Last year around this time, I published articles that set up a bracket similar to that of the NCAA March Madness tournament—only with WWE superstars. I used current WWE superstars and let you, the reader, determine who the best current wrestler was. The winner last year was The Undertaker. Most of the matches were predictable, and I figured it would be the same this year. So, instead, I set up a bracket using WWE superstars from past and present in the same format to let you, the reader, determine who is the greatest WWE superstar of all time.
Here are the first-round matches:
No. 1) Bret Hart vs. No. 16) Rick Rude
No. 8) Chris Benoit vs. No. 9) Gorgeous George
No. 5) Roddy Piper vs. No. 12) John Bradshaw Layfield
No. 4) Randy Savage vs. No. 13) Animal
No. 6) HHH vs. No. 11) King Kong Bundy
No. 3) Harley Race vs. No. 14) Kevin Nash
No. 7) Jerry Lawler vs. No. 10) Ron Simmons
No. 2) Kurt Angle vs. No. 15) Dory Funk Jr.
No. 1) Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. No. 16) Killer Kowalski
No. 8) Bill Goldberg vs. No. 9) Brock Lesnar
No. 5) Ultimate Warrior vs. No. 12) Randy Orton
No. 4) Ricky Steamboat vs. No. 13) Hawk
No. 6) Mick Foley vs. No. 11) Edge
No. 3) Andre the Giant vs. No. 14) Junkyard Dog
No. 7) Jimmy Snuka vs. No. 10) Iron Sheik
No. 2) The Rock vs. No. 15) Vader
No. 1) Hulk Hogan vs. No. 16) Nick Bockwinkel
No. 8) John Cena vs. No. 9) Buddy Rodgers
No. 5) Terry Funk vs. No. 12) Jack Brisko
No. 4) Curt Henning vs. No. 13) Scott Hall
No. 6) Jake Roberts vs. No. 11) Chris Jericho
No. 3) Bruno Sammartino vs. No. 14) Honky Tonk Man
No. 7) Ted DiBiase vs. No. 10) Billy Graham
No. 2) Ric Flair vs. No. 15) Jeff Hardy
No. 1) Shawn Michaels vs. No. 16) Big Show
No. 8) Eddie Guerrero vs. No. 9) Gorilla Monsoon
No. 5) Dusty Rhodes vs. No. 12) RVD
No. 4) Luo Thesz vs. No. 13) Rey Mysterio Jr.
No. 6) Pedro Morales vs. No. 11) Freddie Blassie
No. 3) Bob Backlund vs. No. 14) Jim Duggan
No. 7) Pat Patterson vs. No. 10) Sgt. Slaughter
No. 2) Undertaker vs. No. 15) Kane
To vote, please leave the winner in a comment below. Tomorrow, Round 2 will start, and each day after will be a new round. I look forward to counting the votes and seeing who is the best WWE superstar of all time.
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