Yeah, I'm not going to lie, I absolutely expected this one to be close, for the simple reason that people see Randy Orton, and will be like, "OMG, he's the best wrestlerz going today!" Sad fact people; the only of Randy Orton's wins that measure up to anything Terry Funk has done for the business is Triple H, and John Cena. Even then, he's lost plenty of times to these guys to prove that he isn't nearly as dominant as the WWE would portray him. He's a good wrestler in a watered down version of the WWE, people. He's quite possibly the worst champion this side of The Undertaker, and for that matter, always seems to come up short in the big matches, when it's most important. His loss to Triple H at Wrestlemania absolutely cemented his legacy in wrestling: a good hand who will never be seen as the face of the company, and when push comes to shove, he will come out of a big time match with the loss. And the instances in which he does win big matches, he immediately jobs right back to the person he just beat, nullifying any importance placed on the previous victory. Beating John Cena would be a great feat, if he didn't continuously job right back to him within a month, losing the WWE Title in the process. And, for that matter, while Triple H, Cena, Batista, The Undertaker, etc. have all beaten Orton clean in the middle of the ring, in a one on one match the same can not be said for Randy Orton. The closest he's ever come was beating Triple H at last year's Backlash, in a six man tag team match. Terry Funk, meanwhile, is a legend who, unlike Orton, has a legacy as a fantastic champion, and one of the legitimately greatest wrestlers in the history of professional wrestling. Many people say that Randy Orton is the next Steve Austin: I say that Terry Funk was Austin before Steve Austin was even sperm. Terry Funk has the very rare ability to both play the sympathetic face, and the crazy heel. As a matter of fact, Terry Funk may very well be the greatest heel of all time. His promo's make Randy Orton's robotic voice sound like robotic coils of dog turd, and he puts on matches that Randy Orton could never even think to top. Do you think that Randy's match with Mick Foley was hardcore? How about you take a good look at what a real hardcore legend is capable of... [YOUTUBE]d7llquRz5ik[/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE]65bjJSe3eig&feature=related[/YOUTUBE] Great, which makes it even worse that those that have really watched Terry Funk know that he's actually a better technician than he is a hardcore wrestler. His matches with Jack Brisco were always great, even his match with Dory Funk was a great match to watch, from 1981. But perhaps his best work came with Ric Flair, in 1989, in one of the first matches my father ever let me watch with him. It was a tape in 1994, and sure, it was a bit grainy, but it was the greatest match I've ever seen, bar none. The man can work a good match with anybody. And as for promos? Terry Funk may be the best interview in the history of wrestling. The way that mean speaks sends quivers down grown men's spines. He can cut a promo like no one else, and can cut effective promos, both as a heel and a face. While Orton's promos are so generic, you pray for something, anything else to happen to cut him off, Funk puts absolute raw emotion into whatever is left of his body. Take a good listen to this promo that caused me goosebumps that have yet to subside. [YOUTUBE]cFfNWJaSTwU[/YOUTUBE] Say what you will, but Randy Orton is the most overrated wrestler in wrestling today. He is merely an ok wrestler in an otherwise poor talent pool. Funk, however, wrestled at a time when the absolute best were around. Race, Flair, Steamboat, Brisco, Foley; you name it, the man has worked with them all. He's more varied than any other wrestler of his time, and has put more heart and soul in this business than any else ever has. Don't be a sheep, and vote for the better portion of a mediocre era. Vote for one of the greatest, in an era of greatness. Vote for Terry Funk.