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Thread: WCBNAINWOATT Round 1: CM Punk vs Sami Callihan

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    WCBNAINWOATT Round 1: CM Punk vs Sami Callihan

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    Re: WCBNAINWOATT Round 1: CM Punk vs Sami Callihan

    This is a clear CM Punk win for me.

    Callihan is a guy I never "got" even back when he was at his peak at the beginning of the 2010s when I think Steve was praising him huge on here. I don't want to dismiss him as just a deathmatch wrestler because I know he's not, but I find that the people that are high on Calihan enjoy that style of wrestling, whereas I am not a fan.

    That Finlay match is amazing though.

    CM Punk I've discussed to death over the last week or two. I think he's great, with some flaws as a worker like a lack of crispness. But he also is responsible for some of my favourite wrestling matches of the last 20 years and I've never thought he was bad through his career, even late disgruntled Punk was still putting on decent TV matches.







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    Re: WCBNAINWOATT Round 1: CM Punk vs Sami Callihan

    This is an easy vote for Punk here, never been a big Callihan fan


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    Re: WCBNAINWOATT Round 1: CM Punk vs Sami Callihan

    I don't think Callihan stands a chance, as much as I like the guy. Punk may be overrated as a wrestler, but I've been watching some 2009-2011 era WWE stuff and he truly elevates everything he's involved in, whether it's a singles match, tag match or multi-man. He's a very good, if not great, worker.

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    Re: WCBNAINWOATT Round 1: CM Punk vs Sami Callihan

    I am naturally the high man on Callihan, and I think his initial indy run in the early 2010s stands up as being a really great run. I'm still voting Punk, but peak vs peak I don't think it's a huge gap at all. Sami did WAY more with WAY less talent than Punk did. I can't remember many instances of Punk carrying lesser workers to strong matches the way Sami did. I still like Sami's current career period, but it's a noticeable step down from that first pre-WWE run.

    I will say - to really on board the Sami bangwagon you would have need to have watched as much IWA:MS or CZW as someone like me. I wanted to posted the matches against Scorpio, Elgin, Rotten or Sekimoto but couldn't find them hosted online anywhere.

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    Re: WCBNAINWOATT Round 1: CM Punk vs Sami Callihan

    Callihan is a lot better than many give him credit for, and I've always enjoyed his work. On the other side, I've long thought Punk was overrated, though not quite to the Zero level. However, I'm still voting for him, as I think he edges Sami, but not by much.


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    Re: WCBNAINWOATT Round 1: CM Punk vs Sami Callihan

    This is CM Punk easily. Sami shouldn't be anywhere near a greatest wrestlers list, I know Punk probably shouldn't either but for Sami it's even more ridiculous. Punk is a way more versatile wrestler and had bigger peaks as far as truly great matches go. If we'd of gotten a decade of Sami being at that Finlay match level of performance then I might feel different here, but matches of that quality were a rarity in his career. I've disliked the majority of what I saw of Sami on the indies in that post-NXT run, but there were definitely moments of his Impact career I thought were good and he was a perfect opponent for someone.

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    Re: WCBNAINWOATT Round 1: CM Punk vs Sami Callihan

    I love Sami but he ain't going to beat Punk and nor should he. Punk had a longer, better run in him and had more stand out classics than Callihan has.

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    Re: WCBNAINWOATT Round 1: CM Punk vs Sami Callihan

    This has to be one of the greatest trolls in WC history, putting Punk in a 1st round matchup in a greatest wrestlers tournament where I can't help but vote for him to win.

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