Eddie Guerrero or Shawn Michaels/Jushin Liger, in their prime?
I guess I'll go Eddie/Liger since I've compared Eddie/Shawn before. Who do you think was better and knew more submission holds? Honestly? It's probably a tie. Both men were knew for locking on a surfboard or a bow and arrow stretch. Eddie had the Lasso from El Passo and the Gory Stretch at times well. I think Liger went for more basic, almost young boy, submissions like the half and full boston crab as well. I say this one's a draw. Who do you think was better at grappling? Eddie. When I think Liger I rarely think grappling. He threw powerbombs and hit a brainbuster, but he's not going to take you to the mat or surprise or impress you with a suplex. Eddie was a bit more diverse in that field I think. When I think Liger I think flying and striking mostly. Who was better at striking/brawling? Liger. I'd just say he's more diverse in his strikes. The running palm strike, the koppu kick, jumping spinning heel kicks. Again, I think of Liger as a prolific striker and aerialist. Who was better at building and working a crowd into a frenzy? I think a great argument could be made for Liger. His storytelling is vastly underrated, and his high flying spots were way more crowd pleasing than what Eddie had to offer. Eddie had great story telling ability too, especially when he came into the Latino Heat lying and cheating, but Liger definitely knew how to get a reaction out of those early silent Japanese crowds and I remember Pillman vs Liger in WCW gaining a lot of acclaim from those in attendance as well. Who could "wow" the audience better with their moves and aerial attacks? Again, I kind of split the bill on this one, but Liger. While Eddie's Frog Splash popped a crowd with familiarity and proficiency, Liger downright surprised fans with what he'd pull out. Who was better at aerial maneuvers? Again, I'm sort of harping off of the last answer, but Liger. The shooting star press, the tope off of the apron, the suicide dives, they were just all a bit more flashy than an outside in tope and a frog splash. Who was faster distance wise- from rope to rope? If I understand the question correctly, I'll say Eddie had the speed advantage. Who had more stamina and energy in the ring? Probably Eddie. Credit to Liger though, it can't be fun breathing through that monstrosity of a mask. Who was stronger? Probably Eddie. While running powerbombs are nothing to sneeze at, Eddie's signature as the Black Tiger was very similar, if not a bit more strenuous on the muscles since it was out of the Crucifix position. Liger was never a body guy, mostly because he never had to be because he could hide inside a giant body suit. Eddie definitely showed strength with those Gory Specials though. I can't imagine those are easy. Plus, he was a heel rudo who had to be the base on all of the big Rey Mysterio moves. Also, just look at them side by side. Eddie might've been juicing, but he had way more muscle. Who took more bumps, and sold better? Eddie. Eddie sold like death at times. Again, Liger's at the disadvantage of having a coat rack covering his face. Who had better psychology overall? I think that comes down to bias, and my bias says Eddie. I'm not big on how Japan often does their strong style psychology, even though it does thematically work better for larger than life, out of this world characters like Liger and Muta. Both men are ring generals, but Eddie's got my vote. Who could make have better matches with a average worker? They're both very capable of it. Liger gave Tyler Breeze the best match of his career and that still stands even after he went against Ricochet in my eyes. Eddie flat out carried JBL through an amazing feud, which is amazing considering the size differential. I'll say Eddie. Who had more charisma? Eddie. I think Liger does well as a mostly mute, pantomime, hero type, and I do think he deserves credit for that. However, Eddie could do so much with a simple look into the camera.
Who do you think was better and knew more submission holds? Eddie Who do you think was better at grappling? Eddie Who was better at striking/brawling? Shawn Michaels Who was better at building and working a crowd into a frenzy? Shawn Michaels Who could "wow" the audience better with their moves and aerial attacks? Jushin Liger Who was better at aerial manuvers? Eddie Who was faster distance wise- from rope to rope? Eddie Who had more stamina and energy in the ring? Shawn Michaels Who was stronger? Shawn Michaels Who took more bumps, and sold better? Jushin Liger Who had better psychology overall? Shawn Michaels Who could make have better matches with a average worker? Eddie Who had more charisma? I'll give it to Eddie, by a slight edge.