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    WWE TLC 2015 Preview and Predictions

    No scrubs. Except in the main event.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Ryback vs. Rusev

    Joey:

    Ryback has improved and Rusev is a good wrestler. I just don’t care about them. I have no interest in this. The story of WWE. Big fan of Lana’s hair tbh.

    Interest Level: 1/10 (+1 for Lana’s hair)
    Prediction: Ryback wins.

    Tim:

    I believe there’s a great character to be brought out of Ryback’s personality but WWE has yet to find it. He’s alright in the ring but nothing worth being excited for. Rusev is in a really weird spot right now but he’s still an entertaining in-ring performer against the right opponent. I don’t think Ryback is the guy to bring it out of him. I have no reason to care about this match.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Rusev wins.

    Tom:

    It’s been sort of fascinating to see how they’ve handled Lana’s return. Probably for the best that they’ve gone out of their way to just whitewash the Rusev/Ziggler feud, but strange that everything’s just been reset, seemingly.

    Ryback feuds are a tough deal. He’s much better than he was, but there never seems to be a point to them. I still bloody love Rusev, but the Lana situation and The League of Nations deal do make it difficult. I wish he’d just go back to not wearing shoes and being a mad old Russian bastard.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Ryback wins.

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    This Or That (12/11/2015)

    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, @JoeyOnEarth 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 is your favorite member of The New Day?

    Big E – 64%, Xavier Woods – 20% Kofi Kingston – 16%

    More entertaining McMahon kid?

    Shane – 58%, Stephanie – 42%

    Better manager?

    Summer Rae – 52%, Lana – 48%

    Better silly slasher series?

    Scream – 84%, I Know What You Did Last Summer – 16%

    Which 2016 super show are you more excited about: Wrestlemania or Wrestle Kingdom?

    Wrestling.

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    Joey:

    This is obviously early in the game to forecast a Wrestlemania card but I find myself disappointed with the variables hitting Wrestlemania season. Seth Rollins is out, Randy Orton is likely out and The Rock is rumored to be unable to compete. The foreshadowing of Triple H vs. Roman Reigns as a top two main event is quite disappointing for me. I can’t watch NJPW shows often because the weaker cards annoy me with their structure of shows but Wrestle Kingdom looks incredible. Top three things I’m looking forward to:

    1. Nakamura vs. Styles

    2. Okada vs. Tanahashi

    3. Cheeseburger’s debut. Top that, Wrestlemania.

    Wrestle Kingdom

    Tim:

    I try to stay up to date with NJPW even if I can’t always catch all of their shows. Wrestle Kingdom is looking like a mighty fine show that I will definitely be tuning into… unlike Tom, the puro expert, who will for sure be asleep. Nothing about the way WWE is booking things right now gives me high hopes for Wrestlemania. Things could always change but I’m just not sure that company has any surprises I would be into left in it without a huge shake-up occurring.

    Wrestle Kingdom

    Tom:

    Am I the Internet’s number one “puroresu” fan? Yes, obviously. Will I stay up to watch Wrestle Kingdom? Again, obviously, and anyone who says I’ve fallen asleep during previous broadcasts is a liar. However, as much as I love the Japanese “strong style”, I’m still going to have to go for Wrestlemania.

    As many setbacks as there have been in terms of injuries and other issues, I’m still excited to see what Titan Sports Inc. does with their biggest show of the year. They’ve managed to somehow pull it off the past two times, so I want to see if they can make it three years running. Also, it’ll be the first Kevin Owens Wrestlemania and I’ll be fascinated to see what role he has – a match with Sami Zayn would be incredible and seems like the obvious choice, assuming both are healthy. Regardless though, I think the stakes are much higher at ‘Mania than they are for Wrestle Kingdom – even if it’s a trainwreck, that’ll make for more interesting viewing than just another good NJPW show.

    Wrestlemania

    Which 2016 super show are you more excited about?

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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.

    Brock Lesnar

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    This Or That (7/9/2015)

    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:

    More likely to leave Summerslam as WWE Champ?

    Seth Rollins – 76%, Roman Reigns – 24%

    Which WWE reality show is better?

    Swerved – 73%, Tough Enough – 27%

    Better tag team?

    Best Friends – 68%, RPG Vice– 32%

    Which summer movie will be worse?

    Pixels – 78%, Fantastic Four – 22%

    Better choice for Wrestler of the Year: John Cena or Roderick Strong?

    Who is the Wrestler of the Half Year?

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    Tim:

    I’ve always been on the Roddy train but for the last couple of years he hasn’t delivering like we knew he could. This year has been awesome seeing him raise the bar. I can’t possibly say anyone is having the year Cena is having though. Week after week his US Open Challenge matches are the reason to watch Raw and then add the Owens feud to that and it cements his spot at the top of 2015 so far. I do wish he would talk less or talk like a normal person sometimes…

    John Cena

    Joey:

    John Cena is definitely the better choice. Cena has been having superb matches on a weekly basis ever since winning the United States Championship and his matches often create a “Wrestlemania atmosphere” in having fans feel like its must see. Roderick Strong has been killing it but some of his PWG matches have been boring to a high level. Cena also was in my favorite match of the year vs. Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar so the WOTY iiiiiiiiis here.

    John Cena

    Tom:

    I’m still not entirely onboard with the Roddy renaissance – he’s been very good (and he was fantastic when I saw him live at the PROGRESS Super Strong Style 16 tournament) but I haven’t seen enough of his truly great matches to consider him even in the same bracket as John Cena, who’s had some of the greatest matches of his career in the span of the last 6 months or so. It’s been really refreshing to see him compete with a more varied group of guys during his tenure as US Champ, and I hope it continues!

    John Cena

    Better choice for Wrestler of the Year?

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    This Or That (5/28/2015)

    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!

    Tom is on vacation this week. Filling in for The Big Dog will be @TJHawke411! Check out his website: FreeProWrestling.

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

    Which Kevin Owens match will be better?

    John Cena – 84%, Samoa Joe – 16%

    More exciting Steve Austin podcast guest?

    Undertaker – 91%, Hulk Hogan – 9%

    Which tournament will be better?

    Chikara King of Trios – 51%, PWG DDT4 – 49%

    Better form of comedy?

    Stand up – 70%, Improv – 30%

    More likely to win his title shot at Elimination Chamber: Dean Ambrose or Kevin Owens?

    Which upset is more likely?

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    Tim:

    I doubt either one will win but I actually think they’d be more likely to put Cena’s belt on Owens than the world title on Ambrose. Not saying that’s what needs to happen because Cena is doing wonders with the US Championship but I wouldn’t be able to do anything but love it if it did. They treat Ambrose so strange. The audience loves him when he is in the spotlight but WWE never really commits to him. At least Rollins doesn’t need to lose the strap yet.

    Kevin Owens

    Joey:

    This is more of an instinctual answer for me. I can easily visualize Kevin Owens defeating John Cena and holding both the NXT and United States championships in his hands. I can not picture Dean Ambrose being the WWE World Champion. I just can’t form the mental image.

    The John Cena Challenge and recent appearances and call-ups of NXT stars has me honestly believing there’s a NXT “invasion” story coming sooner or later. WWE likes to set up a big yearly Summer storyline around this time. Maybe it’s Owens leading an NXT invasion vs. John Cena.

    Kevin Owens

    TJ:

    Neither option seems especially likely, as WWE seems more committed than ever to keeping to long-term plans for their world champion. It just does not seem possible that Ambrose factors in to those plans in any way. With that being said, Kevin Owens is clearly going to be the NXT Champion until at least the next live special, and I’m not sure winning the US Championship helps him in any way because he’ll probably have to lose it someone sooner rather than later. Thus, I predict neither match sees a title change on Sunday!

    Oh, I have to pick one? I’ll go with Ambrose, as there is always a chance he wins the title and drops it back to Rollins within a week or two on Raw.

    Dean Ambrose

    More likely to win his title shot at Elimination Chamber?

    • Kevin Owens (68%, 28 Votes)
    • Dean Ambrose (32%, 13 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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    DISCLAIMER: APPARENTLY KEVIN OWENS MATCH VS. JOHN CENA ISN’T A TITLE MATCH. WHOOPS.

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    This Or That (5/13/2015)

    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:

    Will Roman Reigns win the WWE Championship in 2015?

    No – 58%, Yes – 42%

    Better tag team?

    Cesaro and Tyson Kidd – 77%, The New Day – 23%

    Where would you rather see Sami Zayn wrestle full time?

    Raw – 73%, NXT – 27%

    Better Netflix hit series?

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – 51%, Daredevil – 49%

    More likely to wrestle a match at Wrestlemania 32: Hulk Hogan or Ronda Rousey?

    Shoot attraction stars, brother.

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    Tim:

    I really don’t think Ronda Rousey will be allowed to wrestle. I can’t make much sense out of Dana White letting her do that. I think it would be awesome but we are way more likely to get Hulk Hogan’s farewell match or whatever the hell it is he’s been talking about for years now. If they do that he’ll have to be the hot tag in a tag match, right? He can’t go out and have a whole match by himself. Anyway, I see him back in the ring at Wrestlemania 32 way before I can see Rousey.

    Hulk Hogan

    Joey:

    I just can’t see Dana White allowing his biggest attraction to risk injury and make so much money for WWE unless he gets a large cut out of this. I also don’t think Vince McMahon will pay Dana White to use Ronda Rousey. Maybe she’ll be in the corner of The Rock when he faces Triple H but I just don’t think the politics allows her to wrestle an actual match.

    Hulk Hogan may get a weird tag match or some sort of a match that protects his limitations while giving him a leg drop and celebration in Dallas. Hogan just has to convince Vince McMahon one more time. The Ronda Rousey scenario faces more hurdles.

    Hulk Hogan

    Tom:

    I have no idea how UFC contracts work but old Dana “As Real As It Gets” White seemed pretty set on young Ronda not getting into the graps properly. So, while her showing up for another segment could happen, I don’t imagine an actual match will.

    As for the Hulkster, he’s in the greatest shape of his LIFE. Don’t believe it? Just ask him, brother! He’s ready to pose, deliver some half-speed punches and deliver one (1) powerslam to a wrestler no heavier than 220 pounds ***PLEASE NOTE, NO LEGS WILL BE DROPPED, THIS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE***.

    Hulk Hogan

    More likely to wrestle a match at Wrestlemania 32?

    • Hulk Hogan (67%, 34 Votes)
    • Ronda Rousey (33%, 17 Votes)

    Total Voters: 51

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    Awkward Moment of the Week: WWE Hair Changes

    Let’s be honest. Wrestling is weird. This a feature that highlights the pictures, videos, tweets and moments from the wrestling world that feels too weird to be true.

    This week’s awkward moment? Sheamus and Mark Henry make some drastic hair changes. Is it prom season in the WWE?

    HAIR

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    Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft: Round Eight

    Everyone thinks they could run their own wrestling company, but we’re determined to prove it, with the Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft!

    Making their picks in the following order will be:

    You can see the draft’s introduction and rules here. The picks so far are:

    • Round One: Daniel Bryan, John Cena, CM Punk, Jeff Hardy.
    • Round Two: Gedo, Brock Lesnar, Sami Zayn, Dean Ambrose.
    • Round Three: Christian, Kevin Steen, Prince Devitt, Seth Rollins.
    • Round Four: Shelton Benjamin, The Young Bucks, Austin Aries, AJ Styles.
    • Round Five: Shane Strickland, Antonio Cesaro, reDRagon, Bobby Roode.
    • Round Six: Samoa Joe, Bad Influence, Ricochet, Gail Kim.
    • Round Seven: Davey Boy Smith Jr., American Wolves, Akira Tozawa, Time Splitters.

    Let the eighth round begin!

    Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft: Round Eight

    Brad’s pick: FOREVER HOOLIGANS

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    Brad:

    I think Forever Hooligans are the perfect team to work my base roster of talent as they have the gimmick that casual fans can connect with as they are a throwback to the Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff.

    They come off as two natural villains and also have the in-ring work experience to go. I feel their singing of the Russian anthem would draw a great negative reaction to them, especially in the United States.

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