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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Let’s jump to lightspeed and name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week.

    I’ve been hard at work trying to dig up something newsworthy for the unveiling of the winner this week. It was a long road but thanks to “leaked” e-mails from WWE Studios, I have found something involving the person with the most votes this week.

    WWE Studios actually tried buying the Star Wars franchise before Disney but could not get it done. During the pitch they unveiled a few mock-ups of which WWE superstars would be playing certain Star Wars characters. I have a few here but will only show one this week. I may show more in the future!

    Rybacca

    That’s right. The Sexy Wrestler of The Week is Ryback. That was your call… not mine so deal with it. As you can see WWE had mocked up pictures of him as a Wookie in their pitch to grab the Star Wars license. It doesn’t look very good and I hope he wasn’t going to be the new Chewbacca. Rybacca? Not as lovable.

    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?

    CMBatista

    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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    This Or That: CM Punk vs. The World (12/2/2014)

    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, @BradFGN 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!

    Joey tried to test out Question #4 and is now injured. Brad Ward is taking his spot this week because he’s the best in the world.

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

    Who would you rather see face Triple H at Wrestlemania 31?

    Sting – 58%, The Rock – 42%

    Better 90’s fan sign movement?

    Austin 3:16 – 74%, RVD 4:20 – 26%

    Better Thanksgiving day tradition?

    The Macy’s Parade – 64%, NFL games – 36%

    Better Thanksgiving meal treat?

    Cranberry jelly – 61%, Candied yams – 39%

    Who do you side with: CM Punk or Triple H?

    Political wrestling war.

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    Tim:

    Starting this thing out with a really hard one, eh? I think McMahon, Triple H, and the overall WWE backstage environment is more to blame for anything that happened with Punk leaving. I think CM Punk is unlikable and grumpy but he definitely had star power and deserved better long-term. I at least don’t see Punk as a huge liar.

    There is too much out there about how Triple H is backstage for there not to be some truth to it. Neither guy is perfect but I have to side with Punk on most things when it comes to WWE as most of the people with any power there are seemingly selfish hell-people.

    CM Punk

    Tom:

    Man. I mean, there’s a lot going on here. Are we ascribing Punk getting fired on his wedding day as being a Triple H action? Or Punk not getting proper medical attention? If so, I’d unquestionably side with Punk.

    However, I think if we’re just blaming Triple H on how Punk was booked, then things get a little fuzzier. Yeah, the Cena/Rock Wrestlemania rematch was lame as FUCK, but I don’t know if Punk being added to make it a three-way would have been much better as his match with ‘Taker was pretty much the only worthwhile thing about that show and I can’t think of many other guys who would have been better placed in that position. Also, while his losses to Rock and Brock didn’t do him too many favours, I can kind of understand the reasoning – by the time he lost the belt, it seemed like Punk was never going to re-sign so using him to maintain established part-time stars who you could assume would be available for years to come sort of makes sense.

    I dunno, man. Triple H has definitely been on a charm offensive for the past year or so in trying to win over the hardcore fans, but I think there’s still a certain selfish, vindictive streak that he’ll never really shake. As hard as Punk might be to work with, I get the impression that he’ll be honest about things whereas Triple H seems more likely to lie to your face if it means keeping the peace while he gets his way.

    CM Punk

    Brad Ward:

    CM Punk did bring up some valid arguments, but only some. I don’t think Triple H was ever out to get CM Punk but I do think Triple H is inexperienced on how to do business and slightly naive. The whole deal with CM Punk saying Triple H needed to fight Punk was really silly. So I am siding with King Paul.

    Triple H

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    Match of the Week: Goldberg vs. Ryback

    Many sites have a match of the week but ours is a little different. These matches are the ones that are fun to watch… in the non-traditional way.

    This week, we’ve chosen Goldberg vs. Ryback. With a rumored showdown at Wrestlemania 30, we have video of their first match. Very rare footage. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.

    Part 1: Entrances

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    Tim:

    Out comes a very young Ryback. WCW was clearly grooming him for a big future by giving him an entrance for his first match.

    Tony Schiavone said “Great champions do not worry about their opponents. They worry about what they can do to win a match.” I think they do both? Doesn’t that go hand-in-hand? I guess, Schiavone would know more than me.  Continue reading

    The Merch Table: WWE Auctions Special

    Wrestling companies make merchandise. It’s usually pretty bad, but sometimes, it’s terrible. Welcome to The Merch Table.

    Every week, @TomBlargh will look at some of the awful merch that someone expects you to buy. Up this week: WWE AUCTIONS SPECIAL.

    Hey, remember last week when I referenced the return of WWE’s auction site, but talked about how I wasn’t going to cover it until the future? WELL GUESS WHAT, IT’S THE FUTURE NOW SO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT TODAY.

    I actually held off on writing about it until the first round of auctions were over, just so I could properly analyse both the items and what they went for, in order to prove whether or not the winning bidder got a good deal or not. LET’S GET STARTED.

    The top rung of one of the Money in the Bank ladders

    ladder

    So we’re starting with what’s probably the weirdest item from the WWE Auctions, the top rung of “one of the ladders that were used in the main event Money In the Bank Ladder Match in Philadelphia, PA on July 24, 2013” that’s been autographed by every wrestler in both the MITB matches on that show.

    My favourite thing about this are the messages Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes left:

    cody-damien

    Cody’s sad little “so close…” and Damien’s “I WON” are both pretty perfect for their characters.

    The main problem with this is I have no idea how you’re supposed to display it. I guess you could just use it as a functional step stool to reach the upper shelves in the kitchen or something, but man, that’d be an expensive step stool.

    Realistically, I imagine it’ll end up in some guy’s garage until he dies or is forced to sell it on eBay for a tenth of what he paid for it.

    How much did it go for? $2,190!

    Is that a good deal? Alright, time for some maths. On the WWEShop, you can get an autographed picture for about $20 a pop. 14 guys signed it, so that’s a value of $280 right there. You can get a metal step stool which would look about the same as this for $20. That’s $300. So, what that means is whoever bought this is paying a bit over $1,800 for the magic of an event-used prop.

    What’s more, they don’t even have any way of telling WHICH ladder it was, so it could have been the one Orton climbed to get to the title OR it could have just been one of the unused ladders by the side. The last thing ANY serious collector needs is ladder confusion, so you know what? NOT WORTH IT. Continue reading