Wladimir Klitschko and Jon Jones lead our Top Five, but for quite different reasons.
It’s the rematch of an infamous match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Owen Hart at SummerSlam in 1997. Austin was crazy hot and was scheduled to beat Owen for the Intercontinental championship. Near the end of the match, Hart was a little sloppy with a tombstone piledriver and broke Austin’s neck. Austin eventually was able to roll Hart up like the finish called for and win the match, but anyone watching could tell that something was wrong.
The injury put a halt on Austin’s rise for a short while, but the injury was really the reason why Austin’s stay on top was so short. When he retired in 2003, it was because of complications of the neck injury that was originally caused during their match.
Owen Hart has been the underdog favorite of the tournament. He’s beat Mabel, Harley Race, and Brock Lesnar. Austin, one of the favorites coming in, beat William Regal, Randy Savage, and Bret Hart.
Because of Hart’s passing, this is a true dream match. Though it already happened, you could imagine that they could’ve had a helluva grudge feud at some point. I don’t think we ever got to see the quintessential Owen Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin match.
Stone Cold Steve Austin Vs. Owen Hart
Well, after Owen Hart’s upset over Brock Lesnar in the first semi-final match, could Bret Hart make it an all-Hart final? Continue reading
Today, we’re talking Owen vs. Brock. It’s the one-time high flyer who evolved into a great mat wrestler against the beast, the next big thing.
Brock Lesnar vs. Owen Hart
Alan: This one is a slam dunk. Brock is bigger, stronger, more athletic and maybe even faster than Owen. Surely he walks right through him, right?? Continue reading
We’re down to our last quarterfinals match-up before we move onto the semifinals. This might be the most intriguing match-up so far.
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Macho Man Randy Savage
Alan: Ahhh a rematch from that classic squash match on WCW Saturday Night (or was it The Pro?) in 1995! Continue reading