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:
Better choice for Wrestler of the Year?
John Cena – 79%, Roderick Strong – 21%
Would you rather?
Have Brock Lesnar throw a car door in your section – 69%, Watch a 20 minute Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns match live – 31%
More likely to main event a PPV in 2015?
Cesaro – 85%, Dolph Ziggler – 15%
Better ice cream truck item?
Firecracker Popsicle – 66%, WWF Ice Cream Bar – 34%
Who do you side with in their podcast war: Steve Austin or Roddy Piper?
I JUST HEARD THAT PODCASTONE HAS PUT SIS AND DECEASE, SAYING I CAN NOT DO ANOTHER PODCAST ANY WHERE! Because of Steve's feelings? Really?
— Rowdy Roddy Piper (@R_Roddy_Piper) July 14, 2015
They’re both kind of in the wrong in certain ways. Roddy shouldn’t have went after Austin and then had an annoying guy who does impressions do his Stone Cold bit. In the aftermath, Piper came off as super nuts but that’s pretty normal for ole Hot Rod these days. Austin was wrong for using his power to shut down the whole podcast, I feel. However, Roddy Piper’s podcast was SUPER terrible and I have grown to not really like the guy. I have my problems with Austin and I think he handled it bad but Piper started it and then acted really ridiculous. Have a seat, pal.
I’ve only listened to a few Roddy Piper podcast episodes but he’s pretty bad at it between asking uncomfortable questions and not doing research on the subjects he asks about. That being said, Piper always comes off a nice enough guy and is the “old grandpa” in wrestling that you let get away with saying ridiculous things because he’s loveable.
Steve Austin did not see it that way. After hearing the podcast that offended Stone Cold, I would agree Piper went after him for no reason referring to Austin as a quitter who no-shows. Still, Austin should have just went after one episode instead of the entire podcast. You can’t use a power play to take away someone’s gig like that. Keep on rantin’ up a storm, Hot Rod.
Just going by his Twitter account, Roddy sends off some very mixed messages about all this. Like, he claims that he’s not mad at Austin, but then he constantly RTs people slating Stone Cold. Austin seems like a broadly decent guy these days, albeit a little thin-skinned at times.
Ultimately, it’s a question of banter: Piper is delivering crazy old-man banter that most guys should be able to handle without too much issue. You can just dismiss it, you know? However, I think a lot of this mess is still on Piper’s shoulders – my understanding is that Podcast One removed the podcast at Stone Cold’s request, Piper blew up and quit to go to another podcast network, even though he’s contractually unable to. Does that sound right? Anyway, Roddy’s a crazy old man who does crazy old man things that people shouldn’t get upset about, but he’s also created a bunch of crazy old man problems for himself.