RAW QOTD: Can’t Please Everyone

Right now, the Chicago Objectives list is out (see below).  We want CM Punk back.  And we want Daniel Bryan in the main event.

So what happens if you get CM Punk back and they put him in the main event instead of Daniel Bryan?  How would Chicago react to that?  How would you react to that?

Remember, if the Internet is to be believed, CM Punk left because he feels he deserves a main event opportunity and won’t get it.  So odds are if he’s coming back, it’s to be in the main event of WrestleMania.  And we all know he’d be there at Daniel Bryan’s expense.

(Interestingly, if the WWE canonizes this, they could possibly kill the hijacking.  “Oh, you want CM Punk back and you want Daniel Bryan in the main event?  CHOOSE.  Because you can’t have both.”)

So discuss.

Way to salvage Bryan while keeping everyone in main event



Scott,
        Here's an idea to tie up every loose end and actually save face for Bryan.  On Raw, the Authority hosts a celebration for Batista, which of course is SHITTED on by the live crowd.  Out comes Bryan who immediately gets chastised by the H's.  Batista says the fans ruined his moment and he blames Bryan.  Bryan says he's only out because he got a message from @realauthority to be out there.  Suddenly a G-TV type video plays showing Triple H hand Batista the #28 and telling him "dont worry about anything, I got Kane on it, and Bryan wont be there."  Triple H is obviously furious and demands to know who it was playing the video when, "NO CHANCE!!!" starts playing.  Vince struts out and says the only time he never "fixed" a Rumble AND he won one!  He says due to the footage he has no choice but to VOID the Rumble!   He says that Batista will be one of 6-men in the Elimination Chamber match with the winner facing the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at WM 30.  It's Batista, Sheamus, John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns… and THIS MAN, Daniel Bryan!   Also, Punk faces Kane in a streetfight and if Punk wins, he gets Triple H at WM.  Orton defends against the Beast.
        At EC – Punk wins, Orton retains after Taker's presence spooks Lesnar, and Bryan wins the EC countering the Batista Bomb into a small package.  This gives a Mania card of (c) Orton vs. Bryan with Triple H and Vince there and then the undercard of Punk/Triple H, Brock/Taker, Cena/Bray, Batista/Reigns.  Throw in a Warrior/Ryback (!), Cody/Goldust and you got a hell of a show that the crowd WONT SHIT ON!  Wrestlemania ends in massive YES! chant.  Heel Batista is Bryan first post-Mania challenger.

Sorry if this makes too much sense.

I do think that we'll be getting Heel Batista sooner rather than later and Daniel Bryan facing off against the Authority Round Two so that Vince and HHH can be "See, we tanked our own PPV on purpose-like because we had a plan and shit."  Like really, the more they dig in and go against the fans, the more the storyline writes itself.  You could even have Vince threaten to fire anyone who helps Bryan, which leads to Foley or Shawn Michaels or both coming back to assist him and REALLY giving him the rub.  

QOTD: Me, You, and Everyone We Know…Fuckin’

Senior Year of high school I was taking a game development class. It included the general selection of nerds, dorks, gamers, fat dudes like myself, and a pretty lass named…Hannah.

We hit it off immediately, and about a day before I was about to ask her to homecoming, another fellow asked her out and they started dating immediately until we graduated.

Flash forward 4 years and I stumble across her profile on Fetlife. In addition to her Sonic The Hedgehog Erotic drawings, I learned she is in a poly. relationship, and they all have pet names like “Dark Wolf” and “Wolf Pet” and “Wolf Pet”. The man, “Dark Wolf” has a series of photos of himself dorkily posing in front of a fire place, having the three women in the relationship collared and smiling, and a whole bunch of other kinky stuff.

They have two kids, I am unsure who is the mother of who, but they too, have pet names like ‘Wolf Cub” and something else.

On the bright side, I got to see Hannah naked in every.single.imaginable.angle thanks to these photos. On the down side? Da fuuuqqqqqqqqqq?


How do you feel toward long-term polyamorous relationships? What about if these relationships raise kids? Do you feel folks like the ones in Sister Wives are sick, different, just fine, or both? Do you think this is a bad environment in which to raise kids? 



The above was my introduction to polyamory beyond a three-way I had in 2006 with my girlfriend and her best friend, where ‘the rule’ (I.E I couldn’t bone the other girl) was in effect.

Not to speak for women who are into this kind of thing, but I can’t help but feel they’re being taken advantage of occasionally. Take an impressionable girl with low self-esteem, ooze confidence, tell them about your personal lifestyle choice, and you’re off to the orgiastic races.

From the ladies I’ve met in these kinds of relationship, the men have been supremely confident in themselves without much to be confident in – though I could just be jealous. If you look at the women on Sister Wives or what not, you kind of see a perceived sadness in their eyes, that they aren’t good enough to satisfy their man SO much that they need more than one woman.

But that’s just me judging based on my personal ideals.

Also the guy from Sister Wives looks like Chris Jericho.

What say you, Otters?

Everyone Roots for the Underdog

Scott,
A while back, CM Punk cut a vicious promo on John Laurinaitis, and you
mentioned that he was coming off as sort of a jerk. Since then, Johnny
Ace has been involved in one "You're Fired!" story after another. In
other words, the kind of plot that got us all rooting for Steve Austin.
When Cena called Laurinaitis  a "chain-smoking cripple," he came off as
a total douchebag, even for John Cena. I know WWE would like us to think
that between COOHHH and Vince McMahon, Laurinaitis is the lesser of
three evils. But he really hasn't DONE anything. Meanwhile, a lot of
internet fans (like me) think of Triple H as the *original* John Cena,
and a lot of casual viewers still consider of Vince McMahon Skeletor to
everyone's He-Man.
But Laurinaitis' only moment of memorable evil was suckerpunching Mick
Foley. He fired Big Show, yeah, but now they're so close, it had no
lasting impact. So why *are* we supposed to hate him? Because he talks
about "People Power" like some phony politician? Because he's disabled?
I don't get it. All I know is, if John Cena had pulled that whole BBQ
Sauce Rape scene on Laurinaitis, the crowd wouldn't have been NEARLY as
into it.
So what's the point? Why not just make Cole the Evil GM and finally do
something with all that heel beef they've been building for years?
– Zeus

I should point out that Big Johnny was legitimately removed from his position as Executive VP of Talent Relations and officially replaced by HHH, so he's getting "fired" in real life as well.  He'll still be booking the house shows, though, and he probably makes better money as a performer anyway.  
But yeah, for quite a while I actually really liked him as a goofy character, because he was something totally different than the polished talkers and workers they had.  He was the simpering middle management who didn't know how to act around the circus atmosphere of WWE, kind of like Joseph Park but for real, and there was a real charm about it.  He was neither good nor evil, he just aligned himself with whoever benefited him at that moment.  Now he's just evil and that's dull, and as noted he really hasn't done anything BAD.  Or at least not bad enough to justify the reactions that he's supposed to be getting.  You get the feeling that he's one beating away from having all his heat blown off, like Otunga or Tensai. 

Everyone Wants To Be The Rock

Hey Scott,
Discussion fodder for the blog:
The Observer is reporting that quite a few people aren’t exactly happy that the Rock is getting so much air time since he’s only a part-timer, and that his exposure could go to someone who’s up-and-coming, while others have no problem with it since the Rock (allegedly) = more views = more money (see Survivor Series ’11, though).
Your lifelong bromance with all things Rock aside, what’s your take on the situation?  Are there some nuggets of truth in Cena’s stance, and is the catering to the Rock out of line and undeserved?  Or can it be assumed that anyone who speaks out against the Rock simply is showing signs of sour grapes, and that Rock has earned the right to do damn well whatever he pleases, which includes coming and going at whim?
And to really play devil’s advocate, is Rock’s behavior any different from some of Hogan’s more questionable political maneuvers? One could argue that the spotlight is offered to Rock and he accepts it, while Hogan demands it whether or not anyone wants to give it to him.  But on the other hand, one could argue Cena’s point that Rock’s acceptance of the spotlight is awfully convenient for whatever his current project happens to be.

Too fucking bad for the locker room if it’s convenient or not.  Rock brings ratings and buys, something that NO ONE in WWE has been able to do for a few years now, and that equals a big fat paycheck for everyone at Wrestlemania.  So they can suck it up.  I really don’t get the WWE mentality whereby once you’re a WWE wrestler, you’re somehow indebted to them for a lifetime of servitude at their whim forever and ever.  I didn’t hear Vince McMahon complaining about how Rock was “turning his back” on WWE when he got an executive producer credit on all of Rock’s movies and made a slice of the profits just by virtue of having Rock under contract.  And I bet if Rock somehow agreed to do one of WWE Films’ shitty D-level movies and suddenly made them profitable, we wouldn’t be hearing about how being a big Hollywood star makes him this untouchable diva.  You know what’s funny about the whole thing?  Cena’s stance is that Rock is tough to get a hold of and he’s a man of the people, entertaining them night in and night out.  But have you ever tried to actually get a WWE Sports Entertainer Of The People to appear on a radio show or interview them?  YOU CAN’T.  Vince McMahon rules their publicity with an iron fist and you have to jump through a million hoops or be a dying kid in order to even get a comment from them.  They are far less accessible than the Rock, who does press and interviews night after night because he’s a charming and nice guy in real life who actually does care about his fans.  Not saying John Cena doesn’t, but WWE does not as an organization.  They care about their fans when it makes them money, of course, but god help you if you happen to cheer for the wrong person or wear the wrong shirt to an event or bring a sign that doesn’t express the proper WWE viewpoint.  In summary, WWE is full of shit, Rock is awesome, and they should all be bending over and kissing his ass every day he lowers himself to wrestling again and makes them millions of dollars they don’t deserve in the process.

Everyone Wants To Be The Rock

Hey Scott,
Discussion fodder for the blog:
The Observer is reporting that quite a few people aren’t exactly happy that the Rock is getting so much air time since he’s only a part-timer, and that his exposure could go to someone who’s up-and-coming, while others have no problem with it since the Rock (allegedly) = more views = more money (see Survivor Series ’11, though).
Your lifelong bromance with all things Rock aside, what’s your take on the situation?  Are there some nuggets of truth in Cena’s stance, and is the catering to the Rock out of line and undeserved?  Or can it be assumed that anyone who speaks out against the Rock simply is showing signs of sour grapes, and that Rock has earned the right to do damn well whatever he pleases, which includes coming and going at whim?
And to really play devil’s advocate, is Rock’s behavior any different from some of Hogan’s more questionable political maneuvers? One could argue that the spotlight is offered to Rock and he accepts it, while Hogan demands it whether or not anyone wants to give it to him.  But on the other hand, one could argue Cena’s point that Rock’s acceptance of the spotlight is awfully convenient for whatever his current project happens to be.

Too fucking bad for the locker room if it’s convenient or not.  Rock brings ratings and buys, something that NO ONE in WWE has been able to do for a few years now, and that equals a big fat paycheck for everyone at Wrestlemania.  So they can suck it up.  I really don’t get the WWE mentality whereby once you’re a WWE wrestler, you’re somehow indebted to them for a lifetime of servitude at their whim forever and ever.  I didn’t hear Vince McMahon complaining about how Rock was “turning his back” on WWE when he got an executive producer credit on all of Rock’s movies and made a slice of the profits just by virtue of having Rock under contract.  And I bet if Rock somehow agreed to do one of WWE Films’ shitty D-level movies and suddenly made them profitable, we wouldn’t be hearing about how being a big Hollywood star makes him this untouchable diva.  You know what’s funny about the whole thing?  Cena’s stance is that Rock is tough to get a hold of and he’s a man of the people, entertaining them night in and night out.  But have you ever tried to actually get a WWE Sports Entertainer Of The People to appear on a radio show or interview them?  YOU CAN’T.  Vince McMahon rules their publicity with an iron fist and you have to jump through a million hoops or be a dying kid in order to even get a comment from them.  They are far less accessible than the Rock, who does press and interviews night after night because he’s a charming and nice guy in real life who actually does care about his fans.  Not saying John Cena doesn’t, but WWE does not as an organization.  They care about their fans when it makes them money, of course, but god help you if you happen to cheer for the wrong person or wear the wrong shirt to an event or bring a sign that doesn’t express the proper WWE viewpoint.  In summary, WWE is full of shit, Rock is awesome, and they should all be bending over and kissing his ass every day he lowers himself to wrestling again and makes them millions of dollars they don’t deserve in the process.

Everyone Wants To Be The Rock

Hey Scott,
Discussion fodder for the blog:
The Observer is reporting that quite a few people aren’t exactly happy that the Rock is getting so much air time since he’s only a part-timer, and that his exposure could go to someone who’s up-and-coming, while others have no problem with it since the Rock (allegedly) = more views = more money (see Survivor Series ’11, though).
Your lifelong bromance with all things Rock aside, what’s your take on the situation?  Are there some nuggets of truth in Cena’s stance, and is the catering to the Rock out of line and undeserved?  Or can it be assumed that anyone who speaks out against the Rock simply is showing signs of sour grapes, and that Rock has earned the right to do damn well whatever he pleases, which includes coming and going at whim?
And to really play devil’s advocate, is Rock’s behavior any different from some of Hogan’s more questionable political maneuvers? One could argue that the spotlight is offered to Rock and he accepts it, while Hogan demands it whether or not anyone wants to give it to him.  But on the other hand, one could argue Cena’s point that Rock’s acceptance of the spotlight is awfully convenient for whatever his current project happens to be.

Too fucking bad for the locker room if it’s convenient or not.  Rock brings ratings and buys, something that NO ONE in WWE has been able to do for a few years now, and that equals a big fat paycheck for everyone at Wrestlemania.  So they can suck it up.  I really don’t get the WWE mentality whereby once you’re a WWE wrestler, you’re somehow indebted to them for a lifetime of servitude at their whim forever and ever.  I didn’t hear Vince McMahon complaining about how Rock was “turning his back” on WWE when he got an executive producer credit on all of Rock’s movies and made a slice of the profits just by virtue of having Rock under contract.  And I bet if Rock somehow agreed to do one of WWE Films’ shitty D-level movies and suddenly made them profitable, we wouldn’t be hearing about how being a big Hollywood star makes him this untouchable diva.  You know what’s funny about the whole thing?  Cena’s stance is that Rock is tough to get a hold of and he’s a man of the people, entertaining them night in and night out.  But have you ever tried to actually get a WWE Sports Entertainer Of The People to appear on a radio show or interview them?  YOU CAN’T.  Vince McMahon rules their publicity with an iron fist and you have to jump through a million hoops or be a dying kid in order to even get a comment from them.  They are far less accessible than the Rock, who does press and interviews night after night because he’s a charming and nice guy in real life who actually does care about his fans.  Not saying John Cena doesn’t, but WWE does not as an organization.  They care about their fans when it makes them money, of course, but god help you if you happen to cheer for the wrong person or wear the wrong shirt to an event or bring a sign that doesn’t express the proper WWE viewpoint.  In summary, WWE is full of shit, Rock is awesome, and they should all be bending over and kissing his ass every day he lowers himself to wrestling again and makes them millions of dollars they don’t deserve in the process.

Everyone Wants To Be The Rock

Hey Scott,
Discussion fodder for the blog:
The Observer is reporting that quite a few people aren’t exactly happy that the Rock is getting so much air time since he’s only a part-timer, and that his exposure could go to someone who’s up-and-coming, while others have no problem with it since the Rock (allegedly) = more views = more money (see Survivor Series ’11, though).
Your lifelong bromance with all things Rock aside, what’s your take on the situation?  Are there some nuggets of truth in Cena’s stance, and is the catering to the Rock out of line and undeserved?  Or can it be assumed that anyone who speaks out against the Rock simply is showing signs of sour grapes, and that Rock has earned the right to do damn well whatever he pleases, which includes coming and going at whim?
And to really play devil’s advocate, is Rock’s behavior any different from some of Hogan’s more questionable political maneuvers? One could argue that the spotlight is offered to Rock and he accepts it, while Hogan demands it whether or not anyone wants to give it to him.  But on the other hand, one could argue Cena’s point that Rock’s acceptance of the spotlight is awfully convenient for whatever his current project happens to be.

Too fucking bad for the locker room if it’s convenient or not.  Rock brings ratings and buys, something that NO ONE in WWE has been able to do for a few years now, and that equals a big fat paycheck for everyone at Wrestlemania.  So they can suck it up.  I really don’t get the WWE mentality whereby once you’re a WWE wrestler, you’re somehow indebted to them for a lifetime of servitude at their whim forever and ever.  I didn’t hear Vince McMahon complaining about how Rock was “turning his back” on WWE when he got an executive producer credit on all of Rock’s movies and made a slice of the profits just by virtue of having Rock under contract.  And I bet if Rock somehow agreed to do one of WWE Films’ shitty D-level movies and suddenly made them profitable, we wouldn’t be hearing about how being a big Hollywood star makes him this untouchable diva.  You know what’s funny about the whole thing?  Cena’s stance is that Rock is tough to get a hold of and he’s a man of the people, entertaining them night in and night out.  But have you ever tried to actually get a WWE Sports Entertainer Of The People to appear on a radio show or interview them?  YOU CAN’T.  Vince McMahon rules their publicity with an iron fist and you have to jump through a million hoops or be a dying kid in order to even get a comment from them.  They are far less accessible than the Rock, who does press and interviews night after night because he’s a charming and nice guy in real life who actually does care about his fans.  Not saying John Cena doesn’t, but WWE does not as an organization.  They care about their fans when it makes them money, of course, but god help you if you happen to cheer for the wrong person or wear the wrong shirt to an event or bring a sign that doesn’t express the proper WWE viewpoint.  In summary, WWE is full of shit, Rock is awesome, and they should all be bending over and kissing his ass every day he lowers himself to wrestling again and makes them millions of dollars they don’t deserve in the process.

Everyone Wants To Be The Rock

Hey Scott,
Discussion fodder for the blog:
The Observer is reporting that quite a few people aren’t exactly happy that the Rock is getting so much air time since he’s only a part-timer, and that his exposure could go to someone who’s up-and-coming, while others have no problem with it since the Rock (allegedly) = more views = more money (see Survivor Series ’11, though).
Your lifelong bromance with all things Rock aside, what’s your take on the situation?  Are there some nuggets of truth in Cena’s stance, and is the catering to the Rock out of line and undeserved?  Or can it be assumed that anyone who speaks out against the Rock simply is showing signs of sour grapes, and that Rock has earned the right to do damn well whatever he pleases, which includes coming and going at whim?
And to really play devil’s advocate, is Rock’s behavior any different from some of Hogan’s more questionable political maneuvers? One could argue that the spotlight is offered to Rock and he accepts it, while Hogan demands it whether or not anyone wants to give it to him.  But on the other hand, one could argue Cena’s point that Rock’s acceptance of the spotlight is awfully convenient for whatever his current project happens to be.

Too fucking bad for the locker room if it’s convenient or not.  Rock brings ratings and buys, something that NO ONE in WWE has been able to do for a few years now, and that equals a big fat paycheck for everyone at Wrestlemania.  So they can suck it up.  I really don’t get the WWE mentality whereby once you’re a WWE wrestler, you’re somehow indebted to them for a lifetime of servitude at their whim forever and ever.  I didn’t hear Vince McMahon complaining about how Rock was “turning his back” on WWE when he got an executive producer credit on all of Rock’s movies and made a slice of the profits just by virtue of having Rock under contract.  And I bet if Rock somehow agreed to do one of WWE Films’ shitty D-level movies and suddenly made them profitable, we wouldn’t be hearing about how being a big Hollywood star makes him this untouchable diva.  You know what’s funny about the whole thing?  Cena’s stance is that Rock is tough to get a hold of and he’s a man of the people, entertaining them night in and night out.  But have you ever tried to actually get a WWE Sports Entertainer Of The People to appear on a radio show or interview them?  YOU CAN’T.  Vince McMahon rules their publicity with an iron fist and you have to jump through a million hoops or be a dying kid in order to even get a comment from them.  They are far less accessible than the Rock, who does press and interviews night after night because he’s a charming and nice guy in real life who actually does care about his fans.  Not saying John Cena doesn’t, but WWE does not as an organization.  They care about their fans when it makes them money, of course, but god help you if you happen to cheer for the wrong person or wear the wrong shirt to an event or bring a sign that doesn’t express the proper WWE viewpoint.  In summary, WWE is full of shit, Rock is awesome, and they should all be bending over and kissing his ass every day he lowers himself to wrestling again and makes them millions of dollars they don’t deserve in the process.

Everyone Wants To Be The Rock

Hey Scott,
Discussion fodder for the blog:
The Observer is reporting that quite a few people aren’t exactly happy that the Rock is getting so much air time since he’s only a part-timer, and that his exposure could go to someone who’s up-and-coming, while others have no problem with it since the Rock (allegedly) = more views = more money (see Survivor Series ’11, though).
Your lifelong bromance with all things Rock aside, what’s your take on the situation?  Are there some nuggets of truth in Cena’s stance, and is the catering to the Rock out of line and undeserved?  Or can it be assumed that anyone who speaks out against the Rock simply is showing signs of sour grapes, and that Rock has earned the right to do damn well whatever he pleases, which includes coming and going at whim?
And to really play devil’s advocate, is Rock’s behavior any different from some of Hogan’s more questionable political maneuvers? One could argue that the spotlight is offered to Rock and he accepts it, while Hogan demands it whether or not anyone wants to give it to him.  But on the other hand, one could argue Cena’s point that Rock’s acceptance of the spotlight is awfully convenient for whatever his current project happens to be.

Too fucking bad for the locker room if it’s convenient or not.  Rock brings ratings and buys, something that NO ONE in WWE has been able to do for a few years now, and that equals a big fat paycheck for everyone at Wrestlemania.  So they can suck it up.  I really don’t get the WWE mentality whereby once you’re a WWE wrestler, you’re somehow indebted to them for a lifetime of servitude at their whim forever and ever.  I didn’t hear Vince McMahon complaining about how Rock was “turning his back” on WWE when he got an executive producer credit on all of Rock’s movies and made a slice of the profits just by virtue of having Rock under contract.  And I bet if Rock somehow agreed to do one of WWE Films’ shitty D-level movies and suddenly made them profitable, we wouldn’t be hearing about how being a big Hollywood star makes him this untouchable diva.  You know what’s funny about the whole thing?  Cena’s stance is that Rock is tough to get a hold of and he’s a man of the people, entertaining them night in and night out.  But have you ever tried to actually get a WWE Sports Entertainer Of The People to appear on a radio show or interview them?  YOU CAN’T.  Vince McMahon rules their publicity with an iron fist and you have to jump through a million hoops or be a dying kid in order to even get a comment from them.  They are far less accessible than the Rock, who does press and interviews night after night because he’s a charming and nice guy in real life who actually does care about his fans.  Not saying John Cena doesn’t, but WWE does not as an organization.  They care about their fans when it makes them money, of course, but god help you if you happen to cheer for the wrong person or wear the wrong shirt to an event or bring a sign that doesn’t express the proper WWE viewpoint.  In summary, WWE is full of shit, Rock is awesome, and they should all be bending over and kissing his ass every day he lowers himself to wrestling again and makes them millions of dollars they don’t deserve in the process.