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    Dirt Sheet History: December 2006

    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 November 2006, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from December of 2006 as we close out 2006!

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

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    12/1/2006

    * As reported earlier, there is a behind-the-scenes battle in regards to Rob Van Dam going on the annual trip to Iraq. The company wants him to go, but due to safety issues, they can’t force him to go as part of the job. It is understood that the voluntary nature of the trip is due to legal reasons, but when asked to go, you should probably go. Apparently, Van Dam used that loop hole to not go two years ago, and when asked to go on this year’s trip, he said he was not interested in going. Right now, nobody knows as to how this thing will play out.

    The show is being taped sometime next week. As reported earlier, there is a behind-the-scenes battle in regards to Rob Van Dam going on the annual trip to Iraq. The company wants him to go, but due to safety issues, they can’t force him to go as part of the job. It is understood that the voluntary nature of the trip is due to legal reasons, but when asked to go, you should probably go. Apparently, Van Dam used that loop hole to not go two years ago, and when asked to go on this year’s trip, he said he was not interested in going. Right now, nobody knows as to how this thing will play out. The show is being taped sometime next week.

    12/2/2006

    * 1Wrestling.com is reporting that Rob Van Dam‘s WWE contract is set to expire in the next six months or so – and he is counting down the days until it is up. Several backstage sources are saying that he is frustrated with how things have gone in ECW as of late, not to mention that he said to be miserable.

    Some people backstage are wondering if Sabu is trying to get released due to his recent behavior. Sabu has gotten a lot of heat as of late for falling asleep backstage at a show, as well as for other unprofessional behavior. One source said, “It’s almost as if he’s trying to get fired.”

    12/4/2006

    * In a follow-up to the earlier report on ECW.com of Paul Heyman being sent home by Vince McMahon, apparently, this really isn’t some sort of storyline. PWInsider.com is reporting that that word going around backstage is that Paul Heyman has really been let go by the company. A meeting is currently ongoing with ECW talents regarding Heyman’s departure.

    Internally, it is being said that Vince McMahon was absolutely irate in regards to how awful last night’s ECW PPV was. Furthermore, McMahon was looking to put the blame on someone for it, and that person is Paul Heyman. The theory for the blame on Heyman is, “he is caught in the past and doesn’t understand the new vision of ECW.”

    Problems started yesterday when most everyone realized that the ECW PPV was quite awful to say the least. Heyman was unhappy with how the show was booked and he voiced his concerns before and after the show. There were issues between Heyman and McMahon because of how the show played out on TV, with most everyone knowing that it was a disaster. Furthermore, the problems carried over from last night, and it led to something occuring backstage at today’s RAW/ECW taping.

    At 2:00 P.M., Heyman had a meeting with Vince and Stephanie McMahon. Heyman came out of the meeting looking as if nothing happened. Nobody had any idea that there was anything wrong between the two parties. Shortly thereafter, Heyman gathered his belongings and left the building to go home.

    Anyways, the word going around backstage is that Heyman is legitimately done with the company and this really isn’t some sort of storyline.

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Hey, everyone. Let’s get a little wild and name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week!

    Today is yet another momentous occasion. We will be naming The Sexy Wrestler of The Week yet again. This is what we all live for. The excitement. The thrill. The significant rush of emotions. This is why we all wake up in the morning.

    it is time to see democracy at work.

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    There it is. The Sexy Wrestler of The Week is Matt Sydal. Forget the stresses of modern day life while breathing in those bashful eyes. Study the tilted head of a high-flying Adonis. Become one with hair that was shaped by the thoughts of an exotic bird. Open your mind’s eye and swim across the brilliant wrinkles and lines that tell a deep story that can probably be summed up with “I’ve been through some stuff but weed chilled me out, man.”

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    This Or That (8/19/2014)

    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:

    Should the WWE champion ever be a “part time” wrestler?

    Yes – 82%, No – 18%

    Lower moment from Raw?

    Megan Miller – 70%, “Deportlandia” – 30%

    Which birthday party would you rather attend?

    Billy Kidman’s – 60%, Hulk Hogan’s – 40%

    More loved Robin Williams ’90s family film?

    Jumanji – 53%, Mrs. Doubtfire – 47%

    Who would you rather see face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 31: Roman Reigns or The Rock?

    They’re cousins or something, and also two of the most likely opponents for Brock at ‘Mania, but which one would you rather see Lesnar face?

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    Tim:

    Can I pick neither? I just don’t feel like watching either match. I do believe the right choice is to have an up-and-comer take down the monster that is Lesnar but to really maximize on it the guy would have to be able to make you sympathize with him (like Daniel Bryan…). Reigns does not have this. He hasn’t looked to good without The Shield and has not given me one reason to believe he can carry the company.

    A potential match with The Rock would be excruciatingly boring but if that means Lesnar wins I say this is the way to go until you find the right person to beat Lesnar. It would be a shame to waste such a potentially huge star-making moment on someone who will flounder out.

    The Rock

    Joey:

    I have to go with my main man The “Dwayne” Rock as the kids on the internet like to call him. These two had a match at Summerslam 2002 that was one of my favorite matches of all time. A rare match I can watch from childhood or teen years today and not feel the need to fast forward when watching.

    Obviously the match wouldn’t be as good as they were both 12 years younger and active wrestlers but at least I’ve seen these two have a good match before. I’m still waiting for a very good Roman Reigns singles match. Also, Rock vs. Brock is the biggest money match WWE can do so I’ll take the spectacle with potential to be memorable over the one that’s based around hoping Reigns is the next guy and nothing more than wishful thinking.

    The Rock

    Tom:

    I still think The Rock has another special match in him – he’s certainly not the guy I most want to see fight Brock, but I’d be interested. Meanwhile, I think Roman Reigns is a good two or three years away from being even CLOSE to capable of having a match with Lesnar that’s anything more than the snoozefests Brock had with Triple H.

    The Rock

    Who would you rather see face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 31?
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    ScoopZone Elite: August 18, 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 August 18, 2014

    WWE

    • Sources say Kevin Dunn is petitioning for Brock Lesnar’s first title defense to be a literal handicap match against Bo Dallas and Adam Rose, which will only end once the former NXT superstars have been legitimately crippled.

     

    • Jack Swagger is so worried that Vince McMahon will forget about him now that his feud with Rusev is over that he has been following important WWE management personnel around and doing his awkward push-ups in front of them to show off.

     

    • Ryback airbrushes all of his own singlets. Last week a WWE crew was sent to his home to film him going through the process but has decided not to air it because they found out he really just puts the paint in his mouth and spews it out onto the attire randomly.

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    TNA

    • TNA’s move to Wednesday nights is being looked at by Dixie Carter as a positive. She has told numerous people that she loves that camel that says “Hump Day” and thinks he would be a huge ratings boost if they could use him in their commercials. If they can’t get him she says she thinks she can teach one of her horses to say it.

     

    • Bully Ray has announced he will be leaving TNA, leading to the rest of the roster being instructed to increase the casual homophobia and misogyny in their promos to make up for his absence. Mr. Anderson is reportedly thrilled at this new opportunity.

     

    • Abyss is being pitched to replace Bully Ray in the planned Wolves vs. Hardys vs. Team 3D TLC match because “he was going to fall off ladders and go through tables anyway.”


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    • Global Force Wrestling has announced that they have a cross-promotional deal set with Wrestling Retribution Project. It should be noted that Jeff Jarrett also said he’s working on bringing back All Wheels Wrestling.

     

    • With both Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio set to join AAA, look for WWE to bring back Juan Cena in order to retain their Latino viewership.

     

    • Lance Storm lies about being an astronaut to skip lines and get free grilled cheese sandwiches.

     

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    Seven Things: 7 Worst #IfIWereBookingRaw Tweets

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

    Vince Russo thought it would be a good idea to give wrestling fans a hashtag game where they can make booking jokes.

    What could go wrong?

    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

    Disclaimer: This is being posted very early into the hashtag game and many more awful tweets will be made thus sadly missing the list.

    7. LOL Piss

    6. Original idea!

    5. B00bs

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    Summerslam 2014 Preview and Predictions

    Summerslam. On the WWE Network. Insert overdone $9.99 joke.

    WWE SummerSlam 2014

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

    Cesaro vs. Rob Van Dam (pre-show match)

    Joey:

    RVD and Jericho should just form a tag team of old guys fans love who aren’t as good as they used to be. Put them against the Uso’s and Cesaro against Wyatt. I just saved Summerslam. Boom.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: RVD wins because Cesaro has to lose.

    Tim:

    Well… at least Cesaro has a match? They’re sure making that Andre The Giant trophy cry.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Cesaro wins.

    Tom:

    Welcome to the Attitude Era, Cesaro, YAH BASTARD!!!

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Robert Van Daminator wins with one of his spectacular moves from 1999.

    The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship

    Joey:

    I can’t get into this feud but Ziggler has been on a roll lately. Miz is still the lamest. Ziggler’s in ring talent will probably help the match over-deliver but I don’t have any excitement or interest in this one.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: The Miz wins.

    Tim:

    Not invested in this one at all. I’m sure Dolph Ziggler will make this a little better of a match. Not really much else to say about it besides that Miz still isn’t doing anything for me. I’m sure he’s going to retain the title. That’s what is best for Dolph anyway.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: The Miz wins.

    Tom:

    Man, fuck this show. I’m not looking forward to this match. Are you? If so, why? Is it because you still like seeing Ziggler bounce around and do stuff? Is it because Miz is wearing sunglasses now? Please let me know ASAP.

    Interest Level: 1/10
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    Wrestling With Food: Kevin Steen’s Chicken and Pea Pou-Steen

    The WWF Cookbook is a treasure trove of crazy recipes from the Attitude Era, each of which is purportedly the creation of one of the wrestlers. In Wrestling With Food, Sydney is on a mission to try cooking all of them to see if any are actually edible.

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    ALRIGHT. Something a little different this time, since not only is this NOT a recipe from the WWF Cookbook, Sydney’s not even the one making it – it’s me, much-maligned husband Tom.

    As you might have heard, Kevin Steen was officially signed to WWE this week. We’re big fans of his here at Wrestling On Earth, and he was actually one of the very first wrestlers to show us any support through his participation in our first 4 on 4. One of the questions we asked him there was “if you had your own breakfast cereal, what would it be called and what would be in it”, to which Kevin answered:

    It would be french fries, gravy and cheese. It’d be called poutine.” 

    That planted the seed of an idea, so I later reached out to Kevin to ask what his favourite kind of poutine is and things started rolling. After some research (i.e. ripping off a recipe I found online), I’ve now put together something worthy of the WWF Cookbook: Kevin Steen’s Chicken and Pea Pou-Steen. It hits all the marks of the original cookbook’s recipes, in that it’s not actually written by the wrestler it claims to be from, it’s not particularly healthy and it has terrible wordplay in the title. Let’s get going!

    The ingredients:

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    Cooking spray

    2 large egg whites

    2 teaspoons paprika

    Salt and pepper

    2 pounds large Yukon gold potatoes, cut  into ¼-inch-thick fries

    1 bunch scallions, chopped

    3 cups low-sodium chicken broth

    ¼ cup all-purpose flour

    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    1½ cups shredded rotisserie chicken (skin removed)

    ¾ cup frozen peas

    4 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced

    Yeah, I’m not using cheese curds, SORRY KEVIN / CANADIANS / FANS OF AUTHENTIC POUTINE. I couldn’t find them at my local crappy supermarket and I think they might be tricky to get a hold of because of America’s ridiculous health and safety standards. I found an alternative recipe that uses mozzarella instead so… look, it’s fine. It’ll be fine. Continue reading

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    This Or That (8/12/2014)

    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:

    More likely to wrestle another match in a WWE ring?

    Hulk Hogan – 64%, CM Punk – 36%

    Who will win more TV/PPV matches for the rest of 2014?

    Cesaro – 60%, Heath Slater – 40%

    Who do you side with in their Twitter feud?

    Taz – 65%, Vince Russo – 35%

    Dipping cookies in froyo?

    Nay – 73%, Yay – 27%

    Should the WWE champion ever be a “part time” wrestler: Yes or No?

    Brock Lesnar is challenging for the title this Sunday and is the heavy favorite to win. Should someone who works a schedule like his be champion for a long time period?

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    Tim:

    I just want it to be on whoever can make it seem more important and put on good matches and make the most out of what hugely are given. Fresh off of beating the streak with a great manager at his side, Lesnar is fine for this.

    Yes

    Joey:

    I think the champion should be the best person for the spot who can make the most money and create the most interest. Right now, that’s Brock Lesnar. If Brock does one appearance every month, I think it will be manageable. Even if he doesn’t, what are we really missing? Some combination of Cena, Orton, Kane, Big Show, Roman Reigns and Sheamus facing each other for a belt?

    The belt would typically be defended every other month in the most successful days of WCW so this wouldn’t be something new or unheard of. Fans disdain for “part time” performers are really silly. If someone entertains or provides successful results, utilize him as best you can and Brock definitely should defeat Cena this time.

    Yes

    Tom:

    I can see the arguments for having the WWE champion being on every show and every live event and so on and so forth, but I think the main event scene is so stale at the moment with the main roster guys that having an ‘outsider’ like Lesnar would at least be something different. Aside from Bryan’s brief run, I think the last time there was any real interest in the belt and who was champion was when Punk ‘stole it’ after his Money in the Bank 2011 win.

    Sure, that storyline finished before it started and Brock as champ would be a little different, but it’d be something new and God knows something new would be welcome right now.

    Yes

    This poll is closed! Poll activity:
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    Dirt Sheet History: November 2006

    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 October 2006, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from November of 2006.

    Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 and 2005 right here at this very link. Now enjoy November 2006.

    November

    11/2/2006

    * Stephanie McMahon will be making her long-awaited return to the road backstage at this Sunday’s Cyber Sunday pay-per-view. She was off the road for several months due to her recent pregnancy and giving birth. There is no word yet on her current physical shape considering that she gained an extraordinary amount of weight during her pregnancy, or if there are any plans for her to return to television.

    11/3/2006

    * ROH Tag Team champion Claudio Castagnoli has received a WWE developmental offer. Castagnoli had a tryout at the Deep South territory that allegedly went very well.

    11/4/2006

    * Jake Roberts is not done with TNA. There are talks of Abyss and Roberts continuing their oddball relationship. There was talk of “revealing” that estranged Roberts is the father of Abyss.

    * TNA wants AJ Styles as the centerpiece of the X Division, which is why Chris Sabin‘s title victory at Bound for Glory was ignored on Impact last week. Russo is high on Styles and believes the move to prime time is a good time to reestablish Styles on top of that division.

    11/5/2006

    * As we all know by now, Big Show will be defending his ECW World Title against five other competitors at the upcoming December To Dismember pay-per-view in an Extreme Elimination Chamber Match. Thus far, Big Show, Rob Van Dam, Sabu and CM Punk (he defeats Knox next week) are scheduled to compete in the match. That leaves two spots open, which will likely go to Test and Hardcore Holly.

    As reported earlier, The Big Show has been hurting to say the least. He’s had to be taken off several weekend house shows in the past few weeks because he’s in so much pain these days. When he does compete, its primarily in tag matches so that he doesn’t have to do much. Due to the Big Show’s lingering injuries, plans are being made for him to lose the title at December To Dismember.

    One person you can count out on winning the title is Rob Van Dam. Vince McMahon is adamant about not giving the title to RVD after his recent drug arrest because he feels he can’t count on him anymore. Van Dam is said to be in a major funk because he knows he pretty much ended any chances he had of being the top guy with his drug arrest. So with RVD out of the picture, just who will be awarded the title?

    Well, the current plan is for Andrew “Test” Martin to win the ECW Championship at the December To Dismember PPV. WWE is well aware that he isn’t their ideal option, but McMahon refuses to give it to RVD. With the exception of perhaps Sabu or Hardcore Holly, there’s nobody else that could be a viable option at this point. CM Punk isn’t ready for the time being, nor do they want to rush him into the role just yet. So well, the title will likely go to Test.

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