WWE Calgary: Round 1, Match 6: #25 Umaga vs. #40. Konnan

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Umaga vs. Konnan

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  1. Bernkastel

    Bernkastel Reaper of Miracles
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    Xfear's probably going to be pissed at me for running down his hunnybun, but Konnan's technique is awful, the guys appeared in Botchamania almost as many times as The Sandman and Sabu. For such a large and agile man, Umaga hardly makes many mistakes, that's impressive.

    Konnan find much success in the WWE as Max Moon, but then again that's hardly an excuse. Eddie Fatu plays Umaga, a savage Samoan with no character depth and zero mic skills yet somehow Umaga has become a multiple time Intercontinental Champion, been involved in some great feuds and matches, and has tasted the main event scene on several occasions. Umaga can even make a squash match entertaining, and I personally don't know off very many outside of Kane and Undertaker who can do that for me.

    Umaga takes this one. This match occurring in the WWE region just gives Umaga that much more of an advantage.
     
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  2. Shadowmancer

    Shadowmancer I am The Last Baron

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    first off there is a huge difference in the rings that WCW and WWE use, WCW uses Cable and is 16' x 16', as opposed to the WWE who use rope and the ring size is 18' x 18'. This is where Umaga's offense works to its best advantage because the ropes and the size of the ring help with the running of the ropes. Umaga's moveset is based on running the ropes. And he flys around the ring like nobodies business. KB, you try taking a thumb to the throat, it would hurt.
     
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  3. Slyfox696

    Slyfox696 Excellence of Execution

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    I would like to vote for Konnan here, but I'm going to go with Umaga. Konnan was never a big enough star to get the "go over the monster" treatment that the WWE gives its biggest stars. Konnan, I believe, would fall under the "use him to build up the monster for another star to knock down".

    I do think that people are under appreciating Konnan's work though. Not his TNA days, where the guy could barely move, but he was a pretty darn fine wrestler in the 90s. But, I still have to go Umaga here.
     
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  4. IrishCanadian25

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    Oh, ok, thanks for clearing that up for us.

    Entertaining transitional US Champion. He's Raven without the hardcore reputation.

    Ah, Konnan getting the Sean Morley treatment I see.

    Agreed. But Umaga's got 100 lbs on Konnan and still moves almost as well as Konnan did. AND he hits harder.
     
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  5. THE Madcap

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    As much as I like Konnan, I'd say he's cannon fodder for the Bulldozer here. Pretty much a a squash match this one, after some brief offence, samoan drop, samoan spike. 1.2.3.
     
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