• Monthly Archives: November 2013

    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue Three

    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 Three)

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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

    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue Two, Page 21

    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 21)

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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

    Ask Brad Ward: 11/16/2013

    Brad Ward is a true wrestling superfan. He watches more shows and supports more promotions than any wrestling fan we know. His insight is knowledgeable and unique to a point where we decided to host a weekly question and answer session with him.

    To submit questions for next week’s edition of Ask Brad Ward, please use the Hashtag #AskBradWard on Twitter or submit them on AskFM. Brad will choose the best questions each week and answer them every Saturday here on Wrestling On Earth.

    Remember to follow Brad on Twitter: @BradWardFGN

    1. Have you seen “Card Subject To Change?” Also, you are awesome.

    Question comes from @smashley_ashley on Twitter via the #AskBradWard hashtag.

    Brad: 

    Thanks for the compliments. I have not because something about Kevin Sullivan irks me. I will give it a watch in the next month and review it in some shape or form.

    2. Is your Japanese arm drag still the most dangerous technique in your arsenal?

    Question from Anonymous via Ask.FM

    Brad:

    In an American style match, definitely but it is just one of the many moves in a New Japan style match.

    3. Do you have ties to anyone important in WWE and TNA?

    Question from Anonymous via Ask.FM

    Brad:

    WWE Games, yes. WWE, I converse with some WWE.com employees. As far as TNA goes, I have had discussions but they didn’t really go anywhere. I respect both companies for competing with juggernauts like NFL and NBA.

    4. How many people in WWE history do you consider to have been “the guy” at some point in time like Jericho and Edge have discussed?

    Question from Anonymous via Ask.FM

    Brad:

    Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Triple H, John Cena, Batista and CM Punk. The Undertaker is there too as while it took a while, he is bigger than anything in pro wrestling.

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    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue Two, Page 20

    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 20)

    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: Sid vs. Disco Inferno and Erik Watts (WCW Nitro)

    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 a few matches that can technically be considered one match of Sid vs. Disco Inferno and Erik Watts from the September 13, 1999 edition of WCW Nitro. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.

    Part 1: Disco Inferno vs. Erik Watts

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    Tim:

    We know what era of WCW we are watching because Tony Schiavone clearly has given up. He simply says “good move” when Watts hits that very weak kick at the beginning. This is the least and most basic thing a commentator could say while on the job.

    The crowd wants one person and one person only. Sid. On a side note, “Sid” is one of the strangest names to give someone. Sid. It’s funny as hell.

    We get a close up of a sign that, had the crowd not been going wild chanting for Sid to show, I would have put a large sum of money down on it being planted there. Sid shows up watching the match backstage and we get a hard-to-hear mumbling promo by The Psycho One.

    typicalROHfan:

    I’m the biggest Sid mark on the planet so this warms my heart. For about a month or two, Sid would squash cruiserweights and jobbers every week. Like, literally three or four times per show Sid would come in mid-match and powerbomb the “geeks” as Da Meltz would say. If only he would do this today. Imagine 3 Man Band vs. Los Matadores ending every week with Sid powerbombing them all. Little person included.

    Disco Inferno is one of my favorite jobbers in wrestling history and Erik Watts was the past generation’s version of Garrett Bischoff. He sucked, no one cared about him, he dressed like a creep and was only on the roster due to nepotism. The match ends perfectly with a glorious sign and Sid promo as Disco hits the Disco Stunner for the lesser of pin falls we’d see.

    Tom:

    STRAIGHT INTO THE ACTION, BROTHER. Wow, Erik Watts is not very good! At all! Thankfully, it isn’t long before we see the ‘Boring… WHERE’S SID?’ sign, which made me have to pause the video and laugh out loud for a full thirty seconds. The in-ring action continues (Disco’s finisher was a stunner?!?) but the real fun to be had is with Sid’s scintillating backstage promo

    I feel sorry…
    For the participants…
    For they know…
    The name Sid will scream…
    From the gallery.

    I’m no poetry expert, but I know what I like, and that speaks to my soul. Continue reading

    Sexy Wrestler of the Week

    It’s that time of the week again. Buy a punch bowl, light those candles and inflate your novelty balloons because here comes the Sexy Wrestler of the Week!

    This week, things got a little bit saucy. We’ve been overwhelmed with emails, tweets, texts and carrier pigeons demanding we stop being exclusive with our voting. In addition to Wrestling On Earth, we are now taking votes from Wrestling On Mars, Wrestling On Jupiter and every other planet with a wrestling fanbase for Sexy Wrestler of the Week.

    With these rules, we’ve had some new candidates and runner ups such as Johnny Nitro (Wrestling On Mercury), Brooke Tessmacher (Wrestling On Uranus) and Moppy (Wrestling On Saturn) but withstanding the slew of new world votes and once again your Sexy Wrestler of The Week:

    Adam Cole

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    The Merch Table: Commercials Special

    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: COMMERCIALS SPECIAL.

    Commercials for wrestling merchandise are often more interesting than the products they’re meant to be advertising, especially when the wrestlers are starring in them – when you get wrestlers doing anything but wrestle, you’re really rolling the dice.

    Obviously, the undisputed king of shilling merch is and always will be Don West. I haven’t featured him in this column, if only because a) it’d make all the others look terrible in comparison and b) his merch-selling masterpieces tend to be, like, 12 minutes long. With that disclaimer out the way, LET’S GET STARTED.

    WWF catalog commercial, starring Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire

    This is the BEST. I could watch Dusty sell anything – anyone who’s not in the market for an ‘Ultimate Warrior SUHCK CUHP’ after watching this is DEAD inside.

    His dynamic with Sapphire is also something that makes me laugh every time – he’s clearly frustrated by her being completely clueless, but he’s so locked into the happy-go-lucky Dusty character that it’s just bubbling under the surface. Continue reading