• Monthly Archives: October 2013

    Beer Money vs. LAX vs. Team 3D vs. Abyss & Matt Morgan: Bound for Glory 2008

    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 Beer Money vs. LAX vs. Team 3D vs. Abyss & Matt Morgan in a Monster’s Ball Tag Team match from Bound for Glory 2008, with Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael as the special guest referee. Basically, it’s 28 minutes of madness. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.

    Part 1: Bound for Mongo

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    Tim:

    This is only the FIFTH time a Monster’s Ball had happened, guys. First out is the man, the legend, Steve “Mongo” McM…LOOK AT HIS HAIR. LOOK AT IT. The half jersey/ref shirt looks hideous. But also, look at Mongo’s hair. We get the contestants’ entrances. Just look at Mongo’s hair though.

    typicalROHfan:

    LAX and Beer Money are the two of the best tag teams in TNA history. Team 3D/The Dudleyz are arguably the most successful tag team in wrestling history. Matt Morgan…………… has had the most failed tag teams in wrestling history. Abyss is wearing white one month after Labor Day. Mongo McMichael has a grandma haircut and a creepy looking half football jersey/half referee shirt. Plus there’s weapons. You just KNOW this is gonna be something special.

    Tom:

    As Mongo makes his way down to the ring, Don West asks ‘could this be any more perfect?’ and you know what? I’m not sure it could be. Mongo looks like a middle-aged mother of three, and not the sexy Adam Cole kind. His haircut is amazing. The way he coyly strips out of his top is even better. The glasses come off too, and brother, he’s READY.

    Also, with Monster’s Ball, isn’t the deal meant to be that they were kept deprived of sleep and food in a dungeon for a few days before the match? I remember in the early ones, everyone would come down to the ring looking all disorientated and unhappy and that was kinda fun/stupid, but they all look normal(ish) here. Continue reading

    WWE Hell In A Cell 2013 Preview and Predictions

    WWE returns to PPV with Hell In A Cell. R-Truth is on the poster. We have no idea why.

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    Giving their thoughs and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett.

    Pre-show match. Curtis Axel vs. Big E. Langston for the IC Title:

    typicalROHfan:

    I’m as big a fan of Big E. Langston and his potential as anyone. I’m as big a doubter of Curtis Axel doing anything compelling as anyone. Clearly my emotions are split here. I’m hoping Big E. rescues the IC Title. I do believe he has what it takes to make the title at least somewhat noteworthy again.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Big E. Langston saves the (midcard) world.

    Tim:

    Not much I can really say about this one. I love the idea of Langston winning the belt and doing something with it. Not a huge fan of Axel, so the match doesn’t interest me too much.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Big E. Langston wins the Intercontinental Championship.

    Tom:

    For some reason, I feel like a feud between Langston and Ryback with Heyman in the middle actually has some potential to be a lot of fun, so I hope that’s the direction they take things. Before that can happen though, there’s the issue of getting Curtis Axel out of the picture. WWE seems to have just about given up on him though, so hopefully Big E. goes over here and gets an opportunity to be amazing.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Big E. Langston wins.

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    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue Two, Page 13

    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 Two, Page 13)

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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

    4 on 4 Fans: Casual Fans Special

    Welcome to the latest edition of Four on Four. This week, we have a casual fans theme. We’re looking to peer into the mind of individuals who used to be diehard wrestling fans but rarely or casually watch the product today, or who are happy to watch what WWE has to offer without the distractions of the indies. Let’s meet the panel:

    Juan Vazquez: Was stalked by a Velvet Sky loving werewolf at an independent wrestling show. Handheld video game enthusiast.
    He doesn’t have a twitter but says you should follow ours: @WrestlingEarth

    “Hollywood” Chris Hall: No relation to Hollywood Hulk Hogan, we think. Designer of this glorious website you read. St. Louis Cardinals hater. Bigger Oakland Athletics hater.
    Follow him on Twitter: @powerofliberty1

    Kelly Marshall: Has half of Mr. Fuji’s cane as her prized possession. Also had her camera smashed by Andre the Giant’s foot when she was 10 years old. Roll Tide.
    Follow her on Twitter: @ksm

    Andrew Blackett: Enjoys a glass of shandy on a rainy day, but don’t even think about giving him shandy on a sunny day. Feels like he’s finally ready to take a run at his older brother.
    Follow him on Twitter: @blacketta

    1. Who is your favorite wrestler of all time?

    Juan:

    My favorite wrestler of all time… hmmm… this is a tough one. A lot of people would choose a favorite wrestler based on how popular the wrestler is while I base it on how good of a wrestler I think the wrestler actually is.

    My favorite wrestler is… drum roll please… Kurt Angle. This guy really knew how to make a match worth watching. His technicality in the ring was amazing. I believe his greatest matches were those against Brock Lesnar. Nobody could have pushed Kurt to be as great as he is if it was not Lesnar in my opinion. Kurt brought a certain type of physical reality that is rare to see in the ring.

    Chris:

    My favorite wrestler of all time would have to be The Rock. I got into wrestling because of The Rock. One of the most dynamic characters of all time, he used his limited move set to his advantage, adopting a more athletic brawling style that made for very good storytelling during the Attitude Era years.

    Kelly:

    Can I have three for my three lives as a wrestling fan? As a little kid, George “The Animal” Steele stole my heart the minute I saw him. I had a MINE doll and I secretly hoped he would win Miss Elizabeth’s heart from Macho Man. Looking back, I probably just wanted him as my own pet.

    I would check out every wrestling book and VHS tape my local libraries had to get a handle on the history of feuds and stables. I was mesmerized by early-NWA. I could never find them on my local TV as a kid, but the old VHSes impacted me enough to know that I should be a Sting-head. As my second life as a fan emerged (when Hogan turned heel), Sting was my man. I was so pissed that he just stood in the rafters and watched. I missed out on the best days of Sting, but he still holds a top spot in my heart.

    Today, it’s Punk all the way. Those times he was ‘drunk’ at Jericho – best. (I took Jericho to Hooters once with Dean Malenko, Chavo Guerrero and Chris Benoit).

    Side note: My favorite referee was Joey Marella, but don’t tell Charles Robinson.

    Andrew:

    Stone Cold by far. He taught me so much from a young age and was a fantastic role model. Continue reading

    The Merch Table: Halloween Special (Part 1)

    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: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (PART 1).

    Everybody loves Halloween, especially wrestling fans! But how are you supposed to dress as your favourite in-ring competitor when all most of them wear is a tiny pair of spandex panties? You ain’t got the body to pull that off, and brother, it’s COLD outside.

    The easiest solution is to just go as Cena (t-shirt, jorts, buzzcut) or Punk (t-shirt, basketball shorts, magic marker tattoo sleeves) but if you want to try something else, then wrestling companies are there to help, with all sorts of costume ideas! And by ‘all sorts of costume ideas’, I mostly mean ‘really horrific vinyl masks’! I’ve run out of ideas got a lot of love for Halloween, so this’ll be a two parter. LET’S GET STARTED.

    Goldberg mask

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    RIGHT, jumping straight into the deep end this week. There’s something to be said for how (relatively) lifelike this is, assuming it’s a version of Big Bill from his period spent being tortured in the fifth layer of hell.  Maybe it looks a little less horrific from another angle though:

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    THAT ISN’T BETTER. Maybe from a side-on perspective?

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    NO. Okay, one last try, maybe it won’t be terrifying if we zoom in a little?

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    FORGET IT. Continue reading

    NBA Teams As WWE Wrestlers: Eastern Conference Preview

    My first two loves in childhood were basketball and wrestling. While my interest in both have fluctuated over the years, both play a large role in my life these days. It’s quite frankly the only reason I still own a television.

    These are indeed my rankings of how the NBA teams will finish in the standings with a wrestling twist as many of us center in the venn diagram of hoops and pro wrestling love.

    I’ll give my East rankings here and my West comparisons will be made next Tuesday to celebrate the NBA season starting.

    1. Miami Heat are John Cena

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    Fans either love them or despise them. The NBA and WWE markets their entire brand around them and they are usually the center of attention when it comes to the casual fan. LeBron James to Cena is the main comparison as it’s indisputable that they are at the top of their industry. The generation of polarizing opinions come to a head when Cena or the Heat are on the television screen and the level of hate is unmatched for anyone else in the sport’s history. It’s impossible to pick against them when it comes to the title match-ups.

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    It’s time! It’s time! It’s… time to name the Sexy Wrestler of The Week!

    With my trip to Mexico out of the way I am back and ready to tally your votes and announce your winner for the week. Without pointing fingers, I’d like to express my not-so-happy feelings towards whoever tried getting me trapped in Mexico by setting up a fake award banquet and leaving me without a way back.

    After a lot of walking and swimming, I finally made it back. I think I know who did this. I think we all know who did this. The person who likes to rig the voting when he does the article. Okay, yeah. I am pointing fingers.

    Let’s all recap the very definition of “Sexy,” courtesy of Merriam-Webster:

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    Now, let’s scan the comments under the definition because why are there comments?:

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    Now, let’s bask in the glow of your winner:

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    Adam Cole is back on top as your Sexy Wrestler of The Week! You can count on fair and balanced reporting here for now on and probably will not have to see Prince Devitt win on here ever again. The other guy will not be back writing for us. Now, let’s all stare at the picture and honor Our Luscious Leader, Adam Cole.

    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue Two, Page 12

    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 Two, Page 12)

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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