Yes, I am the biggest slacker in the history of slacking, but regardless, the show must go on! Second round matches, all of 'em!
High Stakes Bracket
(1) The Spoiler vs. (8) Londonboy
Spoiler's Greatest Rival: BobbyR - Although Spoils dominated Bobby most of the time, this feud was the most heated blood feud in all of MBE in its history.
LB's Greatest Rival: Webweaver - These guys had some pretty good matches in the later stages of MBE.
(4) James Irish vs. (5) FATSEXY
James' Greatest Rival: Dr. Phantasmo - Exemplifying James' role in MBE more as an announcer, these two had a palpable dislike for each other in the broadcast booth.
FATTY's Greatest Rival: DocAwesome - A bitter feud from the early days.
(2) Housefly vs. (7) Promo
Fly's Greatest Rival: Professor Tremendous - They had a pretty entertaining feud for the World Championship in the days when MBE was between 1Blob and A1.
Promo's Greatest Rival: Victor Molotov - Sure, he was technically from the UXW days, but since there was a merger, I'm counting it. They were two diametrically opposed characters and played off each other well.
(3) Andrew Gilkison vs. (6) Freakshow
Andy's Greatest Rival: The Spoiler - Andy played the David to Spoils' Goliath well.
Freakshow's Greatest Rival: Professor Tremendous - The promos for these matches would always be off-the-charts entertaining.
Wednesday Night Warriors Bracket
(1) Maggot vs. (8) Aussie B
Maggot's Greatest Rival: Freakfish - From the first title match where I was the fresh-faced rook and FF the dominant Champion to the last one, where I held the gold and Double F was trying to get his gold back and everything in between, it was one hell of a ride.
Aussie's Greatest Rival: El Nino - They would be stable mates for a bit, but they're more known as rivals.
(4) Webweaver vs. (5) Jack Gilkison
Webby's Greatest Rival: Londonboy - See LB's entry
Jack's Greatest Rival: Andrew Gilkison - Is there any other? This brotherly blood feud was among the most brutal in MBE history.
(2) Professor Tremendous vs. (10) Meatbag
Prof's Greatest Rival: Housefly - See Fly's entry
Meatbag's Greatest Rival: PILE - They had some brouhahas back in the day, didn't they?
(3) Mango vs. (6) El Tremendo
Mango's Greatest Rival: Hida Yakamo - The juxtaposition here is sublime, the oafish Mango and the sleek Asian Wonder.
El T's Greatest Rival: The TeamT Goat - I think this feud stemmed from the goat eating some of El T's precious antique cans :p
Lord of the Boards Bracket
(1) Freakfish vs. (9) dumi
FF's Greatest Rival: The Spoiler - A career defining feud that Double F has tried to continue as recently as Spoils' HOF induction.
dumi's Greatest Rival: Paco the Wetback - A blood feud from the early days.
(4) IrishRed vs. (5) Duchess
Red's Greatest Rival: James Irish - A case where opposites didn't attract, stemming from the Mafia/Misfits feuding days.
Duchess' Greatest Rival: BobbyR - These two have been either at it or allied in some form since the beginning.
(2) BobbyR vs. (10) Justin Evitable
Bobby's Greatest Rival: The Spoiler - See Naitch's entry
Justin's Greatest Rival: Doc Silver - V. 2.0 is the key here. Justin and Doc anchored a lot of the new action since the restart.
(3) Paco the Wetback vs. (6) Mr. CableAccessTelevision
Paco's Greatest Rival: Londonboy - That LB got under a lot of folks' skins, didn't he? ;)
CATV's Greatest Rival: Professor Tremendous - So'd the Prof!
Total Elimination Bracket
(1) Hida Yakamo vs. (8) The Great Yamada
Hida's Greatest Rival: The Spoiler - The Red and Black Monster seems to be a lot of folks' white whale.
Yamada's Greatest Rival: Freakfish - They had a pretty good back and forth in early 2001.
(4) Mr. Amazing! vs. (5) DocAwesome
Mr. A!'s Greatest Rival: SweetJesusFunk - They were called Strange Bedfellows for a reason.
Doc's Greatest Rival: FATSEXY - See FATTY's entry
(2) PILE vs. (7) SweetJesusFunk
PILE's Greatest Rival: Hida Yakamo - A lot of bad blood here, culminating in a huge cage match in 2001 for the North American Championship.
SJF's Greatest Rival: See Mr. A!'s entry
(3) The Canadian Loonie vs. (6) WhiteNoise
Loonie's Greatest Rival: Hida Yakamo - Another juxtaposition of styles, they had some classic encounters.
WN's Greatest Rival: OUTLAW - A very intense feud.