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    Bound For Glory 2014 Preview and Predictions

    We swear this PPV is happening on Sunday. This is not a weird prank.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.


    Samoa Joe vs. Low Ki vs. Kaz Hayashi for the X Division Championship


    This is probably the only match I’d look forward to if I watch the show, which I’m not even sure if I will or not. Joe and Low Ki had a really good match at a live TV taping I went to and I have fond memories of Kaz Hayashi.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Samoa Joe wins.


    This match should be entertaining and it looks really good on paper, especially when written next to the rest of the card. Probably the only reason to see this show. I used to enjoy Kaz Hayashi while Joe and Low Ki can definitely deliver the goods.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Samoa Joe wins.


    FINALLY. Everyone knows I am the Internet’s foremost authority on puroresu and, after over a year of having to talk about PG PUSSY BULLSHIT BABY WRESTLING, I finally get to to discuss a show that honours the ‘King of Sports’. TNA’s taking it to the next level with this show and I’m so happy to be alive to witness it.

    Samoa Joe and Low Ki are both gaijins but they are about as close as you can get to being a Japanese worker without actually being Japanese. Kaz Hayashi is a flawless human being. THIS WILL BE INCREDIBLE!

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Kaz Hayashi wins.

    The Great Muta and Tajiri vs. The Great Sanada and James Storm


    I’d be interested in this if TNA didn’t take away a lot of fun that was Sanada. James Storm is whack these days.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Muta and Tajiri wins.


    I can not begin to give one bit of my attention to James Storm. The Great Muta is always nice to see but I don’t expect anything interesting from him. Sanada doesn’t get me excited the way he used to. TNA has a way of doing that to characters. Tajiri will be is okay, I guess. I used to love him but I don’t really care here.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: The Great Sanada and James Storm win.


    Tajiri was corrupted from his years of working in the West but I now consider him a puro master. Sanada is an incredible young talent who shows a LOT of fighting spirit (CRUCIAL!)

    I keep having to re-read The Great Muta’s name because I can’t believe he’s on this show. He is a legend of Japanese wrestling and I will be in tears by the end of this bout (NOT ASHAMED).

    Interest Level: 9/10 (had to knock one off for that disgusting alcoholic, James Storm)
    Prediction: The Great Muta and Tajiri win.

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    This Or That (10/7/2014)

    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:

    Who will face Seth Rollins in the Cell?

    Dean Ambrose – 76%, John Cena – 24%

    Who will retire first?

    Big Show – 75%, Kane – 25%

    Which product would you rather try first?

    DDP Yoga – 58%, JR’s BBQ sauce – 42%

    Who reigns supreme?

    Beyoncé – 51%, Rihanna – 49%

    Better Hell In A Cell Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker or Mankind vs. Undertaker?

    With Hell In A Cell in two weeks, which early Cell match did you like more?



    Both are memorable matches in their own ways but no Hell In A Cell match tops the storytelling of the Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker match. From the big stuff, such as it being the first Hell In A Cell, to the small intricacies, like the narrative of the chair being used in this feud culminating here, all being superbly intertwined and exploding to life thanks to the out-of-this-world chemistry and talent of The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.

    The way these two can always strike a genuine emotion by a simple move or a facial expression is amazing. I also think it’s something special to have the debut of Kane which was pretty big at the time. It’s always nice to see two storylines unfolding at once without being too much. So… umm… yeah. I’d say I like this match more than the Undertaker vs Mankind match, which wasn’t bad by (hardly) any means.

    Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker


    Both are classics but I lean towards Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker. Shawn Michaels from 1996-1997 was on another level from any wrestler I’ve ever seen aside from the last few years of Daniel Bryan. That match was an emotional roller coaster that ended with the debut of Kane, which was a big deal at the time. You got to see two stories unfold, a classic match between two of the greats and it was the FIRST time you ever saw The Hell In A Cell cage so it just holds a special place in my little ol’ wrestling heart.

    Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker


    While the first is objectively the better match, the second is one of those few spectacles in wrestling that I don’t think will ever be matched. It’s also the match that got me back into wrestling as a teenager, so as much as I like the HBK / Undertaker Hell In A Cell, I’ve got too much tied into the Mankind / Undertaker one to put anything above it.

    Mankind vs. Undertaker

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    TNA Bound For Glory Preview and Predictions


    This is our first preview for a TNA show. TNA still has shows. Honest.

    Giving their thoughs and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett.

    Chavo and Hernandez vs. BroMans vs. Bad Influence vs. Joseph Park and Eric Young in a Gauntlet match. Winner gets a tag title shot on the show.


    First off, I have to say it’s kind of sad just how low the buzz is for this show. I recall spending one of my first paychecks in 2006 to order Bound For Glory. I still consider that the best TNA show ever. 7 years later, TNA is still alive but with as little interest by me as ever. I don’t even think it’s bad. It’s just there, which I feel is worse than bad. That being said, I do have some anticipation for this show.

    This match should be cool. Hopefully Bad Influence vs. Joseph Park is most of the match. I can’t imagine TNA leaving Daniels and Kaz off the card and they definitely shouldn’t. They’re getting the PPV title shot.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Bad Influence wins. Joseph Park is delightful. Chavo is boring.


    This show just screams “This is TNA’s Wrestlemania.” Look at all of the big-time matches that have been built up through-out the year. Oh… yeah, that’s just the main event. Anyway, this match needs to be heavy on the Bad Influence. This show needs to be heavy on the Bad Influence. Bad Influence will hopefully get the shot at the Tag Team Championship. Bad Influence.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Bad Influence wins.


    What a frustratingly empty show. It doesn’t look bad or anything, it just exists in a vacuum devoid of any interest. Think about all the nonsense we’ve endured over the past few months with Aces and Eights, the return of the Main Event Mafia, the debut of Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz… does any of it matter now? Almost all of the matches are just guys thrown together, with only the main event really having any storyline driving it.

    Anyway, this opener. Man, one of these teams is not like the other, one of these teams just doesn’t belong. Hopefully Hernandez gets a crazy dive in before he and Chavo are quickly disposed of, and then the other teams can just get on with being amazing.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Bad Influence wins.

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