The Greatest Kayfabe Tournament:  Round One. Match One. Hulk Hogan vs. Jerry Lawler

By: Karl Stern (@dragonkingkarl, @wiwcool, karl@whenitwascool.com)

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Today begins a new finite podcast series that will air here (on Patreon) and at Wrestling Observer from Karl Stern- The Greatest Kayfabe Wrestling Tournament. This is a fictional 64 man single elimination tournament that asks the question "What if these wrestlers were real? Who would win?"

This is not a "shoot" fight, nor an argument over who the best "worker" is. This tournament is about what we started watching wrestling for to begin with - Could Hulk Hogan the character defeat Jerry Lawler the character in a wrestling match? Round One... Match One... Hulk Hogan (circa 1987) WWF Champion vs. Jerry Lawler (circa 1988) AWA Champion.  Will it be a big boot, leg drop, 1-2-3 or a fireball to the face followed by a fist drop?  The fans decided now join Karl Stern as he talks about these two icons of pro wrestling and what would happen if these two met in our fictional Greatest Kayfabe Tournament!

The winner was determined by a poll on Karl's Twitter account @dragonkingkarl.  Follow Karl on Twitter to vote on future match-ups and help determine the winner!

 

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