This Or That (11/4/2014)

    • This Or That (11/4/2014)

      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:

      Better Frog Splash?

      Rob Van Dam – 74%, Eddie Guerrero – 26%

      Better Powerbomb?

      Sid – 76%, Kevin Nash – 24%

      Better Shooting Star Press?

      Paul London – 81%, Billy Kidman – 19%

      Better Superkick?

      Shawn Michaels – 57%, Young Bucks – 43%

      Which wrestling item would you rather have received at a show: The Rock’s elbow pad or Bret Hart’s sunglasses?

      Would you rather have had caught Rock’s elbow pad before he hit the People’s Elbow or have Bret Hart hand you his sunglasses when you were a kid?



      Yeah, I want a smelly and sweaty elbow pad randomly thrown into the audience from a douchebag who is performing an overly dramatic and dumb elbow maneuver. Just kidding. I’m not a creepy lunatic after all. I want the cool wrestler who ends up being a bitter mess later on in his career to strap some cheap but really fucking shiny and pink sunglasses on my bulbous alien head.

      Bret Hart’s sunglasses


      As a kid, I despised Bret Hart and even I wanted those damn sunglasses. They were probably the coolest merch item in WWE history. Catching The Rock’s elbow pad would have been fun (and worth more on Ebay) but it would just be the luck of it falling to you. Bret actually picking you and putting it on your face would have been a memory for life. Give me the Hitman sunglasses. (Seriously. Someone send me a pair.)

      Bret Hart’s sunglasses


      Here’s the difference between Rock’s elbow pad and Bret’s sunglasses – when you catch the elbow pad, it’s a combination of reach, dumb luck and positioning. With Bret? He CHOOSES you. He picks you out as the number one kid in the crowd (or at least in the front row). Plus, you can wear them all around town afterwards whereas it’s difficult to tie an elbow pad into a snazzy outfit. Gimme dem sunglasses, boy.

      Bret Hart’s sunglasses

      More exciting 2015 debut: The Avengers: Age of Ultron or Daniel Bryan’s book?

      Comic movie or wrestling book.



      Marvel’s cinematic universe has been pretty astounding so far and I still consider The Avengers the best movie out of the bunch even though Guardians of The Galaxy came really close to dethroning it. I can’t see anyone who enjoys these type of films not being at least a little excited for The Avengers sequel.

      Me and WWE books have a rough history. Our history is about as rough as some of the “history” they try telling us in their books! Daniel Bryan is definitely my favorite wrestler of all so I’ll definitely be checking this out and can’t imagine him letting this be a boring or unlikable read. That being said, still looking forward to Age of Ultron more.

      The Avengers: Age of Ultron


      I made this topic so I can put over Daniel Bryan’s book on the site. I’ve never looked forward to a book or movie for that matter as much as I am Bryan’s upcoming book. The Avengers will be cool but I read that punk ass Thor will have a bigger role with more of his family coming to Earth. Go fuck yourself, Thor. Daniel Bryan would kill you.

      Here’s a photo of Daniel Bryan wearing a Reading Rainbow shirt so you know it’s not a fake geek girl having some goof write a book that he puts his name on. You can’t disrespect LeVar Burton like that. Bryan’s story and personality fascinates me to no end and I’m going to read that book front to back in one day.

      Daniel Bryan’s book


      The Avengers: Age of Ultron should be really good but the trailer didn’t do too much to get me super-excited. I had the same issue with the first Avengers film, though the first Avengers film didn’t feature confirmed candyasses Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and The Vision.

      WWE books are SUCH a mixed bag. Foley’s first is still incredible and I enjoyed Regal’s a good amount too, though most of the others were pretty unimpressive. I’m not sure how involved with the writing process Bryan is, but I hope that he’d take some ownership of it? We’ll see. Also, it’s only 320 pages, which seems a little short. Regardless, I like wrestling books and I am daring to dream to believe that Bryan’s will be P. GOOD STUFF.

      Daniel Bryan’s book

      Who would you rather have a two hour long conversation with: Taz or Michael Elgin

      No breaks. Must be a full 2 hours.



      I think there would be nothing more fun than talking to Taz and throwing little things into the conversation that you know will get him going. Him being mad and passive aggressive is hilarious to me. He just gets so out of sorts. Elgin being upset and overly defensive is more sad and pathetic than funny to me.



      Michael Elgin’s 2 hour long shoot was god awful but Tazz on commentary for 2 hours has been worse at times. I think I’ll still lean towards Tazz. Elgin is basically this generation’s Tazz with much less of a name or popularity. He also spits the entire time which is absolutely disgusting. Plus Tazz uses the word “yambags” in every day life.

      P.S. I spell Tazz with two Z’s because I know that pisses him off and I’m a rebel.



      My main man Taz seems completely intolerable – I’m actually not sure he’s capable of having a conversation that isn’t peppered with passive-aggression, which is extremely off-putting. Kevin Steen proved that it’s possible to drag a fun conversation out of Elgin, so I’lll go with him (and I’ll try my best not to get butt hurt).

      Michael Elgin

      Better Pixar film: Finding Nemo or Up?

      Who ya got?



      Finding Nemo is great. It’s one of the most enjoyable Pixar films to me but Up can’t be topped on an emotional level when it comes to Pixar films. It has one of the more interesting and original plots I’ve seen from Pixar as we’ll and the art direction is fantastic. The visuals pop more for me than other Pixar films. Beautiful art and a beautiful story.



      Two of my favorite films of all time that I would both rate 10/10, this is like choosing between your kids. The stories in both are amazing but I’m going to have to lean towards Up. It made me cry, laugh and smile all in less than two hours of an emotional roller coaster. Up took a big risk by putting a heartbreaking scene in the opening of a family movie and it actually worked out.

      I can’t stress how much I love the imaginative ocean world that Finding Nemo was but Up was even more creative with a brilliant story in the middle of it. An old man, a little kid and a talking dog traveling on a flying house via balloons is just too much to top. Still love you dearly, Nemo.



      Up is really good but it’s basically emotional manipulation of the highest degree. I can’t deal with rewatching that film, man. Not with those scenes at the beginning and end (YOU KNOW WHAT SCENES I MEAN). Also, a lot of the middle stuff with all the wacky birds and such is kinda weird??? Finding Nemo is a stone cold classic and does NOT make me cry. Plus, it’s like going to an aquarium but without the line and all those disgusting trash people.

      Finding Nemo


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