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    Wrestling With Food: “Classy” Cheesecake a la Classy Freddie Blassie

    The WWF Cookbook is a treasure trove of crazy recipes from the Attitude Era, each of which is purportedly the creation of one of the wrestlers. In Wrestling With Food, Sydney is on a mission to try cooking all of them to see if any are actually edible.

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    Happy 4th of July, my American friends! So, it’s dessert time once again here at Wrestling With Food! For this edition, I selected Classy Freddy Blassie’s “Classy” Cheesecake.

    You know, whenever they put something in quotations, I’m led to believe it is the opposite of what they are saying, but you know what? This was a classy-ass cheesecake. Let’s get going!

    The ingredients:

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    The crust

    1 cup graham cracker crumbs

    ¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts

    2 tablespoons brown sugar

    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened.

    The filling

    2 cups sour cream

    3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, at room temperature

    3 eggs, lightly beaten

    1 cup granulated sugar

    ½ teaspoon salt

    2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    Zest of 1 small orange, finely grated

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    This Or That (3/25/2014)

    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, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett 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 exciting concept in wrestling?

    Tournaments – 79%, Battle royals – 21%

    Better defunct WWE title?

    Hardcore – 76%, European – 24%

    More likely to keep their TNA push for the rest of 2014?

    The Wolves – 79%, Tigre Uno – 21%

    Better dessert?

    Pudding – 64%, Jello – 36%

    Better historical Wrestlemania match: Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 13 or Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock at Wrestlemania 18?

    Two of the greatest Wrestlemania matches of all time, which was better?

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    Tim:

    I prefer the Steve Austin vs Bret Hart match and story the most out of these two choices. There are multiple things about Austin vs Hart at Wrestlemania 13 that make it stand out to me as historical for Wrestlemania. It sent Austin over the edge as a big star. It as a huge stepping stone in his career. It even created one of the most popular iconographic pictures in Wrestlemania history when Austin was bleeding and screaming trying to not tap to The Sharpshooter. We all remember that image and have seen the picture countless times. On top of that it was a great match.

    I think if it was the end of the Austin/Hart feud and had the crowd reaction of Rock vs Hogan it would be the perfect Wrestlemania match in a historical sense. However, it didn’t… and while The Rock vs Hogan wasn’t the greatest in-ring battle it had what I think makes a match on the biggest stage more historical. Two of the biggest names one-on-one, a crowd reaction like hardly any other, and it was the blow-off to the program between the two. It’s not my favorite but it’s definitely more historical.

    Hogan vs The Rock

    typicalROHfan:

    On some level, I feel like I should say Bret vs. Austin due to how impressive it was of a story. Not only great wrestling and brawling but it helped tilt Steve Austin into a more likeable character on the road to being arguably the most successful wrestling star ever and made Bret Hart a great villain. That being said, I’m going with Rock vs. Hogan.

    That match represented what Wrestlemania is in my eyes. The biggest stars. The hottest crowd. A complete spectacle of magical wrestling moments coming to life. Very few matches in the history of wrestling are as easy to watch at any moment as it stands the test of time. From the opening bell where the fans turn on Rock to the post match where Hogan turns face and both men celebrate beating up Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, it’s such a wonderful match.

    Hogan vs. Rock

    Tom:

    This is really a question of what matters most with a match – what comes before or what comes after. Rock / Hogan was really the ultimate example of a ‘final chapter’ match, acting as a cap on both of their careers. Sure, Rock had a couple of big matches afterwards with Brock and Austin, but nothing that was ever quite on the level of this match. For Hogan, it really was his last hurrah before plummeting into total self-parody.

    With Bret / Austin though, it’s all about what came after. The match itself is incredible but I always come out of it wanting to just bing-watch all the Raws that came after to follow how Bret and Stone Cold grew into their new roles. As satisfying as Rock and Hogan’s match was, I think wrestling’s most fun when it’s building towards something new, rather than just settling things.

    Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart

    Better historical Wrestlemania match?

    • Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart (Wrestlemania 13) (66%, 33 Votes)
    • The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan (Wrestlemania 18) (34%, 17 Votes)

    Total Voters: 50

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    This Or That (3/17/2014)

    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, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett 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 Daniel Bryan leave Wrestlemania 30 as WWE Champion?

    YES– 88%, NO – 12%

    Better Wrestlemania match for The Shield?

    Staying together for a team match – 63%, Break up for a triple threat match – 37%

    Which Young Buck do you have a bigger man crush on?

    Matt Jackson – 64%, Nick Jackson – 36%

    Better TV nerd?

    Urkel – 71%, Screech – 29%

    More exciting concept in wrestling: Battle royals or tournaments?

    With the official “Andre The Giant Memorial” battle royal scheduled for Wrestlemania, which do you prefer? Battle royals like that and the Royal Rumble or one night tournaments like King of the Ring?

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    Tim:

    I love tournaments. They are one of my favorite things about pro wrestling. The ONLY battle royal-type match I have ever liked is The Royal Rumble. Usually battle royals seem thrown together and there just isn’t much hype surrounding them. I wish WWE would be consistent with The King of The Ring. Not saying it needs to happen every year but maybe do it every two or three years and hype it like that.

    Tournaments

    typicalROHfan:

    The Royal Rumble is my favorite event of the year for the match and I love battle royals as a whole but I love the idea of tournaments even more. I greatly miss the King of the Ring PPV’s and always hope for more tournaments. Luckily there were a few last year with PWG’s traditional shows and ROH & TNA having vacant titles that were decided via tournaments.

    I also feel like I need to take the time to say FUCK YOU TO THE SURVIVOR SERIES 1998. Look at the results of that show. Count the future WWE Hall of Famers and legends. A one night tournament with all these great names, the hottest era of wrestling and a vacant title yet the show was abysmal. Between horrid booking and lackluster matches, the show is among my biggest disappointments in wrestling history!

    That being said, when done right, tournaments are my favorite. Who doesn’t love a good bracket?

    Tournaments

    Tom:

    This is a tricky question, because for the most part, I really don’t care for battle royal matches or tournaments in wrestling, with a couple notable exceptions in the Royal Rumble and PWG’s tournies. Battle royals are especially dreadful for the most part, since all the fun guys generally seem to get tossed within the first few minutes, leaving only the immobile slugs to rub up against each other.

    However, there’s a certain magic to the Royal Rumble that overrides how dreadful all the other battle royal matches generally are. Blame it on my terrible attention span – it’s much easier for me to stay focussed on something where there’s something new every 90 seconds, as opposed to a tournament where I’m expected to care for the same guys in multiple matches.

    Battle royals

    More exciting concept in wrestling?

    • Tournaments (79%, 33 Votes)
    • Battle royals (21%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 42

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