Flair Region, Lexington Subregion,First Round: (9)Bruno Sammartino vs.(24)Jack Brisco

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Who Wins This Match?

  1. Bruno Sammartino

  2. Jack Brisco

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  1. HBK-aholic

    HBK-aholic Shawn Michaels ❤

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



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    #9. Bruno Sammartino


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    #24. Jack Brisco





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  2. Bernkastel

    Bernkastel Reaper of Miracles
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    A shame that this has to be a first round match. Jack Brisco was a fantastic NWA champion. He defended and defeated all comers, he possessed a captivating personality, and brought credibility to the title with his legitimacy as a shooter. Brisco was a must see performer and a truly one of a kind athlete. I have nothing but praise for Brisco and would go into greater detail, but unfortunately he's outclassed here.

    Bruno had every bit the charisma and natural talent that Brisco possessed, but he was a much bigger drawing card and had far better overall appeal. The NWA wanted Bruno to be their world champion in the 60's, but he refused as he wouldn't be paid much more and his schedule would afford him no time off.

    Basically anything Brisco did as a competitor and as a champion Bruno did a little bit better. It's a tough decision but I will go with Bruno.
     
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  3. NSL

    NSL Life's A Bitch, And Then You Mosh

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    I usually hate agreeing with Ech when it comes to the tournament, but he's right here. Brisco was a hell of a champion, and it's a shame he got such a shitty draw, but the honest truth is that anything he did, Bruno did, and Bruno did it on a grander scale. The voting may not even be that close on this one, but it's a dream match for black and white TVs.
     
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  4. Rainbow Yaz

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    I hate agreeing with NSL on his agreement with Ech, but those guys are right. Brisco was a fine champion in the NWA days, as well as in Japan, but Bruno was a big star for multiple decades. He spent more time as champion than most guys do at a job. That alone deserves big merit.
     
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  5. Sai the Uganda Guy

    Sai the Uganda Guy I kno da wae

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    Brisco was great in his time, but Bruno was greater. Bruno had more longevity and accomplished more, and while an amazing match it would be between this pair, Sammartino would take this one. Sucks Jack has to go so early.
     
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  6. OYDK

    OYDK King Of The Ring

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    Can't vote against Bruno in this one. I like others, recognize Jack Brisco as a great NWA champion but he just can't match the starpower of Bruno. We're talking a man who held the WWWF title for 12 years combined. It's gonna take more than a Brisco to knock Sammartino out of this tournament.
     
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  7. Tastycles

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    Brisco was a solid NWA star and held the belt, but Sammartino was able to take a former NWA territory and put it in a position that it could ruin all the others. Sammartino was a much more charismatic individual and rightly is held in higher esteem. Brisco should probably have gone deeper, but c'est la vie.
     
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