• This Or That (10/29/2015)

    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, @JoeyOnEarth 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 the last edition‘s results:

    Who would you rather see Undertaker wrestle at Wrestlemania 32?

    Sting – 53%, John Cena – 47%

    More promising NXT talent?

    Chad Gable – 61%, Apollo Crews – 39%

    Halloween?

    Yay – 72%, Nay – 38%

    Who will leave Survivor Series as WWE World Champion: Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns?

    Sheamus is not an acceptable answer.

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    Joey:

    This question comes down to if you believe Dean Ambrose will turn heel on Roman Reigns. That’s the only thing that can prevent the title change. I just don’t see that happening. I don’t think Ambrose is valued enough to be put in such a position of a big match. He’s more so in the Ziggler territory. This is the show I see Reigns getting his title win. It’s a softer crowd, the story is fitting, Rollins is running out of challengers. Just seems like the timing has lined up too perfectly for it to not happen here.

    Roman Reigns

    Tim:

    Now might be the best time to do it when it comes to the story but I can see them waiting to make Reigns the champion on a bigger stage. At least one of the former Shield members needs to make a big change so Dean Ambrose turning heel and elongating Reigns’ chase for the title seems likely to me. At the moment this whole thing comes off unnatural and forced to me but here we are. Here’s to hoping they throw in some unexpected challenger for Rollins to wrestle while Ambrose and Reigns feud over who is the coolest guy in high school.

    Seth Rollins 

    Tom:

    Nice to see that we’ve all acknowledged the biggest issue as being how stale Ambrose is right now. I really, REALLY can’t stand how lame Dirty Dean is as the “unstable” face who loves cold beer and hey, where the women at?!? I’m not sure if he’ll be any more effective as a heel, but jeez, at least I’ll be supposed to hate him then.

    Also, Rollins is only just coming off a Kane feud so it’d be a real shame for his run to end now. Give the boy a couple more months so he can get that behind him and lose the title with a little dignity.

    Seth Rollins

    Who will leave Survivor Series as WWE World Champion?

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    Which Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar match was better: No Mercy 2002 or Hell In A Cell 2015?

    History repeating itself.

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    Joey:

    I loved the 2002 Hell In A Cell match between these two. The match was clear, decisive and important in establishing Brock Lesnar as the winner. The two went to battle and it was a violent mess with a great ending to the story. I enjoyed the 2015 match enough but it just felt a little more forced and I didn’t like the low blow being the way to end the story.

    No Mercy 2002

    Tim:

    The two matches after Lesnar ended the streak retroactively hurt that huge moment for me. I get why you’d want to go back to that feud but it all seemed very ill-prepared. Neither of the matches were anywhere close to great and the endings were horrible. The Hell In A Cell 2015 match supremely lackluster for me. The match at No Mercy 2002 was exciting at the time and had an impact on Brock Lesnar’s viability as huge superstar. It actually seemed thought-out and the timing was just right. I can’t vote against that one.

    No Mercy 2002 

    Tom:

    Yeah, I’m still kinda sour on the Lesnar/Taker feud being reignited. Both of their recent matches were decent, but it’s still a bummer when any Lesnar matches are wasted on guys he’s already tussled with a whole bunch. You can argue that the Lesnar of 2015 is much different to the Lesnar of 2002 (and the same goes for Undertaker, obviously) so that gives a rematch an element of freshness, but their first Hell in a Cell match was an event, whereas the 2015 match felt routine. Like, the only reason it was happening because it had to be a trilogy of matches, not because it was something anyone was hugely looking forward to or whatever.

    Also, Undertaker in 2002 bled a lot more, and I think that’s just terrific.

    No Mercy 2002

    Which Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar match was better?

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    Which WWE Network special disappointed you more: The Stone Cold Podcast With Brock Lesnar or Breaking Ground?

    The Network.

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    Joey:

    Breaking Ground let me down and looks absolutely boring. I guess I expected the people showcased to be more interesting but they’re all snores. Even the character stuff like Baron Corbin trying to be mean feels cringeworthy. You have to REALLY love NXT to get into this show and that’s probably why it doesn’t connect with me. The podcast was pretty bad but it was a rare look into the insight of Brock Lesnar’s mind. Seeing him basically call Steve Austin a mark for remembering Wrestlemania shows by the numbers was more entertaining than anything on Breaking Ground.

    Breaking Ground

    Tim:

    I don’t really care for Brock Lesnar as a person. His demeanor irritates me. We get it. You’re a serious business man. The podcast was at least enjoyable to watch in a “why is this even on” kind of way. I got a few laughs out of it. Breaking Ground was TOO much of a typical WWE show. It was bland and over-done. To be honest I didn’t even finish watching it. Most NXT stuff has a certain vibe to it that seems somewhat different and has an emotion to it. This didn’t have any of that.

    Breaking Ground

    Tom:

    Well, looks like Tim and Joey are total fucking dipshits!!! Yes, that was a heavy shot but they deserved it. Stone Cold’s cozy chat about trucks, guns and hunting with Brock was fucking TEDIOUS from start to finish, whereas Breaking Ground had moments of being quite good fun. Baron Corbin is a weird mess of aggression and insecurity and seeing him get bullied by Mojo Rawley was a heck of a time. I’m still not sure how I feel about him, but I certainly find him a little more interesting than before.

    The moments of heaviness were a bit overdone and manufactured, but I still prefer getting moments of behind-the-scenes Fed action over two dudes talking about stuff I do not care about AT ALL.

    The Stone Cold Podcast with Brock Lesnar

    Which WWE Network special disappointed you more?

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    Do you like CW’s The Flash: Yes or No?

    Our email wars come to WOE.

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    Joey:

    Guess what, trolls – The Flash is GREAT. I didn’t give it a chance originally because I hate the bright red and yellow suit BUT he isn’t wearing that on the show. It’s a snazzy dark red suit. Barry Allen is a sweetheart and the most likable character on a superhero adaptation on film or television since Blade (Wesley Snipes.) The Flash is one of the best shows on television and I will die defending the honor of this glorious superhero.

    ALSO! The Flash was the most popular Halloween costume at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo holiday event. Take that, Tim!

    YES

    Tim:

    The Flash is garbage. It might be a bit better than Arrow but they are still in the fucking trash can. Here’s something: Instead of watching The Flash get a life. The dark red suit is lame. The whole show is ridiculous and pandering. The dialogue isn’t natural (just like almost every show that appears on the CW). I honestly can’t believe so many good people have given in to this really bad show. WAKE UP. PLEASE. We are still here and we want to help you.

    FUCK NO, MY FRIEND

    Tom:

    I liked the pilot episode fine, mostly because it was a LOT like the first Sam Raimi Spider-man film. Have I watched any episodes since? Absolutely not. I’m sure it’s fine, but fine doesn’t cut the mustard, not when the season’s 22 episodes long or however many it is. I’ve got a life to lead, you fucks!

    I mean I guess I kind of did but not anymore, no thank you

    Do you like The Flash?

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