Second Round: Boston - Jimmy Snuka vs. Goldberg

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Who Wins This Matchup?

  1. Jimmy Snuka

  2. Goldberg

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  1. klunderbunker

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

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    This is a second round matchup in the Boston Subregion. The ring and arena are universal throughout the first round and the organization is not a factor. There is a 20 minute time limit. Vote using any criteria you like. Most votes in the poll at the end of the time period wins. In the case of a tie we will go off of the number of written votes. In the case of a second tie, both are eliminated. Assume one week has passed since the first match.

    Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.

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    Jimmy Snuka

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    Goldberg

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  2. Ferbian

    Ferbian Has Returned.

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    While Snuka has proved to be an incredible talent in the ring, able to wrestle amazing matches with many other legends, having held numerous, and I mean numerous titles in many different territories and promotions, also having given us numerous entertaining and memorable moments with the likes of Roddy Piper in Piper's Pit, and the many jumps off the top of cages.

    Yet, even with all these accolades, While I voted for Stu Hart last round cause Goldberg is legitimately helpless against submissions, Snuka isn't a submission specialist, or a submission guy all in all, he's a high flying talent, Goldberg would brutalize Snuka, and Goldberg's intensity would prove to help him greatly against Snuka, a spear while Snuka is diving off the top rope, the end.

    Goldberg wins this one.
     
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  3. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

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    There's very little to say. Goldberg ran wild over everyone bar the very finest in the business, and Snuka just isn't that. Couple in the fact that Snuka was perennially a popular but ultimately jobtacular midcard talent and you get a very obvious outcome here. Goldberg wins.
     
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  4. Jack-Hammer

    Jack-Hammer YOU WILL RESPECT MY AUTHORITAH!!!!
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    Not really much to say I don't believe. Goldberg was a monster in his day and scored some wins over some of the biggest stars in the history of the business. Hogan, Hall, Nash, Paul Wight, Ric Flair, Sting are some of the guys that Goldberg won decisive victories against. I'm not all that wild about Goldberg, I do think he's a bit overrated to be honest, but he did gain some big wins in his career.

    While I do respect Snuka and thought he could be pretty fun to watch in the ring, who the hell did he beat? Snuka against Goldberg would be somewhat reminiscent of Snuka taking on the Undertaker at WM VII. Snuka would be completely dominated physically and probably wouldn't even be able to take Bill Goldberg off his feet. Goldberg wins this match in 3 minutes or less.
     
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  5. Mantaur Rodeo Clown

    Mantaur Rodeo Clown X-Pac Rules

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    Tasty has pretty much said it as succinctly as you could, so I won't try to justify my vote too much more than saying there are only a handful of people in this tourney that could stand up to Goldberg's dominance, let alone beat him in a match. Jimmy Snuka, for all his merit and perhaps some of the moments of all time, is not one of these people.

    Goldberg moves on.
     
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  6. gd

    gd Plump, Juicy User

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    Goldberg eats him alive. Once again, glad to know that people aren't holding his recent faliures on celebrity apprentice against him, as its clear that Trump had an agenda against him. How else could you explain the early exit? Anyway, Snuka wasn't exactly anything special and Goldberg won a million matches in a row. Nuff said, homey
     
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  7. dd23beatlesfan1

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    I'm really surprised that I'm one of the only people that voted for Jimmy Snuka. Very interesting.

    I wonder if people here are thinking of this as Goldberg circa 1998 vs. Jimmy Snuka circa 1990, when he was in the twilight of his career jobbing to every guy on the roster. I really hope not, because if people are thinking of that Jimmy Snuka then they're really doing a great disservice to Jimmy Snuka.

    Goldberg was a big star no doubt, one of the biggest of the Monday Night Wars, but lets not forget that at one point in the early 1980's, Jimmy Snuka was one of the biggest stars in wrestling easily. I would say he was even more popular than Bob Backlund who was the world champion. Snuka helped to sell out Madison Square Garden many times during that era. If WWF hadn't gotten Hogan, Vince very well could've centered the WWF on Jimmy Snuka, that's how popular and over he was. And from what I understand was considering it too. At least I've heard of such. Don't know how true it is though.

    Snuka was also more talented in the ring. He was one of the earliest high flyers in the WWE and thus helped pave the way for high flyers. Now obviously he wasn't at the level of say Tiger Mask or somebody like that, but while Tiger Mask was a beautiful thing to watch in the ring, Snuka's flying body splash is still one of the most breathtaking moves in wrestling history if you ask me. Other than Randy Savage's flying elbow, it was the best high flying move of the WWF in the '80s if you ask me. Snuka was an innovator in that sense and inspired many greats to become wrestlers. Jimmy Snuka pretty much inspired Mick Foley to become a wrestler. That alone should give him strong consideration over Goldberg. I mean who has Goldberg influenced? What in wrestling has Goldberg influenced in reality? He was a big star no doubt and could've helped WCW perhaps regain their popularity, but it didn't happen. Wasn't his fault of course, but it still didn't happen. So other than Goldberg being a huge star for a few years, what impact did he leave on wrestling really? Was his impact as big as Jimmy Snuka? No way.

    Now I'm sure some people are saying, okay maybe Snuka was more important. Maybe he was a better wrestler. But in a kayfabe match, Goldberg would kill him. Possibly, but once again, we're talking both wrestlers in their prime. If Goldberg was taking on Jimmy Snuka circa 1990, then yes he would've been another victim of Goldberg's undefeated streak. But Jimmy Snuka circa 1982/1983 was one tough son of a bitch and withstood many of wrestling's toughest guys. Snuka back then was a complete savage and could dish it back to anyone. I really honestly think Snuka at his best could've given Goldberg a run for his money at the very least, if not flat out beat him.

    To me this matchup isn't much of a contest. Goldberg's only shot at winning really is if you're voting in a kayfabe match. And even that IMO isn't a sure thing for Goldberg.

    Snuka should win this matchup no matter what position you take on voting (unless you're more of a Goldberg fan and voting purely for that reason).

    Snuka gets my vote and should win. Although it doesn't look like that will happen.
     
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  8. D-Man

    D-Man Gone but never forgotten.

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    This can easily be considered a Monday Night Raw match that would happen at around 9:35 on the broadcast. In between backstage segments, the show's opening promo, and the 9:55 overrun match, Goldberg would need a formidable, yet easily beatable opponent to keep the show flowing... and that guy would be Jimmy Snuka.

    If you put these two guys in a match, it's like Evan Bourne facing Sheamus. Sure, we know that Bourne would get in some sick offense. Matter of fact, he might hit some flashy moves that would stagger the big guy. But in the end, the match would only really last about 5 or 6 minutes, ending after Snuka makes a mistake with one of his flashy moves and Goldberg capitalizes by spearing him into oblivion, followed by a Jackhammer.

    No brainer here... Goldberg wins.
     
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