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    This Or That: Who Did It Better? (10/28/2014)

    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:

    Which new wrestling program are you more likely to watch?

    Lucha Underground – 73%, British Bootcamp 2 – 27%

    Which rumored WWE return would you interest you more?

    Chris Jericho – 55%, The Boogeyman – 45%

    Better PWG commentary legend?

    Kevin Steen – 52%, Chuck Taylor – 48%

    Better bear?

    Grizzly Bear– 51%, Polar bear – 49% (Grizzly bears won by one vote)

    Better frog splash: Eddie Guerrero or Rob Van Dam?

    Flying high.

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    Tim:

    While Eddie Guerrero’s frog splash had a certain grace to it I was always enamored with Rob Van Dam’s frog splash more. The height, the distance, the style, and the way he sold that it hurt him as well after impact with the bounce. It was so perfect. He doesn’t do it with that amount of style but he has far and away the best frog splash I’ve ever seen on a consistent basis throughout his career. The frog splash can be one of the most beautiful wrestling moves when done right and both of these guys had it down to a science but Rob Van Dam had a way of mixing style and realism almost flawlessly.

    Rob Van Dam

    Joey:

    Fun fact: The frog splash is my favorite top rope move!

    Eddie Guerrero had a more accurate and effective frog splash that was a thing of beauty. From a realistic point of view, he would hit it and pin the opponent instantly. RVD’s would have more elevation and would sell that extra height by not going for the pin right away.

    Even so, I’m going to have to side with Rob Van Dam. Before seeing RVD in ECW, I felt like I watched wrestling in black and white then Van Dam showed me the beauty of color with his unique move set that was so far out of the realm of what I knew of in my wrestling world. The Five Star Frog Splash and the crazy elevation he got was a big part of it.  I hate ending this with a bad pun but RVD just got higher and it was glorious.

    Rob Van Dam

    Tom:

    Pretty disgusting that D’Lo Brown isn’t an option here. ANYWAY. Even with how sluggish he’s gotten in all his recent returns, there’s still a part of me that will always be an RVD mark. He was my number one favourite guy for a good couple of years (so I’m completely biased here) and I think his frog splash just looks that much more devastating than Eddie’s. Eddie’s might be prettier, but that Rob Van Dam is DENSE, y’know? Dense like a muffin. Imagine a big old muffin man landing on you, forget it.

    Rob Van Dam

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    Match of the Week: Sid vs. Disco Inferno and Erik Watts (WCW Nitro)

    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 a few matches that can technically be considered one match of Sid vs. Disco Inferno and Erik Watts from the September 13, 1999 edition of WCW Nitro. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.

    Part 1: Disco Inferno vs. Erik Watts

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    Tim:

    We know what era of WCW we are watching because Tony Schiavone clearly has given up. He simply says “good move” when Watts hits that very weak kick at the beginning. This is the least and most basic thing a commentator could say while on the job.

    The crowd wants one person and one person only. Sid. On a side note, “Sid” is one of the strangest names to give someone. Sid. It’s funny as hell.

    We get a close up of a sign that, had the crowd not been going wild chanting for Sid to show, I would have put a large sum of money down on it being planted there. Sid shows up watching the match backstage and we get a hard-to-hear mumbling promo by The Psycho One.

    typicalROHfan:

    I’m the biggest Sid mark on the planet so this warms my heart. For about a month or two, Sid would squash cruiserweights and jobbers every week. Like, literally three or four times per show Sid would come in mid-match and powerbomb the “geeks” as Da Meltz would say. If only he would do this today. Imagine 3 Man Band vs. Los Matadores ending every week with Sid powerbombing them all. Little person included.

    Disco Inferno is one of my favorite jobbers in wrestling history and Erik Watts was the past generation’s version of Garrett Bischoff. He sucked, no one cared about him, he dressed like a creep and was only on the roster due to nepotism. The match ends perfectly with a glorious sign and Sid promo as Disco hits the Disco Stunner for the lesser of pin falls we’d see.

    Tom:

    STRAIGHT INTO THE ACTION, BROTHER. Wow, Erik Watts is not very good! At all! Thankfully, it isn’t long before we see the ‘Boring… WHERE’S SID?’ sign, which made me have to pause the video and laugh out loud for a full thirty seconds. The in-ring action continues (Disco’s finisher was a stunner?!?) but the real fun to be had is with Sid’s scintillating backstage promo

    I feel sorry…
    For the participants…
    For they know…
    The name Sid will scream…
    From the gallery.

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    Match of the Week: Sid vs. The Dudley Boyz (ECW Living Dangerously 1999)

    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 Sid vs. The Dudley Boyz from ECW’s Living Dangerously ’99. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.

    Part 1: The entrances.

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    Tim:

    The Bully, Brother Bubba Ray is in the ring being his normal self. He thinks there’s no one up to the task of going against The Dudleys. Well, he’s wrong. Sid Vicious is here and he’s jacked and ready to attack, brother. The crowd goes wild. This crowd always goes wild.

    He gets in the ring and Bubba Ray throws a homophobic slur at him. Glad he nipped that in the bud after this. He would go on to never throw that word around again. Not really. The match begins.

    typicalROHfan:

    Unnecessary swearing and blatant homophobia. This is E-C-Fucking W!

    The thing I loved most about ECW fans were that they’d bury WWF and WCW relentlessly but when someone like Sid or Scott Hall appeared, they lost their minds cheering. Sid was probably clowned on for a lack of moves or botching promos yet they couldn’t cheer any louder for THE Master of the Universe.

    Tom:

    Who is Judge Jeff Jones? Does it matter? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Anyone who brings Sid to ECW is a hero. The reaction he gets is insane and Sid’s first words in the promotion are monumental:

    “There’s no man fucking tough enough?! There’s no fucking man bad enough?!

    Bubba spits out some grotesque homophobia, before D-Von inadvertently buries his face in Sid’s monumental rack. It’s the classic fable of a gross bigot and his half-brother against a curly blonde haired goliath! Continue reading