• This Or That (8/12/2014)

    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:

    More likely to wrestle another match in a WWE ring?

    Hulk Hogan – 64%, CM Punk – 36%

    Who will win more TV/PPV matches for the rest of 2014?

    Cesaro – 60%, Heath Slater – 40%

    Who do you side with in their Twitter feud?

    Taz – 65%, Vince Russo – 35%

    Dipping cookies in froyo?

    Nay – 73%, Yay – 27%

    Should the WWE champion ever be a “part time” wrestler: Yes or No?

    Brock Lesnar is challenging for the title this Sunday and is the heavy favorite to win. Should someone who works a schedule like his be champion for a long time period?

    brock-rock

    Tim:

    I just want it to be on whoever can make it seem more important and put on good matches and make the most out of what hugely are given. Fresh off of beating the streak with a great manager at his side, Lesnar is fine for this.

    Yes

    Joey:

    I think the champion should be the best person for the spot who can make the most money and create the most interest. Right now, that’s Brock Lesnar. If Brock does one appearance every month, I think it will be manageable. Even if he doesn’t, what are we really missing? Some combination of Cena, Orton, Kane, Big Show, Roman Reigns and Sheamus facing each other for a belt?

    The belt would typically be defended every other month in the most successful days of WCW so this wouldn’t be something new or unheard of. Fans disdain for “part time” performers are really silly. If someone entertains or provides successful results, utilize him as best you can and Brock definitely should defeat Cena this time.

    Yes

    Tom:

    I can see the arguments for having the WWE champion being on every show and every live event and so on and so forth, but I think the main event scene is so stale at the moment with the main roster guys that having an ‘outsider’ like Lesnar would at least be something different. Aside from Bryan’s brief run, I think the last time there was any real interest in the belt and who was champion was when Punk ‘stole it’ after his Money in the Bank 2011 win.

    Sure, that storyline finished before it started and Brock as champ would be a little different, but it’d be something new and God knows something new would be welcome right now.

    Yes

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    Lower moment from Raw: “Deportlandia” or Megan Miller?

    What was a lower idea – A now babyface Zeb Colter using the term Deport-landia when talking down on immigrants or Megan Miller having “an affair” with Daniel Bryan?

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    Tim:

    Megan Miller was cheesy TV but Zeb Colter’s remarks were in horrible taste, especially as a “face.” WWE really needs to take a step back and look hard it itself when it comes to social issues.

    Deportlandia

    Joey:

    Megan Miller was terrible television but Zeb Colter’s line was way lower. How do you respond to reports of an employee being fired for striking someone who said racist things about him? By having a good guy character saying something offensive and grossly xenophobic. How in the world would anyone green light that? These two moments showed the problems with WWE television and why they aren’t sinking people in with The Network. Someone give the creative team a brain.

    Deportlandia

    Tom:

    Why would any good guy say the ‘deportlandia’ thing? So the solution to someone you have a problem with isn’t to defeat them physically or mentally but to get the government to intervene to get them kicked out of the country? WHAT?!? As a non-American, it’s the kind of language that just makes the already unlikeable Swagger even more off-putting.

    However, as bad as it was, I think the Megan Miller angle was worse. Hideously dumb and made Brie look like the world’s biggest moron, given that Bryan’s been established as the kind of guy who’d NEVER cheat on his wife. It completely killed the heat of the Brie/Steph feud and, even worse, it’s added a weird little footnote to the Daniel Bryan character that hopefully won’t stick.

    Megan Miller

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    Which birthday party would you rather attend: Hulk Hogan’s or Billy Kidman’s?

    Last night was Hulk Hogan’s birthday bash. Today is Billy Kidman’s birthday. Be sure to tweet him a Happy Birthday wish at @WWEKidman. If you could only attend one person’s party, who would you choose?

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    Tim:

    Imagine the disgusting and awful things you’d hear at Hogan’s birthday party. No thanks. I’ll celebrate one of Billy Kidman’s many birthdays any day over that. He practically accidentally has a birthday 24/7. I want to be around that.

    Billy Kidman’s

    Joey:

    Billy Kidman lives every day like it’s his birthday so I can’t see the party being anything special. Aside from hanging with Rey Mysterio and asking Kidman about Flock stories, I can’t imagine anything too noteworthy. Meanwhile, Hulkster is a grade A celebrity, brother. Dennis Rodman, Shaq, Jay Leno, Mr. T, Mr. T’s mom, George Foreman’s original grill and Metallica will provide a night of a lifetime. Hulk still rules.

    Hulk Hogan’s

    Tom:

    Man, as nice as I think the Hulkster’s party would be, I feel like there’d be an air of silent resentment. The big man doesn’t seem to be the best at staying friends with people, and I think it might be a little uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Kidman’s would be just the best time. He could teach you how to do shooting stars into the pool and share all kinds of stories about WCW’s spectacular cruiserweight division.

    Also, crazy that it’s already William Kidman’s birthday again! Feels like only yesterday that we were last celebrating it.

    Billy Kidman’s

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    More loved Robin Williams ’90s family film: Jumanji or Mrs. Doubtfire?

    RIP Robin Williams. Thanks for the laughs and entertainment.

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    Tim:

    I like most Robin Williams flicks but if I’m being honest, Jumanji might be one of my least favorites. I could watch Mrs. Doubtfire at least once a week and not be too out out. That was just some good stuff for all ages.

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Joey:

    I watched Mrs. Doubtfire so many times as a kid but I’m still going with Jumanji. The visuals in that movie was among my favorites as a kid. It was such a unique and fun film that further reminds me how easy it was for Robin Williams to provide an entertaining and likeable character.

    As every wrestler ever says, it’s easier to play a villain than it is to convince people to like you. I think Robin Williams made it easy to like his more loveable characters like in both of these movies because we all loved Robin. He’ll definitely be missed.

    Jumanji

    Tom:

    I only saw Jumanji for the first time a month or two ago, and… man, I wasn’t that keen on it. The CGI has NOT aged well and I was bummed that they didn’t actually get sucked into the mad Jumanji jungle world Robin Williams had been living in for 30 years. SORRY JUMANJI (ALSO SUCK MY DICK).

    Meanwhile, Mrs. Doubtfire is a stone cold classic. It’s incredibly watchable and pretty much can’t be topped as far as cross-dressing capers go. Like, think of how many films followed it where the premise was just ‘comedian dresses as a lady, THAT’S IT’ and think how SHITE most of those films were. You can’t top Williams, brother. His accent was also insanely fun, even though I had to question why my authentically Scottish nan sounded nothing like Mrs. Doubtfire.

    Honestly though, I’m a little sad that Hook wasn’t one of the choices here. It was my little brother’s favourite film for a while and remains one of my most watched films ever. It’s not without its flaws, but I can’t imagine anyone starring in it other than Williams. Bangarang, big man. You will be missed.

    Mrs. Doubtfire

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