It’s official, The Saurus vs PH has been confirmed for KOTD’s Carnage event, taking place in Toronto on May 4th. The winner will go on to face the current KOTD Champion, PoRich, in a title shot most likely to take place at this year’s World Domination event. While both challengers have cemented their legacies in the world of battle rap, and have proven they are deserving of a chance at the chain, it appears as if the majority of fans have already decided who the winner should be.
After holding the chain fairly briefly, it looked as if that “Two-time Champion” statement would once again become true, when King of the Dot announced that The Saurus and Illmaculate would be taking part in their annual Gran Prix Tournament. The same team who managed to win both WRC’s, would be in a tournament with what looked to be a fairly thin field. They easily breezed through each round, until they reached the finals, where they would be facing PoRich and Diaz. The team of PoRich and Diaz didn’t have such an easy time making it to the finals, but they did so none the less, despite many believing that PoRich was carrying the team.
To everyone’s surprise, and not without a fair bit of controversy, PoRich & Diaz managed to win the battle, and the $5,000 prize that went with it. During the battle, PoRich had a couple of disrespectful lines, that were focused on The Saurus’ relationship with his daughter, and the death of his father. This clearly upset The Saurus, and caused a bit of drama, which seemed to firmly cement the Canadian crowd in support of the local team. While many consider it to be a robbery, the fact remains that with the crowd clearly on the side of PoRich and Diaz, The Saurus and Illmaculate weren’t able to do enough to leave no doubt who won the battle.
Since then, PoRich went on to win the King of the Dot chain from Sketch Menace, in strikingly similar fashion. While The Saurus has put on impressive performances, earning himself wins over quality opponents like Pat Stay and Eurgh. So it’s no surprise that fans would favor seeing The Saurus go on to face PoRich for the chain. With such a rich back-story between the two of them, and a chance for The Saurus to once again prove his claims, the potential rematch of sorts, seems almost predestined.
Tomorrow, we’ll be taking a look at what PH has done on his path to the title, why he could argue he’s more worthy of a shot, and how it might be difficult not to agree.