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Pro Wrestling, Real Fights: Lesnar vs. Jackson, Angle vs. Shamrock

by Chuck Carroll
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File photo of Brock Lesnar while in UFC. (credit: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

File photo of Brock Lesnar while in UFC. (credit: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

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Imagine for a moment that pro wrestling is real. Who would be the toughest man to step inside the ring? Who wouldn’t you want to face?

The choices have been narrowed down to four men in a tournament being conducted by “4th and Pain” — a football and pro wrestling radio show hosted by Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker and myself, a former wrestling announcer.

The credentials of the remaining combatants are hard to deny, even if you’re the type of person who thinks they’re breaking news to everyone within earshot when they so whimsically boast the sport is fake.

Would you tell former UFC and WWE champion Brock Lesnar that it’s fake? Certainly not.

Nor would you say it to Ken Shamrock, Kurt Angle, or Quinton “Rampage” Jackson — each of whom has participated both in the squared circle and the Octagon or won an Olympic gold medal in wrestling.

Those are the four men remaining. Your task is to vote and determine the outcome of these dream fights. The winners move on to the finals.

So, we ask you, who would win in a real fight?

Check out this video of the quarterfinal results.

4th & Pain with Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll airs each weekday at noon on 4thAndPain.com and Sunday mornings at 8 o’clock on 106.7 The Fan. Follow the show on Twitter: @4thAndPain.

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