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    Wednesday Night Wars: June 24, 2015

    There’s a lot of wrestling on Wednesday nights.

    Every week, @JoeySplashwater will attempt to watch as much of the wrestling programs on Wednesday night as he can. There will be a short recap of each program followed by the pick for Match of the Night, Performer of the Night and who won the Wednesday Night Wars?

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    NXT was the perfect example of what their television program is this week. The open was great with Kevin Owens, Hideo Itami, Finn Balor and Rhyno all having fun moments. The main event of Balor vs. Rhyno was solid with great commentary by Owens. There was also a spectacular promo video of Finn playing Legos with Sami Zayn.

    Unfortunately, the rest of the show sucked. Nothing else and no one else on this show felt important or noteworthy and it just seemed like filler in between the opening segment and main event. I can’t even remember who the participants were.

    The good was outstanding, the bad was pointless. I enjoyed the Owens vs. Finn story enough to say I liked NXT this week.

    Grade: C+

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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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    This Or That (9/9/2014)

    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:

    Will The Undertaker ever wrestle another match?

    Yes – 57%, No – 43%

    Worse writing in wrestling?

    Bella vs. Bella – 58%, Crazy Samuel Shaw – 42%

    Which wrestling journalist do you enjoy more?

    Dave Meltzer – 67%, Wade Keller – 33%

    Which would you rather give up?

    Video games – 51%, Junk food – 49%

    Which wrestler are you more excited to see return from time off: Daniel Bryan or Dean Ambrose?

    Daniel Bryan doesn’t need surgery. Dean Ambrose’s Walmart special movie is almost done filming. Who do you want back in your life more?

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    Tim:

    Daniel Bryan is my favorite wrestler ever so  even though I love Ambrose and am ready for his feud with Rollins to get rolling again I can not honestly say I am more ready for him to come back. There are a lot of things I’m really interested in seeing how they play out when Bryan returns. Will the crowd still be there for him? Will WWE put him back in the main event? If the crowd is still there chanting for him and WWE doesn’t put him back in the main event scene will the audience force WWE’s hand again? Most of all, I can’t wait to see him back in the ring wrestling. Give me Bryan vs Lesnar, please. Somehow.

    Daniel Bryan

    Joey:

    Daniel Bryan is the best wrestler in the world and my favorite wrestler of all time. Dean Ambrose is on a hot run but Bryan was on the hottest run and I think the fan support will still be there. The void without Daniel Bryan has been huge and I can’t wait to see him back on my television again.

    Another factor is that Daniel Bryan is great regardless of WWE booking. Dean Ambrose needs to be in a purposeful story to be most effective as seen in some of his throwaway matches, namely vs. Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler. If WWE shits the bed with booking either of the two, Bryan can still give you good little matches.

    Daniel Bryan

    Tom:

    I don’t know how anyone could pick Dean Ambrose, to be honest. His absence sucks but his return is a sure thing whereas Bryan’s path to recovery seems to be a little trickier – it seems like he’ll be back, but there’s still a question mark so it’ll make his return that much more special, assuming it happens.

    Daniel Bryan

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    PWG BoLA 2013 Preview

    PWG’s annual Battle of Los Angeles tournament will consist of two shows this weekend. As always, the talent is a mix of the top indy talent from all over the country.

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    Site members @typicalROHfan, @TomBlackett and @TimWelcomed will give their thoughts and predictions on the weekend’s events.

    Michael Elgin vs. Rich Swann:

    typicalROHfan:

    My favorite thing about the recent (and future) PWG shows are seeing some of the guys I like from the WWNLive Universe facing off with ROH talent. The contrast of Elgin’s power and Rich Swann’s speed are going to make for a great match. I’m rooting for Swann but fully expect Michael Elgin to win.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Elgin wins.

    TomBlackett:

    Will Michael Elgin hold Rich Swann in a delayed vertical suplex… All Night Long? The answer is definitely not, there’s like 9 matches they need to get through, that would be ridiculous.

    Anyway, this should be very fun. I feel like I’m going to say that a lot because fucking PWG is always very fun. The story of a guy doing flips to not get caught by a guy who does powerbombs is one of wrestling’s best, so I’m looking forward to this a bunch.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Elgin wins.

    TimWelcomed:

    I am always a sucker for strong guys going against fast guys and these two are some of the best of both. I really don’t care who wins because I like both guys a good bit but I’m going to pick Elgin as the winner here.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Elgin wins. Continue reading

    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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    – Are you an artist or have you spotted any awesome wrestling art you think we should feature? We want to hear from you! Get in touch via Twitter on @WrestlingEarth or by emailing us at wrestlingonearth@gmail.com.

    PWG Ten Preview

    PWG celebrates their 10th anniversary in great style with a stacked card. On paper, this has the potential to be the best indy wrestling show of all time.

    I’m not trying to do hyperbole. I genuinely believe that.

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    Adam Cole vs. Kevin Steen vs. Drake Younger for the PWG title:

    This match is Guerrilla Warfare rules, meaning there are no rules and crazy shit will happen. Adam Cole is on fire as the top heel in PWG. Drake Younger is white hot as the top face in PWG. Kevin Steen is the biggest star in the PWG/ROH centric indy wrestling world. Basically a perfect storm for this match.

    I have to admit I wasn’t the biggest Drake Younger fan and have been rooting against him in title matches but the more PWG shows I watch, the more I lose any of that thought I have left. While I prefer Cole, there’s something special about the story and if he does win the title, it would make for an incredible moment.

    However, I think Cole pulls it off again and retains. Maybe it’s the sexy bias but I’m predicting Adam Win Win lives to see another day. Hopefully Cole defending against Kyle O’Reilly happens before 2013 ends.

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Adam Cole retains.

    The Young Bucks vs. DojoBros vs. Inner-City Machine Guns for the PWG tag titles:

    This is a ladder match, meaning there will be a lot of high flying and even crazier shit will happen. The Young Bucks are the best team in pro wrestling and have the best match on every show they are on. The DojoBros are fantastic and PWG is finding a way to use Roderick Strong in a fresh way. Inner-City Machine Guns are the best at doing crazy flip things. (That’s a compliment.)

    Last year’s triple ladder match was one of my favorite matches in PWG history and this one looks like it has the potential to top it. It sounds like the cheesiest thing ever but it rings true here in that we’re all the real winners for getting to see this. That being said, I’ll guess we see a title change with the DojoBros becoming the new tag champions.

    Interest Level: 10/10!!!
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    ROH All Star Extravaganza V Preview

    One of the best Ring of Honor cards in recent memory, I can’t wait to see this show when it becomes available onDemand. It’s a shame ROH couldn’t figure out how to solve their iPPV problems because this could very well have been among their most viewed events.

    Stacked from top to bottom with incredible and eclectic outside talent, I’m expecting a show of the year candidate.

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    Forever Hooligans vs. The American Wolves:

    Should be fantastic. Davey Richards and Rocky Romero in No Remorse Corps were one of my favorite ROH tag teams so it will be cool seeing these two interact. Two of the best tag teams in the world facing off can’t not produce good results.

    With the reDRagon rematch already booked for NYC and the Wolves lack of ROH contract security, I can’t see another tag title change happening this weekend.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Forever Hooligans win.

    Kevin Steen vs. Brian Kendrick:

    Like I mentioned in my ROH Title Tournament preview, I’m very fond of Brian Kendrick’s recent work so I have high expectations for this match. With the lack of matches announced for the NYC show in just two weeks, I’m hoping great performances from guys like Kendrick, Paul London, Kushida and the Young Bucks will lead to announcements of them all being booked for Manhattan Mayhem. I can only dream. This match should all sorts of wonderful, especially in front of that Canadian crowd.

    Interest Level: 9/10
    Prediction: Kevin Steen wins. Continue reading

    Wrestling On Earth Summer Contest: Win a FREE T-SHIRT!

    We love wrestling (on Earth), but you know what we love more? You, the fans. I mean, not all of you, but some of you. Most of you. Probably.

    We’ve been struggling with how to show this love for a while, but we’ve found a way – a FREE T-SHIRT summer contest. However, we’re believers in the idea that the strongest love is when it’s reciprocated, so you’d better believe that you’ll have to earn that free shirt – find out more below.

    What is the prize?

    You stand to win the t-shirt of your choice from our friends at ProWrestlingTees.com. There’s a ridiculous amount to choose from, with wrestler designs ranging from Kevin Steen to the Young Bucks to Colt Cabana to Davey Richards to Christopher Daniels. If you love wrestling, you’ll find something you want!

    What do I have to do?

    The theme we’re going for is ‘wrestlers in the summer’. Just get your creative juices flowing and draw a picture, edit a video, write a short story, assemble a collage or do ANYTHING creative and fun, email it to wrestlingonearth@gmail.com and you’ll be eligible to enter! Look to our Art Is Wrestling feature for an idea of the kind of stuff we’re after (though it doesn’t have to be a picture).

    It’s a broad theme, so have fun with it! Imagine Joseph Park at a barbeque, the Young Bucks at a water park, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman building sandcastles at the beach or ANYTHING ELSE involving wrestlers in the summer and then just take it from there.

    And yes, MS Paint is not only accepted but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.

    Rules are as follows:

    • Email your entries to wrestlingonearth@gmail.com.
    • You have to be following @wrestlingearth and @OneHourTees on Twitter to be eligible.
    • No more than three entries per person.
    • Entries will be accepted until 11:59PM (EST) on Saturday, August 17, 2013. The winner will be announced the next day, after Summerslam is over.
    • Don’t be a jerk.