Hogan Region, Rio Subregion, Second Round: (7) Edge vs. (23) Buddy Rogers

Discussion in 'Hogan Region' started by klunderbunker, Mar 25, 2017.


Who Wins This Match?

  1. Edge

  2. Buddy Rogers

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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 second round match in the Hogan Region, Rio de Janeiro Subregion. It is a standard one on one match. It will be held at the Carioca Arena I in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



    #7. Edge



    #23. Buddy Rogers

    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. Assume that the wrestlers are coming in fresh after their first round match.

    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. Bernkastel

    Bernkastel Reaper of Miracles
    E-Fed Mod

    Jul 3, 2006
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    The biggest argument for Edge is that he's a crafty heel that is capable of cheating his way to almost any kind of victory. Well Buddy Rogers was the same way. This was the guy that was known for faking heart attacks to get out of defending his world titles. Anything Edge is capable of, you ought to know that Rogers would be able to do the same.

    Rogers wasn't the type of travelling champion that many of the other NWA world champions were. He found most of his success as world champion wrestling for Vince in Capitol. But I don't see how that can be a mark against him when despite being an 11 time world champion, Edge only reigned for a combined 550 days. Several of his reigns were less than a month long, and many were forgettable. He was more remembered for winning titles; not holding and doing anything important with them. As a result, Rogers was a far better moneymaker than Edge ever was.

    Rogers was a very popular star in wrestling even before winning the NWA world title. His reputation and popularity was on the same level as Rocca, Thesz, and Gorgeous George. And that's on top of being one of the most influential figures in the industry. Everyone from Flair, Hogan, Savage, Michaels, and even Edge himself has taken a little bit from Rogers. Rogers was one of the first to dial sports entertainment up to a 10. Others have simply followed his lead.

    Vote Rogers. For his sustained popularity over 2 decades and his profound impact on the industry.
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  3. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

    Jun 16, 2008
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    Buddy Rogers was a pain in the arse, that is generally remembered in unfavourable terms by his contemporaries, particularly Lou Thesz. McMahon Sr. used Rogers' name to get his promotion off the ground, but never thought he was worth putting his stock in. Edge has had the career of a wrestling game story mode - building his way from the bottom of the card all the way through it to the top. There may be nobody who paid as much dues. In many ways they were comparable names in their respective days, but Edge managed to do it in an age with much more competition and exposure. Edge wins.
  4. BigBombB

    BigBombB Pre-Show Stalwart

    Nov 25, 2006
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    Edge was never "the guy". In some ways you could make an argument that a guy like Roman Reigns is already a bigger star than Edge was. Yes, Edge was popular, but he was never a great singles wrestler, he survived off of his E&C fame and a well timed "Rated R" gimmick. Buddy Rogers may pale in comparison to other legends but made enough history to edge out...well, Edge.

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