Originally Posted by Rich Cranium
Who would win? That's significantly depends on several things but that's another story. As far as gimmicks? Stone Cold's gimmick was used to perfection during his 3 year run against McMahon (1998-2000) but then around 2001 (practically when The Rock became the face of the company) through 2003/2004 it went back & forth throught the remainder of his career on how his gimmick was used & miss used. As for Orton, I think Orton's gimmick could be used even better as I really don't think they have hit his gimmick fully-on. Of course, the PG rating may have something to do with that (Orton would have fit better in the Attitude Era in terms of his persona) but I think putting him as a tweener was the right move let alone having him just RKO anyone in sight is also a good move but if they plan on making Orton the face of the company there is a few tweeks in his gimmick that could put Orton to even a bigger level then were he is. They just need to look back on Austin's gimmick as there is a few things from that gimmick that would work with Orton's gimmick as well. But it all comes down to the scripting & truth be told, I don't have high hopes with guys like Gerwitz & Hayes as the top writers. Gerwitz seems to have lost his touch since the end of the Attitude Era & Hayes...well, he's still stuck in the 80's with his writing style but I will give him credit he works with Edge's character well.