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The Cageside Seats (CSS) Pro Wrestling Tournament continues today with a first round match-up pitting number four seed Harley Race against number 13 seed Diamond Dallas Page.
Race was a seriously accomplished wrestler who plied his craft with nearly every promotion under the sun, or all the major ones at least. He was an eight time National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) world heavyweight champion, not to mention the first ever NWA United States champion, a title that is now worn by Santino Marella in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). On top of being a strong wrestler, he was also a great manager.
Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) came into the business the opposite way. He was a manager turned wrestler who found success in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as a babyface with a slick finisher during the late 90s boom period. His trademark mullet, along with the self high five, made him instantly recognizable. His fame was not meant to last but he carved out enough of an audience for himself that he's able to remain successful in outside ventures to this day.
Though they came up in different times, they're not that far away in age. So who wins this match-up of old timers, Cagesiders?
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
Cageside Seats Pro Wrestling Tournament Match: (4) Harley Race vs. (13) Diamond Dallas Page
(4) Harley Race (307 votes)
(13) Diamond Dallas Page (228 votes)
535 total votes