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    Wednesday Night Wars: June 24, 2015

    There’s a lot of wrestling on Wednesday nights.

    Every week, @JoeySplashwater will attempt to watch as much of the wrestling programs on Wednesday night as he can. There will be a short recap of each program followed by the pick for Match of the Night, Performer of the Night and who won the Wednesday Night Wars?



    NXT was the perfect example of what their television program is this week. The open was great with Kevin Owens, Hideo Itami, Finn Balor and Rhyno all having fun moments. The main event of Balor vs. Rhyno was solid with great commentary by Owens. There was also a spectacular promo video of Finn playing Legos with Sami Zayn.

    Unfortunately, the rest of the show sucked. Nothing else and no one else on this show felt important or noteworthy and it just seemed like filler in between the opening segment and main event. I can’t even remember who the participants were.

    The good was outstanding, the bad was pointless. I enjoyed the Owens vs. Finn story enough to say I liked NXT this week.

    Grade: C+

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Back from TIME TRAVEL, I arrive in the present just in time to name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Well, I can’t tell you how I got back from the bizarro 1970’s because the government had to get involved but I can tell you I am happy to be back. Anyway, The big news is The Sexy Wrestler of The Week this time around is a first time winner!


    Drawing inspiration from the most recent Impact In 5 Pictures Or Less, I have found the man you voted for out in the wild to snap a picture. I personally feel he deserves this award for having a career-revitalizing year and that is something everyone knows is “Sexy.” Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving. I did not get to celebrate because happiness was banned in the bizarro 1970’s.

    This Or That (11/11/2014)

    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, @JoeySplashwater and @TomBlargh 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!

    Before we start, here’s last week‘s results:

    Which item would you rather have received at a show?

    Bret Hart’s sunglasses – 80%, The Rock’s elbow pad – 20%

    More exciting 2015 debut?

    Daniel Bryan’s book – 56%, Avengers: Age of Ultron – 44%

    Who would you rather have a two hour long conversation with?

    Taz – 84%, Michael Elgin – 16%

    Better Pixar film?

    Up – 55%, Finding Nemo – 45%

    Better authority figure: Steve Austin or Mick Foley?

    Who was better as a general manager/commissioner of WWE?



    Steve Austin never seemed right as the GM to me. He had some funny moments but it seemed against character in a few ways not to mention he was still probably the most entertaining part of the show every week and could easily overshadow many of the active wrestlers. Mick Foley was fun and brought an enjoyable vibe to the show. It is always nice to have a face authority figure and I believe Mick Foley was one of the best.

    Mick Foley 


    Steve Austin was entertaining as co-GM with Eric Bischoff but his personality and star power would overtake the show. Mick Foley did an excellent job at being endearing and adding some entertaining segments but was just a guy who happened to be commish.

    I’d say Foley was the best authority figure WWE had in the baby face role. When I watch 2003 RAW episodes or PPV’s, I look out for Austin segments. When I watch 2001 WWE content, I forget Foley was the Commissioner and am greeted with some pleasant memories.

    Mick Foley


    I was having a sabattical from wrestling while Stone Cold was Raw’s sheriff, though from what I’ve seen, it seems like it made for some great moments. However, Mick Foley’s run as commissioner was unbeatable and that period still stands as my favourite in WWE history. If I had to pick one of them to come back to be commish these days though, I’d have to go for ol’ Stone Cold – I really enjoy his new ‘podcast dad’ persona, whereas Foley can be a little cringey sometimes.

    Mick Foley

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    Bullet Point Reviews: ROH TV (AJ Styles vs. Matt Sydal)

    We watch wrestling shows. We will talk about wrestling shows.

    @JoeySplashwater watched ROH TV last week. Here are his thoughts.

    Show open

    • Cute little Matt Sydal backstage promo. Sydal talks about wanting to prove himself, he loves wrestling, all that jazz.


    • The very outdated ROH TV show open is still around. Davey Richards is the most seen person in the video and his last ROH appearance was a full year ago.


    Mark Briscoe vs. Caprice Coleman

    • Short opening match with nothing too noteworthy. It was fine and both guys looked good.


    • Caprice Coleman has done a very good job in his sporadic TV appearances. A great utility player of sorts to have on the roster.


    • Mark Briscoe got the win to re-establish himself as a threat in ROH to actually win matches.


    • It was a fun showcase of the two but I wish either of them had more purpose on the show. It’s hard to care when a match result doesn’t matter.


    • Match result: Mark Briscoe over Caprice Coleman.

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    Scoop Zone Elite: August 4, 2014

    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.


    News for The Week of August 4, 2014


    • Hulk Hogan recently stated that he is training for one more match and he wants his opponent to be John Cena. We can confirm that was the first time anyone in WWE had heard about this plan.


    • Mark Henry’s son was the model outlined for Jack Swagger’s new shirt.


    • WWE is hiring Mariano Rivera and Tim Howard to help save The WWE Network.




    • TNA is marketing this week’s episode of Impact as “The Loss Boss Toss hosted by Jim Ross and Duke The Dumpster Droese.”


    • With worldwide fan praise for his work in NJPW’s G1 Climax, AJ Styles was recently seen emailing a Vine of him very awkwardly doing crotch chops to members of TNA management.


    • TNA is trying to hire as many new wrestlers as possible so if the situation arises and they do have to close their doors they can blame it on “trying to fix America’s unemployment problem.”

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    • Numerous indie wrestlers were seen celebrating after Kevin Steen‘s final independent wrestling appearance under the impression they may actually have a chance to make sales at the merch tables now.


    • Chikara is looking into building a real time machine to go back to a time where more people were interested.


    • Lance Storm walked out of Guardians of the Galaxy because “raccoons can’t talk.”


    Seven Things: 7 Matches I Want To See In 2014

    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.

    The first edition of Seven Things in 2014! I have some interesting ideas in the works for future Seven Things columns but for most of January, I am hoping to focus on some forecasting for 2014.

    Year end reviews are always fun to write about but the launch of a new year should create fresh ideas, new hopes and a positive outlook to everything, including wrestling. These are some of the matches I would like to see in 2014 via various promotions.

    I tried to pick a different promotion for each match but ended up having to go with two WWE matches to fill out the list. Enjoy!

    7. The American Sting Rays vs. The Bro Mans: TNA


    The Bro Mans with DJ Zema Ion are currently the best act in TNA and criminally underrated in the current landscape of entertaining characters in wrestling. I don’t care what your natural instinct to rebut is telling you! They are spot on with this gimmick.

    Davey Richards and Eddie “Eddie Edwards” Edwards were unfortunately turned down by WWE after their NXT internship and rumors say a certain pastry enthusiast with clout in TNA is hoping to bring them in. The American Sting Rays is my educated guess of TNA’s answer to The American Pitbulls.

    A match-up of this caliber sounds like an “ironic” choice on the surface but I think it would lead to an interesting program. Both teams are excellent at what they offer but both have some perceived weaknesses. The Wolves are on point in the ring but many “in the biz” critic their ability to tell a story with their matches or characters. The Bro Mans are stellar at their bit but many fans are none too pleased when it comes to their in ring skills. Aside from a fun program, both teams would probably be better for it in the long run.

    Disclaimer: I know if this feud really happened, while it would be really fun, the losing team would then be off TV for months after and forgotten in true TNA fashion.

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    Over/Under: 10/28/2013

    Is it possible to predict the future of the wrestling world? Given that ‘plans change’ might as well be the official motto of the WWE, this might be easier said than done, but in Over/Under, we’re still gonna try!

    Each week, we’ll choose five scenarios and then predict how likely they are to come true, by saying whether it’s ‘over’ (i.e. we think it’s over the odds that it’ll happen) or ‘under’ (i.e. we think it’s under the odds). As usual, members of the site @TimWelcomed@typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett are on hand to embarrass themselves by being the ones to make the predictions.

    Summerslam 2014: The date that at least one member of The Shield will split off from the group.

    The Shield are nearing the one year anniversary of their debut. One of the strongest WWE factions ever, when exactly will they split up?



    Seth Rollins will be the first out of The Shield. I’m kind of ready to see him or Ambrose break off and do their own things but also kind of sad about it because Rollins and Reigns are much needed in the tag team division. I can see this happening real soon. Maybe even in time for Wrestlemania.



    The Shield breakup is coming sooner rather than later in my guesstimation. I think around the Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins will leave or get kicked out. Everyone can tell he’s a much better babyface and a match with him as face vs. heel Ambrose is something I’d LOVE to see at Wrestlemania 30. Either way, I see Rollins being the person to be split off and I see it happening well before Summerslam.



    I’m going to say no – it’s inevitable, but Summerslam just feels a little too soon. With three ‘core’ teams in The Shield, The Usos and The Rhodeseseses, the tag division seems to finally have settled into a nice groove, and the only team I see splitting within the next few months is Cody and Goldust.  I’m assuming Rollins is the one who’ll receive the eventual face turn, but I don’t know what he’ll be once they take him out of the tactical gear – he’s so good that I’m sure he’ll be fine in the long run, but it’d just be a shame to see him Ted Dibiase-ing after a Shield split. While there’s plenty of time between now and Summerslam to give him more of a character and a purpose to oppose the other two, they’re so strong as a team right now that I think they could go another year without needing to be divided.


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    Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft: Round Four

    Everyone thinks they could run their own wrestling company, but we’re determined to prove it, with the Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft!

    Making their picks in the following order will be:

    You can see the draft’s introduction and rules here. The picks so far are:

    • Round One: Daniel Bryan, John Cena, CM Punk, Jeff Hardy.
    • Round Two: Gedo, Brock Lesnar, Sami Zayn, Dean Ambrose.
    • Round Three: ChristianKevin SteenPrince DevittSeth Rollins.

    Let the fourth round begin!

    Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft: Round Four

    Brad’s pick: SHELTON BENJAMIN



    Shelton Benjamin has been a guy I have always been a fan of. He has the best elements of a Kofi Kingston and an Eddie Edwards.

    While Shelton may not be the best talker, he makes up for it by pulling off some spectacular moves. He has been in the wrestling business for over 10 years and has worked for WWE, ROH & NJPW. 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:


    John Cena! Looking nothing like John Cena!


    The Undertaker! Looking kind of like the Undertaker.


    ugh triple h


    Rey Mysterio looking very pleased with himself.