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    Seven Things: 7 Weirdest Wrestling Rumors

    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.

    Two of the most synonymous things with pro wrestling are gossip and weirdness. The tabloid like coverage wrestling is met with on hundreds of websites referred to by some as “dirt sheets” and with that territory comes many fake stories. Wrestling rumors catch on and spread through wrestling fans like wildfire in a forest. Some are real, some are fake and some are never discovered. Add in how weird the world of wrestling is in general and you have a recipe for greatness. Here are my Seven Weirdest Wrestling Rumors.

    Reminder: If you have any suggestions for future lists, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter: @typicalROHfan.

    7. Sid puts a squirrel down his pants

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    As most people familiar with my wrestling fandom know, I love Sid. I get why most people dislike him and would assume I dislike him even more, but for whatever reason I just love the dude’s matches. Less known is my love for squirrels. I once had an unofficial pet squirrel that would come to my fire escape every day after school and I’d feed it peanuts. It once came into my room and jumped on my dresser to find the nuts on a day I forgot then politely jumped back out of the window. Enough about the weird history of loved things in my life as this is a case of two loves not always working out.

    Sid apparently had a pet squirrel he would take to many shows with him. The rumor goes that a few wrestlers bet Sid that he wouldn’t be able to put the squirrel down his pants for a full minute. Being the man’s man that he is, Sid accepted the challenge. 30 seconds into the wager, the squirrel “bit a very sensitive area” and Sid had to go to the hospital.

    Sid. Enough said.

    BONUS WEIRD SID RUMOR: Legend has it that Sid literally pooped in his trunks during the main event of Wrestlemania 13.

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    Seven Things: 7 Obscure Matches To Watch On The WWE Network

    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.

    With everyone watching the most random of old wrestling PPV’s on the WWE Network these days, I decided to list some matches that are not discussed often as they seem to be lost in the history books of pro wrestling.

    These aren’t the most underrated matches because underrated matches usually have enough fans hyping it to a point where it becomes underrated. These matches are a level below underrated. We’re going beyond the depths of hipsterism here for this newest edition of Seven Things.

    Reminder: If you have any suggestions for future lists, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter: @typicalROHfan.

    7. Kane vs. Big Show vs. Raven (Wrestlemania X7)

    Hard to call a Wrestlemania match under the radar, let alone one at the greatest Wrestlemania of all time but no one ever discusses this match. I love it for the sheer insanity. I’ll hype this match for the rest of my wrestling fandom life!

    Big Show and Kane rarely provide excitement and Raven’s WWF run is remembered by little to no one but these dudes did some crazy shit in this hardcore match. Guys are hit with various weapons, someone goes through a glass window and Kane does a motherfucking leg drop off the stage.

    6. Jason Jett vs. Kwee Wee (WCW Greed)

    One of my favorite people on Twitter (JP aka @IAmHOLLYWOOD__) has recently put over how the first two matches on WCW Greed, the company’s last ever PPV, were amazing. With no memory of this, I watched them and he was indeed correct.

    The match was awesome and Jason Jett looked like he could have been the next really good cruiserweight so it’s a shame WCW went under just a few weeks later. I highly suggest finding Greed and watching the first two matches. The other match was Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio vs. Elix Skipper and Kid Romeo and it was excellent.

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    Seven Things: 7 Stages Of Wrestling Fans

    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.

    Wrestling fans are a fickle bunch, especially in this day and age where the internet has made it easier be so. Today, I’ll be discussing the 7 stages a wrestler can go through in regards to fan outlook on him or her. Most wrestlers will only experience a few but there are a select who have or is on the path to endure all. *cough* CM Punk *cough*

    I’m not saying I’m above or different from the sect of fans who portray these reactions at the reactionary times because I definitely am a part of a few of these in current day examples. This is not really a criticism piece, it’s definitely not an approval piece, it’s more just a thing that happens and it’s been on my mind so here goes.

    Reminder: If you have any suggestions for future Seven Things columns, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter: @typicalROHfan.

    Stage I: Curiosity

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    When a wrestler is a new face to many, it’s fresh and enjoyable. Sami Zayn is currently the best example of that. Most fans didn’t see his work prior to WWE and even fans who have seen him in the past are seeing a new side of him so for all intents and purposes, he’s a new wrestler and a phenomenal one.

    As he’s seen more, fans become more attached and proclaim him as somewhat of “their guy” because they are building his fan base before he even shows his face on television. Somewhat heart warming, somewhat hipster logic, fans take a pride in him and rally behind him as he makes the next steps in his career.

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    Seven Things: 7 Mount Rushmores of Wrestling

    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.

    With President’s Day being yesterday, I decided to go with a somewhat relevant topic. To add fuel to the timely fire, LeBron James recently mentioned his “Mount Rushmore” of the NBA and it led to a lot of debate. It made me wonder who would be The Mount Rushmore of wrestling. The wrestling curiosity I own made me take it further and wonder who would be The Mount Rushmore of each promotion I’ve followed closely in my life which led to a more enjoyable thought process. We go in depth to see who The Mount Rushmore of WWE, WCW, ECW, TNA, ROH and more each would be. Feel free to give your answers in the comments or send them to me on Twitter.

    Reminder: If you have any suggestions for future lists, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter: @typicalROHfan.

    7. The Mount Rushmore of The Mount Rushmores of Wrestling: Kevin Steen, The Young Bucks and Adam Cole

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    Okay! First off, they used the name before all these Mount Rushmore conversations started happening so they get first priority. Coincidentally, they happen to collectively and separately be among the best things in wrestling right now. Just watch the video. I promise it’s lovely.

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    Seven Things: 7 Favorite Rivalries

    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.

    First things first, let me explain the premise of this list. I view “feuds” and “rivalries” as completely different things in wrestling. A feud is something I think of that is personal and heated, think Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart where the lines were blurred of what was reality and what was a portrayal of entertainment. A sports comparison would be the New York Knicks and Miami Heat basketball games in the late 1990’s postseason. There would often be fights on the court due to the volatile nature of humans genuinely despising each other. This is what I consider to be a “feud” when portrayed correctly in pro wrestling.

    On the other side and for the sake of this list, rivalries are more of a competition based structure. In another sports comparison, currently the two best basketball players by far on the planet right now are LeBron James and Kevin Durant. When they face off, every game is must see yet they are friends. They don’t show a dose of dislike towards each other but bring their best because it’s a rivalry where you want to show you are better than the other guy. In wrestling, I consider rivalries to be a series of great matches that encompass many things but mostly always deliver special matches. That’s what I looked for when making this list of my favorite rivalries in wrestling.

    Reminder: If you have any suggestions for future lists, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter: @typicalROHfan.

    7. CM Punk vs. John Cena

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    The only rivalry that was still going on, well until a few weeks ago. Two polar opposites in their personality, look, wrestling style and fan base but two of the greatest wrestlers from the current era. It always had the makings for a good rivalry and when they had their first big match, it sure did deliver.

    CM Punk’s massive storyline with the infamous “pipe bomb” and the entire “Summer of Punk” was full of incredible television but the anchor for the legacy of that summer was made at Money In The Bank 2011. Punk on his “last night” in the company defeated John Cena in Punk’s hometown of Chicago to win the WWE Championship in an absolutely perfect match. From the intros to the 30 minutes of action to the moment Punk hit the GTS in sync with an matched roar of celebration from the crowd.

    Cena and Punk would go on to have excellent matches at Summerslam 2011, Night of Champions 2012 and a RAW in 2013. The RAW match was a #1 contenders match before Wrestlemania 29 where the winner would go on to face The Rock for the title. Many “in the know” claim Punk went into that match with a chip on his shoulder to prove that he belonged in the WM main event despite losing. Even in the differences of storylines between these matches, it always feels like the finals of a playoff where the best two survive and have a classic slugfest. Hopefully we get more matches in this rivalry someday…

    Favorite match: Money In The Bank 2011

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    Seven Things: 7 Matches I Want To See In 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.

    The first edition of Seven Things in 2014! I have some interesting ideas in the works for future Seven Things columns but for most of January, I am hoping to focus on some forecasting for 2014.

    Year end reviews are always fun to write about but the launch of a new year should create fresh ideas, new hopes and a positive outlook to everything, including wrestling. These are some of the matches I would like to see in 2014 via various promotions.

    I tried to pick a different promotion for each match but ended up having to go with two WWE matches to fill out the list. Enjoy!

    7. The American Sting Rays vs. The Bro Mans: TNA

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    The Bro Mans with DJ Zema Ion are currently the best act in TNA and criminally underrated in the current landscape of entertaining characters in wrestling. I don’t care what your natural instinct to rebut is telling you! They are spot on with this gimmick.

    Davey Richards and Eddie “Eddie Edwards” Edwards were unfortunately turned down by WWE after their NXT internship and rumors say a certain pastry enthusiast with clout in TNA is hoping to bring them in. The American Sting Rays is my educated guess of TNA’s answer to The American Pitbulls.

    A match-up of this caliber sounds like an “ironic” choice on the surface but I think it would lead to an interesting program. Both teams are excellent at what they offer but both have some perceived weaknesses. The Wolves are on point in the ring but many “in the biz” critic their ability to tell a story with their matches or characters. The Bro Mans are stellar at their bit but many fans are none too pleased when it comes to their in ring skills. Aside from a fun program, both teams would probably be better for it in the long run.

    Disclaimer: I know if this feud really happened, while it would be really fun, the losing team would then be off TV for months after and forgotten in true TNA fashion.

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