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David Taylor and Kyle Dake -- are they really rivals?

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 Flo is touting a film about the Dake-Taylor "rivalry." But is it really a rivalry. I believe they have wrestled eight times and Dake is 8 and Oh. 

The college matches were all razor-close, but Dake won the freestyle matches pretty handily. Doesn't Taylor have to win at least one match to make it a rivalry?

Now Dake and Burroughs-- that's a rivalry. Burrough has the advantage, but Dake at least won a couple of bouts.

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1 hour ago, NJDan said:

 Flo is touting a film about the Dake-Taylor "rivalry." But is it really a rivalry. I believe they have wrestled eight times and Dake is 8 and Oh. 

The college matches were all razor-close, but Dake won the freestyle matches pretty handily. Doesn't Taylor have to win at least one match to make it a rivalry?

Now Dake and Burroughs-- that's a rivalry. Burrough has the advantage, but Dake at least won a couple of bouts.

Dake won 1 time against Burroughs.

As for a rivalry

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rivalry

Dake and Taylor were always paired off as being rivals because they viewed each other as their main opposition. When you think of Kyle Dake people usually think of David Taylor and vice versa. When you think of Jordan Burroughs you do t think of Dake.

While Dake always won against Taylor, most of the time their matches were very close and required Dake to give his best effort and it was never a cakewalk for him.

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I personally find intriguing the blatant disregard for the "hype" by both of them.  They seem to be best friends, which is pretty cool.  Both are now World Champions.  Both seem to be super good people.  Both seem to be making the entire sport better.  Mad respect to both of them... 

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Just now, treep2000 said:

I personally find intriguing the blatant disregard for the "hype" by both of them.  They seem to be best friends, which is pretty cool.  Both are now World Champions.  Both seem to be super good people.  Both seem to be making the entire sport better.  Mad respect to both of them... 

Excellent post, treep. Taylor and Dake both seem to be very good friends. World Champs to boot! Go USA!!

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This dude who started this post is just trying to troll on David Taylor.

Then he shoots himself in the foot when he brings up Burroughs because Jordan has dominated Dake the same way he has dominated Taylor.

Some wrestlers just have contrasting styles and don't match up well with others such is the case with Taylor against Dake. I wouldn't say Dake is head and shoulders the wrestler Taylor is. In fact, I would put them on the same platform right now. 

 

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20 hours ago, BigTenFanboy said:

Dake won 1 time against Burroughs.

As for a rivalry

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rivalry

Dake and Taylor were always paired off as being rivals because they viewed each other as their main opposition. When you think of Kyle Dake people usually think of David Taylor and vice versa. When you think of Jordan Burroughs you do t think of Dake.

While Dake always won against Taylor, most of the time their matches were very close and required Dake to give his best effort and it was never a cakewalk for him.

I believe Dake has two wins over Burroughs.

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11 hours ago, CTex said:

This dude who started this post is just trying to troll on David Taylor.

Then he shoots himself in the foot when he brings up Burroughs because Jordan has dominated Dake the same way he has dominated Taylor.

Some wrestlers just have contrasting styles and don't match up well with others such is the case with Taylor against Dake. I wouldn't say Dake is head and shoulders the wrestler Taylor is. In fact, I would put them on the same platform right now. 

 

Actually, the OP is merely wondering about the use of the word "rivalry."  To attach "trolling" to this post is just silly.  Go back and re-read the OP.

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I’ve heard the saying that it’s not really a rivalry if one guy never wins, but I think there are some exceptions to that. These guys can definitely be considered rivals because of how close the matches were and the hype surrounding them. Plus all of DT’s message board wins have to count for something lol

As far as Burroughs rival, I definitely don’t think of Dake. I would say JB’s rival is the country of Russia!

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11 minutes ago, Plasmodium said:

I think the only American to actually beat JB in senior fs is Nick Marable.  Dake beat him a couple of times but only in a series that he ultimately lost.

As I mentioned earlier, Dake's record against Burroughs in WTT matches is 1-6. 

Off the top of my head, I cannot recall any other times they wrestled.

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On 12/23/2018 at 9:17 PM, NJDan said:

 Flo is touting a film about the Dake-Taylor "rivalry." But is it really a rivalry. I believe they have wrestled eight times and Dake is 8 and Oh. 

The college matches were all razor-close, but Dake won the freestyle matches pretty handily. Doesn't Taylor have to win at least one match to make it a rivalry?

Now Dake and Burroughs-- that's a rivalry. Burrough has the advantage, but Dake at least won a couple of bouts.

Maybe so, but Taylor is undefeated in message board fantasy matches...that has to be worth something.

Edit: duh, sorry for the echo Eagle26

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