Rock Region, Birmingham Subregion, First Round: (14) Booker T. vs. (19) The Miz

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Who Wins This Match?

  1. Booker T.

  2. The Miz

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  1. klunderbunker

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

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    This is a first round match in the Rock Region, Birmingham Subregion. It is a standard one on one match. It will be held at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

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    #14. Booker T.

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    #19. The Miz



    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.
     
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  2. SSJPhenom

    SSJPhenom The Phenom of WZ

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    Don't sleep on the Miz. He headlined Wrestlemania 27 with and defeated John Cena. He is a former WWE Champion and he hasn't done a damn thing noteworthy since Wrestlemania 27.

    Booker T is a 5 time, 5 time, 5 time, 5 time, 5 time WCW Champion and a one time World Heavyweight Champion. A title run in which he was named the champion of champions when he beat the WWE Champion John Cena and the ECW Champion Big Show in a Triple Threat Match. Booker T is actually one of the very few that came to the WWE from WCW during the Invasion Angle and made something of himself. He also had his Wrestlemania moment against Triple H at Wrestlemania 19 and he's faced a plethora of other big name stars as well. People like Austin, The Rock, Cena, 'Taker, etc. Bigger names than the Miz has faced. At the end of the day, Booker T is the better professional wrestler than the Miz.

    Vote Booker T. NOW CAN YOU DIG THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. Jack-Hammer

    Jack-Hammer YOU WILL RESPECT MY AUTHORITAH!!!!
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    While I'm pretty sure Booker T walks away with the win, I'm voting for Miz because, frankly, Miz has always entertained me a helluva lot more than Booker T ever did.

    Some people flat out hate Miz, though I've always liked the guy. I've cooled on him in recent years because...well how can you not when he hasn't really been a relevant player in a good 3 or 4 years, maybe longer? In 2016, from the standpoint of matches and as a character, I thought he delivered the best year of his career and he gets legitimate heat. I also like Miz as he's one of these guys who some fans still feel "doesn't belong" because he didn't bust his ass on the indy circuit for 10 or 12 years. Miz will never be viewed as an all time great in the ring, though he often does have good matches, but he's always been a fun heel to dislike.

    Booker T is someone who's fit in well in either the mid-card, tag team or main event pictures. Personally though, I always felt he was at his best in the mid-card or tag team pictures. His main event run in WCW came about when WCW was unwatchable and was literally about 8 months from going down the drain and the whole King Booker thing about 10 years or so back, while entertaining at times, was hard to take seriously.

    Personally, I look at both of them as a couple of strong upper mid-card guys who've accomplished a lot. While I think Booker will ultimately get the most votes, I can legitimately see Miz scoring a win, especially if Maryse distracts him just long enough for Miz to put him in the SCF.
     
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  4. OYDK

    OYDK King Of The Ring

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    I'm going with Booker T; when it's all said and done he's going to be the bigger and more memorable name unless Miz pulls a couple more World titles out of his ass. Booker T was one of the most purely entertaining wrestlers of his era in my opinion and could make almost anything work, whether it was playing an English king as World champion or being teamed up with Goldust and becoming the hottest tag team in the company.

    Miz's title reign is often ridiculed as one of the worst of the modern era and Mania 27's main event isn't necessarily touted as one of the best. Miz is a good pro-wrestler, at this point he's becoming really good, but Booker was great. Who else could get the damn Spinaroonie over like Booker did? Miz found it difficult to differentiate himself in an era of nearly 0 roster depth, Booker had to compete with the likes of Austin, HHH, Rock, Angle, Jericho, Brock, etc. and still managed to become one of the more entertaining acts of 02-03.

    Vote Booker.
     
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  5. Bernkastel

    Bernkastel Reaper of Miracles
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    If Mania 27 had been more successful, and Miz had proven himself to be a good, consistent draw moving forward, I would have voted for him. All 5 of Booker's reigns came during the dying days of WCW. He was a popular champion, but his star power wasn't enough to keep the company afloat. He mostly held the same position on the card in WWE that the Miz has had these past few years, though Booker arguably saw the main event more often. And he did have that world champion reign on Smackdown, so there's that too.

    Miz is far better than many fans are willing to admit. He's an upper mid carder that's regularly tasked to keep the mid card belts alive. And he did a great job elevating the IC title recently. But that's it though, Miz feels like a upper mid carder that occasionally main events. Booker T felt like an upper mid carder that main evented often. Booker had a number of high profile main event feuds while Miz has only had a handful. That enough for me to throw my vote to Booker T.
     
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  6. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

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    The Miz attacking Daniel Bryan verbally on Talking Smack last year is one of the best heel promos for an absolute age. Like all good heels, he said things that were true, but was enough of a dick about it to make you think he was in the wrong. Miz is a true heel, and maybe the WWE's only one at the moment. He has consistently put in a good shift wherever he has been on the card. Booker T is kind of similar I suppose in someone that maybe didn't reach the heights that they perhaps deserved. I know he won 5 WCW titles, but Jeff Jarrett won 4 at the same time, which should give some clue as to the state of play back then. Booker winning here is no travesty, but The Miz's mic skills are better than anything Booker has in his arsenal, so as such I think he's better.
     
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  7. Dmbfantomas

    Dmbfantomas Bald Billy was Better

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    The Miz is the last great true heel that there will ever be. Miz ran into every obstacle he could backstage, and he ran them the fuck over. He's on my personal Mt. Rushmore of heel promo men, and he has only gotten better.

    Booker T is a 6 time champion, but his title reigns were all butt. All of them. The two most memorable moments of his career are getting the shit kicked out of him in a supermarket in the most overrated segment in WWE history, and calling Hogan the N word on accident.

    For the first time ever, I'm voting against a guy that was in Ready to Rumble. Vote Miz.
     
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  8. enviousdominous

    enviousdominous Behold my diction

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    This is what happens with you find a stranger in the Alps! Also, this is what happens when mid-ranked seeds go up against each other.

    I'm torn, but I'm going with The Miz.

    It pains me to have to make a decision here, because I believe that Booker T was never truly allowed to live up to his potential and I believe that Miz eventually lived up to his potential after a pretty long grace period.

    If I'm going with what each man has accomplished and the impact of those accomplishments, I have to go with Miz. Miz came to prowrestling for the wrong reasons, he pissed off the wrong people, but in the end he persevered like nobody else I've ever seen and now he's making the Raw heels look like a bunch of poser wannabes.

    Booker T could have been a thousand times bigger than what he was, but I feel that he was constrained by "social" barriers and that when WCW finally utilized him as a world champion he was marketed as a knock-off of The Rock. His time in the WWE was made to make him look weak for being a WCW mainstay and also to make him look fucking stupid because that's the WWE for you.

    I hope Miz makes it through, but I'll be happy either way.
     
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  9. nightmare

    nightmare ...7, 8, Better stay up late...

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    Your first statement makes the world sad. Especially when Orton & Owens are around.

    The rest is meh. Miz has been solid as the sneaky mid card heel, but he maybe gets one small world title run & that is likely it. Sniffing around the main event every few years is vastly different than running with the ball multiple times, in multiple companies.

    Booker has been great at every role except at the announcers desk. He was the man trying to hold up the rubble of WCW after having great matches for the mid card and tag straps, he came into enemy territory & became a big part of the transition phase before moving on to many great moments regardless of his role.

    He just has more in the bag that is worth remembering & Miz only has those every few years. Just not enough for me.
     
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  10. Spidercanrana

    Spidercanrana Should've Reinstated The Fox
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    Fairly certain Miz was close to fading into obscurity if not for his most recent IC run. As much as I like Miz and believe he's underrated, he has not had a consistent career in the WWE. Booker T has always jumped around from the midcard to the Main Event if need be. I don't recall a time where he was just there to improve newer talent. He has a personality unlike any other superstar before him, a look that is entirely his, and a much stronger career. I don't feel I can say the same for Miz. The Miz was an afterthought WWE Champ on the weakest Wrestlemania card in a long time.

    I have to go with Booker T, because he's awesome.
     
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  11. Lowdown

    Lowdown Ooh baby I like it roooaaaaw!

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    I'm on record as saying that Miz is one of the most boring cats I've ever witnessed in wrestling, along with CM Punk. This dude is annoying as hell to me, even though his schtick garnered him some heat. Booker on the other hand had talent in the tag team ranks and on his own, and would mop the floor with Miz.

    Booker all day.
     
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