unicorn enthusiasts?
     
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  23. The Brain

    The Brain King Of The Ring

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    I don't like to vote for guys that have to rely on interference to win. If you can't justify a win for your guy without relying on others you should probably vote for the other guy. I'm not saying everything has to be squeaky clean. If a wrestler is usually successful in breaking the rules so be it, but I need something better than strength in numbers to put an inferior wrestler over. Just my thought.
     
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  24. NSL

    NSL Life's A Bitch, And Then You Mosh

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    The fact that the voting, right now, is 13-7, is absurd. Kofi should not be that close to Thesz. I can see him getting some votes because of his current shtick, but as Brain said, it's hard to vote for a guy who would need help and can't win it one-on-one. Thesz should be running away with this one.
     
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  25. enviousdominous

    enviousdominous Behold my diction

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    I most certainly don't pretend to hold a candle to anyone's level of old school knowledge, and my well documented penis envy has nothing to do with any of this. It's a little difficult to argue on behalf of voting for Lou Thesz without citing an aspect of his entirely "old school" career.

    I'm weighing a lot of factors here, so please don't let one of my more obtuse statements fool you. I'm a Kofi mark, obviously not as much as you but then that's not saying much.

    Due to what's very likely to be bad booking, Kofi hasn't proven to me that he's where he needs to be to beat a guy like Lou Thesz. Yes, this is coming from the guy who railed on endlessly that Earthquake should beat John Cena and I realize I'll never be fully absolved for doing that.

    I admire your passion, but I'm not ashamed for voting for Lou Thesz.
     
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