Well this is a bit of a surprise.
We've seen a pattern of higher profile matches coming out on top in the first round of the Cageside Seats Greatest Matches Tournament, likely due simply to the fact that they're higher profile. And that makes plenty of sense.
But sometimes it's good to see the lesser known, but still equally good, matches get their due.
That's what happened here, as "CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe, Joe vs. Punk II 2004" has taken out "Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair, WrestleMania 24" by a vote of 31-19.
Up next: (7) "AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels, Unbreakable 2005" VS. (10) "Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn, Living Dangerously 1999."