WWE Region, Chiyoda Subregion, Second Round: (8) Misawa vs. (24) Gorgeous George

Discussion in 'WWE Region' started by klunderbunker, Mar 23, 2015.


Who Wins This Matchup?

  1. Mitsuharu Misawa

  2. Gorgeous George

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  1. klunderbunker

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

    Jan 8, 2007
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    This is a second round match in the WWE Region, Chiyoda Subregion. It is a standard one on one match held under WWE Rules. It will be held at Budokan Hall in Chiyoda, Japan.



    #8. Mitsuharu Misawa



    #24. Gorgeous George

    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.
  2. FunKay the Inevitable

    FunKay the Inevitable People Like Me, We Don't Play

    May 11, 2008
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    Misawa. He's Japan's greatest wrestler in regards to classic matches and rarely travelled outside of the country as a result. He's a local mega-star who rarely loses. He's regarded as one of the greatest wrestler's of all time, and revered in Japan especially. Gorgeous George is a superstar and hugely influential in his own right, but we're in Japan where he will be hamming it up some as public enemy number one and taking the subsequent fall to the local hero. Japan is the key here. Misawa drops the Gorgeous one of his head and vanquishes the evil forces to move on.
  3. Tastycles

    Tastycles Turn Bayley heel

    Jun 16, 2008
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    Argh, I think both are worthy winners, and Misawa will go through as it's in Japan, but I'll be voting for George. For me, I haven't watched much Misawa and even less George, and I can't speak Japanese so there are lots of things which are hard to compare, so I'm going to go a bit left field. Misawa is a huge influence on the internet favourites like Bryan and Punk, whereas George influenced literally every heel since himself, at least indirectly. Either could win, but I'm voting George.
  4. Dmbfantomas

    Dmbfantomas Bald Billy was Better

    Aug 30, 2011
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    I gotta go Misawa here. At a neutral site it would be a lot closer, but I'd probably still go Misawa. I just feel that his overall accomplishments in the ring were stronger.

    This is no knock on Gorgeous George though. Just a victim of poor seeding. Good wrestler, and monumentally important. Misawa just fits the bill a little bit more though.
  5. Mr. Artistic guy

    Mr. Artistic guy Better Off This Way

    Sep 28, 2010
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    I appreciate that Misawa is probably going to be the go-to vote here because of the proportional success relative to the catchment area, but I've never thought much of him personally.

    I'm sure that for the Japanese market, Misawa was the right fit. But my heart and mind tell me that George is much closer to what a wrestler should aspire to be. He did a lot with less and is remembered still today for his incorporation of his gimmick as a stand-out feature. He has a legacy that lives in the minds of the fans and students of the game, and I think he's not badly matched here.

    I'm voting George.
  6. Bernkastel

    Bernkastel Reaper of Miracles
    E-Fed Mod

    Jul 3, 2006
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    Mitsuharu Misawa was one of the biggest wrestling stars in the 90's. Period. He had comparable popularity to Rock and Austin in the States. AJPW and NOAH were not small time promotions. They were huge companies working major markets, and they were pulling in the same sized audiences that the WWE had been even during their peak. WWE had better marketing, sure. But I'm sure AJPW could have made millions too if they had marketed a Misawa tee shirt with a cool skull on it.

    I can understand the arguments for George. He was one of the most popular and influential wrestlers of all time. And as far as gimmicks go he was the most parodied performer of all time. And IMO nobody did it better than the original. However George did not have the longevity as a top star that Misawa had, he did not have the consistency, and he did not have the accolades either. I'd be voting for Misawa even if the location was more neutral, but I'm sure that will influence most of the votes regardless.

    Voting Misawa.
  7. Kermit

    Kermit the Frog

    Jan 31, 2011
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    Disclaimer: I won't pretend that I have in-depth wrestling knowledge about a wide range of superstars. So, I'm going to perform my voting a little differently. There will be 127 matches in total in this tournament. I've comprised a list of 63 random 1v1 events. I'll randomize the list and base my vote off the results of who I think would win the selected event with my odd logic.

    This event: Rockwall Climbing

    Logic: Neither of these guys look ready to climb a wall. Judging by the names alone, I'm going to guess that Gorgeous George has well-manicured hands. He probably wouldn't want to break a nail. Mitsuharu Misawa looks like he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. Misawa wins, but he is heaving and breathing heavily the whole entire way.

    Winner: Mouthwash Misawa

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