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    This Or That (3/11/2014)

    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, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett 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 option to save the Wrestlemania WWE Championship match?

    Adding CM Punk to the title match – 64%, Turning Batista heel – 36%

    More likely to be left off the Wrestlemania 30 card?

    Dolph Ziggler – 75%, Big Show – 25%

    More likely to happen?

    Kevin Steen debuting in WWE – 91%, CM Punk returning to ROH – 9%

    Better boy band?

    Backstreet Boys – 54%, NSYNC – 46%

    Will Daniel Bryan leave Wrestlemania as WWE Champion: YES or NO?

    With the stipulation added that if Daniel Bryan defeats Triple H at Wrestlemania, he will face Randy Orton and Batista in the WWE Championship match, will he finally get the gold (for real this time) at Wrestlemania?



    It would be detrimental to the ending of Wrestlemania 30 if Bryan lost. I think WWE has realized that they would have a huge moment on their hands with the show ending as Bryan overcomes the odds of multiple matches and a trio of opponents to win the title as the crowd “yes” chants with him. The only thing more I could hope for is him entering that last match to “The Final Countdown.”

    He deserves this and I can only imagine the sour taste in everyone’s mouth if Batista wins in the end. It would be one of the more heartbreaking moments in wrestling. In the back of my mind I am scared silly that Triple H will beat him but the fact is WWE has to let Bryan go the distance.



    It seems as if the crowd’s reactions to Batista and Bryan each have forced WWE’s hand into the ultimate dream scenario in which Daniel Bryan slays Triple H AND finally wins the WWE Championship on the same night. That night being Wrestlemania 30 of all shows.

    I can’t imagine the Charlie Brown/Lucy football moment happening again at Wrestlemania. There’s no way they would make this last ditch effort to do all of this and not give Bryan “the moment,” right? Right? I won’t let you talk me out of this dream scenario come to life! I think I need to call him Danielson because Wrestlemania 30 just got REAL.



    #HijackRaw was successful! Bryan is in two matches at ‘Mania! THEY DID IT! Ziggler’s nowhere to be seen so I guess the mid-card remains unelevated, but come on, baby steps here.

    Anyway, well done to WWE for making something pretty great out of all that silliness. Whether Bryan will leave ‘Mania as champion… I mean, they’ve certainly given themselves an out by having the title match be his second on the card, especially if he’s on the receiving end of a sledgehammer beating after getting a win over Triple H. Having said that, bummer endings are a rarity at ‘Mania, and you know what? YOU GOTTA DREAM TO BELIEVE, BROTHER.


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    This Or That (2/3/2014)

    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, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett 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!

    This week, @TimWelcomed is unfortunately unable to join us. A Siamese fighting fish bit his index finger and he’s unable to type at a pace Earth demands. We wish him the best in his recovery. Doctors say he should be healthy and home in approximately 20 hours.

    Replacing him will be a Canadian reader of the site who has been itching to get involved with Wrestling On Earth somehow. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome Vance Florm. Hailing from Calgary *pause for dramatic effect* Alberta, Canada. (He made us add that.)

    Before we start, here’s last week’s results:

    Lamer rumored Wrestlemania match?

    Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus – 54%, Batista vs. Randy Orton– 46%

    Bigger star making performance at Royal Rumble?

    Roman Reigns – 64%, Bray Wyatt – 36%

    Better independent wrestling champion?

    Adam Cole – 57%, Johnny Gargano – 43%

    Better dessert?

    Pie – 60% (WE LOVE YOU!), Cake – 40% (WE LOVE YOU SLIGHTLY LESS!)

    Who do you blame more for the falling out: WWE or CM Punk?

    We don’t know the whole story but there are many reports from often accurate sources that this all stems from CM Punk being frustrated by WWE’s use of him. Is he in the right?


    Vance Florm:

    I once had a conversation with Vince McMahon about the height and weight of Jack Reacher. We agreed about that, therefore I will side with WWE.

    CM Punk


    Good for CM Punk. If you’re in an evironment that makes you miserable, you should do everything in your power to leave it. I’m not one of the biggest CM Punk fans compared to most of his seemingly diehard fan base yet I feel I’m one of his biggest supporters in this situation. We have a guy leaving a large sum of money that one would make at Wrestlemania and the biggest spotlight to stand up for his principles and do what’s best for him.

    Personally, I will always side with the individual over the company unless the individual is clearly in the wrong. In a world where you are controlled and basically treated like a race horse with a shelf life, kudos to CM Punk. With the industry having such little places to work, someone standing up for what he believes in (whether we do or don’t) is an inspiration for all wrestlers and quite frankly anyone in the working field in today’s culture of America.

    In regards to solely the nuts and bolts, CM Punk was never going to get to the position of main eventing Wrestlemania or being a truly equal position of someone like John Cena. If he can’t get what makes him happy in exchange for the sacrifice of his body when he’s in a place where he can pick and choose, find a different place in life that will.



    Despite still delivering consistently good promos and matches (with the notable exceptions being the ones he had with Ryback and Curtis Axel, as you’d expect), Punk did nothing to hide how frustrated he was by his position and lack of momentum within WWE. As surprising as his abrupt departure was though, there was something fairly inevitable about it.

    Really, aside from John Cena, Undertaker and Triple H, has there ever been a super-popular main eventer that hasn’t had a falling out with Vince McMahon for at least some period of time? Stone Cold is the one that most are drawing comparisons to, but Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Bret and Shawn all stepped away for a while, and even loveable old Mick Foley and Vince’s favourite The Rock have been on the outs with WWE at some point or another.

    Simply put, WWE’s a thankless, shitty, controlling company run by a thankless, shitty, controlling human being, and we all know that. If you’re a reasonable human being with ambition and self-respect, it’s pretty likely that you’re going to get fed up with dealing with that on a daily basis. CM Punk leaving was just him taking ownership of his life again. I think he’d gladly accept any ‘blame’ for the situation – he left on his terms, and should he return, it’ll be on his terms too (and likely not involve a feud with Kane).

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    Over/Under: 10/28/2013

    Is it possible to predict the future of the wrestling world? Given that ‘plans change’ might as well be the official motto of the WWE, this might be easier said than done, but in Over/Under, we’re still gonna try!

    Each week, we’ll choose five scenarios and then predict how likely they are to come true, by saying whether it’s ‘over’ (i.e. we think it’s over the odds that it’ll happen) or ‘under’ (i.e. we think it’s under the odds). As usual, members of the site @TimWelcomed@typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett are on hand to embarrass themselves by being the ones to make the predictions.

    Summerslam 2014: The date that at least one member of The Shield will split off from the group.

    The Shield are nearing the one year anniversary of their debut. One of the strongest WWE factions ever, when exactly will they split up?



    Seth Rollins will be the first out of The Shield. I’m kind of ready to see him or Ambrose break off and do their own things but also kind of sad about it because Rollins and Reigns are much needed in the tag team division. I can see this happening real soon. Maybe even in time for Wrestlemania.



    The Shield breakup is coming sooner rather than later in my guesstimation. I think around the Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins will leave or get kicked out. Everyone can tell he’s a much better babyface and a match with him as face vs. heel Ambrose is something I’d LOVE to see at Wrestlemania 30. Either way, I see Rollins being the person to be split off and I see it happening well before Summerslam.



    I’m going to say no – it’s inevitable, but Summerslam just feels a little too soon. With three ‘core’ teams in The Shield, The Usos and The Rhodeseseses, the tag division seems to finally have settled into a nice groove, and the only team I see splitting within the next few months is Cody and Goldust.  I’m assuming Rollins is the one who’ll receive the eventual face turn, but I don’t know what he’ll be once they take him out of the tactical gear – he’s so good that I’m sure he’ll be fine in the long run, but it’d just be a shame to see him Ted Dibiase-ing after a Shield split. While there’s plenty of time between now and Summerslam to give him more of a character and a purpose to oppose the other two, they’re so strong as a team right now that I think they could go another year without needing to be divided.


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    Awkward Moment Of The Week

    Let’s be honest. Wrestling is weird. This a feature that highlights the pictures, videos, tweets and moments from the wrestling world that feels too weird to be true.

    This week’s awkward moment? Three dudes cosplaying as The Shield.


    Most awkward things here:

    • The Roman Reigns wig
    • Aforementioned Roman Reigns committing to gimmick and not wearing a shirt under his Shield vest
    • Tomko look-a-like in jorts giving them the evil eye from the background.

    Wrestlers Are: Boy Bands

    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.


    33% JC Chasez/ 33% Chris Kirkpatrick/ 33% Joey Fatone = Seth Rollins

    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