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    2014 Bradbserver Awards

     If it was good I will say it’s good, if it sucks Michael Elgin was probably involved.

    We gave Brad Ward the platform to deliver his 2014 Bradserver Awards and things got wild. Enjoy!

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    Every year we watch a ton of pro wrestling and some of us Mixed Martial Arts and it really can be very had to pick out what was truly great and what truly was a dud. A ton of tape was watched to come to the conclusion where I will list combat sports that wowed me and the combat sports that made say wow that sucked. As some of you know I am also a big video gamer as well, which in some ways made me such a fan of wrestling and MMA. So at the end I will post about my favourite video games at the end. Lets get to the ceremonies!

    Lou Thesz/Ric Flair Male Award: Shinsuke Nakamura

    Nakamura in my eyes was part of a an elite group that when you saw him make his entrance he came off like a legit star.

    Most Outstanding Wrestler Male: Seth Rollins

    When you saw Seth Rollins was wrestling, even surrounded by The Authority, he was incapable of having a bad match.

    Lou Thesz/Ric Flair Female: Charlotte

    A true case of genetically superior DNA. She is a freak athlete in the sense her wrestling DNA is that of a wrestler that has wrestled for years, she has a bright future in the WWE.

    Most Outstanding Wrestler Female: Natalya

    In ring she had great matches with the likes of Nikki, Paige and Charlotte and much like Seth Rollins was incapable of having a bad match. Also one of the sweetest you will meet in the business.

    Best Box Office Draw: John Cena

    John Cena is the horse as the Hulkster has said and John Cena is the man few have stepped up to his spot and most have failed. 2015 perhaps may be challenging for Cena with Bryan and Reigns looking to take a piece of that pie.

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    NBA Teams As WWE Wrestlers: Western Conference Preview

    My first two loves in childhood were basketball and wrestling. While my interest in both have fluctuated over the years, both play a large role in my life these days. It’s quite frankly the only reason I still own a television.

    Happy NBA opening night!!!

    These are indeed my rankings of how the NBA teams will finish in the standings with a wrestling twist as many of us center in the venn diagram of hoops and pro wrestling love. You can check out last week’s Eastern Conference edition here.

    1. San Antonio Spurs are The Undertaker

    Old and awesome. That’s the motto they follow. I would say the NBA equivalent of the Undertaker’s undefeated Wrestlemania streak is the Spurs current streak of winning 50+ games for the past 14 seasons. You see the critics doubt them every year.

    In Undertaker’s case, it’s shots at his age, weight, in ring shape and questioning his ability but he has by far the best match on every Wrestlemania. Age is always the doubt with the Spurs but Tim Duncan having an Undertaker WM performance all season last year showed just how great he still is. San Antonio will put most of their West counterparts in a casket this year.

    The Spurs also have used Undertaker’s theme song for the introductions of their opponents with the emphasis that they are dead men walking.

    2. Oklahoma City Thunder are Randy Orton

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    I’m a huge Kevin Durant fan so it pains me to say this. The Thunder’s rise to the top tier of the NBA was similar to Randy Orton’s ascension to being the youngest World Champ in WWE history. Everyone loved them because they showed potential with a ceiling we very rarely see in their respective fields.

    The plight of Randy Orton started after everyone began to view him with a higher expectation he was never able to truly fulfill. Soon after he started to face injuries (Russell Westbrook), attitude problems (Russell Westbrook) and just flat out not being better than the counterpart face of the brand.

    Last week, we touched on the Cena to LeBron comparison and it’s true here again. Orton had no chance at surpassing Cena and it’s looking like a very difficult task for Kevin Durant to get his ring in the near future with LeBron dominating the league. I have hope for him and expect him to eventually win it all but in the short term, he’s the Orton to Cena’s LBJ.

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    NBA Teams As WWE Wrestlers: Eastern Conference Preview

    My first two loves in childhood were basketball and wrestling. While my interest in both have fluctuated over the years, both play a large role in my life these days. It’s quite frankly the only reason I still own a television.

    These are indeed my rankings of how the NBA teams will finish in the standings with a wrestling twist as many of us center in the venn diagram of hoops and pro wrestling love.

    I’ll give my East rankings here and my West comparisons will be made next Tuesday to celebrate the NBA season starting.

    1. Miami Heat are John Cena

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    Fans either love them or despise them. The NBA and WWE markets their entire brand around them and they are usually the center of attention when it comes to the casual fan. LeBron James to Cena is the main comparison as it’s indisputable that they are at the top of their industry. The generation of polarizing opinions come to a head when Cena or the Heat are on the television screen and the level of hate is unmatched for anyone else in the sport’s history. It’s impossible to pick against them when it comes to the title match-ups.

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    Seven Things: 7 Wrestlers With A Midlife Crisis In Wrestling History

    Welcome to Seven Things, a weekly list that consists of very eclectic topics.

    This week, we’re going to take a glance at the list of some of your favorite pro wrestlers who have gone through or are still going through a midlife crisis before our very eyes. The plight of the midlife crisis happens to the best of us but much like most entertainment industries, egos run prevalent in the world wrestling which just makes it more fun and frequent.

    7. Hulk Hogan

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    Perhaps the longest midlife crisis going, Hulk Hogan is currently 60 years old and has been going through his midlife crisis since the WCW days. Turning heel, Hulkster seemed way too happy to be the bad ass heel for the first time in his career as he was hitting his mid 40’s. You can argue the NWO groups were just groups of dudes going through a midlife crisis together while color coding black and white or red and black.

    Fast forward 15 years and Hogan is spotted wearing Affliction shirts daily and dating a woman more than 20 years younger than him that “coincidentally” happens to look like a doppelganger to Brooke Hogan. The Hogan Knows Best household went through a collective midlife crisis as ex wife Linda Hogan went on to date 20 year olds and write a “tell-all book.” The top bullet points on what to do when panicking upon the realization that you’re old. Continue reading

    Seven Things: Wrestlers as Pokemon

    Welcome to Seven Things, a weekly list that consists of very eclectic topics.

    Unlike past editions, this week’s Seven Things is a bit more of a fun topic and less to go in depth about so we’ll double the content and go with 14 wrestlers that draw eerily similarities to Pokémon.

    Many are buzzing about the new Pokémon X and Y game which led to the thought process of what wrestlers are similar to the Pokémon I know and love. Only the original 151 Pokémon will be acknowledged as I am a cartoon hipster and take this discussion very seriously.

    Triple H is Mewtwo

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    Will do whatever it takes to monopolize power. Uses his power in nefarious ways. Weird looking noses. Instead of Mewtwo’s ability to control others, HHH has the ability to buddy up to others higher on the food chain until he gains equal or more power to them.

    Daniel Bryan is Mew

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    Nice coincidence that Bryan and HHH are currently feuding. Smaller than most of their adversaries. The book Media and the Make-believe Worlds of Children referred to Mew as “combining characteristics of power and cuteness.” Quite frankly this should be Daniel Bryan’s life biography. Proof of cuteness here.

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    ScoopZone Elite: October 14, 2013

    We’ve consulted our inside sources to bring you the best and most EXCLUSIVE dirt on your favorite wrestling promotions from around the world. Unlike other sites, we’ll only bring you 100% accurate and truthful wrestling news every week. We’re still working on our paywall, so please only read these stories if you’re an elite member.

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    News for the Week of October 14, 2013

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    • At Hell In A Cell, John Cena will be returning much earlier than originally expected from his injury time off. WWE swayed Cena into returning early as there is no way the bruise on his elbow is as painful as the bruise to Triple H‘s ego with current ratings and PPV success at a record low.

     

    •  Shawn Michaels has revealed that WWE is working on a DVD that highlights his best Wrestlemania matches. This is part of a three DVD deal that will also include “HBK Post-Retirement Returns: Part 1” and “Shootin’ With Shawn Michaels,” which is literally just him hunting in the woods.

     

    •  The Green Power Ranger wants to fight CM Punk in MMA. Seriously. Paul Heyman has been begging WWE management to make this happen in a hope of getting anyone better than Curtis Axel and Ryback to save his current feud with Punk.

     

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    TNA

    • James Storm is currently pitching a reality show about him opening his own bar. It should also be noted that everyone he pitches the show to doesn’t have a clue as to who he is and they always end the meeting by telling him “Sorry about your damn luck.”

     

    • Rumors have Hulk Hogan returning to TNA with a contract as handsome as Brooke Hogan’s facial features. In related news, Eric Bischoff was seen backstage reading “Voodoo for Dummies” while holding a Dixie Carter action figure.

     

    •  Those in the know claim the Bobby Roode Hall of Fame segment was all planned by the minds of Daniels, Kaz and Roode. The only written part was Kurt Angle coming out and using homophobic insults. That was 100% TNA writing staff.

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    • A DVD of Matt Striker putting on a wrestling clinic was released recently. A group of staticians have determined that the spike in new internet snark marks can be attributed to this very DVD.

     

    • Matt Morgan made his return to pro wrestling this weekend. We can exclusively report he smokes cigarettes and is not 7 feet tall.

     

    • Lance Storm took a shot at Christy Hemme’s outfit choices this week. She is added to the list of public libraries, Tom Cruise‘s height, Daniel Bryan’s oceanic activities, non-athletes who react to sports, the principles of a boycott, and ballroom dancing on Lance’s hit list. What will Storm trash next? Stay tuned to ScoopZone Elite.

     

    Art Is Wrestling: Khristen Wilson

    Not to be mistaken for the similarly titled Mike Quackenbush promotion or Colt Cabana podcast, Art is Wrestling trawls the Internet to showcase some of the best wrestling art we can find.

    Today, we spotlight Khristen Wilson. Frequent contributor and an overall lovely Earthling, Khristen has decided to mix pro wrestling AND 90s cartoons. Our two favorite things!

    After checking out his work, follow Khristen on Facebook and Twitter.
    Khristen will be running a Twitter giveaway of PWG DVDs soon so be sure to keep up with him!

    Enjoy!

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    The Hey Arnold cast as wrestling fans

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    Catdog: Chikarra Is Weird

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    Ed, Edd and Eddy reppin’ the WWNLive Universe.

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    Beavis and Butt-Head are Young Buck guys.

    Which one is your favorite?

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    Wrestlers Are: Boy Bands

    While “Wrestling Is” many things in today’s world, we’re here to show you “Wrestlers Are” also many things on Earth.

    The first edition of “Wrestlers Are” will be Boy Bands! We will be comparing the current WWE factions to your favorite 90’s boy bands.

    The Shield are NSYNC:

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    Justin Timberlake = Dean Ambrose

    The most obvious comparison in this piece. Justin Timberlake was clearly the predicted superstar in NSYNC and eventually went on to fulfill his potential. Dean Ambrose has the former down pat and likely will deliver on the latter. Another nice comparison is that Justin was on Mickey Mouse Club and Dean Ambrose was on the wrestling version of Mickey Mouse Club aka Gabe Sapolsky’s pedestal.

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    33% JC Chasez/ 33% Chris Kirkpatrick/ 33% Joey Fatone = Seth Rollins

    JC was the second star of the group and arguably the cutest, similar to Rollins in The Shield. (I said ARGUABLY. Do not beat me up, fan girls!) Chris had the most unpredictable hair and I can easily see Seth adopting the Kirkpatrick dreadlocks. And much like Seth Rollins, Joey Fatone once appeared in TNA but you have no memory of it. Continue reading

    Awkward Moment Of The Week

    Let’s be honest. Wrestling is weird. This a new feature that highlights the pictures, videos, tweets and moments from the wrestling world that just makes your skin crawl.

    (Disclaimer: If your skin physically crawls off your body, please see a doctor.)

    This week’s awkward moment: Rob Feinstein with the cast of The Walking Dead:

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     Can it get any more awkward?

     

    #Awkward

    Yes. Yes, it can.

    For suggestions for next week’s Awkward Moment Of The Week, please tweet them to @WrestlingEarth