The World Cup Of Wrestling - US North Division
Updated: Jan 30
Here we have the North! As much as I would love to put Ethan Page and Josh Alexander in this Division, they are Canadian, so I can't. But this Division does not disappoint! I fudged a little bit here, specifically putting some guys where they went to College instead of where they're actually from. Those wrestlers are synonymous with their Universities, so do me a favor and let it slide! This will be a tough call, so let's get to the teams and figure this out!
*CM PUNK (Chicago) - 5 Time WWE World Champion, Former ECW World Champion, 2 Time PWI Wrestler of the Year, likes to sit Indian-Style on Entrance Ramps and bash companies that he works for.
* D'LO BROWN (Chicago) - Former WWE Intercontinental Champion, 5 Time WWE European Champion, likes to be Recognized
*THE LEGION OF DOOM (Chicago) - WWE Hall of Famers, NWA Hall of Famers, 2 Time WWE Tag Team Champions, Former NWA Tag Team Champions, 4 Time PWI Tag Team of the Year, What A Rush!
*KYLIE RAE (Chicago) - Multiple Time Champion in Multiple Independent Promotions, Won #1 Contender's Gauntlet Match at Impact Slammiversary, then Retiring from Wrestling before Challenging for Knockout's Championship at Bound For Glory
*KEVIN NASH (Detroit) - WWE Hall of Famer, Former WWE World Champion, 5 Time WCW World Champion, PWI Wrestler of the Year
*ROB VAN DAM (Battle Creek) - Held WWE and ECW Championships Simultaneously, Former TNA World Champion, Unbeaten Former ECW Television Champion, enjoys the company of two women at the same time, and pot.
*THE STEINER BROTHERS (Bay City) - 2 Time WWE Tag Team Champions, 7 Time WCW Tag Team Champions, 2 Time PWI Tag Team of the Year, wrestled at University of Michigan
*ALLYSIN KAY (Detroit) - 2 Time Impact Knockout’s Champion, Former GFW Women’s Champion, Former NWA Women’s Champion, Pinkies Up!
*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
*JON MOXLEY (Cincinnati) - Former WWE World Champion, Former AEW World Champion, Longest Reigning WWE United States Champion in History, 3 Time WWE Intercontinental Champion, 2 Time IWGP United States Champion, had a plant named Mitch
*BRIAN PILLMAN (Cincinnati) - Stampede Wrestling Hall of Famer, First-Ever WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Hart Foundation Member, pulled a gun on Steve Austin
*DOLPH ZIGGLER (Kent State University) - 2 Time WWE World Champion, 6 Time WWE Intercontinental Champion, 2 Time WWE United States Champion, All-Time Winningest Wrestler at Kent State University
*JOHNNY GARGANO (Cleveland) - Former NXT Champion, 3 Time NXT North American Champion, has his own "Way" of doing things
*ALEXA BLISS (Columbus) - 5 Time WWE Women's Champion, 2 Time Women's Tag Team Champion, Host of A Moment of Bliss talk show, FireFly Funhouse Regular
This Division could have some Amazing Matchups all around! CM Punk vs. Jon Moxley! The Legion of Doom vs. The Steiner Brothers! Rob Van Dam vs. Rick Rude! Dolph Ziggler vs. Mr. Perfect! Molly Holly vs. Allysin Kay! Alexa Bliss vs. Kylie Rae! Bob Backlund vs. Johnny Gargano! No matter how you pair up the wrestlers on these teams, it's all Pay Per View, High Quality, Can't-Miss Wrestling! This is a fun Pool to think about in terms of Fantasy Matchups!
But as Amazing as everything would be, the one team that sticks out as above the others in Minnesota. You got three Hall of Famers in Backlund, Perfect and Rude. I'm a little shocked that Molly Holly, with the performances, tenure, and influence she has in Pro Wrestling, isn't in the Hall of Fame yet, but she 100% should be. And then there's the Biggest Difference Maker in the entire Pool in Brock Lesnar, who's arguably the Most Dominant Pro Wrestler in the past ten years, and some would argue the Most Dominant of All Time. You can't ignore him at all in this Group and the remainder of this Tournament.
PICK: MINNESOTA (Lesnar, Backlund, Perfect, Rude, Holly)
So that's how the North was won! In the next Pool, we hit the Deep South of the United States, where again, lots of Hall of Famers, Big Names, and intriguing matchups will be brought to light! Stayed tuned to TheEasternObserver.com for the next World Cup Article!