The Cageside Seats (CSS) Pro Wrestling Tournament continues today with a first round match-up pitting number seven seed Dusty Rhodes against number 10 seed The Iron Sheik.
Rhodes was a popular babyface who had the gift of gab. Many of his old promos are still recited word-for-word today, that's how memorable they were. But he was more than just a charismatic working man, he was also a booker who made a smoz finish famous. So much so, in fact, it became known as "the Dusty finish." Rhodes won more championships than you can count, from Florida to Georgia and all the way up to New York.
The Iron Sheik is famous for ending Bob Backlund's near six-year title reign with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1983. He may be just as famous for losing that very same title to Hulk Hogan just weeks later to kickstart Hulkamania. He would go on to a memorable feud with Sgt. Slaughter, however, and has since become relatively infamous for his shoot interviews and loose cannon status. His Twitter account is particularly popular.
It's "The American Dream" taking on The Iron Sheik, folks. What more needs to be said?
Cast your vote in this opening round match-up and take a look at the updated bracket after the jump. For the complete round one schedule click here.
Bracket artwork by: June M. Williams