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    This Or That (6/30/2015)

    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:

    Which would you rather main event Summerslam?

    Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar – 83%, Seth Rollins vs. Triple H – 17%

    More exciting PWG announcement?

    Akira Tozawa – 65%, Angelico – 35%

    Better option to defeat Jay Briscoe for ROH title?

    Jay Lethal – 54%, Moose – 46%

    Better gift?

    Candy – 83%, Flowers – 17%

    More likely to leave Summerslam as WWE Champion: Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns?

    Shield.

    rollins-reigns

    Tim:

    The Reigns/Wyatt feud seems like a buffer for Reigns to me. A solid win and obstacle to hold him over until closer to Summerslam. I think Reigns is not quite as hard to watch as he used to be (although I’m still not sold on him) but I’m  not sure if it’s really his time yet. I think if they hold off on him a bit longer he’ll be accepted more as champion but it really looks like he’s going to leave Summerslam with that title to me. I would really like Rollins to hold on to it for a little while longer. Maybe grow into a more confident heel before he loses the title and goes completely face.

    Roman Reigns

    Joey:

    The hot rumor is that Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns will end up being the Summerslam title match but I’m still quite skeptical about this. Reigns JUST entered a storyline with Bray Wyatt that may be most his personal singles feud so far in his career.

    Will they end that in 5 weeks? I just can’t see it. Until the title change actually happens at Battleground, I think Seth Rollins is entering Summerslam as champ and has the chance to leave as champ. Either way, I’d bet on Seth because I think Reigns will be stuck with Wyatt.

    Seth Rollins

    Tom:

    Hopefully WWE’s learned from the sins of Wrestlemania and they’ll give the Roman Reigns Rehabilitation Project a little more time – just from a character perspective, he’s far more tolerable now but I still think he needs more time to  not be completely rejected as champion. Rollins’ run as champ has been kind of a mess, but I’d like to see him retain for a while longer and evolve from being a cowardly jerk to become… well, I dunno, a different kind of jerk.

    Seth Rollins

    More likely to leave Summerslam as WWE Champion?

    • Seth Rollins (76%, 41 Votes)
    • Roman Reigns (24%, 13 Votes)

    Total Voters: 54

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    This Or That (6/11/2015)

    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:

    Which is more likely at Wrestlemania 32?

    Undertaker vs. Sting – 55%, Steve Austin vs. Brock Lesnar – 45%

    More likely to win the WWE Championship in 2015?

    Kevin Owens – 65%, Dean Ambrose – 35%

    Who would you rather see in NXT?

    Rockstar Spud – 53%, Austin Aries – 47%

    Superior pizza?

    New York – 54%, Chicago – 46%

    Who do you side with in their Twitter war: Hulk Hogan or CM Punk?

    WAR.

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    Tim:

    CM Punk is always so defensive and rude. I can’t imagine anyone ever getting along with him. Hogan is a huge mess as well but I have to take his side this time. He’s usually good for a laugh and this time he wasn’t the joke. I hope one day CM Punk gains a little self-awareness and loses the chip on his shoulder that he seems to carry around.

    Hulk Hogan

    Joey:

    Hulk Hogan is 100% winning this public battle of insult exchanges. In terms of the insult, Hogan saying the Chicago hockey team is going home and CM Punk can show them how to do making reference to Punk leaving WWE was way more vicious than Punk’s routine  cursing and threatening. Hogan wins on that front. Add in the overall public perception from afar of Punk cursing out an old man engaging in banter with Phil and this is all Hogan. Hollywood never does the job and he definitely isn’t doing it for CM Punk. I now have a Stanley Cup Finals rooting interest. Let’s Go Hogan!

    Hulk Hogan

    Tom:

    Hulk Hogan is a mad old dad who just spouts nonsense constantly, and he is all the better for it. The idea that The Punker responded to his trolling at all is funny, but for him to threaten a 61 year old man with violence over a silly Twitter jibe is hilarious. The Punker comes off as super pathetic whereas Hogan is a befuddled puppet master.

    Hulk Hogan

    Who do you side with?

    • Hulk Hogan (60%, 32 Votes)
    • CM Punk (40%, 21 Votes)

    Total Voters: 53

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    This Or That (10/21/2014)

    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 match would excite you more?

    Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins Hell In A Cell – 51%, Sami Zayn vs. Adrian Neville Ladder Match – 49%

    More likely to be a future WWE World champ?

    Bray Wyatt – 53%, Rusev – 47%

    Which wrestling related service would you rather get?

    TweetSecret – 89%, Vince Russo’s VIP – 11%

    Better PBS show?

    Sesame Street – 54%, Arthur – 46%

    Which new wrestling program are you more likely to watch: British Bootcamp 2 or Lucha Underground?

    Two new wrestling shows debuting in the same week. Is this 1999?!

    bbc-lucha

    Tim:

    I’m really excited about checking out Lucha Underground. I used to watch AAA when I could but I could never figure out what was going on and it seemed like it was edited weird. This has the possibility of being something pretty fresh and different. That’s something wrestling desperately needs. Hopefully it’s not doomed from the get-go and people go into it with and open mind. I mean… It’ll probably end up being shit. That’s how this usually goes but I’m going to try it.

    As for British Boot Camp 2… The first one was okay. It’s a great idea for a show. This one has the best of TNA involved (outside of Al Snow) but I really have no attachment to the TNA product anymore. The “TNA” name is so damaged that I have trouble caring about anything they do, even this show which should actually be watchable and maybe even highly enjoyable.

    Lucha Underground

    Joey:

    When it comes to TNA, I’m more prone to trust productions by Jeremy Borash so I do believe British Bootcamp 2 will be decent. Samoa Joe, Gail Kim and Rockstar Spud should add some interesting aspects as well but honestly, fuck Al Snow. He’s a less respected version of Jim Ross when it comes to being grumpy and close minded about different styles of wrestling so expect lots of elitist Al comments.

    Lucha Underground is something I’m very hopeful for as I’ve started to read more about it. I want to see how a wrestling show works when structured in the form of a season. This is going to be the first time I watch a lucha-based wrestling show and the American talent provide a nice middle ground to try it out.  I’m also looking forward to seeing Ricochet and John Morrison in a setting completely different than where I’m used to watching them.

    I was slightly on the fence but then I found out Drake Bell is a part of the project AND Brad Ward was told by Big Dick Johnson that it would be good. How can you top that?

    Lucha Underground

    Tom:

    I really enjoyed the first British Bootcamp – there was a pretty heavy dose of the usual reality TV nonsense mixed into it, but it was really well put together and it was fun to see a spotlight put on the British indy scene. Series 2 can only be better, since Gail Kim, Samoa Joe and Jeremy Borash are three of the most likeable personalities in wrestling and should be enough to counterbalance that creepy old fuck with terrible opinions about modern wrestling, Al Snow. Also, with some guaranteed Grado time, it’s sure to have some funny moments.

    I know very little about Lucha Underground aside from the fact that it’ll have John Morrison and Matt Striker involved to some extent. Thanks but no thanks.

    British Bootcamp 2

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    Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft: Round Eight

    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: Christian, Kevin Steen, Prince Devitt, Seth Rollins.
    • Round Four: Shelton Benjamin, The Young Bucks, Austin Aries, AJ Styles.
    • Round Five: Shane Strickland, Antonio Cesaro, reDRagon, Bobby Roode.
    • Round Six: Samoa Joe, Bad Influence, Ricochet, Gail Kim.
    • Round Seven: Davey Boy Smith Jr., American Wolves, Akira Tozawa, Time Splitters.

    Let the eighth round begin!

    Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft: Round Eight

    Brad’s pick: FOREVER HOOLIGANS

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    Brad:

    I think Forever Hooligans are the perfect team to work my base roster of talent as they have the gimmick that casual fans can connect with as they are a throwback to the Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.

    They come off as two natural villains and also have the in-ring work experience to go. I feel their singing of the Russian anthem would draw a great negative reaction to them, especially in the United States.

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