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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    There you have it, folks.
    Did you already make a prediction for this match? If so who you got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop View Post
    Did you already make a prediction for this match? If so who you got?
    Yeah, I have DT.

    Obviously they're both great. Not a decision I came to easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Yeah, I have DT.

    Obviously they're both great. Not a decision I came to easily.
    It basically boils down to Dake being the better wrestler all round. DT is an exceptional rider but doesn't wow anyone from the bottom. Dake is a great rider and will neutralize him because I don't think DT is great from bottom. Dake holds the edge on the feet but both of them are great scramblers so we shall see soon.

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    Its amazing how Iowa fans have gone from wanting Dake's blood after the 157 final last year, to supporting him in this upcoming match against Taylor.

    I'm just curious where the idea that Taylor doesn't "wow anyone from the bottom" come from? He hasn't exactly spent much time there over the last two years, and any time that he's spent down there hasn't been reflected in match scores. Iowa fans were banking on Evans exploiting some type of advantage on the mat last year and we saw how that worked out.
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    I just don't see the reason for anyone to start a rumor, or leak the truth, about Taylor being injured if he is in fact going to wrestle. I think it makes for an easy excuse if he loses and is kind of disrespectful towards his opponent. I respect both wrestlers. The gas pumping comment was obviously tongue in cheek VA. Don't you remember when all those kids were too good to pump their own gas? Where do they find a full service station these days anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop View Post
    It basically boils down to Dake being the better wrestler all round. DT is an exceptional rider but doesn't wow anyone from the bottom. Dake is a great rider and will neutralize him because I don't think DT is great from bottom. Dake holds the edge on the feet but both of them are great scramblers so we shall see soon.
    Who does "wow" you on bottom?

    Honestly DT is one of the most impressive guys from down imo because anyone who's gotten on top and tried to ride him has been reversed.

    I feel pretty confident you haven't seen much DT if you honestly believe he's not good from down.
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    Its been awhile since I have heard of a wrestler only winning by a reg decision & people are asking "whats wrong with the guy who won?"

    Btw there was no starting of rumors and/or leaking of truth here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Its amazing how Iowa fans have gone from wanting Dake's blood after the 157 final last year, to supporting him in this upcoming match against Taylor.

    I'm just curious where the idea that Taylor doesn't "wow anyone from the bottom" come from? He hasn't exactly spent much time there over the last two years, and any time that he's spent down there hasn't been reflected in match scores. Iowa fans were banking on Evans exploiting some type of advantage on the mat last year and we saw how that worked out.
    Ive said this many time, but to say all "IOWA" fans were out for Dakes blood is just not factual. Were some, sure, but Iowa also had the most fans in St. Louis, and thats also a fact. They made the most noise, and some were probably booing Dake for stalling, but some were booing the comment he made about St John punching him too. I personally have nothing against Dake and have never said a bad word about Dake at all. And he has caused 2 separate Hawks titles in the finals. If im in the minority of Hawk fans with this view so be it, but almost all the hawk fans I know have nothing against Dake and never has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    Its been awhile since I have heard of a wrestler only winning by a reg decision & people are asking "whats wrong with the guy who won?"
    It's the "Metcalf" syndrom. (I named it, so that's what it's called) The problem is that his opponents are trying to do everything they can against him short of balling up and laying there, and some do that. Guys like Taylor, Metcalf, Sanderson, Ironside, McIllravy, Gable can still score on you no matter how fast you run from them.


    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    Btw there was no starting of rumors and/or leaking of truth here...
    I'm not trying to start anything or blame you for anything. Just pointing out the obvious that the "rumor, or leak" had to start from somewhere. Somebody put it out there for it to be known.
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