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    Scoopzone Elite: June 29, 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 June 29, 2015

    WWE

    • Baron Corbin has a massive candle collection.

     

    • Dean Ambrose is planning on stealing the belt from Kane‘s pants every week to keep up with his character’s motivation.

     

    • Chris Jericho is pitching a program with Finn Bálor where he is branded the new Kiss Demon.

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    TNA

    • Dixie Carter is demanding all Twitter haters come to Universal Studios and say it to Ron and Don Harris‘ faces.

     

    • Eric Young is GFW’s mole inside TNA and is trying to hide it by being extremely defensive of TNA.

     

    • Jeff Jarrett is trying to convince Dixie Carter to start the GFW vs. TNA invasion by letting Scott Steiner on air with a live mic.

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    • PWS is starting a fan funding page to sign Dolph Ziggler.

     

    • D-Von Dudley has been trying to get Jeff Jarrett to sign his sons to GFW.

     

    • Lance Storm always loved Marty Jannetty and Jim Neidhart more than Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart.

     

    GFW-TNA Slammiversary 2015 Preview and Predictions

    This is a show.

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

    Jessie Godderz vs. Robbie E

    Joey:

    I’m researching on TNA to see what’s happening with these matches. Apparently Robbie E is a good guy. In most companies, this would be a noteworthy bad decision but in TNA, it’s not even top 10. Jessie vs. Bram at Bound For Glory live on UStream, brothers.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Jessie Godderz wins.

    Tim:

    I’ve been watching TNA for a long time and can tell you this match was years in the making. Former tag team partners colliding to decide who is better. Simple storytelling done right. Big match feel confirmed.

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Robbie E. wins.

    Tom:

    WORLDS COLLIDE! ONLY ONE CAN SURVIVE! GF F’N W VS. TNA IMPACT WRESTLING! THIS IS AS REAL AS IT GETS, BABY! A CARD OF DREAM MATCHES!

    Re: this match – is TNA still doing their silly Spin Cycle show? That was a good laugh. I’m not sure what’s going on with this but Robbie E probably deserves better.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Robbie E wins.

    Austin Aries vs. Davey Richards

    Joey:

    Is this a shot at ROH on Destination America? WHO IS MORE DISGRUNTLED?!

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    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Davey Richards wins because Austin Aries is always most disgruntled!

    Tim:

    As an avid TNA fan this is the pentacle of why TNA has such a loyal fan base. Where else on TV can you see great wrestlers get the time to go out and do what they love? TNA delivers dream matches and this is just one of many on this night. Richards has a kick-based offense. Aries has a kick-based offense. The real people getting their kicks here will be us the fans. I don’t believe Aries will be leaving TNA after this. He’s one of their smarter wrestlers and knows loyalty will pay off. I do see Richards getting the win here to swerve the fans. It’ll only make it more exciting!

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Richards wins.

    Tom:

    What’s the state of Davey’s hair these days? Is he still dying it? What about the bodypaint thing with the scratches, is that still going on?

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Austin to Aries wins and then cuts a searing hot shoot promo on Dixie Carter and “Double J” Jeffrey Jarrett.

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    Wednesday Night Wars: June 24, 2015

    There’s a lot of wrestling on Wednesday nights.

    Every week, @JoeySplashwater will attempt to watch as much of the wrestling programs on Wednesday night as he can. There will be a short recap of each program followed by the pick for Match of the Night, Performer of the Night and who won the Wednesday Night Wars?

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    NXT was the perfect example of what their television program is this week. The open was great with Kevin Owens, Hideo Itami, Finn Balor and Rhyno all having fun moments. The main event of Balor vs. Rhyno was solid with great commentary by Owens. There was also a spectacular promo video of Finn playing Legos with Sami Zayn.

    Unfortunately, the rest of the show sucked. Nothing else and no one else on this show felt important or noteworthy and it just seemed like filler in between the opening segment and main event. I can’t even remember who the participants were.

    The good was outstanding, the bad was pointless. I enjoyed the Owens vs. Finn story enough to say I liked NXT this week.

    Grade: C+

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    All Aboard the S.S. Strong Style: The G1 is Coming: Survival Guide.

    Shelly Deathlock cares too much about Japanese wrestling and, as Captain of the S.S. Strong Style, she’s here to welcome you on board and fill you in on what’s going on in the world of puro. In this series, she’s preparing for the G1 25.

    It feels pretty ridiculous to have to prepare to sit around and watch wrestling in your living room when the wrestlers in the G1 are preparing to have competitive singles matches four nights a week while traveling across Japan. Still, there’s no shame in being prepared if you need it!

    Listen, I’m a relatively healthy woman, but I turned Play Button this year and if I miss my regular sleep patterns, I’m a complete wreck. Maybe you whippersnappers don’t need this advice if you’re up til 3 AM and eating pizza rolls and drinking alcohol and trucking along anyway with your metabolisms and your whatnot, but many of us older, responsible-type people would like to get through the G1 25 with as few incidents as possible. Okay, let’s try!

    Scheduling

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    As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, I made a schedule you can download. Compare it with what’s possible for you and just nix any days you can’t make. Don’t worry about it, the videos are generally up on NJPWWorld a couple hours after the event airs live. If you stay away from the Internet, you can even avoid spoilers. Moreover, spoilers don’t REALLY matter until the later stages, because it’s a points-based tournament. Once the blocks are announced and the cards are set, you’ll pretty much know which shows are can’t-miss-live for you and which you can just watch later and catch up on.

    Block off the finals on August 19 now, though, because you’re not gonna wanna miss that.

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    ScoopZone Elite: June 22, 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 June 22, 2015

    WWE

    • Sheamus spent a few hours in the emergency room this past weekend after his facial hair got caught in an oscillating fan.

     

    • Rusev has been posting on r/legaladvice asking about how to get away with taking creepy pictures of Lana.

     

    • Adam Sandler and Kevin James are trying to find roles for Dolph Ziggler in future films after reading he may be leaving WWE.

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    TNA

    • Dixie Carter believes Disney should remake ‘Bambi’ from the point of view of the hunter who killed Bambi’s mother showcasing the beautiful sport of hunting.

     

    • TNA is looking to rebrand their show as “Wrestling Impact” after noticing the change from Impact to Impact Wrestling didn’t work out as well as they had hoped.

     

    • TNA is trying to see how long it can go without naming a main event for their PPV on Sunday before anyone notices.


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    Other

    • Chael Sonnen has not helped Global Force Wrestling‘s ticket sales.

     

    • Bret Hart is looking to start a podcast where he tells it like it is.

     

    • Lance Storm is boycotting Pixar’s Inside Out because “that’s not how emotions work!”

     

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    This Or That (6/17/2015)

    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 do you side with?

    Hulk Hogan – 62%, CM Punk – 38%

    Who scares you most?

    Scott Steiner – 61%, Brock Lesnar – 39%

    Bigger scumbag?

    Vince Russo – 77%, Eric Bischoff – 23%

    Better McDonalds meal?

    20 piece McNuggets – 52%, Big Mac w/ fries – 48%

    Which would you rather main event Summerslam: Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar or Seth Rollins vs. Triple H?

    Rollins/Lesnar rematch or Rollins/H war.

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    Tim:

    I wouldn’t mind either. Both are set up pretty well but I think I lean more towards Lesnar/Rollins mostly because I can’t think of any other Lesnar match that is in the realm of possibility that I would want to see. It would be another fun “Lesnar beats on a smaller guy” match and would lead into the Triple H/Rollins match better. Rollins could work in some fun high spots with Lesnar. Lesnar hasn’t wrestled anyone during this run with that kind of agility. I think it’s definitely time to turn Rollins face even though he’s beeen such a great weasel.

    Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar

    Joey:

    I was very adamant about wanting Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins at Summerslam since I’ll be attending the show but I’ve become accepting of Rollins vs. Triple H. Over the last year, I’ve enjoyed Hunter’s rare matches and I badly miss babyface Seth Rollins. Without The Authority, we’d get to see Rollins go back to his most exciting in ring style and the match against heel god Triple H should provide fun stuff.

    Seth Rollins vs. Triple H

    Tom:

    I’m going to Summerslam live (and ended up paying more than I’m necessarily comfortable with for a ticke)t, so this is a pretty important question to me. Rollins vs. Brock was the match I was hoping for because it’s something fairly fresh and the spectacle of seeing Brock toss a smaller guy around would be pretty fantastic. Also, it’s the safe option – if we don’t get Rollins / Brock, then who DO we get facing Lesnar? Reigns? Cena again? The dream option would be Kevin Owens, though I’m not sure how feasible that necessarily is.

    I’ve warmed up to the idea of Rollins / Triple H a little, though I have to assume Rollins is going to stay heel for the time being and Triple H will just play up the “NXT Dad” aspect of his personality a little more to be someone to bother cheering for. I’m sure they could have a fun match, but I’d much rather see Seth take on Brock, especially not knowing who the alternative would be.

    Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar

    Which would you rather main event Summerslam?

    • Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (84%, 46 Votes)
    • Seth Rollins vs. Triple H (16%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 55

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    ROH Best in the World 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Friday PPV? Huh.

    Giving thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV is @JoeySplashwater. The T-Boyz are E3’ing and Joey wanted to rush this post. DEAL WITH IT.

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    Dalton Castle vs. Silas Young

    Joey:

    Dalton Castle is one of the best new additions for ROH because he’s weird as fuck and very original. Silas Young is talented but kind of basic. I don’t know what to expect here aside from the obvious story of flamboyant Dalton vs. “man’s man” Silas. You’ll have to like that style of comedy in wrestling to fully enjoy this one.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Dalton Castle wins.

    War Machine vs. Cedric Alexander and Caprice Coleman

    Joey:

    First rant of the post – Why is Cedric Alexander in this match? Yes, I know it’s likely to turn on his former partner Caprice Coleman and become fully established as a heel. That would make sense if Alexander didn’t just end Moose’s undefeated streak on TV via villainous tactics.

    It should have been a big moment that leads to him having an important singles match on this show but instead he’s taking a step back in heel moments. Don’t get me wrong. This match could be awesome if it were just the two teams but it’s going to be focused on a very predictable swerve.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: War Machine wins.

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    Dirt Sheet History: February 2009

    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 the beginning of 2009, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from February of 2009 as we read Dirt Sheet History.

    Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 through 2008 right here. Now enjoy February 2009!

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    * TNA Wrestling is offering the newly created position of Chairman for its Main Event Mafia faction – and the opportunity to openly sell chairs, steel chairs – to ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.

    Blagojevich was arrested on criminal charges on December 9, 2008, for conspiring to sell the senate seat vacated by then-President Elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder.

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    * In Jim Ross’ latest SmackDown column on the WWE Universe site, he says he doesn’t want to see Mickey Rourke wrestle Chris Jericho at WrestleMania.

    “…Rourke really doesn’t have any business getting in a high-level, memory making match at the biggest event of the year, WrestleMania XXV,” Ross wrote. “I loved Rourke’s role as Randy “The Ram” Robinson in “The Wrestler” and even saw the film twice.”

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    ScoopZone Elite: June 15, 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 June 15, 2015

    WWE

    • Zack Ryder is thinking about going back to the one-legged tights to stand out since he is getting more work lately.

     

    • WWE is trying to convince Michael Bay to let Sheamus carry around his MITB briefcase when filming scenes in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

     

    • Dean Ambrose spent the day knocking food off of tables at the local mall’s food court.

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    TNA

    • Billy Corgan pitched the idea of painting the X Division title green to symbolize the financial greed in the “dirt sheet” industry and the danger of star ratings.

     

    • Dixie Carter is ready to debut her final plan to make TNA more money: A brand new collector’s edition Dixie Carter doll.

     

    • Mike Tenay shows up to TNA offices every day and just loiters around asking about Don West.

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    Other

    • Taz‘s original name for his Tazmission submission move was “The Razmataz.”

     

    • Sting was seen practicing his Scorpion Death Drop on a huge stuffed bear that was dressed as a biker.

     

    • Lance Storm sells Aldo Montoya masks at local shows.

     

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    WWE Money in the Bank 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Ladders.

    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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    R-Truth vs. King Barrett on the kick-off show

    Joey:

    I have a theory that R-Truth is retiring this year and he’s being randomly inserted in weird situations (WM Ladder match, Elimination Chamber match, the recent Raw promo) on TV before he leaves. As for this match, it is what it is. Fine match that you don’t care much about.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: R-Truth wins.

    Tim:

    R-Truth legitimately got a laugh out of me on Monday. That doesn’t happen often nowadays. That doesn’t make me care about this match. They are both decent wrestlers so the match should be okay but I doubt I’ll remember it in a week.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: King Barrett Wins.

    Tom:

    Did Barrett do something to get people cross at him? Or is this just what happen to modern Kings of the Ring(s)? R-Truth being confused is a good time but I don’t have any interest in seeing him wrestle.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: R-Truth wins.

    Ryback vs. Big Show for the Intercontinental Championship

    Joey:

    The set-up for this match has been as great as one could have hoped for. Big Show has been absolutely hilarious on the last two episodes of Raw. Ryback has been a very likeable character lately. As great as the character work has been, I still have no interest in this match based off past history. Hopefully they prove me wrong.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Ryback wins.

    Tim:

    I have not enjoyed any bit of this. Ryback is doing fine as a face and is actually tolerable but I just can’t get into him. I sure as hell can’t enjoy The Big Show and his “wit.” I don’t care for either of these guy much when it comes to their wrestling style so this match just isn’t for me.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Ryback wins.

    Tom:

    Jesus. JESUS. I’m not ready for this. I’ve enjoyed The Big Show and The Big Guy engage in some Big Banter, but the only matches I want to see them in are ones with mad stipulations. Musical chairs or yo momma joke diss-offs or something. You know what would be best? Just force them to compete in all those mad contests from the first season of NXT, I want to see Ryback and Big Show carrying barrels around the ring and having to dance with the corpse of Mae Young, anything but wrestle.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Ryback wins.

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