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    Elimination Chamber 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Tom is not here… or is he?

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @FightBradFight.

    @TomBlargh is currently on holiday and while he WAS going to miss out on this one, his excitement for Owens/Cena (and having a spare few minutes/access to a laptop) meant he couldn’t help but get involved.

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    Miz TV with Daniel Bryan on the pre-show

    Joey:

    Daniel Bryan and The Miz have always had great chemistry so this should be an entertaining segment. We’ll also get to see Bryan and get the latest on his condition which is hopefully good news.

    Interest Level: 9/10
    Prediction: Everyone laughs at Miz.

    Tim:

    Daniel Bryan will be promoting his stuff but just seeing him makes me happy. Maybe he’ll throw some shade at The Miz because he’s just a goon.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: We all end up pointing at The Miz for being a goon.

    Tom:

    Miz is obnoxious, the commentators are idiots, Bryan is a sweetheart who does his best to promote his book and DVD without giving away too much about what the future holds.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Daniel Bryan gives Miz a dry slap.

    Brad:

    I think the idea here is that Daniel Bryan will be out to promote his new DVD and perhaps mention the book. We could hear something about his rehab, but quite unlikely.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Daniel Bryan plugs his DVD.

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    This Or That (5/28/2015)

    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!

    Tom is on vacation this week. Filling in for The Big Dog will be @TJHawke411! Check out his website: FreeProWrestling.

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

    Which Kevin Owens match will be better?

    John Cena – 84%, Samoa Joe – 16%

    More exciting Steve Austin podcast guest?

    Undertaker – 91%, Hulk Hogan – 9%

    Which tournament will be better?

    Chikara King of Trios – 51%, PWG DDT4 – 49%

    Better form of comedy?

    Stand up – 70%, Improv – 30%

    More likely to win his title shot at Elimination Chamber: Dean Ambrose or Kevin Owens?

    Which upset is more likely?

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    Tim:

    I doubt either one will win but I actually think they’d be more likely to put Cena’s belt on Owens than the world title on Ambrose. Not saying that’s what needs to happen because Cena is doing wonders with the US Championship but I wouldn’t be able to do anything but love it if it did. They treat Ambrose so strange. The audience loves him when he is in the spotlight but WWE never really commits to him. At least Rollins doesn’t need to lose the strap yet.

    Kevin Owens

    Joey:

    This is more of an instinctual answer for me. I can easily visualize Kevin Owens defeating John Cena and holding both the NXT and United States championships in his hands. I can not picture Dean Ambrose being the WWE World Champion. I just can’t form the mental image.

    The John Cena Challenge and recent appearances and call-ups of NXT stars has me honestly believing there’s a NXT “invasion” story coming sooner or later. WWE likes to set up a big yearly Summer storyline around this time. Maybe it’s Owens leading an NXT invasion vs. John Cena.

    Kevin Owens

    TJ:

    Neither option seems especially likely, as WWE seems more committed than ever to keeping to long-term plans for their world champion. It just does not seem possible that Ambrose factors in to those plans in any way. With that being said, Kevin Owens is clearly going to be the NXT Champion until at least the next live special, and I’m not sure winning the US Championship helps him in any way because he’ll probably have to lose it someone sooner rather than later. Thus, I predict neither match sees a title change on Sunday!

    Oh, I have to pick one? I’ll go with Ambrose, as there is always a chance he wins the title and drops it back to Rollins within a week or two on Raw.

    Dean Ambrose

    More likely to win his title shot at Elimination Chamber?

    • Kevin Owens (68%, 28 Votes)
    • Dean Ambrose (32%, 13 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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    DISCLAIMER: APPARENTLY KEVIN OWENS MATCH VS. JOHN CENA ISN’T A TITLE MATCH. WHOOPS.

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    WWE Payback 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Not the Mel Gibson movie. FYI he’s a bigot.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Curtis Axel and Macho Mandow vs. The Ascension on the pre-show

    Joey:

    Cosplay Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage vs. Cosplay Road Warriors. What a time to be a wrestling fan. There’s usually a pre-show match worth checking out. This doesn’t seem like one of them.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow win.

    Tim:

    Get a load of this. The amount of gimmickry in this match is reaching dangerous levels. Sandow is back to impersonating and I’m back to not caring. I don’t expect this to be a hot warm-up for the show.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow win.

    Tom:

    Poor old Sandow. Poor old Axel, for that matter. Both of them deserve better. Maybe The Road Warriors: Fury Road will fall over or pee their pants or something and this’ll be worthwhile.

    Interest Level: X/10
    Prediction: Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow win.

    Ryback vs. Bray Wyatt

    Joey:

    I’ve been watching RAW for the most part and I have ZERO memory of any interactions between Bray Wyatt and Ryback. On the bright side, this match is like a Super Bowl of guys to become completely irrelevant after feuding with Chris Jericho. Maybe Fandango will be the referee?

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Bray Wyatt wins

    Tim:

    Bray Wyatt had another vague bone to pick with someone so here we are stuck with this match-up. I don’t care about either guy and I am almost certain this won’t be anything to write home about but I’m curious as to what this match will even be like. What’s the chemistry here? Will this end in a handshake and The Nexus getting back together?

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Bray Wyatt wins.

    Tom:

    Such a weird match-up that I’m almost sort of interested? Except for the fact that this is one of the many things that feels like it should be on an episode of Raw. I can’t remember why they’re feuding, I assume it’s the same reason why Bray feuds with anyone (i.e. FUCK KNOWS, HE JUST NEEDS SOMETHING TO DO, NEW FACE OF FEAR ETC.)

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Bray Wyatt wins.

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Get ready. Get set. Get to reading about The Sexy Wrestler of The Week.

    Ah, another week. Can I just say that I love counting all of your votes? Because I really do. Sometimes I get sent funny gifts like a giant rabbit doll that says “carrots are my favorite” and sometimes I get meaningful notes or poems expressing gratitude for my efforts. That’s truly special. It warms my heart and I think about it a lot.

    Enough about me though. You’re ready to find out if the person you voted for became The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. Let me tell you right now that it is definitely the person you voted for! Wowzers!

    SWOTWAmbroseHappyDays

    “Sunday, Monday, Dean Ambrose! Tuesday, Wednesday, Dean Ambrose!” is probably the song you would sing if you saw The Sexy Wrestler of The Week, Dean Ambrose, in a reboot of Happy Days as The Fonz. The two have some things in common. They’re both bad boys and they both wear jeans that seem a little more tight and tidy than you’d expect from their characters. I will say, being dressed as The Fonz really brings out how fucking huge Ambrose’s damn head is. Good grief!

    Hell In A Cell 2014 Preview and Predictions

    It’s time for hell in Hell In A Cell.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro in 2 out of 3 Falls Match for the Intercontinental Championship

    Joey:

    The match should be good but it’s hard to care about the outcome. If I had to explain either of their characters or objectives right now, I’d have no idea what to say other than Ziggler is a terrible tweeter.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins.

    Tim:

    These two are some of the best in-ring performers that WWE has and they have pretty good chemistry. I don’t really have a reason to be invested in this feud and that greatly subtracts from what could be an entertaining match. It’s just there. It comes off like creative would forget about it and just threw it together as filler every time these two would do something leading up to this.

    Another thing that subtracts from my excitement and interest is the stipulation. Two out of three falls is a really good idea for a main event match or any match that gets enough time and has two superb wrestlers. These midcard matches aren’t built for that and usually have to speed up the falls to accommodate it. This leaves the competitor’s endurance not really fitting in with the rest of the card. There are these big leaps in logic and psychology to get these three pinfalls in so fast.

    I’m not saying it can not be done in a short time correctly. Maybe these two can come up with something different and smart. Maybe I’m nitpicking but it’s usually very jarring and takes away from my immersion into the match. If anything it will be a solid bout. Cesaro is god-like and Ziggler is great when he’s wrestling.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins.

    Tom:

    I haven’t watched more than about half an hour of Raw a week for a while now, so it’s hard to work up the effort to have opinions on this show. I like Cesaro a bunch and Ziggler is probably the best wrestler who I have a complete lack of interest in. I don’t know why this is 2 out of 3 falls but it could be decent???? RIGHT????????

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins.

    Sheamus vs. The Miz w/Damien Mizdow for the United States Championship

    Joey:

    Damien Sandow is the best thing on WWE TV by a mile. I think him getting a pinfall victory on RAW was to set the stage that he could beat Sheamus but Miz can’t. Sandow will accidentally cost Miz the match and do many more entertaining things.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Sheamus wins.

    Tim:

    One of the few entertaining parts of watching wrestling right now is Damien Sandow. Weird thing? I have no interest in this match. I see them starting to set-up Miz vs Sandow after this as there have been hints toward it and seems like the natural progression here. I’m thinking The Miz (who is not good, by the way) somehow pulls the win out here. The match itself will be bland and Damien Sandow will distract from that.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: The Miz wins.

    Tom:

    Save.Us_5and0w. Sheamus is plenty good but Miz is Miz. I can’t imagine it’ll go long, and yes, the sooner Sandow breaks away from Miz to be amazing by himself, the better.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Sheamus wins.

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    This Or That (10/14/2014)

    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:

    Better Hell In A Cell match?

    Mankind vs. Undertaker – 55%, Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker – 45%

    Who is the MVP of the Hell In A Cell match?

    Mick Foley – 84%, Undertaker – 16%

    Is there anything at all that interests you about TNA Bound For Glory?

    NO – 62%, YES – 38%

    Who would you rather sit next to at a wrestling show?

    Green Lantern Fan – 81%, CM Punk Kid – 19%

    Which match would excite you more: Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins Hell In A Cell or Sami Zayn vs. Adrian Neville Ladder Match?

    Ambrose/Rollins inside The Cell is confirmed. Rumor has it Zayn/Neville is planned for a December NXT special. We’re speculating about the Ladder Match. Which would you be more into?

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    Tim:

    The Rollins/Ambrose feud has died down for me since John Cena got involved. Not just because he is involved but it cluttered the storyline. I will say that while Hell In A Cell matches have not meant anything to me in a long time, Ambrose versus Rollins is a feud that seems heated and personal enough to make Hell In A Cell feel appropriate for the battle and I fully believe these two have the creativity and the chemistry to make it something special. “Special” is not the proper descriptor for a lot of the Hell In A Cell matches in recent memory. With the WWE product being so awful lately this match is the one I’m looking forward to.

    The Neville/Zayn feud has been well-written and those two wrestlers really bring it every time they step in the ring. When Zayn finally wins that belt it will be a real emotional moment. I feel like adding any gimmick to the final battle of this feud would take away from it for me, even if it is something that I know they could make awesome like a ladder match. I love ladder matches but I just wouldn’t feel it fit in the context of the feud. It wouldn’t hurt it too bad but I do feel like it would detract from the story that could be told in a regular one-on-one match between these two.

    Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins Hell In A Cell 

    Joey:

    Both matches should be great and while it features guys known for their cool moves, this comes down to the story. I just have no emotional attachment to Dean Ambrose. I know he’s talented but when he finally gets his victory over Seth Rollins, it won’t provide anything special to me aside from match quality.

    When Sami Zayn finally wins the NXT title, it will be a big moment to me and I don’t even care about NXT! Zayn reminds me of Daniel Bryan where I can’t help but love the guy and want to see him succeed. Plus let’s be honest. Ladder matches are almost always wonderful and Hell In A Cell matches are almost always disappointing.

    Zayn vs. Neville Ladder Match

    Tom:

    Years of crappy Hell in a Cell matches with no real build and silly finishes have soured me on them, but Rollins and Ambrose were able to make a lumberjack match fun so I’m sure they’ll do something great in the Cell. However, I’m still finding it hard to get that excited for it because of how mixed their Raw segments have been, whereas just the idea of a Zayn/Neville match is immediately super appealing.

    I’m starting to get over my apathy towards Adrian Neville because he really is incredible – I just find it easy to forget that for whatever reason. There aren’t enough words to say how great Sami Zayn is, and the story of a strained friendship between the two is simple and works. I’m really hoping this does come to fruition and neither Tyson Kidd or Tyler Breeze are chucked into the mix to muddy things.

    Zayn vs. Neville Ladder Match

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Two weeks in the making. It’s a double-dose of Sexy Wrestler of The Week. Let’s catch up!

    After a brief one week hiatus, we are back to name your Sexy Wrestler of The Week. Don’t worry! Your votes have been counted for both weeks and guess what? By amazing coincidence the same person has won this honor the past two weeks.

    If you remember, Dean Ambrose was on a hot streak but we couldn’t find him. The man was missing! Did his return to TV keep the dream alive? Well, I think I am going to use a VERY good meme to answer that question:

    AmbroseNope

    Have you seen this thing?! It’s hilarious. This is why I come to the internet. What is funny about it is that it’s a picture of Dean Ambrose saying “nope” with that VERY PHRASE written underneath it in a big and fun font! Look at his face. He’s totally saying nope! I can’t stop laughing about this viral internet meme.

    I think MORE memes should be used on this great website and I think more people need to be taught the fine art of Memes. I might need to use my expertise on this particular subject very soon.

    But yeah, Dean Ambrose didn’t win either one of the last two weeks for some reason. I can’t even begin to understand your voting methods. So, who won? Well, funny you should ask…

    SethRollinsSWOTW2

    Dean Ambrose’s arch-nemesis Seth Rollins is The Sexy Wrestler of The Week for this week and last week. Crazy, right? I wonder if he can take it next week. That’s for you to decide!

    This Or That (9/30/2014)

    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 will have more WWE World Heavyweight title reigns in 2015?

    Roman Reigns – 58%, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins COMBINED – 42%

    More likely to be running shows this time next year?

    TNA – 76%, Global Force Wrestling – 24%

    Better feud for Bray Wyatt going forward?

    Dolph Ziggler – 53%, Big Show – 47%

    Better vegetable?

    Broccoli – 59%, Lettuce – 41%

    Who will face Seth Rollins in the Cell: John Cena or Dean Ambrose?

    Rumor has it Cena vs. Ambrose kicks off Hell In A Cell. Winner faces Seth Rollins in the main event inside the cage. Loser would face Randy Orton later on.

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    Tim:

    I’d gladly go do other things during another Orton vs Cena match if it meant Ambrose’s momentum stays intact and we get a Ambrose vs Rollins Hell In A Cell match out of it. I mean, with Cena being a stand-up guy and a knowledgeable veteran with some pull he would probably tell WWE management that he needs to lose to Ambrose at this juncture and use his powers to do the right thing for the future. RIGHT??

    Dean Ambrose

    Joey:

    It’s very difficult to imagine Cena going on three PPV’s in a row without a victory, especially coming off the Summerslam demolishing by Brock Lesnar. The booking history dictates that he gets some big wins back but man, Dean Ambrose’s momentum is way too hot to stop.

    It feels like Ambrose is on the precipice of something special and he needs one more really strong performance as a “star making night” to get to the next level. Beating the top guy in the company and then his arch rival who has had his number inside Hell In A Cell would be that. Plus, the rumor of the loser facing Orton would give you the out of Cena destroying Orton. It can and will work out where Dean Ambrose faces Seth Rollins inside that Cell.

    Dean Ambrose

    Tom:

    I want to pick Dean Ambrose, but given that’d likely result in YET ANOTHER Cena/Orton PPV match, I can’t go that direction. It’s too unthinkable.

    John Cena

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    The votes have been counted. We are here to name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week! Be excited.

    Who did you all vote for? Was it the missing superstar, Dean Ambrose again? Could he possibly win this prestigious title yet again? The chances aren’t likely. Let’s see…

    AmbroseSWOTWMars

    Oh… well, yeah. I guess he did win again. Dean Ambrose is The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. I was hoping it wouldn’t be him because we have exhausted our bank account by sendiong numerous search parties looking for him over the last few week. Due to this, we are cutting back on spending. Here’s a cheap picture of Dean Ambrose’s action figure riding a surfboard on Mars. Maybe we can get a loan.

    This Or That (9/16/2014)

    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 wrestler are you more excited to see return from time off?

    Daniel Bryan  – 82%, Dean Ambrose – 18%

    Which TNA free agent would you rather see return to WWE?

    Kurt Angle – 76%, Bully Ray – 24%

    Cooler Young Bucks move?

    More Bang For Your Buck – 59%, Meltzer Driver – 41%

    Better fall clothing item?

    Hoodie – 91%, Scarf – 9%

    Who will have more WWE World Heavyweight title reigns in 2015: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins COMBINED or Roman Reigns?

    Is the future The Roman Empire or do the other Shield members have a chance to pass Reigns?

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    Tim:

    As much as I like to hope WWE won’t stay the course with Reigns, I really think they are going to stick to it. Reigns will win the title at Wrestlemania 30 and hold the belt once or twice throughout the course of 2015. I am willing to bet that Rollins and Ambrose will never once hold the gold in 2015. My faith in WWE creative may be at or near an all-time low recently. Hell, we may even get a Big Show or Kane feud against Reigns. Exciting times ahead…

    Roman Reigns

    Joey:

    My expectations are for plans to stay in motion and Roman Reigns will defeat Brock Lesnar to win the title at Wrestlemania. Rollins will try to cash in right after the match as his sell being that he wants “the Wrestlemania moment” over his ex partner but Roman will also defeat him to start his reign. (Pun intended.)

    If anyone beats Reigns eventually afterwards, it will probably be Cena or Bryan. Those three and Brock are the four that will be title holders in 2015 as I see Ambrose moving down the card a little after his feud with Rollins ends and the same happening to Rollins eventually though both will have big roles. Sorry, Ambrosebuds. It’s sadly The Roman Empire in 2015.

    Roman Reigns

    Tom:

    It’s really tough to imagine Reigns being given a long run as champ. If I had to guess, I think he’ll have it from around Wrestlemania to Summerslam, at which point the crowd will have turned on him to the point that he’ll drop it to Daniel Bryan (assuming he’s healthy), and then maybe we’ll get Bryan feuding with Rollins and Ambrose to make post-Summerslam WWE worth a damn for once. This is all dumb fantasy booking though, so shut the fuck up, Tom.

    I dunno, man. It seems inevitable that Rollins will get a run once he cashes in the briefcase, but I really can’t picture him holding it for long or Ambrose being the one to take it from him. I’m desperately trying to find a way to say Rollins and Ambrose here! It seems unlikely, but you know what? I’m just gonna DARE TO DREAM TO BELIEVE that those precious darlings will find a way to overcome The Roman Empire.

    Rollins and Ambrose

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