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    This Or That (5/21/2015)

    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:

    More likely to wrestle a match at Wrestlemania 31?

    Hulk Hogan – 67%, Ronda Rousey – 33%

    More likely to become WWE champion again?

    Sheamus – 83%, The Miz – 17%

    Better anti-American wrestler?

    Lance Storm – 59%, Rusev – 41%

    Better game?

    Air hockey – 68%, Foosball – 32%

    Which Kevin Owens match will be better: Samoa Joe or John Cena?

    Both will be great but which do you think will turn out the better overall match.

    joe-cena

    Tim:

    The fact that both of these matches are happening is just wild to me. I’m so excited for both of them. Samoa Joe is the perfect challenger for Owens in NXT right now because it doesn’t seem like anyone else can bring him down. The first meeting between Owens and Joe in NXT was impactful just as it was with Owens meeting Cena for the first time on Raw.

    Cena vs Owens has a lot going for it though. It’s Owens first main roster match and it’s on a WWE PPV against the biggest name in the company. When Cena has an opponent like Owens he always rises to the occasion and seems way more motivated. I always thought there wouldn’t be a better anti-Cena than CM Punk but the more I think about it the more I realize that the Kevin Owens character is the natural fit. I’d love a rivalry between these two to last for years.

    John Cena

    Joey:

    John Cena vs. former ROH/PWG wrestlers tends to be instant magic. CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Luke Harper, Seth Rollins and a few others have had some of their best WWE matches vs. Cena because he knows how to adapt perfectly and the chemistry is always there.

    With someone as precise in storytelling as Kevin Owens is, he could have a chance at being one of Cena’s best opponents. I’m thinking it will be a special match we remember years from now.

    John Cena

    Tom:

    Good lord, what a question. The Owens / Cena PPV match is the most exciting PPV match for ages. It feels unreal that it’s happening but… well, so does Joe/Owens in NXT. I’m fascinated to see how Joe performs as an official WWE superstar but hearing the rumours about his contract being a limited deal kind of spoils things. He might have great matches, but it seems unlikely that he’ll ever be elevated past the NXT level.

    On the other hand, Owens / Cena could be something else entirely. The two seem like they could be a natural fit and Cena seems to relish the idea of having a new foe who can deliver on the mic and in the ring. I’m fascinated to not only see how their match plays out, but also what kind of signals it sends for Owens’ future on the main roster.

    John Cena

    Which Kevin Owens match will be better?

    • John Cena (84%, 42 Votes)
    • Samoa Joe (16%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 50

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    Top 10 Tweets of September 2014

    Format change! It’s now a top 10 list going forward.

    Each month, I’ll pick out my personal favorite tweets and share it with you fine folks. Keep in mind this is 100% subjective and only features tweets on my timeline. Here were the posts about the Top May Tweets, Top June Tweets, Top July Tweets and Top August Tweets.

    Quite frankly, September wasn’t as hot a month as August was for Twitter. One hero stepped up during this down month and gave us amazing Twitter memories as he attended a special wrestling event.

    10. Tom from Chikara’s King of Trios

    9. Tom from Chikara’s King of Trios

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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.

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    News for The Week of August 4, 2014

    WWE

    • 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.

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    TNA

    • 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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    Other

    • 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.”

     

    This Or That (7/8/2014)

    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 in the Reality Era WWE war?

    Triple H – 93%, Kevin Dunn – 7%

    Which company do you side with in the Reality Era wrestling war?

    ROH – 72%, TNA – 28%

    Which Reality Era faction is most deserving of the ECW legacy?

    Tommy Dreamer’s ECW – 54%, Ezekiel Jackson’s ECW – 46%

    What should be the official sugar-based confectionery of the Reality Era?

    TIE: Caramel: 50%, Fudge: 50% 

    More annoying chant: “WHAT?” or “CM Punk”

    Which heckling chant grinds your gears more? Question suggested by site reader @GayWrestlingFan.

    what-cm-punk

    Tim:

    CM Punk chants don’t really bother me that much when it’s during a boring match or segment. They do irk me when it’s being chanted at AJ Lee or during something I find intriguing but I get over it. They’ll die out eventually. WHAT chants, though… those get on my nerves no matter what’s going on because they’ve been around for so long. When will it end?!

    WHAT?

    Joey:

    I’m going with the “WHAT” chant for the reason that I consider “CM Punk” to be the new replacement for “BORING” where the fans chant for Punk when seeing something or someone they don’t want to see. Well, aside from Chicago who just wants to chant it all the time. As for the “WHAT?” chants, those are usually made for more apathetic times and just come off as bland. At least “CM Punk” chants either piss people off or make them laugh.

    WHAT?

    Tom:

    The WHAT? chants are lame, but nothing makes me cringe more than the CM Punk chants. I’m not sure if it’s fans trying to be edgy and #HijackRaw or if they genuinely think there’s a chance of P. Brooks giving up his life of live-tweeting hockey and MMA to come back to something he seems to pretty much hate, but it’s just so embarrassing.

    It’s funny, a year or two ago, one of my goals was to see a big show live in Chicago because it seemed like such a fun atmosphere to be a part of. Now, I can’t imagine anything worse – as awful as New York can be when it comes to self-satisfied smarkiness, Chicago seems to be on another level.

    CM Punk

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    4 ON 4 Wrestlers: ACH, Tim Donst, Johnny Yuma, Jigsaw

    Welcome to Four on Four with WRESTLERS! 4 wrestlers, 4 questions, 4 answers, 4x the fun. We have a great group of wrestlers you’ve seen all over the wrestling world this week. Let’s meet the panel:

    ACH: Midwest standout. ROH star. San Antonio Spurs fan. Great Carlton Banks dance impersonation.
    Buy his shirts and follow him on Twitter .

    Tim Donst: East coast standout. Karma isn’t real but he is. Shaved bald on multiple occasions.
    Buy his shirts and follow him on Twitter.

    Johnny Yuma: West coast standout. Half of the RockNES Monsters in PWG. Used to have flawless hair.
    Buy RockNES shirts and follow him on Twitter.

    Jigsaw: East coast standout. Known as Rubix in TNA. Loved by all except NY sports teams.
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