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    This Or That (8/28/2015)

    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!

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

    Who would you rather see wrestle in a superhero costume?

    Hugh Jackman as Wolverine – 63%, Stephen Amell as Arrow – 37%

    Bigger athlete in wrestling?

    Dennis Rodman – 62%, Mike Tyson – 38%

    Who would you rather see Kevin Owens toss off a stage?

    Donald Trump – 70%, Jeremy Piven – 30%

    Who would you rather see star in a WWE film?

    Big E – 83%, Fandango – 17%

    Did you like the finish to John Cena vs. Seth Rollins at Summerslam: Yes or No?

    Controversial finishes.

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    Tim:

    I love a good laugh but this was complete bullshit. This was supremely WCW of them. This ending seemed like something Hogan would’ve came up with when he arrived to the building and saw he was booked to lose clean. I have mixed feelings on Jon Stewart but he’s usually very likable in the WWE atmosphere. I know he likes the product and seems to genuinely enjoy being there so I wanted to like this but I could not do that. This was Seth Rollins’ best singles match since joining the main roster. It was something he desperately needed after all of this time playing (a very good) weasel-like champion. This ending stopped that performance from ever getting the amount of recognition it deserved.

    I know they still want to protect Cena but are they so out of new ways to pull that off that this is the best they could come up with? It was nonsense. Don’t get me wrong, the idea of Jon Stewart being an aging *clears throat* “smart mark” type who doesn’t like change is a GREAT idea and he can do it well but don’t just throw that into a big match because you can’t figure out how to end it. Fuck that. He’s not even going to be around a lot. Where could this even possibly go that would be worth that ending? Nowhere. This was cheap.

    No.

    Joey:

    My WOE brothers have strong opinions on both sides and I’m just stuck in the middle. At the live show, it was hilarious and the crowd’s reaction to it made it a beautiful moment. On the other side, it really wastes the next level star making performance of Seth Rollins as no one is talking about how tremendous he was on that night. The rational the next night is what soured me on it. I automatically like Jon Stewart less for trying to protect that jerk Ric Flair’s title record. I could see myself being for it in any scenario but Flair love so I’m giving this a big NO. Team T-Man.

    NO

    Tom:

    Get a load of these two fucking MARKS. Yeah, I said it! I SAID IT LOUD. Here’s what wrestling is meant to be: a great fucking laugh. I was at Summerslam live and in person and I laughed a LOT at “Old” Jon Stewart taking out “Big” John Cena. Imagine that finish being pitched backstage, imagine them all around the table saying “yep, that’s the one”. Imagine the look on Rollins’ face when he realises the finish of the biggest win of his career ties directly into the crazy political leanings of Vince Jr. Imagine what the fuck Jon Stewart must have been thinking. It was GREAT. It was WRESTLING. It’s PURE, UNADULTERATED WRESTLING, and I accuse anyone who didn’t like it of being unable to handle the banter. THE ATTITUDE ERA IS BACK!!!!

    Also, if you vote ‘no’ on this then please let me know ASAP so I can block and report you on Twitter dot com.

    YES!!!!! YOU BASTARDS!!!!

    Did you like the finish to John Cena vs. Seth Rollins at Summerslam?

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    Summerslam 2015 Preview and Predictions

    More tag matches than a New Japan B show.

    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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    The Prime Time Players vs. New Day vs. Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadores for the WWE Tag Team Championship

    Joey:

    We see this kind of match every Wrestlemania and it’s always a fun time. It should be improved this time with New Day being so over and Lucha Dragons likely being a fan favorite. Definitely look for New Day to get the titles back.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: New Day wins.

    Tim:

    It’ll be nice to watch The Lucha Dragons do their thing. The New Day are usually a good time. I’m not too interested in this one but it should have some good spots.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins. 

    Tom:

    I feel like there’s been so much attention taken off the tag division lately that it’s hard to be too interested in this, even though it’s likely to be pretty good! Lucha Dragons seem to have been relegated to Main Event type shows with Los Matadores, while PTP have mostly been on commentary duties. Thankfully, The New Day has been consistently great so hopefully they get the belts back.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins.

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    This Or That (8/6/2015)

    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:

    Who has had more great matches in WWE?

    Brock Lesnar – 67%, Undertaker – 33%

    More unlikeable on-screen couple?

    Dolph Ziggler and Lana – 88%, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H – 12%

    Which show will be better?

    Ultima Lucha – 76%, NXT TakeOver Brooklyn – 24%

    Which is better?

    Peanut butter – 58%, Jelly – 42%

    Who needs a win more at Summerslam: Brock Lesnar or Seth Rollins?

    Summerslam.

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    Tim:

    I’d prefer both of these people win their matches at Summerslam but Seth Rollins can take the loss and eventually bounce back. His character needs to evolve some anyway. Being the dominant beast who beat the Undertaker’s Wrestlemania streak is such a huge part of Lesnar’s character that that having The Undertaker get his win back from Brock Lesnar would be such a huge goof-up.

    I always thought the big conclusion to Lesnar’s WWE run would be a young star making his name by being the one who brought down the man who broke the streak and ran roughshod over everyone he faced afterwards. Wasting this potential moment on The Undertaker seems nearsighted and dull. The Undertaker doesn’t need the win and the match won’t be anything to talk about. You’re killing the very special momentum of one of your biggest attractions for nothing.

    Brock Lesnar

    Joey:

    While it would be damaging to Seth Rollins if he loses multiple times to John Cena and has his title reign end at Summerslam, I think Brock Lesnar needs the win more. If Rollins loses the match and the title, what really changes for him? Regardless, he will be the #1 heel in the company. If Lesnar loses, part of the magic of his rare appearances will be gone. It started when he defeated Undertaker and it would end if he loses back. Brock is the coolest thing WWE has had in years and you can’t sacrifice ruining that in this scenario.

    Brock Lesnar

    Tom:

    I’d like to play the contrarian here but Brock losing to old man Undertaker would be a colossal bummer. Seth’s run so far has already had a fair amount of nonsense so I don’t think a Cena loss is going to hurt him too badly, though obviously it’d be nice if he retains. However, if Brock loses to your dad… man, that’ll look pretty ridiculous for everyone.

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    Who needs a win more at Summerslam?

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    WWE Battleground 2015 Preview and Predictions

    The main events Tom and Joey wish they were getting at Summerslam.

    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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    Wade Barrett vs. R-Truth in a Battle for the Crown

    Joey:

    Wade Barrett desperately needs to lose this to have any chance of being relevant again. I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news! (Get it???) Barrett is probably going to win this and continue being the goofy dude in a crown.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Wade Barrett wins.

    Tim:

    Wade Barrett is a goof right now as the King of The Ring. He’ll probably always be booked as a goof at this point but hopefully this match was made to get him out of the gimmick. Realistically, this match was probably made to give him something to do and give him a win. I don’t care too much about this match.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Wade Barrett wins.

    Tom:

    My goodness, what a way to start the show. I’m going to go against the grain here and say that Truth gets the win so he can continue doing his wacky king character to give him something to do, whereas Barrett can drop it and just do his best to go back to how things were before all this mess. Unlikely, but I think it’d be better for everybody.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: R-Truth wins.

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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.

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    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 (6/17/2015)

    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:

    Who do you side with?

    Hulk Hogan – 62%, CM Punk – 38%

    Who scares you most?

    Scott Steiner – 61%, Brock Lesnar – 39%

    Bigger scumbag?

    Vince Russo – 77%, Eric Bischoff – 23%

    Better McDonalds meal?

    20 piece McNuggets – 52%, Big Mac w/ fries – 48%

    Which would you rather main event Summerslam: Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar or Seth Rollins vs. Triple H?

    Rollins/Lesnar rematch or Rollins/H war.

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    Tim:

    I wouldn’t mind either. Both are set up pretty well but I think I lean more towards Lesnar/Rollins mostly because I can’t think of any other Lesnar match that is in the realm of possibility that I would want to see. It would be another fun “Lesnar beats on a smaller guy” match and would lead into the Triple H/Rollins match better. Rollins could work in some fun high spots with Lesnar. Lesnar hasn’t wrestled anyone during this run with that kind of agility. I think it’s definitely time to turn Rollins face even though he’s beeen such a great weasel.

    Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar

    Joey:

    I was very adamant about wanting Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins at Summerslam since I’ll be attending the show but I’ve become accepting of Rollins vs. Triple H. Over the last year, I’ve enjoyed Hunter’s rare matches and I badly miss babyface Seth Rollins. Without The Authority, we’d get to see Rollins go back to his most exciting in ring style and the match against heel god Triple H should provide fun stuff.

    Seth Rollins vs. Triple H

    Tom:

    I’m going to Summerslam live (and ended up paying more than I’m necessarily comfortable with for a ticke)t, so this is a pretty important question to me. Rollins vs. Brock was the match I was hoping for because it’s something fairly fresh and the spectacle of seeing Brock toss a smaller guy around would be pretty fantastic. Also, it’s the safe option – if we don’t get Rollins / Brock, then who DO we get facing Lesnar? Reigns? Cena again? The dream option would be Kevin Owens, though I’m not sure how feasible that necessarily is.

    I’ve warmed up to the idea of Rollins / Triple H a little, though I have to assume Rollins is going to stay heel for the time being and Triple H will just play up the “NXT Dad” aspect of his personality a little more to be someone to bother cheering for. I’m sure they could have a fun match, but I’d much rather see Seth take on Brock, especially not knowing who the alternative would be.

    Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar

    Which would you rather main event Summerslam?

    • Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (84%, 46 Votes)
    • Seth Rollins vs. Triple H (16%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 55

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    WWE Money in the Bank 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Ladders.

    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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    R-Truth vs. King Barrett on the kick-off show

    Joey:

    I have a theory that R-Truth is retiring this year and he’s being randomly inserted in weird situations (WM Ladder match, Elimination Chamber match, the recent Raw promo) on TV before he leaves. As for this match, it is what it is. Fine match that you don’t care much about.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: R-Truth wins.

    Tim:

    R-Truth legitimately got a laugh out of me on Monday. That doesn’t happen often nowadays. That doesn’t make me care about this match. They are both decent wrestlers so the match should be okay but I doubt I’ll remember it in a week.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: King Barrett Wins.

    Tom:

    Did Barrett do something to get people cross at him? Or is this just what happen to modern Kings of the Ring(s)? R-Truth being confused is a good time but I don’t have any interest in seeing him wrestle.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: R-Truth wins.

    Ryback vs. Big Show for the Intercontinental Championship

    Joey:

    The set-up for this match has been as great as one could have hoped for. Big Show has been absolutely hilarious on the last two episodes of Raw. Ryback has been a very likeable character lately. As great as the character work has been, I still have no interest in this match based off past history. Hopefully they prove me wrong.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Ryback wins.

    Tim:

    I have not enjoyed any bit of this. Ryback is doing fine as a face and is actually tolerable but I just can’t get into him. I sure as hell can’t enjoy The Big Show and his “wit.” I don’t care for either of these guy much when it comes to their wrestling style so this match just isn’t for me.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Ryback wins.

    Tom:

    Jesus. JESUS. I’m not ready for this. I’ve enjoyed The Big Show and The Big Guy engage in some Big Banter, but the only matches I want to see them in are ones with mad stipulations. Musical chairs or yo momma joke diss-offs or something. You know what would be best? Just force them to compete in all those mad contests from the first season of NXT, I want to see Ryback and Big Show carrying barrels around the ring and having to dance with the corpse of Mae Young, anything but wrestle.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Ryback wins.

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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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    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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    Around The Wrestling World In 7 Days: April 5, 2015

    Every weekend, Joey will give a glimpse of the things that have entered his mind.

    Hi. I have a lot of thoughts about wrestling. I decided to start a concept where I talk about what’s on my mind every weekend. I hope it’s enjoyable.

    Follow me on Twitter and let me know if you want me to hit on any wrestling topics next week: @JoeySplashwater

    WWE Universe

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    Wrestlemania

    Wow was I wrong about Wrestlemania 31. I had very low expectations for the show but it completely over-delivered. The entire show entertained me from top to bottom with every match having something that entertained me to some extent. If I were to rank the show after watching it just twice, I’d say it’s only behind 17, 19, 30 and maybe 24 among the best overall Wrestlemania shows of all time.

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