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    This Or That (9/16/2014)

    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:

    Which wrestler are you more excited to see return from time off?

    Daniel Bryan  – 82%, Dean Ambrose – 18%

    Which TNA free agent would you rather see return to WWE?

    Kurt Angle – 76%, Bully Ray – 24%

    Cooler Young Bucks move?

    More Bang For Your Buck – 59%, Meltzer Driver – 41%

    Better fall clothing item?

    Hoodie – 91%, Scarf – 9%

    Who will have more WWE World Heavyweight title reigns in 2015: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins COMBINED or Roman Reigns?

    Is the future The Roman Empire or do the other Shield members have a chance to pass Reigns?

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    Tim:

    As much as I like to hope WWE won’t stay the course with Reigns, I really think they are going to stick to it. Reigns will win the title at Wrestlemania 30 and hold the belt once or twice throughout the course of 2015. I am willing to bet that Rollins and Ambrose will never once hold the gold in 2015. My faith in WWE creative may be at or near an all-time low recently. Hell, we may even get a Big Show or Kane feud against Reigns. Exciting times ahead…

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    Joey:

    My expectations are for plans to stay in motion and Roman Reigns will defeat Brock Lesnar to win the title at Wrestlemania. Rollins will try to cash in right after the match as his sell being that he wants “the Wrestlemania moment” over his ex partner but Roman will also defeat him to start his reign. (Pun intended.)

    If anyone beats Reigns eventually afterwards, it will probably be Cena or Bryan. Those three and Brock are the four that will be title holders in 2015 as I see Ambrose moving down the card a little after his feud with Rollins ends and the same happening to Rollins eventually though both will have big roles. Sorry, Ambrosebuds. It’s sadly The Roman Empire in 2015.

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    Tom:

    It’s really tough to imagine Reigns being given a long run as champ. If I had to guess, I think he’ll have it from around Wrestlemania to Summerslam, at which point the crowd will have turned on him to the point that he’ll drop it to Daniel Bryan (assuming he’s healthy), and then maybe we’ll get Bryan feuding with Rollins and Ambrose to make post-Summerslam WWE worth a damn for once. This is all dumb fantasy booking though, so shut the fuck up, Tom.

    I dunno, man. It seems inevitable that Rollins will get a run once he cashes in the briefcase, but I really can’t picture him holding it for long or Ambrose being the one to take it from him. I’m desperately trying to find a way to say Rollins and Ambrose here! It seems unlikely, but you know what? I’m just gonna DARE TO DREAM TO BELIEVE that those precious darlings will find a way to overcome The Roman Empire.

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    Who will have more WWE World Heavyweight title reigns in 2015?
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    ScoopZone Elite: September 15, 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.

    [WELCOME ELITE MEMBERS. THANK YOU FOR THE SUBSCRIPTION!]

    News for The Week of September 15, 2014

    WWE

    • Current word going around backstage is that Jerry Springer has turned down all offers from WWE to return because he feels that being involved in the Bella Twins storyline any more will damage his reputation.

     

    • WWE is unsure if to turn Dolph Ziggler‘s character into the heel who gets cheered or keep him as the completely unlikeable babyface.

     

    • In case his WWE career doesn’t work out, Tyler Breeze’s fall back plan is to try and become the third Young Buck.

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    TNA

    • Bound For Glory is in a few weeks and has less TNA employees advertised than Chikara‘s King of Trios this weekend.

     

    • In a shocking turn of events, Spike TV is considering offering TNA’s weekly time slot to Vince Russo‘s video podcast.

     

    • Out of desperation and stress, Dixie Carter has been reading from The Book Of DILLIGAF that she found in the pile of old props at TNA HQ.


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    Other

    • Mike Quackenbush pays Delirious to wear his mask at all times during ROH shows despite not having an on-screen role.

     

    • Steve Borden has been seen at small town fairs and festivals painting faces for five dollars.

     

    • Lance Storm is planning to throw dog poop at doors and light eggs on fire this Halloween as part of a master prank.

     

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    Superhero Survivor Series: And the winner is…

    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 were:

    You can see the introduction and rules here. The picks were:

    Round One: Arrow, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Guy Gardner (Red Lantern)Animal Man.
    Round Two: Master ChiefSupermanNightcrawlerVenom (Flash Thompson)Stardust the Super Wizard.
    Round Three: KatoSpider-ManSpace GhostStormThe Punisher.
    Round Four: ColossusSquirrel GirlBig BardaLockjawThe Silver Surfer.
    Round Five: ElektraBionic BunnyBeastHulk HoganBrad Ward.

    Voting ended last night at midnight, but who’s the victor? Let’s find out now!

    And the winner is…

    Joey’s team!

    The Incredible Hulk, Superman, Spider-Man, Squirrel Girl, Bionic Bunny

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    Joey won with an impressive 34%. Coming up second was Tom, who got 24% of the vote, then Tim with 22%, Nightlife with 13% and ‘The Wildcard’ Brad with just 7% of the vote.

    Here to speak on his victory is Joey himself.

    Joey:

    I would like to take this time to thank all the comic fans and superhero aficionados who wisely voted my team (TEAM WINNERS) as the winners. It only makes sense the greatest mind and biggest fan of comic books were to pull off the victory. If I had one vote for every time Tom or Nightlife asked me for information about comics, well, I’d have even more votes than I did.

    To celebrate my stature as the TOP comic book EXPERT, not only on Wrestling On Earth but on all the internet, my fellow comic experts will be allowed to ask me ANY superhero related questions at any time over at the Twitter: @JoeySplashwater.

    In closing, thank you and always remember – Batman is a jabroni punk ass mark.

    Anyway, that’s it. What a remarkable experiment this was, a superhero draft in which Batman and Iron Man were completely shunned but Bionic Bunny, Master Chief and Brad Ward all made the cut. God damn it, what’s wrong with us?

    If you want to hurl abuse at our draft pickers, you can find them on Twitter at @BradFGN, @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed, @AnimeKing420 and @TomBlargh. Please don’t though, they’re trying their best.

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    The votes have been counted. Judgements have been made. Now, we are pleased to inform you that it is time to name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. Have a good day.

    Well, here we are again. The votes were in favor of a certain wrestler who is missing in action. For the last two weeks we’ve been looking for this individual to tell him that he’s won this prestigious award. If you can’t guess who it is, let’s go ahead and reveal that for you.

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    As you can see, Dean Ambrose is The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. I personally went out of my way to look for him and I think I got super close. As you can see, I found a wall he had tagged. The paint was still wet and the air smelled of whiskey. I searched the area for about an hour but no luck. I did find a piece of ripped leather stuck to the side of a tree but I can not confirm that it was related.

    I really let you down. Maybe one day he will return. But when he does will he still be winning this precious award? That’s for you to decide.

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    Dirt Sheet History: April 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 March 2007, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from April of 2007 as we read Dirt Sheet History!

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

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    4/1/2007

    * WrestleMania 23 is the highest grossing one-day live event in WWE history, grossing more than $5.38 million in ticket sales.

    Fans converged on Detroit from 24 countries, all 50 states and 9 Canadian provinces, pumping an estimated $25 million into the local economy.

    4/2/2007

    * Ring of Honor wrestler Colt Cabana has signed a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment. No word yet if it’s a developmental deal or regular contract. The signing came about recently.

    4/3/2007

    * Stephanie McMahon and Triple H were said to have been very upset backstage this past Sunday at WrestleMania. In one of his news updates over the weekend on WrestlingObserver.com, Dave Meltzer spoiled some of the matches & segments (such as Slick appearing) that were going to be airing on WrestleMania.

    He also reported that Shane McMahon wanted to open the PPV as the host, standing in the ring and throwing it over to Aretha Franklin to perform. He also reported that Stephanie was against this idea, resulting in it not happening. Triple H and Stephanie got wind of the story, and they were said to be very upset about it, perhaps because it made Stephanie look bad. They are determined to find the source of the leak.

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    TTTTTT Preview: Watch your favorite Twitter accounts fight for the TCW title

    The Twitter Tournament To The Title is happening on the Twelfth and Thirteenth. Confused? Don’t be, we’ll explain.

    Our friend Socks Mahoney has been working on this for quite some time and we’ve decided to let him talk to the people about it (mostly due to the Brad Ward vs. Joey Image dream match).

    Take it away, Socks!

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    At TCW’s TTTTTT, the first ever TCW World Twitter Champion WILL be crowned in this two-night livestream event, where 16 of Twitter’s finest and independent i-wrestling stars will go head to head to claim the ultimate prize in video game professional wrestling.

    The first round will take place on Night 1, while the quarterfinals, the semifinals and the finals will all take place on Night 2.

    Which competitors and matches have been announced for TTTTTT?

    The first round brackets are as follows:

    Bracket #1

    “The One Man Team” Louie Benson vs. “The Ultimate Mark” Ultimate Markout

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    Mah Dry Bread vs. Wrestling On Earth’s own Tim Welcomed

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    This Or That (9/9/2014)

    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:

    Will The Undertaker ever wrestle another match?

    Yes – 57%, No – 43%

    Worse writing in wrestling?

    Bella vs. Bella – 58%, Crazy Samuel Shaw – 42%

    Which wrestling journalist do you enjoy more?

    Dave Meltzer – 67%, Wade Keller – 33%

    Which would you rather give up?

    Video games – 51%, Junk food – 49%

    Which wrestler are you more excited to see return from time off: Daniel Bryan or Dean Ambrose?

    Daniel Bryan doesn’t need surgery. Dean Ambrose’s Walmart special movie is almost done filming. Who do you want back in your life more?

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    Tim:

    Daniel Bryan is my favorite wrestler ever so  even though I love Ambrose and am ready for his feud with Rollins to get rolling again I can not honestly say I am more ready for him to come back. There are a lot of things I’m really interested in seeing how they play out when Bryan returns. Will the crowd still be there for him? Will WWE put him back in the main event? If the crowd is still there chanting for him and WWE doesn’t put him back in the main event scene will the audience force WWE’s hand again? Most of all, I can’t wait to see him back in the ring wrestling. Give me Bryan vs Lesnar, please. Somehow.

    Daniel Bryan

    Joey:

    Daniel Bryan is the best wrestler in the world and my favorite wrestler of all time. Dean Ambrose is on a hot run but Bryan was on the hottest run and I think the fan support will still be there. The void without Daniel Bryan has been huge and I can’t wait to see him back on my television again.

    Another factor is that Daniel Bryan is great regardless of WWE booking. Dean Ambrose needs to be in a purposeful story to be most effective as seen in some of his throwaway matches, namely vs. Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler. If WWE shits the bed with booking either of the two, Bryan can still give you good little matches.

    Daniel Bryan

    Tom:

    I don’t know how anyone could pick Dean Ambrose, to be honest. His absence sucks but his return is a sure thing whereas Bryan’s path to recovery seems to be a little trickier – it seems like he’ll be back, but there’s still a question mark so it’ll make his return that much more special, assuming it happens.

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    Superhero Survivor Series: Round Five and Vote For The Winner!

    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.
    Round Three: KatoSpider-ManSpace GhostStormThe Punisher.
    Round Four: ColossusSquirrel GirlBig BardaLockjawThe Silver Surfer.

    Let the final round begin!

    Superhero Survivor Series: Round Five

    Brad’s pick: ELEKTRA

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    Brad:

    When you talk about Elektra, what comes to mind is her expertise in hand to hand combat. While Chief and Colossus will be using their strength, she will be using her speed and martial arts skills to take out and assist. One way she can assist is her low-level mind control and abilities to blur the mind of her adversaries.

    If adversaries attempt to use heat or cold to take the team down, she has the endurance to withstand it. I feel she is the leader of the hand to hand combat of the team alongside the team who each possess some sort of hand to hand skill. (EDITOR’S NOTE: I had no idea what to do with that last sentence, so enjoy Brad in his raw, unfiltered form!)

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    NXT Takeover II Preview and Predictions

    NXT Takeover available for just 33 cents. (Because it’s one event on one day over a 30 day period. Do your math before you make another 9.99 joke.)

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

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    Mojo Rawley vs. Bull Dempsey

    Joey:

    I don’t know these people. When I hear Mojo Rawley, I think ex TNA legend Cody Deaner. When I hear Bull Dempsey, I think ex ROH legend Bobby Dempsey. So I’m imagining this as Deaner vs. Bobby.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Bobby Dempsey wins.

    Tim:

    Mojo Rawley’s gimmick is annoying and I feel like bros would love him. Bull Dempsey  goes by “The Last of A Dying Breed” because that’s imaginative. These two will not excite and will not turn any hands unless it’s in a repetitive back-and-forth motion.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Bull Dempsey wins.

    Tom:

    I’ve not seen much of either guy but both seem to be generally regarded as the worst guys on NXT TV. Can’t wait!

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Bull Dempsey wins.

    Enzo Amore vs. Sylvester Lefort in a Hair vs. Hair

    Joey:

    WHAT’S WITH THESE NAMES?! ARE THESE REAL PEOPLE?

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Brutus Beefcake wins.

    Tim:

    LeFort doesn’t do anything for me but he seems like an okay wrestler from what we’ve been able to see of him in NXT. Enzo Amore’s schtick has grown old but he is solid. This one could easily be really boring or delightfully midcard-mediocre. I don’t care too much but I’m definitely looking forward to it more than Rawley vs Dempsey.

     Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Sylvester LeFort wins.

    Tom:

    I know Enzo Amore is the guy who does the ‘SAWFT’ thing and is apparently from Queens, which is where I’m currently residing, so I can confirm that he is officially MY GUY. Also, Sylvester Lefort was trained by Lance Storm, which makes him deeply suspicious as a potential hater of charity / Tom Cruise.

    Anyway, I like hair matches! Or at least I like hair matches where the actual hair shaving is really drawn out and poorly planned (i.e. every hair match ever), so I’m onboard with this.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Enzo Amore wins.

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