So throwing this out as an idea. Take a hero. Or a villain. Or a host or not or mad etc . We chuck em into a knockout battle to the death a la mortal Kombat.
Mano y Manos, one v one, depending on the amount of entrants, we can go multiple rounds, winner progresses. Can be judged in a few ways and open for discussion, but most likely even fan poll. Extra points for comments around how one would beat another.
Sticking mainly to humans , past present and future and humanoids of any variety , IE a guy in a suit. Try not to choose gamera , reptilicus etc as just , well , obvious who wins between Paul from cry wilderness and gamera in a fist fight
If you like the idea, throw out someone who you want to see involved and we will see how well this flies
Hey – read his book about his time spent working with Judy Garland on her short lived TV variety series. Compared to that experience. I bet the Velvet Fog would find a bout with Godzilla to be a refreshing change of pace.