OSWP WrestleMania 28 Confidence Pool

So, yeah, we sometimes watch modern pro wrestling…er sports entertainment. We’re having what we like to call a confidence pool. The winner receives a free copy of The Atomic Elbow zine with the limited edition UltraMantis buttons! Copy the matches below into an email to blackcat@flairchop.com, then pick who will win each match, and then assign a point level from 1-8 (there are eight matches), using each number only once, and eight being the match you are most confident about. Picks are due Sunday by 4 PM Central/5 PM Eastern. Post a comment below if you are confused about any of this. Oh, and buy the ROH iPPV or the Dragon Gate USA iPPV and help us out. Match list is below…

WrestleMania 28

The Rock vs. John Cena

CM Punk (c) vs. Chris Jericho

Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Sheamus

Triple H vs. The Undertaker

Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long

Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Big Show

Randy Orton vs. Kane

Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres


  1. Robert says:

    I am going to enter this contest, but I am also going to make it have a prize. I will send a copy of the first issue of The Atomic Elbow to the winner. I will also include a limited edition First Printing button set, because I just found one under my desk. If the winner already has The Atomic Elbow or if he or she doesn’t want it, I will ship Issue No. 3 of “Ninja” magazine from 1984. It has nothing to do with wrestling, but I also found it while I was cleaning and I don’t want it anymore.

    Good luck to you all. But it won’t matter because I am totally going to win this contest anyway.

    • John Moore (AKA Triple-X) says:

      You can ship it to my address please and I will be happy to take the Atomic Elbow edition and First Printing set…


  2. Dame Kash says:

    he Rock

    CM Punk (c)


    The Undertaker

    Team Laurinaitis

    Cody Rhodes (c)

    Randy Orton

  3. So if I believe Jericho’s going over Punk (as an example) (over any other match), then I’ll assign that as an “8”?

    • Black Cat says:

      If you are MORE CONFIDENT about that match than any other match, you’d pick Jericho as the winner and give it 8 points. Whatever match you are most unsure about your pick, like says, Rhodes and Show, you’d make your pick but only give it 1 point.

      • Michael Motley says:

        so does each match get a seperate rating like every match could be an 8 or are they ranked 1-8. which match your most confident with down to which one your least. Why not just do a pick em and randomly pick a winner. I like the idea as I didnt on pwinsider.com last year and they had bonus questions like you could ask the match order or something like that.

  4. Robert says:

    It’s all in vain. I’ve already won.

  5. Sergeant J says:

    We will see about that Bobby……

    I want to add another contest…..

    Who can pick the order of the matches, I think that one is tougher.

    Black Cat, you down for that one? I know you will be watching.

    • Sergeant J says:

      33 points, Cat will confirm the total.

      How much, Bob?

      • Black Cat says:

        Winner and NEEEEEEEWWWW OSWP WrestleMania Confidence Pool Champion….SERGEANT J!

        • Sergeant J says:

          I can’t wait. In 9 years and 364 days…..

          The Undertaker/Triple H thrilling Hell in the Cell match from WM 28.

          • Sergeant J says:

            For all that care….

            Two points I lost were Team Teddy, and one point I lost picking Jericho. 8 through 3 I won

            • Black Cat says:

              My bracket buster, as it was for many, was Kane/Orton who I put 7 points on. I KNEW there’d by one match that would go the logically opposite way that it should’ve gone, but I picked Teddy Long’s team for that one. Curses!

          • Black Cat says:

            I thought the same thing last night. It’ll be on episode #306.

  6. Robert says:

    Honestly have no idea how many points I got because I did not write down my picks and I have forgotten them.

    Well played. Do you want The Atomic Elbow or the Ninja magazine?

    Email me at secondperiod[at]gmail and we’ll discuss how to get your prize package to you!

  7. Triple-X says:

    Black Cat Sir…
    All I want to know is did I beat Dre?

  8. Jook, in the past Dre used to post the standings on how everyone did. Were you planning on doing the same?

  9. Sergeant J says:


    Here is the winning email in its entirety sent to Black Cat Sunday Morning.


    My choices for the winners of the match are the following…..

    8. Undertaker. He has more matches to defend his streak against, he will probably face Lesner at 29.

    7. Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos. Hard to see the guest wrestler lose.

    6. Big Show. Cody was put over as a pompous prick for thelast month, and I think the fans want him laid out in a big way, Paul is due for a Wrestlemania moment in abig way, no pun intended.

    5. Kane. Also due for a WM moment. A win here would push his character, and I think Orton is so good, he can afford a loss here.

    4. Sheamus. He is already booked as the champ going forward, no surprise here. I also don’t think a loss hurts Bryan’s career. He will bounce back and be champ again

    3. The Rock. He is already booked for WM 29, he can’t go into next year with a lot of hype with a loss here. Plus it might help the storyline the WWE is looking for, in turning Cena heel.

    2. Team Long. He isn’t nearly as annoying as Laurinaitis. Johnny Boy can still work as the executive VP

    1. Jericho. This one is a little tricky. I think Jericho gets over here, and Punk will win it back. Punk had as red hot a year in 2011 as any wrestler has ever had, and I think a loss here would only catapult his status as the underdog going forward.

  10. Sergeant J says:


    The Atomic Elbow would suffice

    Dre and Cat,

    How do I get ahold of the World Championship Wrestling art by Dean Stahl which depict you guys in the Atlanta Studio. That is what I want!!

    • Black Cat says:

      I have the original art of Dre and I, but haven’t thought about making copies. I’d have to talk to Mr. Stahl. I’ll let you know!

  11. M.D. Johnson says:

    Black Cat, you should do this for the big 4 PPV.

    • Black Cat says:

      Well, I’d consider it, but I only watch WrestleMania live, and I don’t think it’d be much fun for me to do it for something I’m not watching while it’s happening. If I inherit a trillion dollars or the state doubles my salary, I’ll consider ordering the other big shows and running the confidence pool for them! Glad everyone enjoyed doing it for WM this year. We’ll definitely do it again next year.