Edge. Vader. Austin. Lesnar. This region gives us the most versatile bunch of guys in the regional semis. In Edge, you have a bit of a paper champion who has shown he has what it takes to "go" in gimmick style matches, such as TLC's, ladder matches, and hardcore matches. With Vader, you have a final four competitor from last year who just defeated two legendary SHW's in Andre and Big Show in a ladder match, and now he's hungry for his next victim. Austin is the tried and true fan favorite who usually bows out around this time in the tournament because of his lack of a specialty. In Lesnar, you have the "trendy" IWC pick this year with a guy who did it all in just 2 years, and bring so much power and agility to the table, it's frightening. I really do see Edge and Vader making it through to the tournament. Think about it - the two options for gimmick matches are Barbed Wire Ropes and Three Stages of Hell. Lesnar has never had experience with true hardcore wrestling, and to my knowledge has never come into contact with barbed wire. If the travel schedule took him out, how will he fare with barbed wire? Edge has dealt with Barbed Wire, and quite well, feuding with Foley. He knows how it feels - he'll be ready. Vader also defeated Foley in barbed wire ropes matches in Germany - the world famous "I can't believe I lost my fucking ear" match was Vader vs Foley, barbed wire. Vader won that match. With three stages of hell, the gimmicks are picked based on the wrestlers involved. Both Edge and Vader have specialty matches that doom their opponents. Edge has TLC / Ladder / HIAC, and Vader has Texas Death and Strap. What would Austin's specialty match be? A simple street fight? What would Lesnar's be? Freestyle wrestling? ECW will boo him off the map. I see Vader and Edge in the finals.