• Al Karl

The World Cup of Wrestling - United States Final

It’s finally that time! We are in the Group Finals! We are gonna tackle the State Side of the Tournament first, and this is not going to disappoint! It was a very tough road for these teams to get to this point. But now, to advance to the World Cup Final, these Four Teams are going to have to pick it up a notch! Here is a Recap of the Four Teams competing to Represent the United States of America against the World!

PENNSYLVANIA (East Division Winner)

*BRUNO SAMMARTINO (Pittsburgh) - WWE Hall of Famer, 2 Time WWF World Champion (Totaling 4,040 Days)






*KURT ANGLE (Pittsburgh) - WWE Hall of Famer, TNA Hall of Famer, 6 Time WWE World Champion, Former WCW World Champion, 6 Time TNA World Champion, Former IWGP World Champion, Won Gold Medal at 1998 Olympics with a Broken Freakin Neck!





*SHANE DOUGLAS (Pittsburgh) - 4 Time ECW World Champion, Former WWE Intercontinental Champion, Former WCW United States Champion, Former NWA Champion where he told everyone that won the title before him to kiss his ass.


*THE SANDMAN (Philadelphia) - 5 Time ECW World Champion, Exit Light, Enter Night, Take My Hand, We’re Off To Never Never Land!





*DR BRITT BAKER (Pittsburgh) - First Ever DMD in Pro Wrestling History, Role Model of AEW, hates Tony Schiavone





MINNESOTA (North Division Winner)

*BROCK LESNAR (Univ of Minnesota) - 8 Time WWE World/Universal Champion, 2 Time PWI Wrestler of the Year, Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, NCAA Heavyweight Champion, 2 Time NCAA All American


*BOB BACKLUND (Princeton) - WWE Hall of Famer, 2 Time WWE World Champion, 2 Time PWI Wrestler of the Year, Ran for Congress by Campaigning through WWE Crowds










*MR PERFECT (Robbinsdale) - WWE Hall of Famer, 2 Time WWE Intercontinental Champion, Former WCW United States Champion, plays Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Bowling all Perfectly, hit song “Rap is Crap” with West Texas Rednecks









*RICK RUDE (Robbinsdale) - WWE Hall of Famer, 3 Time WCW International World Champion, Former WWE Intercontinental Champion, Former WCW United States Champion, Jesse “The Body” Award Winner, likes making out with random women before wrestling matches, hates fat, out of shape, inner-city sweat hogs






*MOLLY HOLLY (Forest Lake) - 2 Time WWE Women’s Champion, Former Superhero Side Kick









FLORIDA (South Division Winner)

*RANDY SAVAGE (Sarasota) - WWE Hall of Famer, 2 Time WWE World Champion, 4 Time WCW World Champion, PWI Wrestler of the Year, The Cream of the Crop







*THE ROCK (Miami) - 8 Time WWE World Champion, 2 Time WCW World Champion, PWI Wrestler of the Year, The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment




*ROMAN REIGNS (Pensacola) - 5 Time WWE World/Universal Champion, ESPY Award Winner, MUST sit at the Head of All Tables











*ADAM COLE (Panama City) - Longest Reigning NXT Champion in History, 3 Time Ring of Honor World Champion, PWI Wrestler of the Year, Simply put…. Undisputed










*MICHELLE MCCOOL (Palatka) - 4 Time WWE Women’s/Diva’s Champion, Unified Women’s and Diva’s Championships, PWI Female of the Year, has a thing for dead men









TEXAS (West Division Winner)

*STEVE AUSTIN (Victoria) - WWE Hall of Famer, 6 Time WWE World Champion, 3 Time PWI Wrestler of the Year, Raises Hell, Drinks Beer, Likes to Stomp Mud Holes in People’s Asses then proceed to Walk them Dry




*UNDERTAKER (Houston) - Former 7 Time WWE World Champion, 30 Year Tenure in WWE, Holds Numerous WrestleMania Records including a 21 Match Win Streak, He’ll Make You Famous




*SHAWN MICHAELS (San Antonio) - 2 Time WWE Hall of Famer, 4 Time WWE World Champion, PWI Feud of the Decade, PWI Match of the Decade, Lost his Smile once, Wasn't a Nice Guy, then Found Jesus.



*BOOKER T (Houston) - 2 Time WWE Hall of Famer, Former WWE World Champion, 5 Time 5 Time 5 Time 5 Time 5 Time WCW Champion, Former King of the Ring, Tell him you didn't just say that.









*JACQUELINE (Dallas) - WWE Hall of Famer, 2 Time WWE Women’s Champion, Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Pretty Mean Sista!












Oh Good Lord! Where do we even begin!!!! You got the Potential Matches of Steve Austin vs. Roman Reigns! I don't think we ever got the Rock vs. Shawn Michaels. It'd be interesting to see Bruno Sammartino vs. Brock Lesnar. Kurt Angle vs. Bob Backlund has a story from way back at WrestleMania 2000 where Backlund made Angle defend both Angle’s Intercontinental and European Championships, in which Angle lost both without being pinned. You got a Clash of Styles with a Perfect & Rude vs. Douglas & Sandman tag team match. The Undertaker almost crossed paths with Randy Savage way back when and it never happened. So we could get that as well. The 4 Women involved in this Group (McCool, Molly, Jacqueline, and Dr. Baker) would all have intriguing matches against each other. This leaves us with Adam Cole vs. Booker T in a match no one would complain about! A lot of Goodness here, boys and girls! A Whole Lotta Goodness!

So this gives me the unfortunate task to Pick a Winner here. But I guess that’s why I get paid the Big Bucks, right? There’s an argument here for every team and/or the Wrestlers involved. Like, who’s gonna beat Lesnar? Or The Rock? Or Austin? Or Angle? It’s tough. But as an overall Unit, it feels like Texas is the way to go here. Just too much talent on the squad. They’re definitely gonna win more than they lose in this thing—a lot more, most likely. So Congratulations to the Lone Star State! You are the All-Time United States Champion!

PICK: TEXAS (Undertaker, Austin, Michaels, Booker T, Jacqueline)

Who do you think comes out of this Pool? It’s a Tough Call, and I don't think there are any wrong answers. Every team has an argument. In the Next Article, we Crown the All-Time World Championship will be awarded, and that team will face Texas in the All-Time World Cup Final. Stay tuned to TheEastenObserver.com to find out!

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