The Rock beat Bob Backlund | Big Show beat Sycho Sid
We're now on Round 3 of the tournament, which is split into two parts, so here is part one.
[THOUGHTS: JBL had a long title reign that served many purposes. The biggest thing it accomplished was to put over John Cena as the guy who would have all of these future title reigns and be the face of the company. Since then, it's worked, and despite criticism against Cena's wrestling performance or tiresome repetition, you can't deny his importance with the title. Cena outweighs JBL here and funny enough, beats him again.]
[THOUGHTS: This is a very tough one to call for me. CM Punk's current title reign is great, so I'm leaning towards voting for him, however I haven't fully made my mind up yet.]
[THOUGHTS: If you were to ask me who I personally enjoy watching more, I'd go with Edge, but to vote against Hulk Hogan here just wouldn't seem right.]
[THOUGHTS: Man, how awesome would this feud have been? Relatively easy win for Bret Hart in my mind as far as this tournament goes.]