WWE and Philadelphia Phillies Four Aces: Comparing and Contrasting
The Philadelphia Phillies have put together an amazing, if not the best, group of pitchers to ever be on the same team.
As I looked at each pitcher I saw resemblances to WWE Superstars.
I have compiled a group of four WWE Hall of Famers who embody each of the Philadelphia Phillies Four Aces. Each Superstar is the perfect match for their counterpart. Both Superstar and Ace have accomplished a lot.
Let me know what you think of each pairing and let me know if someone else should be in each spot, as well as a reason why.
Ace No. 4: Cole Hamels
He is an on again, off again pitcher from California. He was an NLCS and World Series MVP in the same playoffs. He has also been an All-Star.
He might not be in consideration for the Hall of Fame just yet, but if he continues to pitch well, we will be seeing him in Cooperstown eventually.
He has a career 3.50 ERA with a 64-47 record and 946 Ks.
Superstar No. 4: Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan was great in his prime, hailing from California. He has had questions asked about his in-ring ability, like Hamels and his pitching ability.
Hogan has always had a good look of a wrestler and for that he was given many more accomplishments then his skill deserved.
He is a 15x World Champion. He has won the Royal Rumble twice and has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
As the years have passed, Hogan hasn't always been on his game and for that his is the Fourth Ace of the WWE.
Ace No. 3: Roy Oswalt
Roy is a pitcher who has had some issues with injuries in his career.
He has been a dominant pitcher, picking up a 153-84 record and mowing down 1,687 people with strike outs.
He has been an All-Star and an NLCS MVP.
Oswalt's career ERA is 3.18, which is not too shabby when you think about it.
Superstar No. 3: Bret Hart
Bret Hart has also had to deal with injuries, but each time he has come back better than before.
He is a seven-time World Champion and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.
He has a Royal Rumble win under his belt and has been King of the Ring twice.
He is the self proclaimed best there was, best there is and best there ever will be.
Now that might not be the same case for Oswalt, but he is certainly one of the best there was, one of the best there is and will go down with the rest as one of the best there will ever be.
Ace No. 2: Cliff Lee
Cliff Lee is an AL Cy Young Winner.
He has been an All-Star and has taken two teams to the World Series.
He is a force to be reckoned with on the pitching mound.
His career record is 104-64 with 1,145 Ks and an ERA of 3.85. He is a lock for the Hall of Fame if he continues pitching the way he has been pitching.
He is a success story like no other, because he went from being good to being nonexistent to being one of the best the game has ever seen.
Superstar No. 2: Shawn Michaels
Like Lee, Michaels has had an up-and-down career. He went from getting a chance of a lifetime, to being back in the minors with no hope of returning, to rising into the most influential in-ring performer ever to grace the WWE ring, or any ring for that matter.
He is only a three-time Champion, but he is the first Grand Slam Champion.
He has won the Royal Rumble and is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.
His finishing move is one of the most feared moves to ever grace the WWE, just like Cliff Lee's fastball can get you out whenever you have two strikes on you.
The Showstopper has taken down some giants in his day just like Lee took down the Yankees twice in one series.
Ace No. 1: Roy "Doc" Halladay
He is the man in baseball.
He is the best pitcher to grace the major leagues in the last 10 years.
He has a 174-88 record with an astounding 1,780 Ks and a 3.29 ERA.
He has won the Cy Young award for both the AL and the NL and threw a perfect game as well as the second postseason no-hitter in history in the same season.
The feat of throwing two no-hit games has only been accomplished by five other pitchers in the history of baseball and the last man to do so was Nolan Ryan.
Though Roy might not be stylin and profylin, or a wheelin, dealin, kiss stealin, son of a gun, he is the most dominant pitcher in the MLB right now.
Superstar No. 1: Ric Flair
The Nature Boy is a 16-time World Champion winning a championship in every organization he has ever wrestled in, not counting TNA here.
He is a Hall of Famer and a Royal Rumble winner.
His finishing move is a violent feared move that could spell the end of a match at anytime, just like "Doc"'s Cut Fastball.
They both are the best at what they do and have a style about them that no one else can come close to.
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It is always fun to compare wrestling figures and their other sport counterparts.
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