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[MM16] R2D: BECKY LYNCH vs. TIMOTHY THATCHER


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MM16: 2nd RDD - BECKY LYNCH vs. TIMOTHY THATCHER  

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I really dig Thatcher. What I have seen of him has impressed me.

 

Becky is one of the few NXT talents that has taken a call up to the main roster and FORCED it to work. Plus, she had a fantastic match with Sasha that was one of my faves of the year.

 

Becky by a smidge.

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I saw more stuff I enjoyed out of Thatcher this year than Lynch.  Also, I just watched Thatcher win a match with a straight up headbutt to the face.

 

Any truth to the rumor that he's not legit English?  Because that would be amazing.

 

on Cagemat.net it states that he was born in California, trained in APW, and had his first matches in Sacramento. He might be of British Heritage, but he's and American.

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Since I saw her debut Shimmer match, I wanted to see more of Becky's matches.

 

Of all the different "indie darlings" that got signed to NXT, hers was the one that got the most interest out of me.

 

I like what she's done in NXT, and on the main roster, and genuinely hopes she has one of those victorious Mania Moments.

 

You know, the match she's earned on Mania, not the match one might get just for sake of promoting Total Divas.

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You know, the match she's earned on Mania, not the match one might get just for sake of promoting Total Divas.

 

To be fair - assuming you are talking about Brie Bella/Lana - that is clearly be done more to promote Lana as an active worker (and she isn't on Total Divas) and allow Brie to have a singles match at Mania before she retires (and also most likely have a reason for Bryan to be there)

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Thatcher to me, feels like more of a success in what he was trying to do during the time period than Lynch does. She didn't get completely swept underwater by the churning waste that is the main roster Divas division, but it felt like a close thing once or twice. She gets points for surviving but I don't think it's fair to say she's thrived or even that she forced her way into the match. It's just not her turn to betray people six times in one year yet. That's coming, I'm sure.

 

Thatcher is the one indy guy that I'll go out of my way to see. I'm leaning that way.

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I think Thatcher had more good matches over the time period. That Edwards match posted here would have been the one that I mentioned to specifically push Thatcher as a guy you should vote for in a whole lot of rounds. He's also one of the guys at the forefront of people bringing back joint-work and focusing on accumulated limb damage, which is my favorite thing in pro wrestling when it comes to actual mat styles.

 

However, I think Lynch/Banks was the best match I saw last year, maybe. It's in the top three with Bayley/Banks and Nakamura/Styles. I also think Lynch getting herself over on a terribly booked and written show like RAW through sheer force of personality and will is fucking impressive. 

 

I voted Thatcher because I really like his style and his matches, and I'm okay with that, but if I had waited to vote until now, I would have voted for Becky Lynch. Extremely happy with either of these two winning, though. They are both among my favorite wrestlers of the present. 

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You know, the match she's earned on Mania, not the match one might get just for sake of promoting Total Divas.

 

To be fair - assuming you are talking about Brie Bella/Lana - that is clearly be done more to promote Lana as an active worker (and she isn't on Total Divas) and allow Brie to have a singles match at Mania before she retires (and also most likely have a reason for Bryan to be there)

 

I don't know the Mania lineup, but I do think there's a strong possibility of a 6 or 8 diva pre-show match for Nattie and company, and that's what I was considering. Brie/Lana seems like it'll be a third or fourth match on the main show, big send off for Mr. and Mrs. Bryan and all that. Thanks for the reply so I could clarify.

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I'm a bit torn on this one.  I like Thatcher and hot damn is he incredible.  But Sasha and Becky have led the charge in making this ill-advised "Divas Revolution" actually worth a damn after all.  Yes, Charlotte helped as well, but the great quality matches Becky and Sasha have been having have made people actually care.  Can they still be dead in the water due to some bullshit?  Hopefully not, but you never know.  But for the work they put in they more than deserve not only my respect, but my vote.  And it's great to see Becky have this chance after all she's been through so good for her.

 

Also, as an added incentive, there's this.

 

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I know I shouldn't be but I'm pretty shocked by the score here, I thought I was gonna be giving a sympathy vote cause Becky has had some really great moments but a lot more time just kinda being there, she's great I love watching her but i thought for sure Thatcher would walk  away with this.

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