Shane “The Juggernaut” vs. Tuco “The Ugly”
- Both Fuelled by whiskey
- Both talk loudly when they win
- Both rant relentlessly about their losses
- Shane is a master of the Bad Beat Stories; Tuco let sure victory slip away numerous times
- Shane once accidentally text messaged his arch rival “I love you” (meant for his wife)
- Tuco was in a scheme that involved getting hung (to then be saved by “The Good”, they would then share the bounty on him once they escaped)
Introducing The Juggernaut
He founded the LPT some 10 months prior to this big night and everything was coming together perfectly. He had clinched the title of being the league’s first ever PLAYER OF THE YEAR just 30 minutes earlier (by securing a top 4 finish) and he was making sure everyone understood how big of a deal this was. The cry of “POY IS ALL-IN” resonated into the wee hours of the morning; Shane had reached the summit. He was the top dog, the best around, the one with all of the bragging rights.
Just like Tuco (The Bad’s character name in TGTBTY), Shane scores his fair share of wins. As much as he savours his triumphs, the next low point in Shane’s competitive endeavours always comes fast and strikes hard. He feels the highs considerably higher than anyone I have ever competed with and feels the lows harder than one would think fathomable.
Since winning the POY title, Shane’s focus has been on his big losses. From losing big pots to his arch nemesis Scott, to throwing his cards on the table in disgust and seeing them bounce back in his female opponent’s face, to hilarious Crown Royal fuelled rants about heads up grudge matches, there is no happy middle. The highlights and low lights of Shane’s part of this battle quite often turn ugly (and yet so entertaining!). Just like the LPT, he is the one that introduced us to the path of our upcoming clash; the 3-headed race that will change the dynamics of this ongoing struggle. Can Shane get out of his own way and become top dog once again? If he succeeds, will we ever hear the end of it?