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WWE's rated PG Stars head to head. Roddy Piper vs Drew McIntyre

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Taking a cue from a series of articles I saw over on The Bleacher Report, a site that re-posts my own blog entries, I decided to do my own variation of something they call creature vs creature. What they seem to be doing, is having different contributors do a blog as to why they feel that the tag team they have chosen is the best of all time. That got me inspired. So for the next week, I am going to do a series of posts comparing some of the top stars of the then, WWF, back in the PG era of the 80s, to their current counterparts. For my first match, we have Roddy Piper vs Drew McIntyre.

Rowdy Roddy Piper. At the time was one of the biggest names in all the WWF. Second only to Hulk Hogan himself. Most likely because of his feud with Hogan, and for being in the main event against The Hulkster at the first Wrestlemania. Well, I’m sure Piper would have been famous regardless, as he was one of the best people on the mic that you will ever hear, and had a knack for getting the crowd to hate him. Piper was not much of a technical wrestler, in fact he was pretty much a brawler who’s main weapon was a sleeper hold. And despite being as big as he was, he never did win the World Championship. But then again, this was the Hogan era, so nobody but him wore that belt for quite a while.

Drew McIntyre. Here we have the new “Scot” on the block. It is way too early in McIntyre’s career to know just how far this guy will go, so we can only base this on what we have seen thus far. And thus far, despite being billed as “The Chosen One” and being groomed as a future World Champion, he is no match for Mr Piper. His matches have been dull, and his interviews inspire one to grab the remote as fast as possible to change the chanel. Now, of course Drew may one day win that World Championship, and have one up on Piper, but from what I can see, he will never fill his boots. McIntrye has the looks, and even a better finisher with his “Future Shock” DDT, but this head to head is a no contest.

Winner….Rowdy Roddy Piper!

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  1. djsoulslayer's Avatar
    Randy Savage vs. Randy Orton

    Winner: Randy Orton with the RK...Ohhh Yeahhhhhh!
  2. nightman's Avatar
    LOL....actually I have a matchup planned for Mr Orton in this series, and for Randy Savage. Just not against each other. ; )
  3. Rassling_Fan's Avatar
    This is a poor match up. The only things these two have in common are they're both Scottish and they were heels at one point. You're trying to compare a guy with a historic career with someone under two years in the WWE? If you really want this series to work, the two opponents would have to be relatable to each other.

    Example: Roddy Piper is, as you said, "At the time was one of the biggest names in all the WWF. Second only to Hulk Hogan himself." He also had a talk show segment, jumps between face and heel, and creates moments on his talk show. So who is currently second only to the current Biggest Name, Cena? Edge. Like Piper, Edge has a talk show, multiple jumps between face and heel and creates moments in his segments. Piper Vs Edge makes more sense then against McIntyre.

    Another example: Drew McIntyre's current gimmick is that he's better then you because he was chosen by Vince McMahon. Now who's gimmick was that he was simply better then you because he was Perfect? Curt Hennig. Their careers (in the WWE) are similar so far and they both won the Intercontinental title despite the fact people can see them win the World Title. Not to mention both considered themselves better then other people (for one reason or another).
  4. nightman's Avatar
    You make a couple of good points, with your choices for match ups, but as you will see, I already have plans for Mr perfect. I appreciate the feedback. The thing is, you're right about why I chose this one in particular. I was thinking of doing something different for Piper, but I just kept coming back to this one, because it is obvious (old scot vs new scot) And because there really isn't any comparison between the two. I made this match, a squash.....LOL.
    I really do like the idea of Piper vs Edge though. great thinking on that one.

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