Hello, fellow bleachers; This is Deron Butler once again with the follow up to WWE: Linking Superstars to Historical Counterparts. I received a lot of comments from the previous article I did a while back, even one commented that I should do a Part 2.
Well, you got your wish, here's Part 2 with new superstars and their historical counterparts. You'll laugh, you'll comment about how that superstar is like this other historical counterpart and so forth. Let's begin, shall we?
"Hail Caesar, Hail Caesar!" is what the Roman people would say to Julius Caesar. "Hail to the Game, Hail to the Game" is what the WWE Universe (and few people of the IWC) would say.
Ever since Triple H became the COO of the WWE, he had some big shoes to fill which he had no problem with but with a lot of decision making and John Laurinaitis always around, you would think that they're would be some sort of backstabbing occurring.
This is where the comparisons to Caesar come in. Caesar was a fair ruler but he didn't have it so easy. Caesar was deemed a threat to many senators who wanted power and in 44 BC, Caesar was killed by a group of senators fearing he would overtake Rome in which some would say is a conspiracy.
On the flip side, there have been many people in the industry saying that Triple H stepped on and back stabbed his way to the top. Undoubtedly, we can believe whatever we want but we know Triple H has power. Julius Caesar-esque power.
Not to mention that the words that appear on the lower TitanTron read "VOCARE DE REGNUM" which is Latin for called to rule; and it is also Latin that was the language of Rome.
Whenever somebody jumps from a tall diving board or in the case of a WWE Superstar, off the top turnbuckle or ladder, someone would yell Geronimo.
But when John Morrison does his death-defying maneuvers off the top rope or a ladder, he doesn't need to yell Geronimo...because he embodies the fearlessness of the Apache Indian.
Geronimo fought against the United States and Mexico in what is now New Mexico during the Apache Wars, making him an American legend.
John Morrison fought against several opponents, making him a human highlight reel. If Geronimo were a WWE Superstar, he'd be John Morrison.
Few women these days can lead an army of men that can take charge and mean business. Some just get your attention with an instant look. Then there's Kelly Kelly and Joan of Arc.
It was a tough choice for me to choose between Maryse (since she is French) and Kelly Kelly but you'll see why. Joan of Arc was on a mission from God to lead the French and remove the English out of France.
One look at Kelly Kelly and you would think she's a god-sent angel. When Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, she prayed to God, hoping for deliverance.
To quote Jerry "The King" Lawler about Kelly Kelly: "Would you look at Kelly Kelly, she's hotter than a sunburn."
Okay, you're wondering why I am comparing Alex Riley to Benjamin Franklin and here's some things that they may connect with one another.
Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity from flying a kite with a key attached to it. Alex Riley is lightning in a bottle and has high potential to be the next WWE Champion.
Benjamin Franklin is also on the 100 dollar bill, whereas Alex Riley competed in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match and almost won. Imagine Alex Riley carrying another briefcase with nothing but Benjamin Franklin bills.
Benjamin Franklin was born in Philadelphia, which was later the capital of the United States before Washington D.C., where Alex Riley was born. See, both of these guys have something in common.
While Ben Franklin may not have been president (although he should've), Alex Riley will be a future WWE Champion.
Whenever you see a picture or at least in person, Michelangelo's David; many people would be in awe of how perfect the statue looks. Whenever you hear Dolph Ziggler's theme about how he is perfection, you kinda want to say no but you just can't because Dolph is perfection (sorry Mr. Perfect fans).
Dolph looks like a walking, talking, real-life version of Michelangelo's David from the bleach-blond hair all the way to the chiseled physique. So I really shouldn't compare Ziggler to Michelangelo but rather, the statue David.
Few people can dominate the way Hannibal did on the battlefield. From the moment he crossed the Alps and right into Rome with his war elephants, Hannibal became the personification of domination for his time.
Ezekiel Jackson is the modern-day Hannibal, already nicknamed the personification of domination, he already won the Intercontinental Championship, much like how Hannibal conquered Rome during the Second Punic Wars.
Although Hannibal was eventually defeated by the Romans, Ezekiel Jackson, however, won't be defeated by any minuscule opponents or anyone claiming they are more dominant than he is.
When you think of Cleopatra, you think of an elegant queen of Egypt ruling over her land. When you think of Alicia Fox, you think of the time when she was Divas Champion and ruling over that division for sometime.
Aside from the fact that I found a picture of Alicia Fox dressed as Cleopatra, both A-Fox and Cleo are both desirable women in their own right and while Cleopatra had Marc Antony and Alicia Fox once valeted for DJ Gabriel during her time in WWE's ECW, both women were the real standout for their respective pairings but have done good on their own.
Yes, Alicia Fox did dress up as Cleopatra for a WWE photo spread for Halloween.
In an earlier slide, I gave a comparison of Joan of Arc to Kelly Kelly and how it was a close call between Kelly and Maryse. I have found a better link for Maryse as far as an historical figure is concerned. That figure being none other than Marie Antoinette.
Marie Antoinette will always be remembered for the phrase "Let Them Eat Cake," while Maryse will always be remembered for being ridiculously hot and her signature pose.
Marie Antoinette was the key woman during the French Revolution, while Maryse was the key woman of the Divas Division, having lengthy reigns with the Divas Title.
Though she may not be like Joan of Arc (if Maryse was a face), at least being linked to one of France's most important women in history counts.
Confucius, or Kongzi, his Chinese name; was a philosopher who ended up having his own religion or following known today as Confucianism, with a lot of sayings and teachings that reflect today's society.
Daniel Bryan, or Bryan Danielson as some of us knew him from his days in Ring of Honor; had a cult-like following that generated from the Internet Wrestling Community as he was proclaimed "The Best Wrestler In The World."
While we all make up our own sayings with adding "Confucius says" we're sure that when Daniel Bryan speaks, we'll all be remembering it...or not.
While Confucius was intelligent beyond his years, we're sure that Daniel Bryan is the smartest WWE Superstar right now.
In my previous presentation, I had a tough choice to decide whether I should have Rey Mysterio or Sin Cara linked to the Aztec ruler, Moctezuma and ultimately chose Rey. Atahualpa is an Inca ruler from modern day Peru, whereas Sin Cara hails from Mexico.
I know it's strange but Sin Cara and Atahualpa are in the same boat. While many are making comparisons of Rey and Sin Cara, the same can be said somewhat of Moctezuma and Atahualpa.
While both men are luchadors that are legendary, many are going to say that Rey is better than Sin Cara/Mistico and vice versa, many people know of Moctezuma being the Aztec ruler that was defeated by Hernan Cortes and the infamous Moctezuma's Revenge incident whereas Atahualpa was defeated by Francisco Pizzarro and had his Inca empire collapse, leaving only Macchu Picchu.
Whether Sin Cara will reach the heights that Rey Mysterio has in WWE will be determined, but for now, Sin Cara is the Atahualpa to Rey Mysterio's Moctezuma.
The Samurai is perhaps one of history's most precise and lethal warriors of all time and the most famous of these Samurai is Miyamoto Musashi.
While Japan is a country that thrives on the warrior spirit, no one embodies that mindset more than Yoshi Tatsu (pictured).
While Musashi wrote the book called The Five Rings, Yoshi Tatsu should be a five-time champion right now but that may happen sooner or later when the WWE revives the Cruiserweight Division.
Tatsu possesses a Samurai-like spirit, and if WWE utilizes him again for the Cruiserweight Division, that would be a great honor.
Also, feel free to comment on whether I should make a Part 3. Thank you.