• Monthly Archives: July 2013

    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue One, Page 2

    WCW: The Comic Book was published in the early 90s by Marvel Comics. Nobody in wrestling or comics paid it much attention, and after 12 issues, it was cancelled and lost to the ages. Until now.

    On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, @tomblackett will post a new page of the WCW comic with his comments and we’ll read through it together. We’ll be there for each other, through the good (Vader! The Steiners! Sting! Cactus Jack!) and the (Johnny B.) Badd.

    WCW: The Comic (Issue One, Page 2)

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    WCW: The Comic is probably the property of Marvel Comics / WWE, though I’m not entirely sure. This website makes no claims to own it; all panels and images are posted in the spirit of fair use and are the property of their respective owners and creators. Continue reading

    Match of the Week: Shane McMahon vs. Mankind, Smackdown (8/26/99)

    Many sites have a match of the week but ours is a little different. These matches are the ones that are fun to watch… in the non-traditional way.

    This week, we’ve chosen Shane McMahon vs. Mankind from the early days of Smackdown, though the segments surrounding it were too great not to talk about, so we’ve split our comments up into parts to cover all of it. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the greatness, with @TJHawke joining in the fun for a crossover with his site Free Pro Wrestling which, unsurprisingly, features some great (and FREE!) pro wrestling matches for you to watch!

    Shane McMahon vs. Mankind (Smackdown, 8/26/99)

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    4 ON 4 Fans: Maniwa, Alyssa, Garrett, Khristen

    Welcome to this week’s edition of Four on Four. As always, we’ve chosen four of the most entertaining and intelligent wrestling fans on Twitter and decided to peer into their minds four questions at a time. Now let’s meet the panel:

    Nick Maniwa: Pro Wrestling’s BFF aka Papa Maniwa. Commentator for IWAMS. Unpaid intern for Reed Bentley. Getting married to @Jessbeesknees on 10/5. #TeamBestDude. #PMAallday.
    Follow his Twitter.

    Alyssa Kay: TuningUpTheBand. Former AIW intern. Firmly believes that Danny Havoc and Drew Gulak can rebuild their friendship with a little time and love. Teacher by trade (and degree). Also interested in autism awareness and subway trains.
    Follow her Tumblr and Twitter.

    Garrett York: ThanatosTheory. Mastermind behind the upcoming personal fitness revolution Arm Chair Fitness (follow @ArmChairFitness, will be launched within next few months). Kevin Steen followed because of aspirations to show Alex Riley viral sensation ‘FinlayDick.jpeg.’
    Follow his Twitter.

    Khristen Wilson: KhrisTheUnicorn. Graphic Designer. Gamer. #HireHimROH (for graphic design, not jobbing to Davey Richards).
    Like his fantastic graphic design page on Facebook and follow his Twitter. Continue reading

    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    It’s that time! That is right, we are here to name your Sexy Wrestler of The Week once again! Please adjust your computer screens so that no unwanted eyes will see what you are ogling over… or don’t! Your call.

    After last week’s expensive failure of the Sex-O-Meter we were pressed to find a better way to gather information and statistics on who you want as the Sexy Wrestler of The Week.

    It took us a little bit to understand exactly what would help with this daunting and important task but after some heavy brainstorming sessions that involved a lot of hummus and even a little bit of karaoke we decided on the answer. It took a lot of string pulling but we have assembled a trio of scientists from around the globe and even one from outside of Earth.

    Meet our team of statistic analysts:

    Henry Q. Bobbletops IV: This wily scientist, known for his experiments with cornhusks, has recently began studying the way people use social media and compiling statistics.

    Col. Bill Baxter: Former military operative and overseer of the US Army’s first MySpace account. His Klout Score is over 300 and he was a contributor to the Ouya Kickstarter campaign. He may or may not know everything you text your friends.

    XenoGoblin The Banisher: Works as a liaison between other planets and Earth. Has been a wrestling fan ever since his mothership picked up it’s first signal from Earth. Favorite wrestler ever was Meat. Continue reading

    The Merch Table: Highspots House of Horrors

    Wrestling companies make merchandise. It’s usually pretty bad, but sometimes, it’s terrible. Welcome to The Merch Table.

    Every week, @TomBlargh will look at some of the awful merch that someone expects you to buy. Up this week: HIGHSPOTS HOUSE OF HORRORS.

    We love Highspots. They make really fun shoot interviews, their online VOD service is pretty great and they have an entire warehouse full of merch.

    Seriously, just check out the episode of Kevin Steen’s Weekend Escapades where he takes a wander around Highspots HQ for an idea of what they have there:

    There’s clearly some great stuff there, but THANK GOD, there’s also a lot of insane merch to have fun with. LET’S GET STARTED.

    WWE Rings

    No, not wrestling rings, that would be too sensible. These are FINGER rings! Like the kind you’d wear to… uh… the kind of rings you’d wear to…

    ….I have literally no idea where you would wear these rings to, but they’re something special. You can choose from:

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    John Cena! Looking nothing like John Cena!

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    The Undertaker! Looking kind of like the Undertaker.

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    ugh triple h

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    Rey Mysterio looking very pleased with himself.

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    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue One, Page 1

    WCW: The Comic Book was published in the early 90s by Marvel Comics. Nobody in wrestling or comics paid it much attention, and after 12 issues, it was cancelled and lost to the ages. Until now.

    On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, @tomblackett will post a new page of the WCW comic with his comments and we’ll read through it together. We’ll be there for each other, through the good (Vader! The Steiners! Sting! Cactus Jack!) and the (Johnny B.) Badd.

    WCW: The Comic (Issue One, Page 1)

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    WCW: The Comic is probably the property of Marvel Comics / WWE, though I’m not entirely sure. This website makes no claims to own it; all panels and images are posted in the spirit of fair use and are the property of their respective owners and creators. Continue reading

    Streets Ahead: FWE

    In Streets Ahead, we invite columnists to write about wrestlers and companies that are still on their way up or you might not be too aware of. Simply put, if you don’t get on board with them, you’ll be streets behind.

    Today, we have Jonas Wakefield AKA @typicalROHfan AKA ME to gush about his love of FWE! We usually put plugs for the writer here but you’re already on the site, so thanks!

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    What is FWE?

    Located in New York, Family Wrestling Entertainment puts out a great product of stacked cards and eclectic talent. You hear the term often but in this case, it’s true that FWE offers something for everyone. They spare no expense at bringing in the best talent available and their goal is genuinely providing the fans with what they want. Continue reading

    The Best and Worst Wrestling Chants: The Official Tier List

    Just as a crowd can make or break a wrestling match, a chant can make or break a crowd. How will you ever know what the best things to chant are? Answer: We’ll tell you. Or at least regular correspondent Nightlife will.

    Hi, I’m Nightlife, un-fan of Friday Night SmackDown, unashamed fan of CZW (however poor the booking may be), blood mark extraordinaire and wrestling chant expert. This is the official tier list for wrestling chants.

    This is an objective measuring stick for the quality of a large assortment of pro wrestling chants. Notice I said OBJECTIVE, which means if you disagree, then you’re literally denying a proven fact.

    Top Tier

    • “Change the channel”

    • The Wave (not a chant but I’M INCLUDING IT ANYWAY)

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    Wrestling On Earth Summer Contest: Win a FREE T-SHIRT!

    We love wrestling (on Earth), but you know what we love more? You, the fans. I mean, not all of you, but some of you. Most of you. Probably.

    We’ve been struggling with how to show this love for a while, but we’ve found a way – a FREE T-SHIRT summer contest. However, we’re believers in the idea that the strongest love is when it’s reciprocated, so you’d better believe that you’ll have to earn that free shirt – find out more below.

    What is the prize?

    You stand to win the t-shirt of your choice from our friends at ProWrestlingTees.com. There’s a ridiculous amount to choose from, with wrestler designs ranging from Kevin Steen to the Young Bucks to Colt Cabana to Davey Richards to Christopher Daniels. If you love wrestling, you’ll find something you want!

    What do I have to do?

    The theme we’re going for is ‘wrestlers in the summer’. Just get your creative juices flowing and draw a picture, edit a video, write a short story, assemble a collage or do ANYTHING creative and fun, email it to wrestlingonearth@gmail.com and you’ll be eligible to enter! Look to our Art Is Wrestling feature for an idea of the kind of stuff we’re after (though it doesn’t have to be a picture).

    It’s a broad theme, so have fun with it! Imagine Joseph Park at a barbeque, the Young Bucks at a water park, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman building sandcastles at the beach or ANYTHING ELSE involving wrestlers in the summer and then just take it from there.

    And yes, MS Paint is not only accepted but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.

    Rules are as follows:

    • Email your entries to wrestlingonearth@gmail.com.
    • You have to be following @wrestlingearth and @OneHourTees on Twitter to be eligible.
    • No more than three entries per person.
    • Entries will be accepted until 11:59PM (EST) on Saturday, August 17, 2013. The winner will be announced the next day, after Summerslam is over.
    • Don’t be a jerk.

    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: An Introduction

    The early 90s was a weird time for comics. It was a boom period, so in addition to their own superhero books, Marvel started publishing a whole bunch of licensed comics.

    There was an NFL comic, an Alf comic, a Bill & Ted comic (that was surprisingly good, thanks to writer/artist Evan Dorkin)… and a WCW comic.

    WCW – World Championship Wrestling: The Comic Book is something I’ve been fascinated by for a while. There have been other blogs and sites that have covered it in some detail, but it was never enough – I needed to experience it for myself.

    I scoured some of New York’s weirdest comic book stores and, over the course of a few months, I managed to find all 12 issues of the series that ran from 1992 to 1993. However, it became clear to me after flicking through just a few pages that this was an epic work of fevered genius which I couldn’t possibly hope to adequately cover in just a few columns and needed to share with the world in its entirety.

    So, here’s the deal: on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I’ll post a new page of the comic with some of my comments, and we’ll read it together. We’ll be there for each other, through the good (Vader! The Steiners! Sting! Cactus Jack!) and the (Johnny B.) Badd.

    And hopefully, this reading club will also act as a support group, and we’ll get through the whole thing without completely losing it (or without Marvel / WWE shutting us down). Also, check out the inspiration for this feature, Ryan North’s B to the F, where he does a page-by-page readalong of the crazy ‘Back to the Future’ novelisation by George Gipe.

    WCW: The Comic  (Issue One)

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    WCW: The Comic is probably the property of Marvel Comics / WWE, though I’m not entirely sure. This website makes no claims to own it; all panels and images are posted in the spirit of fair use and are the property of their respective owners and creators. Continue reading