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    This Or That: Reality Era Edition (7/1/2014)

    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 @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:

    Which ladder match are you more excited for: WWE Championship match or MITB briefcase match?

    MITB briefcase match – 69%, WWE Championship match – 31%

    Which rising babyface will fans turn on first: Roman Reigns or Michael Elgin?

    Michael Elgin – 84%, Roman Reigns – 16%

    Who do you side with in their Twitter beef: Taz or Lance Storm?

    Lance Storm – 55%, Taz – 45%

    Which would you rather do: see Transformers: Age of Extinction or go to the dentist to have a cavity filled?

    Go to the dentist to have a cavity filled – 65%, See Transformers: Age of Extinction – 35%

    This week, get ready for the script to be torn up, because things are getting REAL. So real that we’ve had to recruit regular correspondent and resident of The Blast Zone Nightlife (@AnimeKing420) to weigh in on things.

    NOTE: We strongly advise that you have the following song playing while you read the questions and cast your votes, it’ll set the right tone.

    Who do you side with in the Reality Era WWE war: Triple H vs. Kevin Dunn?

    Reports are flying that WWE’s long-time head producer Kevin Dunn has been scuppering Triple H’s attempts to get his NXT babies over, but is he right to do so? Who do you side with?

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    Tim:

    I think both men have their issues. Most of my problems with Triple H stem from his ego but I never doubt that he doesn’t love pro wrestling. I think he at least has a vision for what he thinks the product should be. I’m not saying things will be a lot better once he is fully in charge but a change is going to be nice. I’ll fully admit I am ready for a Triple H-ran WWE product just for something that has potential to feel different. He has and continues to bring in a decent amount of talented workers to NXT but the a big problem is usually how those talents are written on TV when brought to the main roster. I’m not saying I have ever had any hope for Adam Rose and Bo Dallas. Their characters are one-dimensional goofs. In a vacuum, I enjoy NXT but the gimmicks have to be more inviting and less in-joke ridden when they come to the main roster. I don’t know how much of that is Triple H’s fault.

    I see Kevin Dunn as someone who is worried about his job once Triple H does take the helm. He seems like one of Vince’s yes-men and a member of the old guard. I know Triple H has played his fair share of politics and it’s always disgusting to hear about or see, but I am actually pretty curious to see his vision with no restraints from Vince McMahon and the rabid shit-heads he surrounds himself with. Is Triple H one of those politicking shit-heads? In a way, yes… but I have the feeling Triple H cares more about the future of pro wrestling than Vince McMahon’s buddies.

    Triple H

    Joey:

    Not sure how to pick here as I dislike what I hear about Kevin Dunn and some of the NXT call-ups, specifically Adam Rose’s bit. That being said, I have to pick Kevin Dunn here. Even if his time is up once Triple H gets full power, he likely sees it coming and is just making things difficult to stick it to Hunter before he gets the axe sledgehammer.

    I don’t have a horse in this race but I think I have to pick Kevin Dunn based off how impressive his burying skills are. Less than a month into Adam Rose’s big debut and he’s not even on TV! That’s just an amazing feat done to the king of burials. Kevin Dunn gets the win here.

    Kevin Dunn

    Tom:

    I can understand not being convinced by a lot of the NXT grads that have made it to TV so far, but I’d still rather watch a hundred Adam Rose segments than anything to do with Kane ever again. Give me new things to watch! Even if some of it is terrible or takes a little while to catch on, it’s worth it for the stuff that works – for example, I am strongly considering buying a Bo Dallas shirt in the future and that is NOT something I ever expected to have to deal with.

    Triple H

    Nightlife:

    God, this one’s tough. On one hand, you have a guy who takes every possible opportunity to put himself over as one of the greatest stars of all time, very frequently at the expense of up-and-comers, and who had that absolutely dreadful 2002-present run, but on the other hand, you have a buck-toothed moron who ruined the only chance WWE ever had to put on a legit explosion match. After much consideration, I have made my decision. As an unabashed FMW fan and blood mark, put me on Team Levesque.

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    The Blast Zone: Black Thursday Special

    Our controversial opinion sharer Nightlife has returned with The Blast Zone! Don’t expect any punches to be pulled as he fearlessly puts the world of wrestling on BLAST!

    Hey guys it’s me, Nightlife (@AnimeKing420), and I’m back. It’s been a while, and I was considering hanging up my vintage ECW shirt that I bought off of wweshop.com in 2008, which I wear every time I write up one of these rants. The anger just wasn’t there as it used to be.

    But then, WWE (who I will from henceforth REFUSE to use their “proper” name) did the unthinkable:

    THEY PISSED ME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    What did New York do THIS time, you ask??? If you weren’t a STUPID MARK with your HEAD buried in the Internet sand, you would KNOW the reason:

    THEY FIRED JTG!!!

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    For those of you who aren’t familiar with JTG, he is the central figure in 90% of wrestling memes. Want a quick, easy laugh? Use the tried-and-true image macro of JTG with “still employed” superimposed over the bottom of the image. Guaranteed upvotes on Reddit and mod favor on 420chan’s wrestling board.

    That’s right, true believers. The ‘E has finally done it: they’ve WAGED WAR on the TRUE fans!

    BLAST-O-METER RATING: 5

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    This Or That (4/14/2014)

    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 @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 surreal moment from Wrestlemania 30?

    The Undertaker’s streak ending – 82%, Daniel Bryan’s title celebration – 18%

    If you had to watch one for the full year, which would you choose?

    WCW 2000 – 87%, WWF 1995– 13%

    Better big man?

    Vader – 60%, Bam Bam Bigelow – 40%

    Better chocolate?

    Milk chocolate – 82%, Dark chocolate – 18%

    More likely to eventually end Daniel Bryan’s title reign: Brock Lesnar or John Cena?

    We hope Daniel Bryan has a very long title reign but looking into the future, who is more likely to end it?

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    Tim:

    I think we will probably get a Bryan vs Lesnar match but I think Bryan would have to go over if it happened any time soon because I don’t see Lesnar holding the belt unless he is on TV regularly unless it is a short reign… but I would assume they would want him going into Wrestlemania 31 as champion if they did put it on him.

    I am completely okay with another Cena vs Bryan match and I am sure we will get that this year as well. I think Cena is the more likely candidate to take the belt out of the two because he’s a regular and plus he can get his win back from last Summerslam. Either way, I want both of these matches.

    John Cena

    Joey:

    Daniel Bryan deserves to get a chance at establishing himself in the champion role until around the Money In The Bank/Summerslam time in Summer. Who ends the title reign? That’s obviously a tough prediction to make with so much time and so many variables but that’s the point of This Or That!

    It comes down to one thing – Brock Lesnar’s contract. Many expect the short term beneficial to Brock Lesnar ending The Undertaker’s undefeated Wrestlemania streak being Lesnar winning the title and having a dominant reign going into Wrestlemania 31. The crux in that thought is that Lesnar only does so few appearances and how can your champion barely be visible on the show? I think Lesnar’s lack of commitment to full time appearances prevent him from getting the title again.

    My prediction is John Cena gets his win back against Bryan in a highly anticipated Summerslam rematch and successfully defends the title against Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 31 adding the luster of Brock beating the streak into that program. Personally, I hope we see Bryan vs. Cena II, Lesnar vs. Cena II and Bryan vs. Lesnar each in the next year. However we get it, I will be content with.

    John Cena

    Tom:

    I don’t see Cena being the one Bryan drops the belt to. I’m excited to see more matches from the two of them, but I think someone else would benefit more from having the rub of ending Bryan’s first title run.

    Having said that, I’m not sure if Brock’s any more likely, but having him end the streak AND beat the beloved underdog would overload him as the number one hated fucker in town, which would be pretty exciting! It’s a shame that his limited schedule means he’d never be able to have much of a run as an awful, awful guy, but it could still be fun as a lead-in to next year’s Wrestlemania.

    SO YEAH LET’S SAY BROCK I GUESS

    Brock Lesnar

    More likely to eventually end Daniel Bryan's title reign?

    • Brock Lesnar (65%, 26 Votes)
    • John Cena (35%, 14 Votes)

    Total Voters: 40

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