TNA Match 4: The Rock and Sock Connection vs. Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho

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Rock N Sock Connection vs. Benoit and Jericho

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  1. Shocky

    Shocky Kissin Babies and Huggin Fat Girlz

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    All matches take place inside of the six sided ring.

    The Rock N Sock Connection is the team of the Rock and Mankind from 1999.

    Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho are from 2001.
     
  2. jpfizzle

    jpfizzle Pre-Show Stalwart

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    Tough, tough, tough decision, and so far this match is the one I would most like to see, Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho get the nod which is odd because I am a big Rock and Foley mark. The Rock and Foley though will be remembered more for there segments than their actual matches, The Rock's this is your life and then the rock having all the roster threaten to walk out should Foley not be reinstated. Chris Jericho and Benoit on the other hand beat the two man Power trip for the titles, a feat Undertaker and Kane couldn't do... AND maintain the titles in TLC 3 against the vetrans the hardys and dudleys and edge and Christian in one of the best TLC matches ever!
     
  3. klunderbunker

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

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    This could almost main event a PPV and easily a Raw. All former world champions, both tag champions. Wow I don't know where to go. I think at the end of it all though, the Chrises take it. Benoit made Rock tap before, and They both have pinfall finishers for Foley. After 22 minutes, the Rock and Sock go down to Benoit and Jericho in a great match.
     
  4. FoleyIsGod

    FoleyIsGod Hardcore Legend

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    Im a huge Benoit mark, but I do not think they would beat the Rock of 1999. He had awesome promos, fantastic moveset and the crowd lapped him up.

    I feel Benoit worked better with Angle than Jericho, leading to that awesome fued bbetween them, Edge & Rey & Los Gurreros.

    Jericho would surely have been better paired with lance Storm to relive thier SMW days
     
  5. joker76

    joker76 Dark Match Winner

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    I would never vote for Chris Benoit for anything. Besides The Rock is better than both Jericho and Benoit. Nod goes to Rock and Sock for me.
     
  6. justinsayne

    justinsayne Cody Rhodes is an excellant

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    Jericho/Benoit get my vote here, I saw this match up this morining before I went to work and have been thinking about on and off it all day, and finally came to the conclusion that Jericho/Benoit are the better team, for me it came down to the fact that Rock N' Sock were mostly known for their backstage segments & Promos, they were also a team that for the majority of their run Rock wanted nothing to do with Mankind, Jericho/Benoit were both on the same page their entire run and beat the SCSA & Tripe H for the tag titles, and they did this after winning a tag team turmoil match the night before, a night where Benoit wrestle twice with his first match being a #stages match with Angle, that in itself is an impressive feat in my book, this would be a fucking awesome match but I just think Jericho/Benoit would come out on top in this one
     
  7. Skullz Crack'Em

    Skullz Crack'Em Celtic Warrior

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    This would be an interesting match to say the least. The Rock N Sock Connection oozes charisma and are great at making comebacks, but Jericho and Benoit are the more constructed tag team, and they have an excellent double team finisher which is a simultaneous Crippler Crossface and Walls of Jericho. With that said, my vote goes to Jericho and Benoit.
     
  8. wwefan49

    wwefan49 Pre-Show Stalwart

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    I think Benoit and Jericho would be able to use the 6 sided ring better than Rock/Foley would. Also they were a better tag team. I'll go with Benoit/Jericho by pinning Foley.
     
  9. Dead Kennedy

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    Ouch, tough one. Well, I have to say Jericho/Benoit was one of the best tag teams of the Attitude Era, no doubt about that. Rock n' Sock was funny, but everyone knows Foley didn't exactly bring a hell of a lot of wrestling ability to the team. Benoit in his prime could out-wrestle the Rock, and Jericho would also come close.

    Basically, Jericho and Benoit's team have two good wrestlers, Rock n' Sock has one good and one average good wrestler. You go figure.
     
  10. FoleyIsGod

    FoleyIsGod Hardcore Legend

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    Yes, Benoit did a very bad thing.

    But this is not a popularity contest, its based on wrestling ability. And Benoit had shitloads of that
     
  11. joker76

    joker76 Dark Match Winner

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    Well I say F_ck Chris Benoit. The Rock was better than both Jericho and Benoit. Maybe Jericho and Benoit were a better team but Rock and Sock get my vote.
     
  12. Shocky

    Shocky Kissin Babies and Huggin Fat Girlz

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    Jericho and Benoit could out perform the Rock with one hand. The rock was atrocious in the ring. The only thing that saved him throughout his career was his amazing charisma and mic skills. Mick Foley was the work horse of this tag team, and arguable he was done at this point in his career. Benoit and Jericho from 2001 could out work anyone in the ring from almost any era.
     
  13. FoleyIsGod

    FoleyIsGod Hardcore Legend

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    I agree.

    I nipped into my dvd/video collection and watched a few matches with Benoit/Jericho as a team, then I watched the Rock N Sock connection team and sadly, the Y2J/Benoit team would wipe the floor with Rock and Foley. :(
     
  14. Father:_Polley

    Father:_Polley Fun's my Chinese neighbour's name

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    As much as I love Mick and the Rock...they didn't actually acheive, well, anything as a tag team other than making people laugh and putting on an awful WM match vs Evolution. Benoit and Jericho took titles off the Two Man Power Trip...a nice little acheivement and take on the comedy duo
     
  15. Y 2 Jake

    Y 2 Jake Slightly Autistic

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    A team of main eventers vs. a team of mid carders? Hmmm. Let me think.
     
  16. jpfizzle

    jpfizzle Pre-Show Stalwart

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    This match actually happened if you replace Rock and Sock with the two man powertrip and the result speaks for itself. Jericho and Benoit proved themselves as a tag team in at least two massive matches and you have to believe if it wasn't for Benoits injury they could have accomplished alot as a tag team, arguably this tag team could have been the pinnacles of there WWE careers had it run its course in my opinion. On the other hand the Rock will be remembered for the Rock, and Mankind for being thrown off the Cell and making the careers of some of the WWE/F's top stars.
     
  17. Y 2 Jake

    Y 2 Jake Slightly Autistic

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    Different match though innit Fizzle.

    If Benoit hadn't injued himself then it's more than likely we'd have seen a Benoit/Jericho feud, not a great tag team run.

    Benoit will be remembered because of murder, I have no idea what Jericho will be remembered for. Foley will be remembered for wrestling, The Rock for movies.

    Either way The Rock & Foley will live longer in the memory.
     
  18. Haner388994

    Haner388994 Pre-Show Stalwart

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    This match would be very exciting. During the build to this match people would definitely be taking sides the whole time. In the end, I think Benoit/Jericho would pick up the win by making Foley tap out to the Crippler Crossface Walls of Jericho. Eventhough, I really liked the Rock N' Sock Connection, Benoit/Jericho were much better in the ring than the Rock and Mankind were. Rock N' Sock was better as a comedy act than a tag team while Benoit & Jericho were a very good TAG TEAM.
     
  19. jpfizzle

    jpfizzle Pre-Show Stalwart

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    True, but would you agree that The Two man Power Trip would beat The Rock and Sock Connection, if you do then you can see where I was coming from. Benoit and Jericho beat two BETTER Main Eventers than these two.

    Alas, I can't argue, maybe it would, maybe it wouldn't we don't know, but that shouldn't take away from the match in hand.

    But the match isn't about who would be remembered for what, at the end of the day in the wrestling ring Benoit and Jericho could have out wrestled The Rock and Sock Connection regardless of there card position. They proved it against The 2 man Power tip and they beat off The Hardys, Dudleys and Edge and Christian in a Hell in A Cell... The Rock and Sock Connection never accomplised anything that big.

    Either way The Rock & Foley will live longer in the memory.[/QUOTE]
     
  20. Frank the Frowner

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    For me, it comes down to this, because I liked both teams equally... however, if I were a wrestler who was successful in the WWE, I'd rather be dead than willingly work for TNA, so Benoit and Jericho get my vote.
     
  21. Slyfox696

    Slyfox696 Excellence of Execution

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    Let's see.

    The biggest name in wrestling during the biggest period for wrestling, tagging along with a surefire Hall of Famer, going against someone that wasn't even the most important character in his own World title feud, and someone who was a coward that killed his wife and son.


    Yeah, gotta go Rock N' Sock here.
     
  22. Y 2 Jake

    Y 2 Jake Slightly Autistic

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    When it's all said and done I think that The Rock & Sock will be proven to be the bigger team out of the Power Trip. Austin is bigger than The Rock & Foley, but Foley & The Rock are bigger than Triple H.


    Well The Rock ''N'' Sock had an alliance for years, but ok.



    Depends from what perspective you look at it from. Are you one of those slyfox fans who thinks it's all bassed on PPV buys and crowd reactions, or how much bumping you do to make your opponent look good.

    The Rock could get more heat than both just by raising his eyebrow. Benoit had to give himself serious neck and mental problems to get over.

    Other than holding tag titles, which is the point of a tag team. Being incredibly over, having a fan base, beating more than their fair share of top teams etc.
     
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    jpfizzle Pre-Show Stalwart

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    I agree for the most part, but throughout there reign as a tag team The Rock and Mick Foley were remembered for there segments. I was a big fan of theres and won't take anything away from either wrestler. The 2 man power tripe were all about the wrestling though, they were the two biggest stars in the company and held both the world title and the intercontinental title simultaneously with the tag titles. They should have been an unstoppable force and if Benoit and Jericho can go over them they should be able to go over the Rock and Sock connection. Perhaps it was a bad analogy on my behalf as we have gone off topic discussing who is better 2 man power trip or the Rock and Sock connection. The point I am making is that mid-carders can go over main eventers.

    I know this, and a succesful alliance at that, Batista and Rey Mysterio have had an alliance for years but that doesn't mean anything either. In there short run as a tag team it was all about the wrestling for Jericho and Benoit, whereas in the prolonged alliance of The Rock and Mick Foley, much of it was about the storylines and segments. Don't get me wrong, as singles wrestlers The Rock and Mick Foley crap all over Benoit and Jericho but that doesn't make them the better team. At the end of the day one could easily argue that The Rock and Mick Foley were a glorified manufactured team. As a unit I would argue that in there short time together Jericho and Benoit (AS A TEAM) acheived more in the wrestling ring than the Rock and Foley (AS A TEAM)

    No, not at all, I am one of those fans who just watch to be entertained, The Rock entertained me imensley as did Mick Foley, but I was more impressed by the wrestling skills of Benoit and Jericho. If this was a competition of who is the most over tag team then you're right The Rock and Sock Connection should win, but it's not, it's about who would win in a wrestling match.
     
  24. Y 2 Jake

    Y 2 Jake Slightly Autistic

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    Remembered for the segments for sure. But it's not like you can reel off a list of Benoit & Jericho matches that are significantly better or more memorable.

    Take HHH out of the picture and Austin beat them. King Of The Ring 2001.


    It means as a team, friends they'd have more trust and would work better together.

    Well storylines & segements are what drives the wrestling. It's part of the reason a lot of people can't think of a single thing Jericho & Benoit achieved as a team.

    It does when you've got two odd couple teams.

    You can't argue that at all. The Rock & Sock did more than Jericho & Benoit did. As singles, as teams, as main event wrestlers, as personalities outside of wrestling.



    Me too. Give me a Benoit match over a Rock one any day. But he still doesn't beat him.

    Not really. It's personal preference. People might say otherwise, but most of thetime it is.

    But in a wretling match it could go either way. But in a PRO-Wrestling match it's all Rock. In a Sports Entertainment match Benoit is left sitting on the ring steps.

    Also it looks like Foley will be the only one to have wrestled in a 6 sided ring, be that in a few weeks.
     
  25. jpfizzle

    jpfizzle Pre-Show Stalwart

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    TLC III was for me more memorable than any of the Rock and Sock connections matches, that's not because I'm a fan of big bumps, I just think to come into a match as unique as the TLC which the other 3 teams had experianced before and winning is a BIG feat. Beating Austin and Triple H is also more memorable especially as Trips and Austin went over Undertaker and Kane. Even the gauntlet they ran to earn a shot at the titles is more impressive (although not as memorable) considering that Benoit went 3 falls with Angle earlier in the night.


    Good point, I cant argue and I wont try.


    That's a clutching at straws factor, I could say something like, Benoit and Jericho needed to proove themselves against the big boys so they would step up there game and intensity.

    True, so I guess it comes down too is this about who is the best wrestling team, which I believe is Benoit and Jericho, or who is the more accomplished. We will never agree and quite rightly so... As you say it's personal opinion and if we all agreed we would never have had a debate. For me, I feel that even though they are less accomplished they would still out wrestle The Rock and Mick Foley. You feel that The Rock and Mick Foley would win because they were more over and were a team longer.


    But none of that matters in a one off match.



    One on one no.

    Yeah and our personal preference is diffrent, as I said above.

    So it comes down to wether we consider this a wrestling match or not. I see this torunament as wrestling matches, one off ones that most of which will never happen, thats why Benoit and Jericho get my vote but I can see why you give the nod to Foley and The Rock. As I say if we all agreed it wouldn't be much of a tournament.

    True, although out of the four I believe a 6 sided ring suits Jericho the most, and in the rock and sock connection he had no experiance of it.
     

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