ECW Region, Los Angeles Subregion,First Round:(3)Shawn Michaels vs.(30)Masahiro Chono

Discussion in 'ECW Region' started by klunderbunker, Mar 11, 2013.


Who Wins This Match?

  1. Shawn Michaels

  2. Masahiro Chono

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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 ECW Region, Los Angeles Subregion. It is a standard one on one match held under ECW Rules, meaning anything goes. It will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.



    #3. Shawn Michaels



    #30. Masahiro Chono

    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. IHW

    IHW WZCW's Brent Blaze

    Sep 19, 2011
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    Shawn Micheals is (arguably) the greatest professional wrestler of all time. I think so, and so do many people around here. He may not be number one seed in the tournament, but that doesn't take away from the fact that he is Shawn fucking Micheals. This is an easy win for him. The ECW Rules will benefit both men in different ways, but Micheals is know for being able to win in all circumstances. HBK for the win.
  3. MINISTRYrising

    MINISTRYrising Championship Contender

    Jun 27, 2012
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    I have to go with Shawn on this one, The guy is one of the greatest of all time and seems to thrive in any sort off matchup. Add that to Shawns quickness, Agilitie and Move set and this really is a no brainer.
  4. Teddy Irving

    Teddy Irving Pre-Show Stalwart

    May 31, 2010
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    Shawn Michaels is probably one of the few wrestlers that would break every wrestling fans top 5 of all time and it's not because he is overrated, so I can only see one outcome to this match and it's HBK walking away with the victory.

    The likelihood of Shawn going out of a tournament like this in the first round is nearly beyond believable. Some might say because of the Hardcore rules that Shawn loses some of his edge, but that is not the case the man has wrestled in nearly every type of match and come out on top in them. Hardcore or no Shawn wins this one.
  5. VictorySauce23

    VictorySauce23 I Win at Winning

    Feb 16, 2013
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    This is an easy win for HBK. Shawn has agility and technical skill. He is known to win in just about any match type you throw at him. ECW rules makes it easier for him and he wins with a Sweet Chin Music.
  6. Little Jerry Lawler

    Little Jerry Lawler Sigmund Freud On Ritalin And Roids

    Jun 17, 2008
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    Agility? Moveset? Are you sure we are talking about HBK? 95% of the wrestlers can do what he does in the ring in terms of agility and moveset. That's not going to convince me that he'll win.

    He's not in my top five.

    Point disproven.

    You know it makes it easier for Masahiro, too. Just throwing that out there.

    Technical skill isn't going to help him when he gets bashed in the face.
  7. klunderbunker

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

    Jan 8, 2007
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    Oh dear.

    Let's put that theory to the test. By saying 95% can match what he does, that means if I can find 6 or more wrestlers out of 100 that can't match him, you're wrong. Let's take at 100 of the wrestlers in this tournament and see if we can find 6 who are less agile than Shawn.

    Ken Shamrock
    Big Show
    Stan Hansen
    Bruiser Brody
    Lex Luger
    Billy Graham
    Abdullah the Butcher
    Big Daddy
    Dusty Rhodes
    Andre the Giant
    Ultimate Warrior
    Giant Baba
    Nikita Koloff

    I'll stop there without even getting into ECW and International for you as Shawn is more agile and has a deeper moveset than all of those wrestlers by far. Suggesting that 95% of wrestlers can match Shawn in agility is nonsense. We'll also ignore the fact that almost every wrestler of average size can do just about every move in existence, but that has nothing to do with wrestling skill whatsoever. It falls into the same argument of "Cena Sucks he only knows five moves."

    This sort of statement completely misses the point of the entire tournament. What you just said is "well I disagree with what you said but I'm too lazy and/or dense to actually say why so there." If you think Shawn is worse, explain why. That's the point of this thing.

    You know what makes it easier for Shawn? Experience in brawling and hardcore matches, such as the street fight against Diesel at In Your House 7, the first Cell match at Badd Blood In Your House, the no holds barred match with HHH at Summerslam 2002 and the first elimination chamber, all of which Shawn won.

    Now, what I'd like to hear from you and only you is Chono's experience in hardcore/weapons based matches. I want to see exactly how much you know about Chono's career. This should be entertaining.

    This is the other stupid idea that comes up every year. For some reason, people think wrestlers are just going to stand there while someone else hits them. Since we've already established that Shawn is more agile than a good deal of wrestlers in this tournament, it's safe to assume that he's going to move. Why you think Shawn is going to stand there and get hit with a Mafia Kick is beyond me, but then again most of the stupid things you say are beyond me.
  8. Little Jerry Lawler

    Little Jerry Lawler Sigmund Freud On Ritalin And Roids

    Jun 17, 2008
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    What displays of agility that HBK does that your average wrestler cannot do? Drop an elbow off of the top rope? Leapfrog? I never gave a damn about how many moves a wrestler does. Using HBK's moveset as a reason as why he would win is just a waste of time.

    I also never use his match at HIAC because Undertaker had him dead to rights until Kane interfered. That's not going to convince me to vote for him. As many a hardcore and/or weapon based match he's won, he's lost as well.

    I'm not one to use experience in a certan type of match as a basis of who would win. I never said I was even going to vote against HBK. Like I said before, his agility and moveset isn't going to convince me that this is a runaway like so many of you are claiming that it is going to be.
  9. klunderbunker

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

    Jan 8, 2007
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    We'll also throw in the ability to make it to the top and come off with ease and grace, which is what agility is. Sandman could do a Swanton Bomb. Jeff Hardy could make it look perfect. That's what agility is.

    And uh, who won in the Cell? And who won in the rest of those?


    Well that's because you're not that bright, which you've proven many times over the years in the tournament.
  10. Little Jerry Lawler

    Little Jerry Lawler Sigmund Freud On Ritalin And Roids

    Jun 17, 2008
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    We can go back and forth over this all day and night. I get it. You're a HBK fan and I'm not. It always seems to be an issue whenever I say something negatively about the almighty Shawn Michaels. That is never going to change. I never have and never will base one's ability to win a match based on an extensive moveset. I don't give a fuck about agility when it comes to a hardcore match. Those factors aren't going to convince me that Shawn is going to breeze through this match. We've seen way too many times where experience doesn't matter in any type of stipulation so I'm not going to say that HBK winning is a lock. HBK is going to win this one anyway so what's the point?

    Vote Chono.
  11. klunderbunker

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

    Jan 8, 2007
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    We've also seen a lot of examples where Shawn has used speed and agility to win hardcore based matches over bigger and stronger opponents. Granted that isn't the case with Chono, but apparently your idea is to vote against Shawn for the sake of some dislike of him, which is pretty ridiculous when everything you've given against him has been shot down. Also I'm still waiting on that list of Chono matches from you, although I'd assume you might have seen maybe five minutes of his matches at most and are voting for him because you've heard his name before.
  12. The Brain

    The Brain King Of The Ring

    Mar 8, 2009
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    I admit even though I put Chono on my list of 128 I haven't seen too much of him. What little I have seen I've liked. He's a great competitor but he's just not going to get by Shawn Michaels. Sure, Michaels has lost a lot in big matches but there's no way he's going out in the first round of this tournament. Michaels always steps up in big matches so there's no way he would be denied the opportunity of having more big matches in a tournament like this.
  13. 6timehitta

    6timehitta Big Papa Panty Droppa

    Nov 13, 2010
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    Chono is a great wrestler overall, but HBK is iconic for a reason. He makes it close and wins with a Sweet Chin Music outta no where.
  14. Brewski

    Brewski How Damn Good Am I?!

    Dec 19, 2011
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    I'll be honest, I don't know anything about chono. Not a single thing.

    If it were anyone but HBK who I know to win big matches I would bother to research but I jsut don't think theres anything that could convince me that chono could beat him.

    HBK Pin.
  15. Little Jerry Lawler

    Little Jerry Lawler Sigmund Freud On Ritalin And Roids

    Jun 17, 2008
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    You have me wrong, KB. I'm not even going to vote for this match because I do not know a whole lot about Chono. I'm not like Brewski who is going to vote for HBK even though he has never heard of Chono.

    I got to get ready for Benoit vs. Simmons. Who knows? Maybe HBK will face Benoit later on in this tournament. That will be fun.
  16. deem

    deem Getting Noticed By Management

    Apr 17, 2010
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    Chono is great. Like, really great. Shawn is my favourite of all time but I feared this would be a pretty significant round one hurdle - the guy has won the f G1 Climax five times! He's cleanly beat Lou Thesz (yh he was 74 years old, shhhh). He broke Goldbergs arm. In fact, outside of Muta, Fujinami, and maybe Ultimo Dragon, you'd struggle to find a Japanese wrestler with so much work in North America. Other than the ones that weren't huge in japan previously, like Yoko etc.

    Shawn's great though and I too think the stipulation is slightly in his favour. I think a guy before summed it up really well - Shawn is never booked to go out first round in a tournament like this. It'd be ridiculous. Next round vs Brock is a different story, but he has to get through here.
  17. Poop Master Flex

    Poop Master Flex Mid-Card Championship Winner

    Mar 1, 2008
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    Michaels would win this but I gotta say this would in no way be a walk in the park for HBK.

    I haven't seen a whole lot of Chono but from what I've seen he's pretty damn good, from what I've heard he's even better. I also remember Chono doing very well for himself in WCW during the early 90's so he definitely has quite a bit of experience in America.

    From an in ring standpoint though I can't say enough about Shawn Michaels, he really is incredible. He's not my favorite wrestler but I will never take away from his immense skill and pure awesomeness between the ropes. I could see Chono getting a decent amount of offense win but ultimately he would lose.
  18. Cena's Little Helper

    Cena's Little Helper Mid-Card Championship Winner

    Jul 1, 2008
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    This is flawed reasoning. You've based your argument on 100 out of at least 1500 wrestlers that have competed in significant companies throughout the history of professional wrestling. You just picked one hundred due to the fact that it serves as a base for percentages. List and name at least 76 wrestlers and then maybe this will hold weight.
  19. klunderbunker

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

    Jan 8, 2007
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    Here are 100 and I could certainly go on, but I think I've proven my point.

    1. Batista
    2. Ken Shamrock
    3. Raven
    4. Yokozuna
    5. Big Show
    6. Stan Hansen
    7. Bruiser Brody
    8. Lex Luger
    9. Billy Graham
    10. Abdullah the Butcher
    11. Big Daddy
    12. Dusty Rhodes
    13. Goldberg
    14. Andre the Giant
    15. Ultimate Warrior
    16. Giant Baba
    17. Nikita Koloff
    18. Iron Sheik
    19. Jake Roberts
    20. Terry Funk
    21. William Regal
    22. Dory Funk Jr.
    23. Mad Dog Vachon
    24. Kevin Nash
    25. Barry Windham
    26. Jeff Jarrett
    27. Bob Backlund
    28. Bubba Ray Dudley
    29. Larry Zbyszko
    30. Brock Lesnar
    31. Magnum T.A.
    32. Jerry Lawler
    33. Scott Steiner
    34. Pedro Morales
    35. Ric Flair
    36. Steve Austin
    37. Greg Valentine
    38. Bobo Brazil
    39. Bruno Sammartino
    40. Steve Williams
    41. Jack Brisco
    42. Mark Henry
    43. Taz
    44. The Miz
    45. Scott Hall
    46. Sgt. Slaughter
    47. Pat Patterson
    48. Ahmed Johnson
    49. Honky Tonk Man
    50. Godfather
    51. Mike Knox
    52. Gangrel
    53. Giant Haystacks
    54. Junkyard Dog
    55. Road Dogg
    56. El Canek
    57. Gorgeous George
    58. Terry Gordy
    59. Animal
    60. Ernie Ladd
    61. Hawk
    62. Jack Swagger
    63. Wahoo McDaniel
    64. Akeem
    65. Blackjack Mulligan
    66. Sandman
    67. Jim Duggan
    68. Ole Anderson
    69. Great Khali
    70. Kamala
    71. Abyss
    72. Billy Gunn
    73. MVP
    74. Tommy Dreamer
    75. Fit Finlay
    76. Ryback
    77. John Studd
    78. Killer Khan
    79. Ken Patera
    80. Mike Rotundo
    81. Original Sheik
    82. Wade Barrett
    83. Ronnie Garvin
    84. Brutus Beefcake
    85. Tommy Rich
    86. David Hart-Smith
    87. Ezekiel Jackson
    88. Rhyno
    89. Rikishi
    90. Al Snow
    91. Kevin Steen
    92. Ivan Koloff
    93. Dan Severn
    94. Matt Morgan
    95. Haystacks Calhoun
    96. Nikolai Volkoff
    97. Ron Harris
    98. Don Harris
    99. Garret Bischoff
    100. D-Von Dudley
  20. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

    Jun 16, 2008
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    I can see this argument has already descended into the ridiculous, so I'll keep this brief. Chono is one of the few Japanese stars that did something to enter the American wrestling fan's mind. One was winning the NWA title in the early 90s, as WCW was pulling away and later he was somehow involved with nWo for reasons I've never fully understood. So, he's got credentials.

    Michaels is definitely held in higher regard than he should be - he had some good matches but should never have been the main guy. At the end of the day, he was the main guy though and in that role, he pulled off a lot of successes in front of not very many people. I just think that given the location and the overall achievements of Michaels, I'm going with him.
  21. deem

    deem Getting Noticed By Management

    Apr 17, 2010
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    This is so silly. You think nineteen out of twenty are as agile as Shawn Michaels? I mean, you walk into a wrestling federation, line them up, and only one in 20 don't have as vast a moveset and are as agile as a prime HBK???

    I mean, this tournament is a who's-who of professional wrestling. Being SUPER generous to everyone, at least 66/128 instantly failed to compare. Thats's not including McGuinness/Joe/Mr Anderson/Jarrett/Snuka etc, which I think is hugely generous.


    Come along. This is mostly old, crippled Shawn too. I'd love to see Giant Baba do an Asai moonsault through an announcers table.

    It's hard to find a moveset video, nothing does it justice. This is a start though, I think you could handily find 100 more but I can't be assed and nor should anybody else.

    Again, I'd love to see any 300 pounder other than Taker and Vader with this diverse a moveset.

    You are trolling, don't understand percentages, or completely biased against Shawn here. There is no fourth option.
  22. Hollywood Naitch

    Hollywood Naitch The current reigning and defending

    May 27, 2010
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    Shawn Michaels is pretty much the total package when it comes to professional wrestling. He can do it all, including holding his own when it comes to matches involving weapons, as we have seen on numerous occasions over the years.

    Chono is no slouch, but he is no Shawn Michaels, who is one of the greatest of all time. This would be a pretty good match, but I can't see beyond a Michaels victory in this. He isnt going to go down in the 1st round.

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