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    This Or That (3/5/2015)

    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 are you more interested to see at Wrestlemania?

    Sting – 67%, The Undertaker – 33%

    Where do you think Samoa Joe will end up?

    NJPW – 98%, NXT – 2% (Biggest difference in This Or That history. Wow were we wrong!)

    More exciting Wrestlemania match potential?

    Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton – 59%, Intercontinental title match – 41% (This was voted on when it looked like Ziggler vs. Barrett vs. Ambrose vs. R-Truth.)

    Better weird 90’s music artist?

    Fred Durst – 64%, Carson Daly – 36%

    Worse choice for Wrestlemania main event: The Miz at Wrestlemania 27 or Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 31?

    Which is truly worse?

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    Tim:

    This is a hard one. I personally believe The Miz is the worst. Just the absolute worst. Both guys do have their fans though. Disgusting isn’t it? Both were forced upon us and were/are believed to be something they are not by WWE management. I do get what WWE sees in Reigns. He is just their type. It’s sad that it is that way and I will never be happy with it but it is what it is. In the end, I think every time WWE makes an inorganic decision from so far within its own ass like they are doing it gets worse and worse. Roman Reigns is a bore and I hate he’s getting to beat Lesnar. The streak ended for this, ya know? Anyway, fuck ‘em. A lot of fans seem really defeated lately. It’s pretty disappointing.

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    Joey:

    Look, I know Roman Reigns sucks and quite frankly Miz probably is/was better than him but Miz was by far a worse choice. At least you can see WWE and many fans do believe there’s potential in Reigns to be a future top star in the industry. With Miz, it was easy to predict how far he would fall going forward. Sure, he had some momentum (aka any new heel to the main event picture facing John Cena) but homeboy had no business in that main event, especially over CM Punk that year.

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    Tom:

    I don’t think Miz was ready for his WWE title run and ‘Mania main event but I think taking a punt on him was at least worth a shot. He was never a particularly good wrestler but he’s always been incredibly hateable and I can understand pitting him against Cena at a time when they still weren’t sure how to handle the negative reactions he was getting.

    It was misguided, but I think there was still a certain bravery about going with Miz that year and trying to push a new guy who was getting a decent ctowd reaction, whereas the Roman Reigns push just seems completely insane, forced and contrary to all logic.

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    We are here to show the world how to name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week!

    The votes have been counted so hard. I counted the votes like I have never counted before. I kicked out my roommate and decided it was time I got serious about this. I counted every vote four times to make sure this was all done right so here we are. LET’S DO THIS.

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    Dolph Ziggler is The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. He is no stranger to this prize. He has climbed the ladder to your hearts before and this proves he is still within us all. Speaking of ladders, Dolph Ziggler will be in a ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania. He has had quite the history with ladders. We should take a quick look.

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    Dolph Ziggler has cut promos atop ladders. Bravery.

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    Dolph Ziggler has won Money In The Bank by climbing a ladder. Power.

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    Dolph Ziggler has won the Intercontinental Championship in a ladder match. Persistence.

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    Dolph Ziggler has carried an open ladder on his head during his entrance. Balance.

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    Plus, he has a pretty sweet French braid. That is a French braid, right? I’m pretty sure it is. He may be awful at Twitter but he sure is a great pick for this week. Good job to all of you. I’m proud to be apart of this momentous occasion.

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    ScoopZone Elite: March 2nd, 2015

    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 March 2nd, 2015

    WWE

    • Curtis Axel’s momentary brush with relevance may have gone to his head. Just last week he spent all of his life savings on having a lot of Axelmania t-shirts made thinking he could triple the money spent in sales.

     

    • The Big Show and Kane continue to convince Vince McMahon that they are the future of the business.

     

    • The Ladder Match at Wrestlemania 31 featuring Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler will feature a glass ceiling that raises any time either man climbs the ladder.

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    TNA

    • As a cost cutting measure, many TNA wrestlers are requesting to have their heads shaved in storylines to avoid paying for haircuts.

     

    • While most of 2016 remains a mystery for TNA we can confirm that One Night Only: Cardboard Memories is planned. The theme will be cardboard cut-outs of past TNA stars standing in the ring for an hour while the lights flicker.

     

    • Tazz is trying to sue all popular orange juice brands.


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    Other

    • Chris Jericho will be in Sharknado 3.

     

    • Chris Jericho is opening a ProWrestlingTees store.

     

    • Lance Storm hates the Harry Potter series because “sticks can’t break the laws of science.”
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    Top 10 Tweets of February 2015

    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.

    All past posts are here.

    10. Mike Lawrence on Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan

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    Top 10 Observations From The WWE Flintstones Movie

    The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown will be out on March 17th.

    WWE is teaming with another classic cartoon to release a straight to video film. Last time, it was a movie with Scooby-Doo that was a fun time as listed in the Top 10 Observations from the Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery Movie post.

    Considering how well received and the fun that was had making that post, I decided to dedicate one breaking down the best WWE related moments from the Stone Age Smackdown.

    1. CM Punk and Mark Henry steal the show

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    CM Punk is the lead villain in the movie with Mark Henry as his humorous sidekick. They have the best scenes in the movie by a mile. It’s a shame we never got to see heel CM Punk with Mark Henry as his enforcer. WWE Studios hates money or else we would have had a Phil Brooks + Mark Henry buddy cop film by now.

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Let’s knock this out and name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week!

    Ah, here we are again. What a wonderful time to exist! I’ve been hard at work counting the votes and this week we have a real BIG winner.

    I spent this week recapping past winners and I’ve noticed that lately you all are showing your wide range of love. We’ve had all sorts of winners and this week you continue to show tall people the love.

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    The Big Show is The Sexy Wrestler of The Week! He may be nothing but an annoyance but we sure do love to look at him. Those big hands and great taste in wrestling attire. Camo is timeless! Wars are happening all of the time. People are always needing to hide. It’s just life and The Big Show gets that. He’s a real strong man with a precious face. He’s also very multidimensional.

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    He’s been very sensual since an early age. Look at that jacket! Look at that stance! He probably received a plethora of eyes looking at him this night but with style like that he’s probably really used to it.

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    He wears his emotions on his sleeves and that’s endearing. This man isn’t afraid to shed his tears at the drop of a hat. He has strong feelings about everything and will show you exactly how much things mean to him. Admirable.

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    He’s a real jokester. Look at him going out and being the life of the party and even a little, dare I say, dirty. Everyone loves a goofball and Big Show will bring that trait with him every where.

    That’s it for this week but please dwell on how much The Big Show means to you for the rest of the week. He deserves it. He really does.

     

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    Dirt Sheet History: July 2008

    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 June 2008, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from July of 2008 as we read Dirt Sheet History.

    Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 through 2007 right here. Now enjoy July 2008.

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    7/1/2008

    * The quarter hour ratings were released for this week’s WWE Raw and there’s some good news for CM Punk. The highest rated segment of the show by far was a 4.12 for the overrun featuring new World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk’s first title defense against JBL. WWE shook things up with the draft and followed up with a strong show with new faces on top. Some ratings momentum could secure somebody like Punk in a top position.

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    This Or That (2/24/2015)

    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 Bray Wyatt face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 31?

    Yes – 80%, No – 20%

    Which era of Shawn Michaels did you prefer more?

    2000’s – 68%, 90’s – 32%

    Better NXT women’s wrestler?

    Sasha Banks – 72%, Charlotte – 28%

    Better 80’s film?

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – 51%, Back to the Future – 49%

    Who are you more interested to see at Wrestlemania: Sting or The Undertaker?

    Who do you care about seeing more?

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    Tim:

    I’m really not excited about either and I’m a life-long Sting fan. I was willing to look over his age and be excited for him to get his Wrestlemania moment and retire but WWE has done almost everything to suck the nostalgia out of seeing Sting. They give him horrible theme music and kind of act like they don’t really know how to present his character other than “silence, bat and face paint.” That being said, I really don’t give one shit about The Undertaker at this point. He lost his streak in a bad match to a part-time player just for the moment and now will wrestle someone who probably won’t even get a good match out of him. At least I have hope Triple H will do what he can to take Sting through a decent match.

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    Joey:

    I’ve noticed something on social media. Long time wrestling fans who watched Sting in the 90’s seem to be underwhelmed at Sting’s highly anticipated WWE debut. Newer fans unfamiliar with him come off as more impressed. I’m more of the former. Sting just doesn’t feel special to me. Hulk Hogan appearing to sell breast cancer awareness t-shirts still feels like a bigger deal.

    There’s more curiosity in Undertaker. Last year was rough for the old man (or one of the old men in this case) but I want to see at least see how he rebounds from it. This could either be a legendary performance or Michael Jordan coming back to play for the Washington Wizards types of bad.

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    Tom:

    My expectations for Steve “The Stingman” Borden and Mr. Michelle McCool are rock bottom, which I’m sure will help. Undertaker looked absolutely dreadful in every way last year, and I doubt another year away is going to help matters much. WWE’s presentation of Sting is pretty uninspiring. It’s not completely awful, but there’s just little things they could be doing to try and maintain his mystique a little more that they’re not bothering with. His stupid old man hair and his dumb jackets and his stupid new theme… they’re all little things, but there’s enough of them to really kill my disinterest.

    I think all odds are on the Stinger being thoroughly mediocre at ‘Mania, whereas, like Joey said, ‘Taker seems more likely to be something amazing or something absolutely dreadful. Can’t wait to find out! At least he’s in there with Bray Wyatt, who’s only ever had terrific feuds and PPV matches. OH WAIT.

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    Who are you more interested to see at Wrestlemania?

    • Sting (67%, 33 Votes)
    • The Undertaker (33%, 16 Votes)

    Total Voters: 49

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    ScoopZone Elite: February 23, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    WWE

    • Kane and Big Show will be in the WWE Studios remake of Tommy Boy with Big Show playing Chris Farley‘s character and Kane taking the place of David Spade.

     

    • WWE is running out of ways to spin Darren Young‘s subtweets about them supporting homophobic entities.

     

    • WWE changed Sting’s theme music because Jim Johnston really wanted to show off his bird calls that he has had recorded for years just waiting for the right time.

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    TNA

    • TNA let Samoa Joe leave because they feel Grado fills his spot as “chubby wrestler we don’t understand but the fans like for some reason.”

     

    • Dixie Carter is looking to start her own podcast where she says “Hotty Toddy” as many times as she can within an hour.

     

    • TNA is considering bringing in a hardcore title and debuting “the Tommy Dreamer division.”


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    Other

    • The Bullet Club is bringing in Jose Canseco to be their version of Dennis Rodman.

     

    • Vince Russo is trying to get a job in Lucha Underground by showing up to booking meetings wearing a mask and making offensive stereotypical comments about “himself.”

     

    • Lance Storm doesn’t like the phrase “the greatest thing since sliced bread” because a lot of great things have happened since sliced bread was invented.

     

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Life is Hell. Let’s name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week and make it a little better.

    Another week of me wondering why you all vote for the people you do. Another week of me realizing there are a whole lot of people who find a certain wrestler sexy and that maybe I am the odd one.

    Going to go ahead and lay this out here. These are your votes added up. This is on you.

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    The Sexy Wrestler of The Week is The Corporate Demon Kane. As I thought this was strange I decided to search the internet to see if this was a thing people really feel about this man. I had a feeling I was being trolled again but I WAS WRONG. Kane being sexy to many people is very much a thing. The first thing I found was this magnificent Youtube video. From the content to the description to the comments we now all know that people very much think Kane is sexy.

    Let me be clear. It’s not just a Youtube video that helps prove this point. People make sensual Kane backgrounds for your computer screens if that is what you need. People love Kane and his looks. That is actually pretty cool. Everyone deserves to be sexy. I will go as far as to say everyone IS sexy. Yes, even you… but mostly me.