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    This Or That (8/28/2015)

    Everybody loves binary decisions, especially wrestling fans! In This Or That, we’ve forced ourselves to choose between two options that relate to wrestling.

    Over four questions, @TimWelcomed, @JoeySplashwater and @TomBlargh will have to choose one of two options and give their reasoning on each of their choices. You can then vote on which one you’d choose, giving you the false impression that you’re somehow involved and we care about your opinion chance to join the conversation!

    Before we start, here’s last week‘s results:

    Who would you rather see wrestle in a superhero costume?

    Hugh Jackman as Wolverine – 63%, Stephen Amell as Arrow – 37%

    Bigger athlete in wrestling?

    Dennis Rodman – 62%, Mike Tyson – 38%

    Who would you rather see Kevin Owens toss off a stage?

    Donald Trump – 70%, Jeremy Piven – 30%

    Who would you rather see star in a WWE film?

    Big E – 83%, Fandango – 17%

    Did you like the finish to John Cena vs. Seth Rollins at Summerslam: Yes or No?

    Controversial finishes.

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    Tim:

    I love a good laugh but this was complete bullshit. This was supremely WCW of them. This ending seemed like something Hogan would’ve came up with when he arrived to the building and saw he was booked to lose clean. I have mixed feelings on Jon Stewart but he’s usually very likable in the WWE atmosphere. I know he likes the product and seems to genuinely enjoy being there so I wanted to like this but I could not do that. This was Seth Rollins’ best singles match since joining the main roster. It was something he desperately needed after all of this time playing (a very good) weasel-like champion. This ending stopped that performance from ever getting the amount of recognition it deserved.

    I know they still want to protect Cena but are they so out of new ways to pull that off that this is the best they could come up with? It was nonsense. Don’t get me wrong, the idea of Jon Stewart being an aging *clears throat* “smart mark” type who doesn’t like change is a GREAT idea and he can do it well but don’t just throw that into a big match because you can’t figure out how to end it. Fuck that. He’s not even going to be around a lot. Where could this even possibly go that would be worth that ending? Nowhere. This was cheap.

    No.

    Joey:

    My WOE brothers have strong opinions on both sides and I’m just stuck in the middle. At the live show, it was hilarious and the crowd’s reaction to it made it a beautiful moment. On the other side, it really wastes the next level star making performance of Seth Rollins as no one is talking about how tremendous he was on that night. The rational the next night is what soured me on it. I automatically like Jon Stewart less for trying to protect that jerk Ric Flair’s title record. I could see myself being for it in any scenario but Flair love so I’m giving this a big NO. Team T-Man.

    NO

    Tom:

    Get a load of these two fucking MARKS. Yeah, I said it! I SAID IT LOUD. Here’s what wrestling is meant to be: a great fucking laugh. I was at Summerslam live and in person and I laughed a LOT at “Old” Jon Stewart taking out “Big” John Cena. Imagine that finish being pitched backstage, imagine them all around the table saying “yep, that’s the one”. Imagine the look on Rollins’ face when he realises the finish of the biggest win of his career ties directly into the crazy political leanings of Vince Jr. Imagine what the fuck Jon Stewart must have been thinking. It was GREAT. It was WRESTLING. It’s PURE, UNADULTERATED WRESTLING, and I accuse anyone who didn’t like it of being unable to handle the banter. THE ATTITUDE ERA IS BACK!!!!

    Also, if you vote ‘no’ on this then please let me know ASAP so I can block and report you on Twitter dot com.

    YES!!!!! YOU BASTARDS!!!!

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    We Are NXT? TakeOver: Brooklyn Recap

    NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn came to Barclays Center and these humans attended.

    @TJHawke411 and @JoeySplashwater somehow tempted the gods of wrestling karma into getting sick seats to NXT. Both considered it the greatest wrestling experience of their lives and will share their memories along with any new thoughts after watching it on replay. TJ is using the star rating system and Joey is using the Brad Ward rating system.

    Support TJ Hawke by checking out Free Wrestling for great legally free wrestling and 411Mania for wrestling reviews.

    Support Joey by continuously clicking refresh on this page and by watching Girl Meets World on Netflix so he feels less guilty about pirating Season 1.

    Welcome to NXT

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    TJ:

    TakeOver: Brooklyn was actually my first live WWE show as an adult, and it was an eye-opening experience. I know it sounds condescending as hell, but the people-watching that you cannot help but engage in while you are surrounded by the wonderful characters of the WWE Universe is truly next level. That was quickly remedied once we got into the building because we got to sit in the section with the family and guests of the wrestlers! Most of them seemed quite lovely and contained endearingly-high levels of excitement to see their friends and family in the ring. This change in surroundings removed the possibilities of an unpleasant fan experience harming the show. Success!

    Joey:

    I went back and forth on whether to attend TakeOver: Brooklyn or ROH Field of Honor 2. Around the time the double main event was announced for NXT, I made the decision to attend this especially since it was in my “home arena” about 10 minutes away and there was a very special feel around it. I made a great decision. After being in this arena nearly 20 times for various events, I’ve never been located anywhere but the highest level. Somehow our seats were the best view in the entire arena, second row ringside around a bunch of lovely people. The experience of getting in the venue and finding our seats was already amazing.

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    ScoopZone Elite: August 24, 2015

    We’ve consulted our inside sources to bring you the best and most EXCLUSIVE dirt on your favorite wrestling promotions from around the world. Unlike other sites, we’ll only bring you 100% accurate and truthful wrestling news every week. We’re still working on our paywall, so please only read these stories if you’re an elite member.

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    News for the Week of August 24, 2015

    WWE

    • Daniel Bryan will be returning soon as he will be selling his watermelon preserves at all WWE events.

     

    • Miscommunication caused Seth Rollins to accidentally make his gear white instead of his hair.

     

    • Triple H gave Vince McMahon an NXT shirt for his birthday.

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    • The Undertaker was bragging to random children at the airport about creating a popular meme at Summerslam.

     

    • Barclays Center security made Sheamus take all the beads out of his beard before entering the arena last night.

     

    • Dolph Ziggler is being honored at Levi’s 12th Annual Denim Awards for his contributions to the industry.


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    • Jim Ross publicly criticized his own “one-man show” this weekend because it did a poor job selling.

     

    • Bully Ray has started talking about politics on his Twitter account. This isn’t really news just a heads up to stay away from that.

     

    • Lance Storm choreographed all of New Day‘s dance moves last night.

     

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    Summerslam 2015 Preview and Predictions

    More tag matches than a New Japan B show.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    The Prime Time Players vs. New Day vs. Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadores for the WWE Tag Team Championship

    Joey:

    We see this kind of match every Wrestlemania and it’s always a fun time. It should be improved this time with New Day being so over and Lucha Dragons likely being a fan favorite. Definitely look for New Day to get the titles back.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: New Day wins.

    Tim:

    It’ll be nice to watch The Lucha Dragons do their thing. The New Day are usually a good time. I’m not too interested in this one but it should have some good spots.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins. 

    Tom:

    I feel like there’s been so much attention taken off the tag division lately that it’s hard to be too interested in this, even though it’s likely to be pretty good! Lucha Dragons seem to have been relegated to Main Event type shows with Los Matadores, while PTP have mostly been on commentary duties. Thankfully, The New Day has been consistently great so hopefully they get the belts back.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins.

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    Wrestling On Air with Brad Ward: Episode 1, 8/21/2015

    The wait is over! This groundbreaking new audio experience starring Brad Ward and company redefines how you think about wrestling podcasts.

    Join host Brad Ward (@BradWardFight) along with Wrestling On Earth’s own T-Boyz, Tim (@TimWelcomed) and Tom (@TomBlargh), and audio editor Scott (@SocksMahoney) on a magical journey you surely will not forget! Listen below or download the podcast here.

    Episode 1, 8/21/2015: Temperamental Pilot

    In this pilot episode, Brad and the boys talk about elevator interactions with nice wrestlers, Swerved, muscle relaxants, the sweet sound of Franke Kazarian’s Vex Temper, Brad’s new match rating system and a bunch of dumb wrestling.

    Send us questions!

    While no questions were taken in this episode, the inbox is open questions to be answered on future installments of Wrestling On Air with Brad Ward. Just send your questions, comments, goofs, spoofs and opinions to wrestlingonair@gmail.com.

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Rev your engines because it’s time to name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week!

    You know how this goes. Your votes have been counted. The name has been picked. Things are about to get rowdy. LET’S DO THIS!

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    Baron Corbin is The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. This is the second time you all have decided The Lone Wolf was deserving of this award. He may be dark and brooding but he’s can’t help but to bring you all joy.

    Whether it be his cool tats or his sick vest, Baron Corbin has the right stuff. I have to go. I can’t contain the tears. This is one of the most beautiful moments in history. Congrats, Baron Corbin. Congrats, my man.

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    NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn Preview and Predictions

    Full Sail is booing this preview.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Tyler Breeze

    Joey:

    The idea of Jushin Thunder Liger making his WWE debut this late into his legendary career in front of a sold out arena is pretty cool. I think the atmosphere will make this match very good and it could end up being the most memorable moment of the night.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Tyler Breeze wins.

    Tim:

    Seeing Jushin Liger wrestle at a WWE event is pretty exciting to me. I’ve always been a huge fan of him so this is probably one of the biggest reasons for me to watch. I can enjoy Tyler Breeze from time to time so yeah, bring it on. I’m pretty interested in seeing these two square off in this environment.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Tyler Breeze wins.

    Tom:

    Sure, okay, alright. These guys are on opposite ends of their careers, and as a result, I think there’s a limit to just how good this’ll be. Like, neither guy is really capable of much more than a pretty good singles match right now – Liger’s great matches are all behind him and Breeze’s are all in the future (or at least hopefully they are). Liger in a WWE ring is a fun novelty though, and a nice amount of silliness in Breeze’s entrance should make this enjoyable.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Tyler Breeze wins.

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    ScoopZone Elite: August 17, 2015

    We’ve consulted our inside sources to bring you the best and most EXCLUSIVE dirt on your favorite wrestling promotions from around the world. Unlike other sites, we’ll only bring you 100% accurate and truthful wrestling news every week. We’re still working on our paywall, so please only read these stories if you’re an elite member.

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    News for the Week of August 17, 2015

    WWE

    • Damien Sandow is planning to grow his hair out, dye half of it blonde and pitch teaming with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose.

     

    • The Big Show has said that he hopes to be a part-time wrestler once his current contract is up so look for Big Show to headline Wrestlemania 36.

     

    • Daniel Bryan has Brie Bella show Vince McMahon videos of him wrestling a giant stuffed teddy bear from her phone every week to prove that he’s healthy enough to return.

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    NJPW

    • Hiroshi Tanahashi has never touched a real guitar in his life.

     

    • Shinsuke Nakamura coincidentally lost his phone this weekend.

     

    • The Young Bucks found Nakamura’s phone on the ground but instead of picking it up they crotch-chopped at it and walked off.


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    Other

    • Taz is expecting a last minute invite to Summerslam and NXT TakeOver to celebrate him in Brooklyn.

     

    • Eric Bischoff has a new beer coming out named “Please Remember Me.”

     

    • Lance Storm actually prefers PW Torch to the Wrestling Observer.

     

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    This Or That (8/13/2015)

    Everybody loves binary decisions, especially wrestling fans! In This Or That, we’ve forced ourselves to choose between two options that relate to wrestling.

    Over four questions, @TimWelcomed, @JoeySplashwater and @TomBlargh will have to choose one of two options and give their reasoning on each of their choices. You can then vote on which one you’d choose, giving you the false impression that you’re somehow involved and we care about your opinion chance to join the conversation!

    Before we start, here’s last week‘s results:

    Who needs a win more at Summerslam?

    Brock Lesnar – 73%, Seth Rollins– 27%

    Who do you miss more?

    Dolph Ziggler – 54%, Kane – 46%

    Better Tough Enough season?

    Steve Austin’s – 58%, Chris Jericho’s – 42%

    Would you rather watch?

    Fantastic Four (2015) – 56%, 2 hour Raw with Sheamus in every segment – 44%

    Who would you rather see wrestle a match in superhero outfit: Stephen Amell as Arrow or Hugh Jackman as Wolverine?

    Marvel vs. DC.

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    Tim:

    I love that these two seem to genuinely enjoy being around wrestling. Amell is working really hard to make this match work and that’s great. I deeply wish it was someone from a show I liked so I could be a bit more invested. Jackman wrestling in a Wolvie costume though… that’s probably unbeatable and I need it.

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    Joey:

    Stephen Amell looks like such a natural with a true love and respect for the wrestling industry so it pains me but I have to go with Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. As great as Amell may be, Wolverine is still Wolverine. Imagine someone in a Wolverine costume swinging his claws all over his opponent in a wrestling ring. (CHIKARA doesn’t count.) Much like Amell, Jackman did a great job in his WWE appearances as well but they’re pretty much even until you realize Wolverine is superior to Green Arrow.

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    Tom:

    I bloody loved Hugh Jackman’s Raw appearances – he seemed to be having a great time and he also legitimately punched Dolph Ziggler in his stupid improv face. A hero to everyone. I’m really excited for Stephen Amell at Summerslam though – he seems fairly quick and flippy AND! Since he’s not quite the star that Jackman is, I think he’ll be able to do much more in the ring since no-one cares that much if he breaks something.

    So, even though I’ve never watched a single episode of Arrow and I much prefer Wolverine as a character, I can confirm that I intend to contract a severe case of Amellmania at Barclays Center (but if he doesn’t wrestle in character, I will be sorely disappointed – I want the whole thing to be REALLY stupid).

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    Brad Ward’s Podcast Adventures: WasimCast (8/13/2015)

    Our friend and favorite wrestling superfan Brad Ward has dipped his toe into the world of podcasting and TJ Hawke is here to recap the astonishing results. Take it away, TJ!

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    Brad Ward, noted Cesaro cosplayer, is one of the premiere content providers on Twitter Dot Com. However, anyone with good sense knows that you must diversify your brand in order to stay streets ahead or you risk becoming a jabroni mark.

    If you’re a jabroni mark, your banter suffers. When your banter suffers, your numbers go down. When your numbers go down, your brand is left in tatters. You might as well just jump off a bridge or sign a contract with TNA at that point.

    Brad has wisely decided to jump into the Wrestling Podcast Game as it looks like it’s going to stick around for a while. What follows is a rundown of Brad Ward giving this WasimCast gimmick the rub by appearing on their pitiful podcast.

    Highlights from Brad’s appearance on the WasimCast

    0:00 – 20:55

    Brad Ward does not appear on the podcast during this period. No reason to listen to it.

    20:55 – 23:00

    Brad Ward graces the podcast with his presence finally, and it immediately leads to a delightful anecdote of Yoshi Tatsu burying Chikara. The magic of Brad Ward.

    23:00 – 24:15

    Brad Ward buries Dalton Castle and explains how he pays for TNA ONO PPVs.

    24:25 – 25:30

    Brad Ward tries to talk about a “bra & panties” MMA fed.

    25:30 – 26:00

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