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    This Or That (9/11/2015)

    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, @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:

    Did you like the finish to John Cena vs. Seth Rollins at Summerslam?

    Yes – 53%, No – 47%

    Better wrestler?

    Sasha Banks – 76%, Finn Balor – 24%

    Worse booking by WWE?

    The Divas Revolution – 81%, Roman Reigns road to Wrestlemania – 19%

    Which would you rather have as a pet?

    Lizard – 52%, Alligator – 48%

    Which Seth Rollins NoC match are you looking forward to more: Sting or John Cena?

    Night of Rollins.

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    Tim:

    I am really interested in what a Sting vs Rollins match in 2015 will be like but I have to say Cena vs Rollins is what I’m looking forward to the most. Their Summerslam match was great until that ending so hopefully this one can live up to that match and have a good ending.

    John Cena

    Joey:

    I know the luster of Sting will be cool but the last John Cena vs. Seth Rollins match at Summerslam is one of my favorite live matches ever and left me wanting one more match. I’m expecting this to be the match that ends the feud with Cena winning the title back as the United States Championship is best suited with him.

    Considering he’s winning and it’s the conclusion of the feud, they will likely go all out again with a satisfying finish this time so I’m looking forward to it more. I do have faith in Rollins getting the best out of Sting but I think it could easily be a hot mess. I also think Sting is winning the title for a short one month (or maybe one night) run as a way for WWE to get extra attention and build his value back up before WM btw.

    John Cena

    Tom:

    I thought the Rollins/Cena match at Summerslam was absolutely terrific (yes, including the ending and THANK YOU FOR VINDICATING MY CORRECT OPINION, LOYAL READERS) but I’m still a little shocked that my brothers are picking their rematch over Rollins/Sting. Yes, the Cena match is pretty much guaranteed to be better in terms of actual wrestling, but the Sting match could have all sorts of bullshit (including the ongoing saga of Seth’s statue) and I’m fascinated to see how Rollins wrestles with a guy like The Steveman.

    Sting

    Which Seth Rollins NoC match are you looking forward to more?

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    This Or That (11/26/2014)

    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:

    Was the Montreal Screwjob a work?

    No – 87%, Yes – 13%

    Better original WWE PPV theme?

    King of the Ring tournament – 60%, Survivor Series elimination matches – 40%

    Better Survivor Series MSG event?

    2002 – 67%, 1996 – 33%

    Superior fruit?

    Bananas – 52%, Apples – 48%

    Who would you rather see face Triple H at Wrestlemania 31: The Rock or Sting?

    Who should play THE GAME at Wrestlemania 31?

    rock-sting

    Tim:

    I don’t think either match-up would be anything to write home about. The Rock didn’t impress me with any of his return matches and his promos make me dislike him so much. I am all for Sting vs Triple H in this scenario. It’s something different and I’m curious as to the direction they will go. I think Sting deserves a Wrestlemania retirement match and if not Undertaker I can settle for Triple H who is on top of his game this year.

    Sting

    Joey:

    I’d much rather get The Rock vs. Triple H for the build. The Rock tries really hard to bring the “reality era” to his feuds when he returns as seen in his promos vs. CM Punk and John Cena. It didn’t work out too well but likely would be more suited for someone like Triple H given their past rivalry. I’d enjoy getting a kick out of the two having one more match. Sting and Triple H have no history and I’m not sure I trust the current WWE team to make up for them that makes sense.

    The Rock

    Tom:

    It’s really hard to know how to place Sting at Wrestlemania. A match with Triple H seems most likely, but even if I’m fantasy booking something completely different, I can’t think of too many options that are more appealing. Undertaker, I guess? Though mostly for the entrances. Something with almost any of the younger guys would feel REALLY weird and there aren’t too many older guys left for him to roll around with.

    Even so though, him and Triple H seem like an odd fit whereas I think The Rock and Triple H could be a decently fun time. There’s a lot of history to play on and I think the two are both pretty bulletproof as far as their positions go, so they can throw as many mean barbs back and forth without it leaving any lasting damage. UNLEASH THE HEAVY SHOTS, SURE HOPE THEY DESERVE THEM.

    The Rock

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    This Or That (11/4/2014)

    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:

    Better Frog Splash?

    Rob Van Dam – 74%, Eddie Guerrero – 26%

    Better Powerbomb?

    Sid – 76%, Kevin Nash – 24%

    Better Shooting Star Press?

    Paul London – 81%, Billy Kidman – 19%

    Better Superkick?

    Shawn Michaels – 57%, Young Bucks – 43%

    Which wrestling item would you rather have received at a show: The Rock’s elbow pad or Bret Hart’s sunglasses?

    Would you rather have had caught Rock’s elbow pad before he hit the People’s Elbow or have Bret Hart hand you his sunglasses when you were a kid?

    rock-bret

    Tim:

    Yeah, I want a smelly and sweaty elbow pad randomly thrown into the audience from a douchebag who is performing an overly dramatic and dumb elbow maneuver. Just kidding. I’m not a creepy lunatic after all. I want the cool wrestler who ends up being a bitter mess later on in his career to strap some cheap but really fucking shiny and pink sunglasses on my bulbous alien head.

    Bret Hart’s sunglasses

    Joey:

    As a kid, I despised Bret Hart and even I wanted those damn sunglasses. They were probably the coolest merch item in WWE history. Catching The Rock’s elbow pad would have been fun (and worth more on Ebay) but it would just be the luck of it falling to you. Bret actually picking you and putting it on your face would have been a memory for life. Give me the Hitman sunglasses. (Seriously. Someone send me a pair.)

    Bret Hart’s sunglasses

    Tom:

    Here’s the difference between Rock’s elbow pad and Bret’s sunglasses – when you catch the elbow pad, it’s a combination of reach, dumb luck and positioning. With Bret? He CHOOSES you. He picks you out as the number one kid in the crowd (or at least in the front row). Plus, you can wear them all around town afterwards whereas it’s difficult to tie an elbow pad into a snazzy outfit. Gimme dem sunglasses, boy.

    Bret Hart’s sunglasses

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    This Or That (8/19/2014)

    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:

    Should the WWE champion ever be a “part time” wrestler?

    Yes – 82%, No – 18%

    Lower moment from Raw?

    Megan Miller – 70%, “Deportlandia” – 30%

    Which birthday party would you rather attend?

    Billy Kidman’s – 60%, Hulk Hogan’s – 40%

    More loved Robin Williams ’90s family film?

    Jumanji – 53%, Mrs. Doubtfire – 47%

    Who would you rather see face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 31: Roman Reigns or The Rock?

    They’re cousins or something, and also two of the most likely opponents for Brock at ‘Mania, but which one would you rather see Lesnar face?

    rock-roman-reigns

    Tim:

    Can I pick neither? I just don’t feel like watching either match. I do believe the right choice is to have an up-and-comer take down the monster that is Lesnar but to really maximize on it the guy would have to be able to make you sympathize with him (like Daniel Bryan…). Reigns does not have this. He hasn’t looked to good without The Shield and has not given me one reason to believe he can carry the company.

    A potential match with The Rock would be excruciatingly boring but if that means Lesnar wins I say this is the way to go until you find the right person to beat Lesnar. It would be a shame to waste such a potentially huge star-making moment on someone who will flounder out.

    The Rock

    Joey:

    I have to go with my main man The “Dwayne” Rock as the kids on the internet like to call him. These two had a match at Summerslam 2002 that was one of my favorite matches of all time. A rare match I can watch from childhood or teen years today and not feel the need to fast forward when watching.

    Obviously the match wouldn’t be as good as they were both 12 years younger and active wrestlers but at least I’ve seen these two have a good match before. I’m still waiting for a very good Roman Reigns singles match. Also, Rock vs. Brock is the biggest money match WWE can do so I’ll take the spectacle with potential to be memorable over the one that’s based around hoping Reigns is the next guy and nothing more than wishful thinking.

    The Rock

    Tom:

    I still think The Rock has another special match in him – he’s certainly not the guy I most want to see fight Brock, but I’d be interested. Meanwhile, I think Roman Reigns is a good two or three years away from being even CLOSE to capable of having a match with Lesnar that’s anything more than the snoozefests Brock had with Triple H.

    The Rock

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    Wrestling With Food: Chocolate Chip Cookies a la The Rock

    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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    This week, I’m making The Rock’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies. OH BOY. So, I was excited to make these because the word of mouth (well, Reddit, and Twitter) was pretty spectacular. Folks were really talking up these cookies! Will they live up to expectations? Let’s find out together!

    The ingredients:

    cookies-ingredients

    1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature.

    1 cup granulated sugar.

    1 cup brown sugar.

    2 eggs.

    1 teaspoon vanilla.

    2 cups flour.

    2 ½ cups quick oatmeal, blended to a fine powder in a food processor or blender.

    ½ teaspoon salt.

    1 teaspoon baking powder.

    1 teaspoon baking soda.

    12 oz. chocolate chips.

    ½ 8 oz Hershey bar, grated.

    1 ½ cups chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or mixture).

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    This Or That: Old School

    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 five 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!

    With tonight’s RAW going “old school,” we decided to throw it back with some age old debates regarding iconic figures from wrestling’s yesteryear.

    Stone Cold or The Rock?

    The two greatest superstars of the most successful period in WWE history but who was ultimately better?

    rockaustin

    Tim:

    As someone who over-thinks every aspect of everything, I love and hate both of these guys. I don’t think I would care much for Austin’s character if he were to come back and act exactly the same. I know this was the case for The Rock when he did return. However, at their peak they were two of my favorites and for that time they were something incredible.

    So for this one I’m going to have to hide my moral compass because these two make it spin uncontrollably because, frankly, both were huge jackasses even when they were faces… but at the time I loved them and they were both extremely talented. They were the very definition of what a WWE Superstar is. They both have the power to make you recite their catchphrases with them. They both have that theme song that will make you jump out of your seat as soon as it begins. They both have a handful of classic matches in their history.

    With all of that said, I am going to say The Rock although I’m a way bigger fan of Stone Cold. I think The Rock had a way better in-ring style at his peak. His moves were fluid and had a certain finesse. I have way more memorable crowd reactions come to my mind when I think of The Rock. Overall, I think The Rock would have a huge fan-base at almost any time in history while Austin was more of a “right place, right time” scenario.

    The Rock

    typicalROHfan:

    One of my favorite debates because I always waiver back and forth. Steve Austin was one of my personal favorite wrestlers along with Shawn Michaels right before him and Rob Van Dam right after him. However, as I got older, I started to realize how much I cared about The Rock. When he was a heel, I hated him as much as I did any other wrestler. When he turned face, I’d sing along with all his catch phrases.

    Despite his recent returns to the WWE playing a bit of the routine of Mr. 1999, I still think Rock in his prime would have been “the guy” in any era he wrestled in full time despite the scenario. I view Austin, Hulk Hogan and John Cena as excellent talents but not sure I can say the same to that extent as I do for Rock.

    The Rock

    Tom:

    This is the one we’re starting with? Jesus, we’re not fucking around in 2014. I really don’t have a definitive favourite between the two – they’re so tied together that it’s tricky to pick one over the other. Today, I’ll pick Stone Cold… and not just because Tim and typicalROHfan both chose The Rock and I’ve got to cement my status as Wrestling On Earth’s most contrary member.

    Rock was incredibly entertaining, but there was an explosive element to Stone Cold that made watching him feel so fun and spontaneous. I also have a real fondness for Austin’s ‘B’ feuds with guys like Kurt Angle and Booker T, which I don’t really feel for Rock – as good as he was working main events with Austin, Foley and Hogan, he seemed to falter a little if you matched him up against someone who wasn’t on his level.

    Finally, Stone Cold introduced “ya dumb sumbitch” to my vocabulary, which remains an incredibly satisfying phrase to tack onto pretty much any sentence. Ya dumb sumbitch.

    Stone Cold

    Stone Cold or The Rock?

    • Stone Cold (80%, 37 Votes)
    • The Rock (20%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 46

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    4 on 4 Fans: Casual Fans Special

    Welcome to the latest edition of Four on Four. This week, we have a casual fans theme. We’re looking to peer into the mind of individuals who used to be diehard wrestling fans but rarely or casually watch the product today, or who are happy to watch what WWE has to offer without the distractions of the indies. Let’s meet the panel:

    Juan Vazquez: Was stalked by a Velvet Sky loving werewolf at an independent wrestling show. Handheld video game enthusiast.
    He doesn’t have a twitter but says you should follow ours: @WrestlingEarth

    “Hollywood” Chris Hall: No relation to Hollywood Hulk Hogan, we think. Designer of this glorious website you read. St. Louis Cardinals hater. Bigger Oakland Athletics hater.
    Follow him on Twitter: @powerofliberty1

    Kelly Marshall: Has half of Mr. Fuji’s cane as her prized possession. Also had her camera smashed by Andre the Giant’s foot when she was 10 years old. Roll Tide.
    Follow her on Twitter: @ksm

    Andrew Blackett: Enjoys a glass of shandy on a rainy day, but don’t even think about giving him shandy on a sunny day. Feels like he’s finally ready to take a run at his older brother.
    Follow him on Twitter: @blacketta

    1. Who is your favorite wrestler of all time?

    Juan:

    My favorite wrestler of all time… hmmm… this is a tough one. A lot of people would choose a favorite wrestler based on how popular the wrestler is while I base it on how good of a wrestler I think the wrestler actually is.

    My favorite wrestler is… drum roll please… Kurt Angle. This guy really knew how to make a match worth watching. His technicality in the ring was amazing. I believe his greatest matches were those against Brock Lesnar. Nobody could have pushed Kurt to be as great as he is if it was not Lesnar in my opinion. Kurt brought a certain type of physical reality that is rare to see in the ring.

    Chris:

    My favorite wrestler of all time would have to be The Rock. I got into wrestling because of The Rock. One of the most dynamic characters of all time, he used his limited move set to his advantage, adopting a more athletic brawling style that made for very good storytelling during the Attitude Era years.

    Kelly:

    Can I have three for my three lives as a wrestling fan? As a little kid, George “The Animal” Steele stole my heart the minute I saw him. I had a MINE doll and I secretly hoped he would win Miss Elizabeth’s heart from Macho Man. Looking back, I probably just wanted him as my own pet.

    I would check out every wrestling book and VHS tape my local libraries had to get a handle on the history of feuds and stables. I was mesmerized by early-NWA. I could never find them on my local TV as a kid, but the old VHSes impacted me enough to know that I should be a Sting-head. As my second life as a fan emerged (when Hogan turned heel), Sting was my man. I was so pissed that he just stood in the rafters and watched. I missed out on the best days of Sting, but he still holds a top spot in my heart.

    Today, it’s Punk all the way. Those times he was ‘drunk’ at Jericho – best. (I took Jericho to Hooters once with Dean Malenko, Chavo Guerrero and Chris Benoit).

    Side note: My favorite referee was Joey Marella, but don’t tell Charles Robinson.

    Andrew:

    Stone Cold by far. He taught me so much from a young age and was a fantastic role model. Continue reading