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
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.
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:
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.
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 →