The Greatest Kayfabe Tournament:  Round One. Match Four. Pat O’Connor vs. Jushin Thunder Liger

By: Karl Stern (@dragonkingkarl, @wiwcool,

Today continues 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 Pat O'Connor the character defeat Jushin Thunder Liger the character in a wrestling match? Round One... Match Four... Pat O'Connor (1960) NWA World heavyweight Champion vs. Jushin Thunder Liger (circa 1994) IWGP Junior Champion.  Will it be an O'Connor Roll or a Shooting Star Press?  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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