• Monthly Archives: December 2013

    WWE TLC 2013 Preview and Predictions

    WWE TLC is this weekend. Tables, Ladders and Chairs, that is. Not to be confused with T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli.

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

    Dolph Ziggler vs. Fandango (pre show match)

    typicalROHfan:

    Dolph Ziggler has replaced The Miz as “Mr. Pre Show” and is continuing his streak here vs. Fandango. I’ve become a fan of Fandango and his match vs. Bryan on the most recent RAW was pretty swell. Dolph Ziggler is one step above Kofi Kingston and Miz territory. Or maybe one step below already? They kind of have a storyline at least. That being said, match should be good.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Fandango wins. Wacky somewhat upset.

    Tim:

    Ziggler’s career trajectory has been pretty depressing over the last year. I still find myself not caring too much about Fandango. They both can have solid matches so this should be fine in that regard, I just do not have any interest in it.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Fandango wins.

    Tom:

    Wow, what a difference a year makes. Ziggler beat Cena in the main event of TLC 2012, and this year, he’s been banished to the pre  show. This should be perfectly fine, although there’s something generally very lifeless about pre show singles matches. A lot of this is because they generally involve The Miz, but I dunno, man. As happy as I am to see The Usos make more regular PPV appearances (though not for this one, sadly), they always did make for fun pre show matches.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Ziggler wins.

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    The Worst Back Tattoos in Wrestling

    In his WWE documentary, CM Punk stated that he “feels sorry for anyone who doesn’t have tattoos”. Here are some reasons why this is a silly thing to say, with evidence of some truly regrettable tattoos sourced from the backs of his fellow wrestlers.

    PLEASE NOTE: We’re only looking at terrible back tattoos here, so shut up about Batista’s belly button.

    1. Matt Morgan

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    “Hi, I’d like a scary monster face tattooed on my back, please. Kind of like Brock Lesnar’s, but worse.”

    “Absolutely! How much worse than Brock’s do you want it to be?”

    “Much, MUCH worse.”

    “Of course – maybe if we made it look like the half-finished doodles of an angsty teenager, how does that sound?”

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Make a bowl of your favorite insensitive faux-Italian treat because it’s time for Sexy Wrestler of The Week. Just look below. It’s right there!

    It’s the second and final week of the Sexy Wrestler of The Week Sponsorship Series. This week, the people at SpaghettiOs memorialize a classic and somber moment in the winner’s career by simply adding their mascot holding an American flag! You’re going to love it.

    Without further ado…

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    Adam Cole is your Sexy Wrestler of The Week. SpaghettiOs, in the name of America, would like to take this opportunity to remember that time Adam Cole busted his face open. Never Forget.

    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue Three, Page 7

    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, Page 7)

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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

    Seven Things: 7 Show Ideas For The WWE Network

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

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    Late last week, details of the WWE Network started to be revealed online as we’re expected to have a late February 2014 launch. The service is to provide 24/7 live stream content on a web based service. In addition to the stream content, there will be onDemand content like a Netflix would offer. PPV’s are to be streamed on the WWE Network as well perhaps as it’s biggest asset to be offered.

    I’ve seen reactions on both ends of spectrum. Some proclaim it’s a brilliant plan with the potential to be one of the most successful ideas in wrestling history. Some declare it is set to flop and will lay among the XFL and Tout tombstones of disappointment in Stamford. Contemplating myself, I’m not sure where I fall on the scale but like most things, it comes down to one factor – money.

    The asking price is rumored to be $12 per month. Depending on how you view it, it’s an interesting dynamic as to determine if this is a good deal. Positively, if you purchase WWE PPV’s, you’re saving at least $45 per month. A huge pro for the most avid of WWE fans and parents who have to shell out the big bucks for their children. The nostalgia programming and the overall idea of a 24/7 wrestling will get the die hard fans/smart mark fans/internet fans/whatever you want to call them. Quite frankly, I will assume 70% of people reading this will sign up for WWE Network.

    What’s the negative? Competition. You’d assume WWE wants to win over the casual fan with this but the price is not conducive to that thinking. Juggernauts like Netflix and to an extent, Hulu Plus will always take priority over wrestling for the variety, library and reputation. Amazon Prime has a rich library and offers extra incentives on your Amazon purchases. The pricing for WWE Network looks fair on the first glance but compare it to those other services I’ve mentioned:

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    It’s an instant turn off (pun intended) and I have no idea what WWE’s goal is overall but it seems to be a tough sell for casual wrestling fans who mostly watch bits and pieces of RAW and has the power of YouTube. As a longtime diehard wrestling fan who has a big interest in WWE’s library of things from my childhood, I hope it pans out and exists for a long time.

    Something that will be fun should be the introduction of new content. I’ve decided to throw out seven ideas for new programs I would watch on the WWE Network. Most of these are based off other successful or defunct shows but let’s be honest. 90% of TV shows these days are stolen or redrawn ideas.

    7. Who Wants To Be A *Millionaire? (*Million dollars substituted for free WWE merch)

    The television game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” was a big hit when it debuted in America as the idea of trivia and money captivates most. As we mentioned before, most of the audience for the WWE Network will be diehard fans. Wrestling is one of the wonderful things that you have to be a nerd about if you are indeed a diehard fan. We all see Twitter and notice how much people care about detail and remember tidbits.

    Imagine a show where a fan answers questions to win WWE prizes as the questions go up. Low rung prizes for simple trivia can be funny things like a Howard Finkel autograph or a Hacksaw Jim Duggan 2×4. Middle of the road prizes can be current merch like a John Cena t-shirt. The top prizes would be Wrestlemania trips + tickets or obscene old WWE memorabilia like a casket used in a Casket Match. Regardless of the prizes, a WWE trivia show would be simple to produce and very fun.

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    ScoopZone Elite: December 9, 2013

    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 December 9, 2013

     WWE

    • BREAKING NEWS EXCLUSIVE TO SCOOPZONE ELITE:

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    • Vince McMahon was spotted at a Hot Topic this past weekend. A worker at the store told us he was in there asking the three baggy-pants-wearing customers “Is this what is cool nowadays” and then spitting on their shoes.

     

    • WWE debuted Solomon Crowe/Sami Callihan under a new gimmick of being a hacker. The 1990’s called and exclusively told us that they are excited about it.


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     TNA

    • Rumors everywhere are saying AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy are to be done with TNA in the next month. Our rumors say TNA are to be done with existence in the next year.

     

    • Gunner is reportedly getting a big push into the World Title picture soon. TNA is privately calling this the “Our Roster Is Dying And We Will Push Anyone Who Stays Era.”

     

    • TNA has been scouting wrestlers in India because they need someone new to fire within the next six months.


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     Other

    • AJ Styles, not knowing what to do with his life, will be recording a country/gospel album next year.

     

    • Gabe Sapolsky‘s poll asking if he should call Davey Richards is still going strong. Wrestling On Earth will follow suit with a “Should We Skype Sunny? (for $3.99 per minute)” poll.

     

    • Lance Storm doesn’t “get” Nutella.

    The Whammy Awards 2013

    With the Slammy Awards happening tonight on RAW, Wrestling On Earth has decided to debut our Whammy Awards! Highlighting the worst wrestlers, wrestling moments and wrestling moments of the year, we’re taking you on a ride of events you hope to forget that was the year 2013.

    Fear not, fans of non horrible wrestling. The essential Wrestling On Earth awards will come later this month with categories you love such as Wrestler of the Year, Match of the Year and Hair of the Year.

    Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their picks for each award. Without further ado here are the Whammys.

    Worst Feud of the Year

    Tim:

    Daniel Bryan vs The Authority. It went nowhere. It was convoluted. It was repetitive. It involved way too much Triple H. I quit caring about it so fast. What more do I really need to say about it?

    typicalROHfan:

    I have to go with Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority. As great as Bryan has been in 2013, this feud was just abysmal. Many had high expectations for it catapulting a new era in WWE. What does the end game look to be? Triple H weekly promos and a Randy Orton vs. John Cena program. Not to mention just about everything involved sucked aside from a few Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield matches.

    Tom:

    The Aces & Eights saga. Bully Ray has been pretty excellent, but he was already great before it all started, so what did the Aces & Eights stoyrline really do for TNA? It helped Taz become insufferable in a slightly different way on commentary, gave Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco the chance to shine in some pretty terrible matches on TV and… that’s about it.

    Well, I guess it also showed what happens when you give a bunch of midlife-crisis victims the chance to connect with the kids through the medium of wrestling. “Motorcycles! Terrible tattoos! Leather vests! That’s what the kids are into these days, right? Oh god tell me I’m still relevant.” Continue reading

    WCW Comic Book Reading Club: Issue Three, Page 6

    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, Page 6)

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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