Rafael Nadal is the Shawn Michaels of Tennis.

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Yes, The Showstopper, the Icon, the Main Event.... Rafael Nadal.

I was just thinking about this yesterday.... I realize large portions of you don't know who Shawn is, but those that do will totally see the connection and appreciate the comparison. Just like Shawn, Nadal doesn't have the most championships, but many consider him to be the greatest of all time. Just like Shawn, his greatest rival was older, and had a very aesthetically pleasing style that many felt was the epitome of excellence. Just like Shawn, Nadal came and challenged this great rival at a young age and his popularity skyrocketed, along with his success.

Just like Shawn, Nadal has been injured in his prime and forced to miss long periods of time when he was arguably on his best run. Both these guys were able to come back and not miss a beat and even maybe be better than before and return to the pinnacle of their profession. Both are polarizing and either loved or hated by the fans with really no in-between. Lastly, both have arguably been involved in the most important, epic, career-defining, big-match moments than anyone else and come back from the brink of defeat numerous times to win the match in a tight moment that no one will ever forget. Both are legends. Both have even lost a bit of hair on the top :lol: Both will put their bodies on the line to give the crowd something to cheer for and that's why their names will never be forgotten. Bamos. #TeamRafaaaaa





 
Last edited:

the green god

Professional
To be the man, you've got to beat the man.

I guess Rafa's a, "limousine ridin', jet flyin', kiss stealin', wheelin' dealin' son of a gun," all while he's stylin' and profilin'.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!"
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
To be the man, you've got to beat the man.

I guess Rafa's a, "limousine ridin', jet flyin', kiss stealin', wheelin' dealin' son of a gun," all while he's stylin' and profilin'.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!"
Ric lives here and I've never run into him :( Last Christmas he ate at Taco mac (a restaurant here) a few days after I went, and my friends all met him :/
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Seriously though, he's so Shawn. The lasso forehand... think about it.... everyone hits a forehand, but no one makes it look like Rafa. Who have you ever seen hit an elbow the way Shawn does? It can't be duplicated!!
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Seriously though, he's so Shawn. The lasso forehand... think about it.... everyone hits a forehand, but no one makes it look like Rafa. Who have you ever seen hit an elbow the way Shawn does? It can't be duplicated!!
Shawn and Rafa in matching leather chaps, eh?
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Not this Nadal fan. Wrestling is full of fake, roided up, fake & baked, greasy, bleached blonde freaks. MN is out of his mind with this comparison.
Says someone who surely knows jack about Shawn Michaels. You sure don't about tennis. :oops: Exit stage left. Only people that watch Wrestling will understand the comparison. DUH we know it's fake but we're on a whole inside level you can't comprehend, believe me. They get exactly what I mean.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Ewww. No. :mad: Why are you insulting Rafa (and tennis in general)?
Then why post in a topic you don't agree with when it's clearly lighthearted just to say "eww no" when you don't watch wrestling to even GET the comparison im making? Some of you people just seem to want to get your post count up. Just don't post in this thread, it's too easy. And you know I like you CMM. That's like me comparing him to a character in a movie you haven't seen and you disagreeing.
 

Clarky21

Banned
Says someone who surely knows jack about Shawn Michaels. You sure don't about tennis. :oops: Exit stage left. Only people that watch Wrestling will understand the comparison. DUH we know it's fake but we're on a whole inside level you can't comprehend, believe me. They get exactly what I mean.
Sorry I am not a wrastlin' connoisseur like you are, MN. If we could all be as Klassy as you are, the world would be a much better place.
 

CMM

Legend
Says someone who surely knows jack about Shawn Michaels. You sure don't about tennis. :oops: Exit stage left. Only people that watch Wrestling will understand the comparison. DUH we know it's fake but we're on a whole inside level you can't comprehend, believe me. They get exactly what I mean.
Clarky is right. This thread is offensive to Rafa and to tennis in general.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Sorry I am not a wrastlin' connoisseur like you are, MN. If we could all be as Klassy as you are, the world would be a much better place.
Exactly. So don't post if you don't know what you're talking about. It seems to be all you know how to do.
 

Clarky21

Banned
Clarky is right. This thread is offensive to Rafa and to tennis in general.
Yep, but MN will just throw around some more insults at us because we don't watch The Wrastlin' like he does. The fact that he watches that garbage says he has taste for crap, and probably is not a deep thinker by any means. Proof of that is that he doesn't see why this comparison is offensive, and downright ridiculous.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Yep, but MN will just throw around some more insults at us because we don't watch The Wrastlin' like he does. The fact that he watches that garbage says he has taste for crap, and probably is not a deep thinker by any means. Proof of that is that he doesn't see why this comparison is offensive, and downright ridiculous.
You're so whiney :lol: You and Chico... the complainers. And especially hate it when you can't out-argue someone!

 

CMM

Legend
Then why post in a topic you don't agree with when it's clearly lighthearted just to say "eww no" when you don't watch wrestling to even GET the comparison im making? Some of you people just seem to want to get your post count up. Just don't post in this thread, it's too easy. And you know I like you CMM. That's like me comparing him to a character in a movie you haven't seen and you disagreeing.
It's not a matter of agreeing or disagreeing. I find it insulting.
No difference between this thread or a thread titled Nadal is a gorilla.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
It's not a matter of agreeing or disagreeing. I find it insulting.
No difference between this thread or a thread titled Nadal is a gorilla.
Great, you've stated your opinion. We'll move on with the actual discussion again without you now.
 

the green god

Professional
Yep, but MN will just throw around some more insults at us because we don't watch The Wrastlin' like he does. The fact that he watches that garbage says he has taste for crap, and probably is not a deep thinker by any means. Proof of that is that he doesn't see why this comparison is offensive, and downright ridiculous.
For god's sake, it's not wrastlin', it's rasslin' cowboy. Lighten up girlfriend. We're talking about Rafa and tennis, not world peace and ending world hunger.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
 

Clarky21

Banned
You're so whiney :lol: You and Chico... the complainers. And especially hate it when you can't out-argue someone!

I am supposed to out-argue you about wrastlin? You have got to be kidding me. :lol: I don't watch that crap and for good reason. Maybe you should actually use your brain matter and figure why I don't.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
I am supposed to out-argue you about wrastlin? You have got to be kidding me. :lol: I don't watch that crap and for good reason. Maybe you should actually use your brain matter and figure why I don't.
And maybe when you see people having a lighthearted discussion, like they are still trying to in posts after this one of yours... you should let them if you don't even understand the comparison.

Federer is Stonecold , Nadal is Undertaker.
Man, you reminded me the days I watch wrestling.
Hmm, idk lol.... Stone Cold is too brawler-style, non-smooth to be Federer. Fed is definitely more like Flair, Hart, someone really natural like that, you don't think? Unless u mean popularity-wise I agree.
 

the green god

Professional
I am supposed to out-argue you about wrastlin? You have got to be kidding me. :lol: I don't watch that crap and for good reason. Maybe you should actually use your brain matter and figure why I don't.
I guess someone is busy watching William F. Buckley Firing Line reruns on the Tube. The pseudointellectual is strong is this thread.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
I guess someone is busy watching William F. Buckley Firing Line reruns on the Tube. The pseudointellectual is strong is this thread.
What's funny is they have no clue that I'm not even saying Nadal is like a wrestler at all. At all. They're arguing against a point I didn't even make. I'm making a distant comparison of how they are both considered the best at what they do, when another guy has more accomplishments, and their styles are unique, etc etc, and the other things I said.
 
Top