TNM WORLD TOURNAMENT
It seems the TNM World Tournament (which I hope you've all been reading with great anticipation) took a two month break! Yeah, I've had a lot on and I haven't been able to file the south east region of the tournament...until NOW! Yes, the time is now. It's time to roll out the smart cap, hit the booze, and start the south east region of the TNM World Tournament. Here's the primer, which I leave in every TNM World Tournament column:
There are four regions (like Coale's version): northeast, far east, south east and south. I've included some unused or unsigned ECW talent in the south east (or WCW) region. Unlike the Wrestleline one, I've decided to include injured wrestlers. Now I can include Kenta Kobashi. My version is mainly centered around wrestlers with the best work-rate in each region, but, as you can see, there are some exceptions.
This week I'll be siming the south east region using TNM. Naturally, I'll be siming the whole tournament with TNM (probably the best wrestling sim around). So, without further ado, here are the seedings for the TNM World Tournaments far east region:
1. Bill Goldberg
Introduction to northeast region
This, the WCW region, will be an interesting one. Goldberg stands at the top of the seedings, and, as always, he'll be a hard man to beat. There's competition at the top in the form of Scott Stenier, Booker T, and Jeff Jarrett, as well as a returning Sting. But don't count out the mid-carders like Misterio Jr., Rob Van Dam, and Lance Storm.
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Billy Kidman after a
Frankensteiner in 0:11:54.
Rob Van Dam pinned Booker T with the Five Star Frog
Splash in 0:12:34.
Kanyon pinned Jeff Jarrett with the Flatliner in
Scott Steiner and Kaz Hayashi battled to a double pin
Bill Goldberg pinned Lance Storm with the Jackhammer
Mike Awesome pinned Rey Misterio Jr. with the Awesome
Bomb in 0:10:40.
Shane Helms made Steve Corino submit to a chokehold in
Sting pinned Disco Inferno after a powerslam in
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Rob Van Dam after a German
suplex in 0:11:07.
Mike Awesome pinned Bill Goldberg with the Awesome
Bomb in 0:15:16.
Sting pinned Shane Helms after a flying cross body
press in 0:01:39.
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Kanyon with the Tornado DDT
Sting pinned Mike Awesome after a back suplex in
Sting pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Scorpion
Death Drop in 0:13:58.
Chavo Guerrero Jr's fairy tailesque voyage during this region lasted until the Final, where Sting hit him with a Scorpian Death Drop for the victory. Not many people get up from that. Mike Awesome also impressed in this stage of the tournament. Awesome took a commanding win over Rey Misterio Jr. (in one of the best matches of the region) and then built onto that with a win over Goldberg (one of the upsets of the region).
But this region belonged to an impressive Sting, who advances to the Finals of the tournament.
That's all for the tournament this time around. Next time, the south region of the tournament kicks off.