Special Feature: The Greatest United States Heavyweight Champion of All Time Tournament: Round One M
Copyright Michael W. Rickard II
Originally presented at Canadian Bulldog's World.
It’s time for part two of round one of the Greatest U.S. Champion of All Time Tournament, presented here at Canadian Bulldog’s World. In case you’re just tuning in, this tournament includes the 21 greats who held Jim Crockett Promotions’ United States Heavyweight Championship, one of the most prestigious titles in the National Wrestling Alliance. The belt served as a stepping stone to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and became the focus of many top programs in JCP. The 21 different men who held the belt were either famous veterans or rising stars who eventually became legends. Now, it’s time to decide which one of these stars is the greatest U.S. Champion of all time?
Four Horsemen member Barry Windham vs. "Number One" Paul Jones.
Last time around, Harley Race (the first U.S. champion) defeated Tully Blanchard in a mat classic between two heels. In this segment, babyface Paul Jones squares off against heel Barry Windham (a member of the Four Horsemen). Who will triumph and proceed to round two? We're about to find out.