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    Brad Ward’s BlogaMania: Part I (The Calm Before the Storm)

    Wrestling superfan Brad Ward takes us on a trip; HIS trip. From Canada to New Orleans, enjoy Brad’s daily antics leading up to Wrestlemania 30 with Brad Ward’s BlogaMania. Take it away, Brad!

    Welcome to my Wrestlemania week blog, where I will detail, star rate and fill your eyes with pictures and sometimes videos of New Orleans. Wrestlemania week is more to me then WWE’s biggest show of the year. It is seeing an entire year of stories and superstars build to one week to see who is going to be the next new star. It is the chance to see friends and colleagues. It is seeing Superstars live and just taking in what you talk about for a year in front of your own eyes.

    This is Wrestlemania week; it’s time to be cool and eat fruit.

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    Brad’s Wrestlemania Checklist

    So we start off with my Wrestlemania trip preparations. I tend to do a lot of pre-packing as I am a guy who works non stop. At this point, I largely have my trip expenses paid for and here is what was on my list:

    • Plane ticket from Calgary to New Orleans: $450.00
    • Hotel: $300.00
    • Plane ticket from New Orleans to Calgary: $348.00
    • Raw ticket: $60.00
    • Wrestlemania ticket: $250.00
    • Passport: $120.00
    • Insurance: $10.00
    • Captain America shirt: $35.00
    • Phone case: $20.00
    • Bryan shirt: $41.00
    • Warrior shirt: $26.00
    • Shoes: $90.00
    • Socks: $15.00
    • Boxers: $120.00
    • Shirts: $100.00
    • WWE Perform shirt: $25.00
    • Battery: $48.00
    • Fri 6 – 10 Axxess: $60.00
    • Sat 8 – 12 Axxess: $60.00
    • Sat 1 – 5 Axxess: $60.00
    • Sun 8 – 2 Axxess: $60.00
    • WWE Hall Of Fame: $62.00
    • An Evening With Jim Ross: $60.00
    • Foot Cream: $10.00
    • Benadryl: $10.00
    • Apple iPhone Cables: $45.00
    • Shampoo: $4.00
    • Bar Soap: $4.00
    • Deodorant: $4.00
    • Haircut: $20.00
    • Screen Protector Replacement: $5.00

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    This Or That (3/31/2014)

    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:

    Better historical Wrestlemania match?

    Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin @ Wrestlemania 13 – 66%, Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock @ Wrestlemania 18 – 34%

    Which one man Jim show would you rather attend?

    Jim Ross – 67%, Jim Cornette – 33%

    Better show idea?

    Steve Blackman Bounties – 63%, WWE Pros vs. Joes – 37%

    Better Mexican food?

    Burritos – 70%, Tacos – 30%

    Will Wrestlemania 30 be among the greatest events in Wrestlemania history: YES or NO?

    Get your prediction shoes on!

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    Tim:

    It’s a huge night for Daniel Bryan and could lead to one of wrestling’s greatest moments but definitely not seeing it as one of the greatest Wrestlemanias in history. Most of the undercard seems thrown together just to fit in the most wrestlers it can. The high-profile matches are kind of weak when it comes to exciting build-ups.

    The main event could be something special if Daniel Bryan wins and the whole scenario of Daniel Bryan going the distance would make it one of my favorite Wrestlemanias of all-time but that doesn’t make the overall show one of the greatest.

    No

    typicalROHfan:

    So tough to forecast but it comes down to one thing for me. Are you a big Daniel Bryan fan? If so, yes.

    Other than Bryan/Triple H and the title match, nothing really has a big match feel going into the show. Undertaker/Lesnar has had a horrible build but should deliver in the ring. Cena/Wyatt is hit or miss. Everything else looks like complete filler. That being said, Daniel Bryan is my favorite wrestler and I expect him to deliver two GREAT matches and one of the best moments in Wrestlemania history if he wins the championship for real this time.

    YES

    Tom:

    I think the story of Bryan’s struggle to overcome everything has the potential to make the main event one of the best in Wrestlemania history, but as far as the whole show being among the greatest events overall… I don’t see it. The two Bryan matches are sure to be excellent, but given how great a lot of the guys are on the roster, the rest of the card is too depressingly empty for me to have much confidence in it.

    I’m interested in Cena/Wyatt and I think they’re capable of something special, but maybe only once they’ve had a couple of big matches together. The Brock/Taker match will be good, though I just don’t have the feeling that it’ll be any better than their previous efforts. The rest of the card is just a series of missed opportunities and guys thrown together for no particular reason. I’d love to be proven wrong and for this show to be incredible, but I personally don’t see it as happening.

    No

    Will Wrestlemania 30 be among the greatest Wrestlemania events of all time?

    • NO (61%, 22 Votes)
    • YES (39%, 14 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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    Seven Things: 7 Things I Hope Happen On RAW This Monday

    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.

    This week, I decided to go with a smaller Seven Things topic regarding this Monday’s episode of RAW. Despite not attending the show located about 15 minutes away from my home in Brooklyn, I am very much excited to see what happens. There are only two shows before Wrestlemania so every segment is valuable.

    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.

    Now, here are seven things I’m hoping will happen this week.

    7. A legend returns to enter the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

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    The build for the battle royal has been unique in that many slightly relevant talents who you’d expect to have singles matches are in the Andre Memorial but no “sexy names” are in it yet. I’m hoping Chris Jericho or RVD returns to throw their names into the hat, adding some excitement or special feel to it. Jericho and Van Dam are the most realistic. I’d love and prefer a wacky name like Vader or my personal favorite, Sid to come around and destroy Miz as a way to enter the match.

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    This Or That: 11/04/2013

    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! #BRANDING

    More likely to get a singles match at Wrestlemania 30: Dolph Ziggler or Hulk Hogan?

    Despite being in his physical prime, Ziggler’s mostly been buried on the undercard after a (very) brief World Heavyweight Title run. Meanwhile, while The Hulkster might be barely able to move, he’s still making noise about a WWE return. Who is more likely to get a singles match at Wrestlemania 30?

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    Tim:

    I will put a little faith out there and say that Dolph Ziggler will, at the most, be on the Wrestlemania pre-show. Hogan, however, will most likely be on the main card in some capacity. I’ll even say he’s more likely to wrestle a match on the main card than Dolph Ziggler.

    Best case scenario, I’m completely wrong and Hogan will just be a special guest referee that calls it down the middle in the rumored title unification match and Ziggler will have a match against someone worthwhile. This is way better.

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    typicalROHfan:

    Fans discussing wrestling online tend to confuse the term “buried” with “the wrestler I like lost a match” often but when it comes to Dolph Ziggler, this instance DOES seem like a case of someone being buried. Based off the way they’ve booked him even when he was being pushed vs. Cena in early 2013, Ziggler just never seemed to be a guy WWE believes in. One month in, newcomer Big E. Langston was presented as being of equal stature of Ziggler. That said a lot to me about WWE’s outlook of what Ziggler is.

    On the the other end, this is Wrestlemania 30 so the show has to be even more special than usual. There’s no doubt in my mind WWE wants Hogan on the show in some capacity. I think the safe bet is he beats up some heels in a non match setting making the save for someone shades of Wrestlemania 21 but if I had to pick one of the two, I’d think Hulk Hogan is much more likely to get a singles match than Ziggler.

    I do think Ziggler will be in a multi-person match or on the pre-show but can’t see him getting a singles angle going into Wrestlemania at all.

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    Tom:

    Yeah, short of Ziggler getting a complete reboot or saving a member of the McMahon-Levesque clan from some kind of a natural disaster, I can’t imagine he’ll be in anything other than the multi-man tag match at Wrestlemania.

    Hogan’s a trickier one. It seems like a safe assumption that he wants back with the WWE, and I’m sure WWE would want to have him involved to (if the price is right). I’m not sure if he’s capable of having a match, but…. well, that’s probably not enough to stop him from trying. I assume his opponent would end up being someone like Heath Slater, picking up from where he left off from Raw 1,000 and continuing his streak of jobbing to legends.

    You never know though, given Ziggler’s current career trajectory, it could be him that goes down to the big boot in two and a half minutes at ‘Mania, rendering this question completely pointless!

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    Who is more likely to get a singles match at Wrestlemania 30?

    • Dolph Ziggler (59%, 17 Votes)
    • Hulk Hogan (41%, 12 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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