Today we name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. Rejoice.
Here we are again. I’ve counted up all of your votes and I think you know what that means. In my hand, in an envelope, I have the name of the person you’ve chosen to be The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. That really does you no good so instead I ill just type it out and throw away this envelope. No one uses envelopes anymore, anyway. We use e-envelopes for our e-mails now.
So, without further ado…
Prince Devitt is The Sexy Wrestler of The Week again! Will anyone end his streak or is he destined to dominate 2014 like Adam Cole dominated 2013? It’s up to you!
With the WWE Network debuting Monday, one of the first things to stand out is seeing icon images of all the wrestling PPV posters over the years all lined up together in the PPV archive section.
The bad, the very bad and the ugly, here are the top 10 worst wrestling PPV posters of all time:
10. Great American Bash 1996
Many people have this as the worst but there’s a certain charm to Bobby Heenan and Mean Gene having a cook-out that represents the mid 90’s in wrestling. The WCW-shaped meat is what’s most terrifying here. Also, Bobby Heenan does not seem to be wearing pants.
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, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett 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!
Hulk Hogan – 54%, Undertaker – 46% (You voted incorrectly)
Who appears on RAW first in 2014?
Sami Zayn – 72%, Evan Bourne – 28%
Cooler sports feat to accomplish?
Hit a Home Run in a MLB game – 63%, Slam dunk in a NBA game – 37%
More likely to main event Wrestlemania 30: Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan or Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar?
We can all agree that Batista vs. Randy Orton does not currently seem like a viable option
Every time I have to think about the Wrestlemania card, my eye twitches. I honestly see Triple H going over Bryan here and I doubt they’ll let that end the show (and they sure as hell would be asking for a horrible ending if they let Orton vs Batista round it out) so I can see Wrestlemania 30 ending with The Undertaker’s streak being retained.
It’s probably for the best since they are sticking to their guns unless they decide to add a stipulation where if Bryan beats Triple H he can be in the title match with Orton and Batista, which is highly unlikely. To me the story was always about Bryan getting the belt and that would make him the “face of the company.” Triple H was just one person in the way and not the endgame. Not saying it is the endgame but it just seems like the natural time to pull the trigger on Daniel Bryan’s big title win. I can’t believe they are going to ignore something so organic. It’s just doesn’t sit right with me at all. Anyway, Lesnar and Undertaker will probably have a compelling-for-WWE-in-2014 build-up and an okay match.
Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
All alone in the boat excited for Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan, I am! To be fair, I’m not necessarily excited but I think it’s the right main event at this point. As much as it sucks to say for those of us who miss the days of valued titles, I view Daniel Bryan beating Triple H to close Wrestlemania 30 as a bigger moment than if he were to beat Randy Orton for the Championship.
My main complaint from Elimination Chamber is that Kane has been doing the dirty work for Hunter and crew thus taking away a bit of the effect. WWE showed fans looking as apathetic as ever to end the show in a way to portray this story, unfortunately rightfully so. If going this route, why not have Triple H flat out come out and give the Pedigree shades of Summerslam?
All that aside, I understand the reputation and believe it but beating Bryan would be an absolute new low for Triple H. I refuse to believe they are that ridiculous with their mindsets in WWE. Bryan closing out Wrestlemania by slaying HHH is the main event that will and in my mind needs to happen.
Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H
The idea of Batista and Orton headlining Wrestlemania is just incredible. Like, I can’t even imagine how vicious it would get, so I’d be fascinated to see it end the show. However, if WWE has any sense whatsover, it doesn’t seem like they’ll go that way. As far as what would be more likely to main event… it’s tough to say.
It does seem like being ‘the face of the WWE’ has become more prestigious a prize than holding the title, so I could buy Bryan getting a win over Triple H and 80,000 people doing the yes chant to close out the show, but it seems more likely that they’ll go with the streak being retained to send people home happy. I can also imagine the argument being made for the streak to main event over the title because there is some precedent to it, whereas I think Triple H might be hesitant to place himself in the main event (regardless of how much he might want to).
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News for The Week of February 24, 2014
Vince McMahon has been working really hard on a way to bring The WWE Network to cable.
Batista was supposed to turn heel last night but accidentally turned his elbow instead suffering a minor injury.
The Insane Clown Posse have had their entrance cut from Summerslam ’98 on the WWE Network, resulting in its boycott by millions of Juggalos and guaranteeing Vince McMahon’s imminent financial ruin.
Gunner is currently angry at the 1999 wrestling documentary, Beyond The Mat for “exposing the biz.”
In response to the WWE Network, Dixie Carter quietly launched the TNA Home Video Club today.
In his WWE documentary, CM Punk stated that he “feels sorry for anyone who doesn’t have tattoos”. Here are some reasons why this might be a silly thing to say, with evidence of some truly remarkable tattoos sourced from the skin of wrestling fans.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Wrestling On Earth is a confirmed no-judge zone, so we’re not saying that any of these tattoos are terrible, nor are we questioning the sanity of their owners – you can make your own minds up about that.
Yep, this is what we’re starting with. There’s a LOT going on here, but what’s most interesting is how the dimensions of the already beefy Hulkster are just CRAZY. Look at those arms! Is that intentional or was the artist just confused about exactly how many inches Hogan’s famous pythons are? Contrarily, his waist is so tiny that I can only assume he’s wearing a girdle.
If you were to get a tattoo of the Hulkster’s face on your butt cheek, what expression would you want him to have? Probably ‘coyly smug’, right? Right.
I HAVE ZERO SNARKY COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ONE, IT JUST FLAT-OUT RULES. Look at his cheeky little man-boobs! From now on, this is how I’ll always picture Hulk Hogan in my mind’s eye. Continue reading →
The WWF Cookbook is a treasure trove of crazy recipes from the Attitude Era, each of which is purportedly the creation of one of the wrestlers. In Wrestling With Food, Sydney is on a mission to try cooking all of them to see if any are actually edible.
This week, I’m making The Rock’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies. OH BOY. So, I was excited to make these because the word of mouth (well, Reddit, and Twitter) was pretty spectacular. Folks were really talking up these cookies! Will they live up to expectations? Let’s find out together!
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature.
1 cup granulated sugar.
1 cup brown sugar.
1 teaspoon vanilla.
2 cups flour.
2 ½ cups quick oatmeal, blended to a fine powder in a food processor or blender.
½ teaspoon salt.
1 teaspoon baking powder.
1 teaspoon baking soda.
12 oz. chocolate chips.
½ 8 oz Hershey bar, grated.
1 ½ cups chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or mixture).
Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel (Pre-show match)
Poor Cody. Poor Dustin. Poor sponsors hoping the pre-show sells the PPV.
Interest Level: 2/10 Prediction: Cody and Goldie wins.
Not sure why Goldust and Cody have to deal with this. Not sure why my eyes do either.
Interest Level: 1/10 Prediction: Ryback and Curtis Axel win.
I’m always a little taken aback by the matches they choose to have on the pre-show, and never moreso than this one. Has Goldust done something dreadful backstage or on social media? Not that they’re being buried, but nothing screams ‘OUT OF THE PICTURE’ more than a feud with Ryback and/or Curtis Axel (as CM Punk could testify to).
Interest Level: 3/10 Prediction: Los Rhodes Bros win.
Yes. It is time to name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. I see you smiling.
Welcome back, folks. I have been counting those votes and I am loving the turn out. We had over 12,000,000 voters last week! I’d like to say how beautiful it is to see so many people coming together to vote on something so important.
Since you are all clamoring to know, let’s just cut to the chase.
Without further ado…
Prince Devitt is once again your Sexy Wrestler of The Week. I have lost count of how many weeks he’s won this year but it’s very clear that he has won the most. Keep on voting every week!
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.
With President’s Day being yesterday, I decided to go with a somewhat relevant topic. To add fuel to the timely fire, LeBron James recently mentioned his “Mount Rushmore” of the NBA and it led to a lot of debate. It made me wonder who would be The Mount Rushmore of wrestling. The wrestling curiosity I own made me take it further and wonder who would be The Mount Rushmore of each promotion I’ve followed closely in my life which led to a more enjoyable thought process. We go in depth to see who The Mount Rushmore of WWE, WCW, ECW, TNA, ROH and more each would be. Feel free to give your answers in the comments or send them to me on Twitter.
Reminder: If you have any suggestions for future lists, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter: @typicalROHfan.
7. The Mount Rushmore of The Mount Rushmores of Wrestling: Kevin Steen, The Young Bucks and Adam Cole
Okay! First off, they used the name before all these Mount Rushmore conversations started happening so they get first priority. Coincidentally, they happen to collectively and separately be among the best things in wrestling right now. Just watch the video. I promise it’s lovely.