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Thread: Quarter-Finals: CHRIS BENOIT vs BRET HART

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    Quarter-Finals: CHRIS BENOIT vs BRET HART




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    Re: Quarter-Finals: CHRIS BENOIT vs BRET HART

    I think Benoit was slightly more consistent and wrestled at a higher level for a little longer. At their best I think Bret was better - I rate Bret's high end matches higher than Benoit's. But I think there's a lot of legitimate reasons for voting Benoit here.

    As one of the forum's resident Bret stans, the one thing that I have to think about here is what makes a good wrestler good. Its easy to beat the shit out of your opponent and your own body to make stuff look good. It's very difficult to have great looking offence that is, by every account, perfectly safe. Bret's offence has always been one of his strengths to me, it looks good and it makes sense.

    It may not be a particularly popular argument in favour of Bret for the purposes of the tournament, but I think particularly against Benoit this is a poignant point that should be addressed. When I'm asked to pick between two of my all time favourites and two of the best wrestlers ever, this is the sort of thing that will sway my vote.

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    Re: Quarter-Finals: CHRIS BENOIT vs BRET HART

    I went with Benoit. Not much to go into, I take Shock's point on the different approaches to carrying inferior opponents and that's an interesting debate in general, but ultimately I think Benoit was better at carrying people regardless of method and was a higher level worker for longer.

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    Re: Quarter-Finals: CHRIS BENOIT vs BRET HART

    Quote Originally Posted by Shock View Post
    As one of the forum's resident Bret stans, the one thing that I have to think about here is what makes a good wrestler good. Its easy to beat the shit out of your opponent and your own body to make stuff look good. It's very difficult to have great looking offence that is, by every account, perfectly safe. Bret's offence has always been one of his strengths to me, it looks good and it makes sense.

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    This is a great point. I sorta had this thought with the Bret/Nigel match, but it's far more significant here. Still voting Benoit though



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    Re: Quarter-Finals: CHRIS BENOIT vs BRET HART

    Both are pretty close. Bret has a stronger peak, Benoit has a little more depth. It just comes down to preference between the two and Bret gets the nod.

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    Re: Quarter-Finals: CHRIS BENOIT vs BRET HART

    I think I'm leaning Bret, but will think about it a few more days.

    My feeling is I definitely prefer Bret's high end matches to Benoit, as great as a worker as I think Benoit is, how many of his matches do I consider to be a classic? There's really only mania XX that I think about at that level. I don't think Benoit tells a story, or at least a variety of stories, in the ring better than Bret does.

    I think I probably would of voted Austin over Benoit too.

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    Re: Quarter-Finals: CHRIS BENOIT vs BRET HART

    Closes tomorrow and is close.

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    Re: Quarter-Finals: CHRIS BENOIT vs BRET HART

    Voted for Bret, but this has been the one I've gone back and forth in my mind on a lot.

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