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SPIKE’s Deadliest Warrior

May 24, 2009

Have you ever wondered who would win in a standup war between a Viking and a Samurai or a John Woo-style gun battle between the Yakuza and Mafia?

I just finished the latest episode of SPIKE’s Deadliest Warrior, where two legendary fighters (Shaolin Monks vs. Maori Warriors) duel to the death.  For those who haven’t seen this show, basically each week, the show pits two of the most feared warriors against each other.  They use 21st century science and technology and world-class fighters and weapons experts to provide insight to determine who would win in a head-to-head final fight in the battlefield.  So far, they’ve shown battles between the Scandinavian Viking vs. Japanese Samurai, Ninja vs. Spartan, Green Beret vs. Spetznaz, Pirate vs. Knight, Yakuza vs. Mafia, and Apache Indian vs. Roman Gladiator.  They’ll have an episode on the Taliban vs. IRA.  I can’t wait for that one.

I remember sitting around with Corona longnecks with my buddies in college and BSing about who would win in a fight between Ali and Tyson, Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, Wolverine and Spiderman, etc.  Better yet, let’s throw them all in the ring for a Royal Rumble.  Now, this show has got me wondering who the deadliest warrior is if they could choose their favorite non-exploding weapon.  It’ll be the Japanese Samurai with the katana or the Shaolin Monk with the twin hooks.  Dude, what about the Spartan?  You see how messed this can get your head?  I’m glad this show straightens some of it out for me. =)

Okay, next episode is William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu.  “Both fight for revenge. Both built an army to spill the blood of their enemies. Deadliest Warrior gets personal with a battle between two of the greatest warrior-generals that ever lived. William Wallace – claymore wielding wild man from Scotland versus Shaka Zulu whose ferocity, speed and toughness became legend.”  Who wins?  Let the arguments begin…

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