The Cageside Seats (CSS) Pro Wrestling Tournament brings its first round to a close today with a match-up pitting number two seed Undertaker against number 15 seed Brian Pillman.
Undertaker is perhaps the most well respected veteran in professional wrestling today. He's been around forever and, thanks to his memorable look and gimmick, he'll likely be remembered forever. While not exactly the most polished in the ring throughout most of his run, he's had an extremely successful career, winning countless titles while being considered a main eventer for almost all of his run with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and later World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Pillman found success in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) early on in his career as an agile and athletic guy with a great body who could have a good match with anyone. Later, he would develop a character known as the "Loose Cannon," an infamous gimmick that would see Pillman do a lot of worked shooting that gained him notoriety among fans. Before injuries hobbled him later on, he was amazing between the ropes.
These two came across each other a few times, including a short but slick match in WCW when 'Taker was going by "Mean" Mark Callous. Pillman was unable to pull the upset then but can he do so now?
Cast your vote in this final opening round match-up and take a look at the updated bracket after the jump. For the complete round one schedule with all the results from the first round click here.
Bracket artwork by: June M. Williams