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    ScoopZone Elite: September 1, 2014

    We’ve consulted our inside sources to bring you the best and most EXCLUSIVE dirt on your favorite wrestling promotions from around the world. Unlike other sites, we’ll only bring you 100% accurate and truthful wrestling news every week. We’re still working on our paywall, so please only read these stories if you’re an elite member.

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    News for The Week of September 1st, 2014

    WWE

    • With many within WWE realizing that NXT Takeover II will be more entertaining than WWE Night of Champions, Kevin Dunn has declared a “Code Red.” No one knows what this means but he keeps saying it and can not stop sweating.

     

    • Vince McMahon can’t tell the difference between Goldust and Stardust.

     

    • Rey Mysterio’s campaign to be freed of his WWE contract continues to fail. Latest word is that he threatened to return with no mask and little horns glued to his head if they do not let him out of his contract.

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    TNA

    • Kurt Angle continues to work for TNA despite sending Vince McMahon photoshopped pictures of them hugging with “Remember When?” written on it every week.

     

    • Low Ki is waiting another month before he starts refusing to lose matches.

     

    • Mike Tenay is cashing in his Bingo winnings in an attempt to buy TNA.


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    • Delirious is considering taking over the ROH Twitter in full character to improve spelling and grammar on the account.

     

    • Alberto Del Rio is really happy about being able to wear scarves again.

     

    • Lance Storm is boycotting all charities and blocking anyone who has ever donated to one.

     

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    Top 7 Tweets of August 2014

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    Each month, I’ll pick out my personal favorite tweets and share it with you fine folks. Keep in mind this is 100% subjective and only features tweets on my timeline. Here were the posts about the Top May Tweets, Top June Tweets and Top July Tweets.

    Reminder: If you have any suggestions for future lists, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter: @JoeySplashwater

    7. Marty DeRosa on JBL’s commentary

    6. Dani on WWE Supercard strategy

    5. Nick Jackson on the independent wrestling scene

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    Dirt Sheet History: February 2007

    Take a trip back to a memorable timeline in sports entertainment with the most important stories reported as fact in the journalistic world of pro wrestling dirt sheets.

    Following the timeline of the last Dirt Sheet History looking back at January 2007, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from February of 2007 as we read Dirt Sheet History!

    This feature is usually once per week but I decided to add an extra edition this week to thank everyone for helping Wrestling On Earth grow to new levels this Summer. We’re doing some amazing numbers we never thought we would get and that is thanks to all of you guys and gals.

    Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 through 2006 right here. Now enjoy February 2007.

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    2/1/2007

    * The biggest surprise on the recent cut list was Bill DeMott, the head trainer of Deep South Wrestling.

    DeMott ran a high intensity boot camp style conditioning program that the wrestlers hated. He was seen as trying too hard to “break” the wrestlers and make them “pay dues” in an “old school” way to the point that trainees grew disgruntled. Some quit and others suffered injuries severe enough to require hospital visits because they were so fatigued before their in-ring lessons. DeMott was also criticized internally for being overly harsh verbally toward trainees, jumping on them for any mistakes. It got so bad that WWE brass in Stamford, Connecticut had cameras installed at the training facility so they could monitor his training sessions. There were apparently times he’d turn off the cameras right before berating trainees. However, the office usually backed him up when people would complain about him to talent relations.

    2/2/2007

    * After a recent TNA television taping, Bob Backlund was seen walking back to the hotel instead of getting a ride. Someone saw him on the side of the road and offered him a ride, but he turned it down.

    2/5/2007

    * On 1/22, Vince McMahon asked Shawn Michaels what he thought about facing John Cena in a singles match for the title at WrestleMania. WWE recognized that Michaels had caught fire after Triple H‘s injury and he needed to be in a higher profile match. The idea of a four-way match with Edge and Randy Orton has also been discussed. The original plan as of 1/12 was for Cena vs. Edge vs. Orton in the wake of Triple H’s untimely injury. That changed and at the moment, Cena vs. Michaels looks like the marquee match that will be going down at WrestleMania. Also, no plans are definite for Orton or Edge other than the possibility of those two winning the tag titles back and doing a title defense, but that was only preliminary talk.

    Also, the idea of a Batista vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania was first brought up back in the fall. The plan at the time was for Batista to go over, thus ending Taker’s undefeated WrestleMania streak. However, since that time, Undertaker has gained a lot of steam. Batista on the otherhand has been generally performing subpar to poorly in his matches as of late, although he hasn’t really lost any steam due to his poor performances as he is still quite over with the fans. Internally, they believe that some of the fans are starting to see right through him, citing the chants for Mr. Kennedy at the end of their Royal Rumble match. If they go through with this match, there is the possibility of a Batista heel turn in which Taker could chase him through the summer. A Batista Mania win would risk an unplanned heel turn because most fans would likely resent him for breaking the streak.

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    Superhero Survivor Series: Round Three

    We’re bored of wrestling so we came up with a new feature to let us go on about superheroes and comics instead. Welcome to Superhero Survivor Series!

    Each of our panel members was tasked with drafting their dream team of superheroes for a classic 5-on-5 Survivor Series match.

    Making their picks in the following order will be:

    You can see the introduction and rules here. The picks so far are:

    Round One: Arrow, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Guy Gardner (Red Lantern)Animal Man.
    Round Two: Master ChiefSupermanNightcrawlerVenom (Flash Thompson)Stardust the Super Wizard.

    Let the second round begin!

    Superhero Survivor Series: Round Three

    Brad’s pick: KATO

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    Brad:

    I went with Kato because I feel he will make a very good tag partner for Arrow. First off, his martial arts skills will be an asset taking out the foot soldiers that protect the teams. His speed and fighting abilities will lead him to use his engineering and intelligence to take these teams from within.

    Using his intelligence, he will attack technology to take down the teams and as an automotive expert, he will use vehicles alongside Arrow to take on forces that may look impossible. Continue reading

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    PWG BOLA 2014 Preview and Predictions

    PWG BOLA featuring just about all the best indie wrestlers in the world. What do we think about it?

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

    We will be breaking down the listed matches and our predictions for the final four.

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    Brian Cage vs. Bobby Fish

    Joey:

    Bobby Fish is one of my favorites and I’m hoping he does well in PWG. Not the typical PWG guy (doesn’t do flips and dives – YEAH, I SAID IT!) but I think he’ll have a standout performance.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Brian Cage wins.

    Tim:

    I’m glad Bobby Fish is in PWG. He is going to upset PWG mainstay Brian Cage simply because I do not care for Brian Cage these days. That’s how booking predictions work now. Should be an interesting match-up!

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Bobby Fish wins.

    Tom:

    ALRIGHT, THERE’S A FUCKING SHITLOAD OF MATCHES SO LET’S GET THROUGH THESE. Brian Cage is a big strong dude! Bobby Fish is a fucking hipster! It’s a match made in heaven.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Brian Cage wins.

    Cedric Alexander vs. Trevor Lee

    Joey:

    Both guys are the top breakout stars on the indie wrestling scene this year. I think PWG is going to push Trevor Lee to the moon, especially with him being “PWG made” in the grand scheme of indie wrestling, not having a presence in ROH or DGUSA.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Trevor Lee wins.

    Tim:

    Trevor Lee is pretty great and I think PWG is getting behind him as a featured player. Cedric Alexander is still growing and is already an exquisite pro wrestler. I’m heavily looking forward to this one.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Trevor Lee wins.

    Tom:

    I’m a bit behind in my PWG so I’ve only seen a little Trevor Lee so far. it definitely seems like he’s being positioned to be a big deal, given he was the recipient of Steen’s last match, but who knows, man. Who knows.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Trevor Lee wins.

    Biff Busick vs. Roderick Strong

    Joey:

    I like Biff Busick but have wanted to see more of him in promotions I watch regularly so this makes me happy. Not a huge fan of Roderick Strong’s singles matches but this is a pairing I’m interested in.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Roderick Strong wins.

    Tim:

    Buff Busick is a favorite of mine and have been wanting to see him in PWG for quite some time. I don’t really have a problem with him wrestling Strong because their styles will match up well. There could’ve been a more interesting pick for his match.  Hopefully he’ll get to stick around because there are some very interesting match-ups for him in PWG.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Roderick Strong wins.

    Tom:

    *whispers* Hey, I haven’t seen any Biff Busick matches! Don’t tell no-one! Anyway, without the benefit of knowing what ol’ Biff’s deal is, this is just a Roddy match to me and it’s therefore impossible to be too excited. SORRY DUDES AND ALSO BIFF! I HOPE I END UP LIKING YOU A BUNCH!

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Roddy wins

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    The world can be dark and scary so let’s escape and name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week!

    Welcome to another extreme edition of Sexy Wrestler of The Week. The votes we definitely get have been definitely counted and we are set to name this week’s democratically elected vivacious victor…

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    … But we have a problem. The person you selected is missing. No one knows where he is. The Sexy Wrestler of The Week, Dean Ambrose is nowhere to be found, folks!

    I hired a team of investigators (the kids from my neighborhood that like to play “break these bottles in all of the local driveways”) for a very cheap price to go look for him to tell him he won. They couldn’t find him but I loved this picture they snapped of the woods behind our K-Mart so I’ll just post that instead.

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    Dirt Sheet History: January 2007

    Take a trip back to a memorable timeline in sports entertainment with the most important stories reported as fact in the journalistic world of pro wrestling dirt sheets.

    Following the timeline of the last Dirt Sheet History looking back at December 2006, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from January of 2007 as we start a brand new year of Dirt Sheet History!

    Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 through 2006 right here. Now enjoy January 2007.

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    1/2/2007

    * The Great Khali is expected to receive a huge push as we head towards WrestleMania. His program against Tommy Dreamer has been done to build Khali as a monster heel who has to go through the ‘ECW Original’ to prove himself. It’s set at this point to lead to WrestleMania with Khali getting a monster push in the process, and culminate with Great Khali challenging Bobby Lashley for the ECW title.

    1/3/2007

    * The internet rumors regarding Claudio Castagnoli‘s WWE status are indeed true as he is no longer affiliated with World Wrestling Entertainment. Castagnoli was fired before he ever even worked one day for the company.

    1/4/2007

    * Regarding Shawn Michaels‘ comment on Raw where he talked about wrestling “the greatest in-ring performer of his generation,” but then paused and said he hadn’t faced that guy yet, he was actually referring to both Bret Hart and Kurt Angle. The promo was designed to be vague about who he was talking about in order to build up controversy. Although, there doesn’t seem to much point to this considering that neither of them are coming in for a match.

    1/6/2007

    * Several days before the last set of Impact tapings (12/18), Simon Diamond, Jerry Lynn and Shane Douglas were given word that they were being suspended as agents for the taping. The reason given for the suspensions was that they weren’t being hard enough on the talent and that they didn’t turn in their written reports by the previous Wednesday as requested. They were all told that the suspension would only be for that taping. They get paid on a per-show basis, so it saved TNA some money. Also, Lynn was there, but to shoot his angle, not to work as an agent.

    Word from backstage is the taping went a little smoother than usual, perhaps because those filling in (Taylor, Mantel, and Jarrett) wanted to send a message to the agents. Jarrett had been outspoken about the work of the agents not being up to his expectations lately. D’Amore, who is tight with Jarrett and often gets hotel rooms right next to him, was not among the agents being punished.

    1/8/2007

    * Triple H is currently in Birmingham, Alabama to have his leg injury from last night’s PPV examined. Triple H did indeed tear his quadriceps, but fortunately for him it is on the opposite leg of his last injury. He is scheduled to have surgery to repair his torn quadriceps tomorrow.

    Recovery time for a torn quadriceps typically takes nine months, so it looks like Triple H will be out of action until at least the fall. After surgery, he will be in a wheel chair for about a month or two, then on crutches for another two months, and then he will wear a leg immobilizer for another stretch of time, before finally moving into the rehab stage.

    Triple H was tentatively scheduled to challenge John Cena for the WWE Title at WrestleMania in the main event. That’s obviously off the cards now. WWE officials will have to devise a new main event for WrestleMania. Furthermore, the DX gimmick will likely be discontinued unless Shawn Michaels “recruits” a new member to take the place of Triple H. Although, Michaels has shown signs of being very worn down by the schedule and he probably needs some time off himself.

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    Superhero Survivor Series: Round Two

    We’re bored of wrestling so we came up with a new feature to let us go on about superheroes and comics instead. Welcome to Superhero Survivor Series!

    Each of our panel members was tasked with drafting their dream team of superheroes for a classic 5-on-5 Survivor Series match.

    Making their picks in the following order will be:

    You can see the introduction and rules here. The picks so far are:

    Round One: Arrow, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Guy Gardner (Red Lantern)Animal Man.

    Let the second round begin!

    Superhero Survivor Series: Round Two

    Brad’s pick: MASTER CHIEF

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    Brad:

    While not exactly who you may think of when you think of superhero, I can assure you that Master Chief has what it takes to make my team the winning team. He brings the ranged combat skills of Arrow with a huge arsenal of pistols, assault rifles, plasma pistols, rifles and grenades of both plasma and explosive variety.

    Master Chief can jump high, sprint and make use of jet packs, making him very agile. Master Chief is mentally tough and physically tough with regenerating shields. He is a jack of trades and will serve as the leader of the team.

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    This Or That (8/26/2014)

    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:

    Who would you rather see face Brock Lesnar at WM 31?

    Roman Reigns – 55%, The Rock – 45%

    Which beloved fan favorite will be more loved next year?

    Dean Ambrose – 91%, Bray Wyatt – 9%

    Which push do you hope this is the end of more?

    Jack Swagger – 52%, The Miz – 48%

    Better side dish?

    French fries – 67%, Mac and cheese – 33%

    Which return would get you more excited about Wrestlemania 31: CM Punk or Steve Austin?

    Which retired popular wrestler would you rather see back at Wrestlemania 31?

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    Tim:

    I’m totally down with one last Steve Austin match but I’d prefer to see CM Punk come back. He’s really pretty good at this wrestling thing and I think his return would be an awesome sight to behold. There are a lot of interesting ways they could go with why he left. Austin would most likely give us one match while I could see Punk doing a limited run and giving us some good to great matches.

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    Joey:

    As much as I’d enjoy seeing Steve Austin have one more match for the nostalgia, I think Wrestlemania 32 in Texas would be the ideal scenario for him if he was in shape and healthy enough to. However I still would pick CM Punk either way due to the circumstances.

    Punk is still young enough and not too far removed where he could be more apt to perform at his best. But more so, I think the way CM Punk left and the aftermath of his absence gives you such a great story. They’ve worked before in the past and were scheduled to work again but the CM Punk vs. Triple H program with true shades of REALITY would be among the most must see television in WWE history if done right.

    Give me Phil vs. Paul at Wrestlemania 31, brother.

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    Tom:

    Part-time CM Punk would be fascinating to see but I’d rather see WWE settle into a Punk-less state for a while before he comes back. Let the chants for him die off completely before you drag him back into the mix, y’know?

    Meanwhile, Stone Cold seems to have settled into a new life as wrestling’s Dad-King of Podcasting, but I really would love to see him back in the ring one last time (assuming he’s able to have a match without risking serious injury). Given the right opponent, I think he could still have something pretty special, though the window for that big return match is getting smaller every year. Let’s have it happen now, Punk’s got ages left to realise that wrestling’s where he belongs.

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