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    This Or That (12/9/2014)

    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:

    Who do you side with?

    CM Punk – 92%, Triple H– 8%

    Who do you side with?

    CM Punk – 61%, Ryback – 39%

    Who do you side with?

    CM Punk – 80%, Chris Jericho – 20%

    Which would you rather?

    Wrestle a match with Ryback – 60%, Let CM Punk punch you in the fucking throat – 40%

    More likely: CM Punk wins a UFC championship belt or Batista wins an Oscar?

    Which new career is more likely to reach an unthinkable success?

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    Tim:

    I think Batista has pretty good potential as an actor. I like him in movies way more than I have ever liked him as a wrestler but I am not so confident in anyone ever casting him in a role that could lead to an Oscar for him. I think he could possibly pull off a good enough performance if given the chance though.

    CM Punk is a determined individual. I think his pride and determination could very well lead him to doing better in UFC than most people think… or end in him being super bitter and grumpy about the whole experience. So, I guess I’m going with CM Punk here but really WHO KNOWS?

    CM Punk winning a UFC Championship

    Joey:

    I don’t think Batista will ever get a serious role in a depressing film. Only serious movies with depressing themes win Oscars. Batista will just get fun characters in high budgeted Summer flicks.

    Dana White loves CM Punk. Plus I’m sure Paul Heyman can manipulate the system where they introduce UFC Tag Team Titles which Brock Lesnar and Phil Brooks will hold forever. In all seriousness, I can see CM Punk finding a weird route to a title while the Academy will never stop snobbing out Big Dave.

    CM Punk winning a UFC Championship

    Tom:

    As much confidence as I have in “Big” Dave “Batista” Bautista’s acting abilities, Hollywood is NOT ready for him. They can only handle one wrestling superstar at the top of  their system at once and they’ve gone with ol’ Dwayne Johnson this generation. Yes, they fucked up.

    Meanwhile, UFC is a total fucking work for confirmed jabronie marks without a life so I’m sure they’ll let Phil “The Punker” Brooks win one of their bullshit belts.

    CM Punk winning a UFC Championship

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    Dirt Sheet History: January 2006

    Take a trip back to a memorable timeline in sports entertainment with the most important stories reported as fact in the journalistic world of pro wrestling dirt sheets.

    Following the timeline of the last Dirt Sheet History looking back at the end of 2005, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from January 2006. Going forward, Dirt Sheet History will be a weekly feature covering each month in the timeline as opposed to three months at a time as there’s a jump in relevant stories. 1jan

    1/2/2006

    * Vince McMahon nixed the idea of WWE wrestlers appearing at the December 16 Eddie Guerrero tribute show in Tijuana, implying the company would do something instead.

    1/8/2006

    * Vince McMahon is interested in having Bret Hart make an appearance at WrestleMania 22. Hart’s role would be to serve as the special referee for the Vince McMahon vs. Shawn Michaels match. Those close to Bret Hart, however, are confident the wrestler will not take part. Hart and McMahon still have problems with one another, as each has taken shots at one another in their recently released DVD and book.

    1/9/2006

    * Sunday night at a SmackDown live event, World Heavyweight Champion Batista injured his triceps in a match against Mark Henry. The extent of the injury is undetermined at this point. WWE.com will have more information on Batista’s injury later today.

    1/10/2006

    * Word has it that Batista may not be back in time for WrestleMania. While doctors have not given the final word, writers are already discussing ways to get the title off of Dave. Ideas thrown around so far are a tournament, where superstars compete for the title in a King of the Ring type competition. One other idea is to simply have Batista drop the strap tonight at the SmackDown tapings, so long as it’s quick and safe. There are also talks of striping the belt from Batista and have the Royal Rumble become a WWE World Title match, where the winner would become champion and a SmackDown superstar. However, as of this report, none of the above is etched in stone. * The live, hot sex edition of RAW last night scored a 4.3. The overrun, which of course was the “live sex” segment, did a 5.2, which is a great number. Continue reading

    Seven Things: 7 Wrestling Trades

    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.

    One of the most interesting concepts in sports is trades. The ability to see athletes switch teams when both parties believe they are better from swapping players. Always a curiosity of mine, I frequently imagine a world where wrestling promotions make trades of talent.

    In the past, we’ve seen an unofficial trade of “one night only” appearances by WWE and TNA. Ric Flair was allowed to appear at the WWE Hall of Fame despite being a member of the TNA roster and WWE active star Christian Cage appeared on a TNA PPV to cut a promo & introduce a highlight video package that celebrated TNA’s anniversary on the apropos named event Slammiversary.

    That “trade” did not work out so well as Flair didn’t live up to his word to TNA (Ric Flair being unprofessional? Who knew?!) and certain parties being unhappy (TNA getting embarrassed? Who knew?!?! x 2) so obviously trades would realistically be problematic. Given money, contracts and many more factors, there is a sea of reasons that will prevent it from ever happening but it’s quite the fun topic to discuss. The criteria for these trades are simple. Sometimes wrestlers get stale or have been in a company so long, sometimes they just are not being used well, sometimes they seem to be a better fit to another company.

    The top 7 trades should be based off some of these, if not all. Without further ado, here are my 7 Wrestling Trades in today’s wrestling climate.

    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. Jeff Hardy (to WWE) for Batista (to TNA)

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    While it may only be two months in, I think even the most diehard WWE supporters can admit the Dave Batista return did not work out the way WWE intended. Brought back as a face meant to spark Wrestlemania and somewhat fill the void of what The Rock has brought to the road to Wrestlemania last few years, Batista was greeted with utter disdain by the WWE faithful. A mix of liking their babyface stars at the time more than him, WWE severely overrating the legacy of Batista and just poor booking led to Batista having to turn heel and basically be a 2nd tier player in his own Wrestlemania program.

    Meanwhile, Jeff Hardy is in TNA. As Willow. It doesn’t take much to put 2+2 together and see that Jeff is behind this idea. TNA’s last “legacy” asset, Hardy sells more tix than anyone else on their roster, a facet that TNA is struggling with. Without being able to offer as many things as WWE, TNA’s biggest pro would be to offer Hardy some creative respect and allow him to do something like Willow. The problem? Willow is crazy. And not good crazy.

    Flipping these two would improve both of their uses. Hardy still can go when motivated and I believe fans would gravitate towards him more than Batista. For all his faults, Hardy is still a likeable dude and Batista still seems like the biggest douchebag on the planet. Batista just doesn’t fit well in today’s WWE and strange to say, would be better off working his style in TNA. Plus the Guardians of the Galaxy buzz is doubtful to be a big help to WWE as you can barely tell it’s even him in that movie. A promotion like TNA is more starved for the promoting that would be minimal in a WWE bubble but massive for TNA.

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    This Or That (3/3/2014)

    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, @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!

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

    More likely to main event Wrestlemania 30?

    Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar – 51%, Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan – 49% (Broke our record for most votes and closest result!)

    Bigger WWE Network sell?

    Live WWE PPV’s – 64%, Library of WCW/ECW PPV’s – 36%

    More sex appeal?

    Roman Reigns – 59%, Dean Ambrose – 41%

    Better sitcom?

    Seinfeld – 65%, Friends – 35%

    Better way to save the Wrestlemania Championship match: Turning Batista heel or inserting CM Punk?

    With Batista turning heel and the rumor of a CM Punk return, which would help save the Wrestlemania Title match?

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    Tim:

    I don’t think turning Batista heel will do much good at this point. It won’t make him wrestle any better and if they have to turn Randy Orton face it’ll be just as bad, especially after all of the time they’ve devoted to making Orton look like a slimeball. Groups of people are already turning on CM Punk for numerous reasons and I don’t see that getting better if he returns just to take that main event spot. That is not to say the majority will not still love him. It will make the match MUCH more enjoyable with him involved although I still believe that spot should go to Daniel Bryan… but if not Bryan I’d prefer CM Punk.

    Inserting CM Punk 

    typicalROHfan:

    While CM Punk being in the match is the easiest of the two solutions in terms of not getting fans to destroy the match, I think Batista being heel somewhat helps out the situation more. As long as Batista and Randy Orton are in that ring, fans are gonna heckle and jeer.

    Batista as a face neuters him from being able to react or respond to what the crowd is doing. At least as a heel, he can play it up and with both Orton and Batista out there, the announcers can sell the fans dislike them both and further segue into the likely Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H main event.

    Batista turning heel

    Tom:

    I don’t think either thing alone is enough to save the main event, and even having both happen doesn’t feel like it’ll make for a particularly exciting Wrestlemania headliner. Batista’s far more fun as a heel, but having him face Orton alone would make for a pretty empty match. The inclusion of Punk would keep things a little more lively, but I’d be far more interested in seeing him take on Big Dave in a singles match. As always, Randy Orton’s the factor that negates much of my interest in things.

    Anyway, what’s my point? Do I have a point? I dunno, man. Let’s go with chucking Punk in there and set a precedent for rewarding poor behaviour.

    Inserting CM Punk

    Better option to save the Wrestlemania WWE Championship match?

    • Adding CM Punk to the match (64%, 27 Votes)
    • Turning Batista heel (36%, 15 Votes)

    Total Voters: 42

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    This Or That: 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 five 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!

    After going “old school” with a look back at some of the great debates in wrestling history, this week we look forward with some hard hitting topics that delve into what we expect to see in 2014. You have the final say so don’t forget to vote for each of the polls!

    First let’s take a look at how you voted for last week’s topics!

    Stone Cold or The Rock?

    Stone Cold– 80%, The Rock – 20%

    DX or the NWO?

    DX – 42%, NWO – 58%

    Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels?

    Bret Hart – 50%, Shawn Michaels – 50%

    Randy Savage or Ric Flair?

    Randy Savage – 58%, Ric Flair – 42%

    Rey Mysterio Jr. or Chris Jericho?

    Rey Mysterio Jr. – 18%, Chris Jericho – 82%

    More likely to win the 2014 Royal Rumble match: Daniel Bryan or Batista?

    Rumors say Batista is slated to win the Royal Rumble match leading to a showdown with Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 30. Another popular belief is that Daniel Bryan aligning with The Wyatt Family leads to him winning the Rumble. Which is more likely?

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    Tim:

    I would love for Daniel Bryan to win and go on to win the title at Wrestlemania. That would lend me some closure to the months of storyline they put into Bryan’s chase but I do not think that’s happening. Batista has more of a chance with Bryan being stuck in a program with The Wyatts. I’m prepared to be bored.

    Batista

    typicalROHfan:

    I can’t fathom months of Randy Orton and Batista talking about Evolution and being the title match at Wrestlemania. Despite the rumors, I’m going with my heart and creating a scenario where John Cena wins the title before WM and Daniel Bryan wins the Royal Rumble. Whether as a tweener with The Wyatt Family or using the Wyatt Family to turn on them in the Royal Rumble, I’m riding with optimism and Daniel Bryan rescuing Wrestlemania.

    Daniel Bryan

    Tom:

    When is the Rumble? Couple weeks from now? I just don’t see the whole ‘Daniel Wyatt’ thing being resolved in time for him to win the thing – if anything, I imagine it’ll just be used to progress the storyline, with Bryan’s role in the Rumble being a way for him to prove his allegiance to The Wyatt Family.

    I don’t really see Batista winning either, but I suppose it’s slightly more likely, so let’s go for him.

    Batista

    More likely to win the 2014 Royal Rumble match?

    • Daniel Bryan (61%, 19 Votes)
    • Batista (39%, 12 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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