Friday, October 04, 2019

Second Round of "Greatest U.S. Champion" Tournament Rolls On

Mike Rickard's "Greatest U.S. Champion of All Time Tournament" rolls on with the second match in the second round.

This week "No. 1" Paul Jones battles the "Nature Boy" Ric Flair.  Second round!

These two had an on-again / off-again feud over many years in the Mid-Atlantic area. Their battles involved title changes with the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team (1974), Mid-Atlantic TV (1975), and NWA World Tag Team Titles (1979), and the two fought over the U.S. title on numerous occasions as well, although the belt was never traded between the two. Jones was also a key part of the long drawn out story-line when Ric Flair first turned babyface in 1979.

Fitting, then, that they meet in Rickard's booking of this fun fantasy tournament.

Who ya got?


"No. 1" Paul Jones vs. "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Gateway Preview | The Match

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs. "Handsome" Harley Race


Sgt. Slaughter vs. Johnny Valentine

Dusty Rhodes vs. Greg Valentine

"Mr. Wrestling" Tim Woods vs. Roddy Piper

Lex Luger vs. Dick Slater
Nikita Koloff vs. Bobo Brazil

Harley Race vs. Tully Blanchard 
Gateway Preview | The Match

Paul Jones vs. Barry Windham
Gateway Preview | The Match

Jimmy Snuka vs. Magnum T.A.
The Match

Terry Funk vs. Ricky Steamboat
The Match 
Nikita Koloff vs. Bobo Brazil
The Match