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    Seven Things: 7 Bold Predictions For 2015

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that consists of very eclectic topics. It happens once in a while when inspiration hits.

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    Wrestling thing – It’s 2015! 2014 was one of the most bizarre years in wrestling history. CM Punk left WWE, a “fan movement” pushed Daniel Bryan into the Wrestlemania main event, Alberto Del Rio was fired for slapping a racist employee, AJ Styles made TNA look like fools, Sting (in a t-shirt) joined WWE, Kevin Steen (in a t-shirt) joined WWE, NJPW became relevant to American wrestling fans, ROH took steps forward (namely gaining PPV) and TNA took steps backwards (namely losing PPV).

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    7. Neither Dolph Ziggler or Dean Ambrose will have a singles main event on PPV

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    Sad to say but the babyface pecking order is getting to be a tough climb. There’s the constant John Cena, a returning Daniel Bryan, a soon to be returning Randy Orton and WWE’s Christmas wish of a baby face Roman Reigns. Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose are clearly below those four and I can’t see getting over those hurdles. You can turn them heel as the only current top villains are Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar with the latter likely leaving. The problem is their highest stock are due to the babyface runs. Ziggler is currently doing the best work of his career and Ambrose was built as a decent merch-mover when hitting on all cylinders as a face while feuding with Seth Rollins.

    Every year around Wrestlemania season, a few wrestlers get lost in the shuffle and have a hard timing getting back to where they were at the start of the year. I think both guys will have significant roles but I can’t see them getting back to the main event status like the Autumn of 2014. I have a little more faith in Ambrose due to his ceiling but you’d have assumed he’d be treated like a bigger deal after his great run in the August-October months if the hopes were higher.

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    Seven Things: 7 Best Dressed Wrestlers

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that consists of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    Suits, ties, shirts, jackets, shoes, accessories and most of all – style. It’s all on deck as I look at the best dressed wrestlers in the world today. This is VERY biased and I am very proud of the extensive research that went into this groundbreaking piece. Thank you and good luck.

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    7. Cesaro

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    Seven Things: Top 7 Tweets of July 2014

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    Each month, I’ll pick out my personal favorite tweets and share it with you fine folks. Keep in mind this is 100% subjective and only features tweets on my timeline. Here were the posts about the Top May Tweets and Top June Tweets.

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    7. Brad Ward on the word “bro”

    6. Rockstar Spud on life

    5. Joey Image on life

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    Seven Things: 7 Favorite WCW Nitro Memories

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that consists of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    With the WWE Network featuring recent specials on the Monday Night Wars and the best of WCW Nitro, it led me to ponder on how much I enjoyed that show growing up. We all know the great talents and the variety of characters that WCW thrived on to take over the wrestling world in 1996 and 1997.

    Some things are interesting to reflect on as memories are altered when you obtain knowledge and it can change your perception of them. That will be showcased here as I’m listing my favorite memories based strictly off how much I enjoyed them as a kid watching it as it happened in real time during the height of the Monday Night Wars.

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    7. Goldberg wins the WCW Championship

    During the Summer of 1998, wrestling was at its hottest. The Steve Austin era in WWE was on fire along with the ascension of Degeneration X and The Rock. WCW, still putting out great numbers, was starting to lose steam due to an inability to create new stars but one guy was given “the ball” on this night and it was Goldberg.

    Even as a 9 year old, I was able to form concepts of logic in pro wrestling and usually a title match on television with little to no advertising would mean the chances of a championship changing hands were little to none. I was already dreading the run-in DQ finish that was typical for the nWo matches on Nitro but on this night, it didn’t happen. Goldberg won the title off of Hogan via a Jackhammer and the arena exploded with cheers as did my living room.

    6. Sting joins the NWO Wolfpack

    Remember when I said you look at things differently once you get introduced to knowledge and common sense? Well, this is one of those instances. When the NWO split in half, Sting joined the Wolfpack, a group of popular NWO faces wanting to get away from Hulk Hogan. As a kid, I ate this up. The coolest wrestler at the time in WCW, Stinger, joined the faction of nearly equally cool guys like Kevin Nash, Randy Savage and Konnan. Yes, I somehow thought Konnan was cool at the time. Color me shamed.

    Looking back, this was one of the most asinine decisions in wrestling history and showed the problems WCW had. One of the greatest stories in WCW history was Sting standing alone after the NWO took over HIS company and turned his friends and fans against him. Sting then rallied to be the one guy who could stand up against them and became the hero the fans needed. How can you kill that?

    By having him wear a NWO shirt a few months after he returns to the ring. Nash, Savage and Konnan all made his life hell and he joins them because a mutual friend in Lex Luger tells him they’re good guys now? I want to punch my 9 year old face for loving The Wolfpack so much at the time.

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    Seven Things: Top 7 Tweets of May 2014

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    Hello, faithful readers! After a long break, Seven Things returns. I wanted to do this specific list a few weeks ago but technology failed me as my hard drive crashed. Luckily back at 100% posting abilities, I’ve decided to debut a new feature within the feature. My Top 7 Tweets of the month. Each month, I’ll pick out my personal favorite tweets and share it with you fine folks. Keep in mind this is 100% subjective and only features tweets on my timeline.

    A special shout out to @fcnquotes who does a monthly Best Tweets feature for his site which gave me the idea. If you’re a NBA fan, it’s a must read: SacreSoldiers. A lot of fun features, some of which I will be a part of!

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    7. Brad Ward on the platypus

    6. Our very own Tom on Spider-Man villains

    5. Matt Taven on Michael Elgin’s use of Twitter

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    Seven Things: 7 Most Memorable Wrestling Moms

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    Happy Mother’s Day! Time to count down the seven most memorable moms in the history of pro wrestling. Looking at some of their memorable moments and giving them a rating on a scale of one to five pies based off their kayfabe motherhood skills, let’s get into it!

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    7. Linda McMahon

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    The first mother of the WWE Universe and failed politician, Linda McMahon was mostly on television during The Attitude Era. Mother of Shane and Stephanie, wife of Vince, Linda is mostly remembered for getting Tombstone piledriven by Kane on the stage, getting slapped by Stephanie, delivering a swift kick to Jim Ross in the testicles, being comatose while Vince made out with young women and coming out to the old Wrestlemania theme song.

    Pie rating: *1/4

    6. Mrs. Cleavage

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    Mosh of The Headbangers was repackaged as Beaver Cleavage, the son of Mrs. Cleavage. They were supposed to be a parody of the TV series Leave It To Beaver but less wholesome family entertainment and more incest teases. It lasted less than a month after debuting. Attitude Era, man. Attitude Era.

    Pie rating: DUD

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    Seven Things: 7 Favorite Cartoons

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    I wrote this a long time ago and never finished it until now. There will be another Seven Things later this week but enjoy my chatter about animated series until then.

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    7. Pokemon

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    The concept of Pokemon and Pokemon battles were too cool. The first movie I ever went to was Pokemon: The First Movie. We love Pokemon battles.

    Favorite characters:

    1. Meowth
    2. Misty
    3. Squirtle

    6. Scooby-Doo

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    I remember the first day our family got cable in the early 90’s. The day was spent watching nonstop Cartoon Network, Hanna-Barbera cartoons to be exact. The main one and early favorite animated series was Scooby-Doo. The idea of a talking dog solving mysteries was the best.

    Favorite characters:

    1. Shaggy
    2. Velma
    3. Scooby

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    Seven Things: 7 Worst Wrestling Factions

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    Evolution has returned and while I consider them to be overrated when compared to the best factions in wrestling history, it led the mind to wander. I started to think about my least favorite wrestling factions so we’re doing the 7 Worst Wrestling Factions of all time! Let’s go.

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    7. DX 2006

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    Degeneration X is easily one of the greatest factions in wrestling history but the relaunch was absolutely embarrassing. Between using Nickelodeon-like green slime, dumping poop on others, having a fat naked oily guy grind on adversaries and many other goofy bits, this was terrible television. Two 40 year old veterans with power playing the rebel/anti-authority role is a completely cringe-worthy act.

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    Seven Things: 7 Observations From The Daniel Bryan WM 30 Documentary

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    “WWE Journey to Wrestlemania 30: Daniel Bryan” debuted on the WWE Network Tuesday. A tale of Daniel Bryan’s path to the main event of Wrestlemania 30 shows a video diary of Bryan’s weekend leading up to the big Wrestlemania event and has some chapters on his life growing up, training with Shawn Michaels, his time in ROH, struggles in WWE and the aforementioned road to Wrestlemania.

    Considering Daniel Bryan is my favorite wrestler of all time, this was probably the most enjoyable WWE production I’ve seen. The structure, the people who had sound bytes, the scenes they chose, it was all perfect. I highly recommend everyone check it out, Bryan fan or not. (FYI If you’re not a Bryan fan, I judge you harshly.)

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     7. John Cena is awesome

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    One of the best parts of this documentary was hearing from John Cena. Just about everything Cena said was on point regarding the entire Daniel Bryan story. One of the most profound quotes was saying the indie wrestler typecast was BS and “you’re either good or you’re not.”

    Another interesting facet is Pat Patterson saying Cena was one of the people who went to bat for Daniel Bryan when WWE fired Bryan due to the tie choking incident during the Nexus angle. Of course, many will still go on to carry out the paranoid narrative that Cena has pitchforks and holds down the next iconic superstars like Wade Barrett, Tyler Reks and Alex Riley.

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    Seven Things: 7 Things I Hope Happen On RAW This Monday

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    This week, I decided to go with a smaller Seven Things topic regarding this Monday’s episode of RAW. Despite not attending the show located about 15 minutes away from my home in Brooklyn, I am very much excited to see what happens. There are only two shows before Wrestlemania so every segment is valuable.

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    Now, here are seven things I’m hoping will happen this week.

    7. A legend returns to enter the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

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    The build for the battle royal has been unique in that many slightly relevant talents who you’d expect to have singles matches are in the Andre Memorial but no “sexy names” are in it yet. I’m hoping Chris Jericho or RVD returns to throw their names into the hat, adding some excitement or special feel to it. Jericho and Van Dam are the most realistic. I’d love and prefer a wacky name like Vader or my personal favorite, Sid to come around and destroy Miz as a way to enter the match.

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