What's up, ladies and gentlemen? My name is Eric Kanes and I am here to present to you Round 2 of the Henry Bracket.
In this bracket, we saw not only the closest matchup, but also the biggest blow-out, so there was definitely a wide spectrum of outcomes. Two of the outcomes might even be considered as upsets.
And without any further ado, which matches from Round 1 made it to Round 2? Let's find out:
1. Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage (WM 3) (72.2 percent)
8. Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle (WM 20) (27.8 percent)
2. Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart (WM 12) (48.6 percent)
7. Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels (WM 21) (51.4 percent)
3. Edge vs. Mick Foley (WM 22) (94.3 percent)
6. Evolution vs. Rock and Sock (WM 20) (5.7 percent)
4. Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho (WM 16) (58.3 percent)
5. Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior (WM 6) (41.7 percent)
All of these results look about right. While Michaels-Angle and Benoit-Angle-Jericho may not have had as much of an "impact on history" as Michaels-Hart and Hogan-Warrior, the better overall matches won. In terms of build-up, crowd reactions, and such? Sure, the other two could've won. However, the matches that won were much better worked and were true technical classics. Although, I was always impressed by Hogan's back raking. I was like, "Hey, my grandma can do that move!"
Edge vs. Mick Foley blowing out Evolution vs. Rock and Sock is not surprising considering that it was the much better match. Is it that Evolution vs. Rock and Sock was a bad match? Not at all. In fact I'd say that it was one of the best handicap matches of all time. However, Edge vs. Foley was simply better in every aspect.
The same thing applies to Steamboat vs. Savage defeating Angle vs. Guerrero. It's not that Angle vs. Guerrero was a bad match; Steamboat vs. Savage was just miles ahead.
Anyway, that's Round 1. Let's move on to Round 2 (and we're about to have one hell of a round).