Int Region, SF Subregion, Second Round: (7) Rey Mysterio vs. (10) Chris Benoit

Discussion in 'International Region' started by klunderbunker, Apr 26, 2012.


Who Wins This Match?

  1. Rey Mysterio

  2. Chris Benoit

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  1. The Crock

    The Crock WOO!

    May 19, 2010
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    I'll take Rey Mysterio every day of the week. Chris Benoit was a great wrestler, but Rey Mysterio is better. Sure, Benoit is a great technician, but Mysterio is nearly just as good -- not to mention that Rey is more entertaining, more charismatic, and an overall better wrestler. Benoit is a midcarder, in essence. Don't let his World Heavyweight Championship fool you. Benoit was someone who could put up a good match for an up-and-comer, or even a veteran, but he would generally end up losing. I think he'd lose to Rey in this scenario too. Rey is one of the top guys in the WWE, he's achieved more and reached greater heights than Benoit ever did. Look at how long Benoit was on/near the top -- couldn't have been more than 6 months. What about Rey? He's been consistently near the top since his first World Heavyweight Championship reign. Sure, he went down and feuded for the Intercontinental Championship, but then he went on to feud for and win another World Heavyweight Championship. Rey has longevity, Benoit didn't. Benoit became nothing more than a fodder for young heels -- losses against Miz and MVP, among countless others, highlight that.

    The match would surely be competitive -- probably one of the best match-ups this tournament has produced to date, in terms of in-ring action -- but I think we'd see Rey utilize his speed and his athletic ability to pull the win out over Benoit. Rey's made a career out of beating people he "shouldn't" beat, he's made a career out of being the ultimate underdog -- Benoit would fit right into that. It would be a travesty for Rey to lose this match, as people just don't seem to understand how good he REALLY is. Rey deserves to win this over Benoit, I don't see any way around that.

    Vote Rey.
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  2. pumpkinking8987

    pumpkinking8987 PuMPKiNKiNG

    Mar 23, 2012
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    I cant do it... I want to vote for Benoit but as a father anyone that kills their kid is just someone i cant vote for. I know it has nothing to do with his In-Ring career, but people give credit to Hogan for bringing WWE mainstream and adding huge numbers of fans. I could argue that even though Benoit had a good In-Ring career he brought so much negativity to the sport that he doesnt deserve a vote.
  3. Miko


    Feb 18, 2008
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    Benoit was never the top guy, his World Title win is almost identical to Rey's, both men won the Rumble, both men lost a match so the other competitor could get in, both went on to win the Triple Threat regardless. Orton and Kurt, no less impressive than beating HHH and Shawn.

    Had Eddie not been champ on Smackdown and Lesnar still been around, Benoit would certainly have been Champ no. 2, in fact he still was, Guerrero was better than Benoit, Benoit was a transitional Champ, probably only so that HHH didnt have to drop the belt to Orton. He was playing second fiddle to the snooze-fest that was the HHH vs HBK fued. Rey at least was good enough to get another run.

    Who says his reign was poor though? He got beat up by big guys, thats what little guys do, still won when it counted with the belt on the line. WWE obviously saw something in him, they gave him a second run, he got more than one title reign in the same length of time as it took Benoit to get one title reign and then end up swinging from his gym equipment.

    You made the right choice, Rey is better.
  4. Cmills005

    Cmills005 Dark Match Jobber

    May 15, 2010
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    Coinflip of a matchup here. I'll say Mysterio because Beniot is used to being the undersized guy and he may struggle some with actually having a size advantage. I could easily be convinced to go Beniot here. But Mysterio had a slightly better career.
  5. Davi323

    Davi323 semi-retired from WZ

    Dec 29, 2007
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    This was a tough one for me. There was a long time where after Hogan and Steamboat, Chris Benoit was my favorite wrestler. I absolutely loved his wrestling style. I love guys that will just out wrestle the shit out of you. But, if I take Rey Mysterio in his prime, that guy could do things that as a fan primarily of American style wrestling, I had simply never seen before. This would be one of the most entertaining matches in this tournament, with counterholds to counterholds, each man capable of reversing just about everything the other did. In the end though, I think Rey would come out on top.

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