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    This Or That (9/30/2014)

    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 will have more WWE World Heavyweight title reigns in 2015?

    Roman Reigns – 58%, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins COMBINED – 42%

    More likely to be running shows this time next year?

    TNA – 76%, Global Force Wrestling – 24%

    Better feud for Bray Wyatt going forward?

    Dolph Ziggler – 53%, Big Show – 47%

    Better vegetable?

    Broccoli – 59%, Lettuce – 41%

    Who will face Seth Rollins in the Cell: John Cena or Dean Ambrose?

    Rumor has it Cena vs. Ambrose kicks off Hell In A Cell. Winner faces Seth Rollins in the main event inside the cage. Loser would face Randy Orton later on.

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    Tim:

    I’d gladly go do other things during another Orton vs Cena match if it meant Ambrose’s momentum stays intact and we get a Ambrose vs Rollins Hell In A Cell match out of it. I mean, with Cena being a stand-up guy and a knowledgeable veteran with some pull he would probably tell WWE management that he needs to lose to Ambrose at this juncture and use his powers to do the right thing for the future. RIGHT??

    Dean Ambrose

    Joey:

    It’s very difficult to imagine Cena going on three PPV’s in a row without a victory, especially coming off the Summerslam demolishing by Brock Lesnar. The booking history dictates that he gets some big wins back but man, Dean Ambrose’s momentum is way too hot to stop.

    It feels like Ambrose is on the precipice of something special and he needs one more really strong performance as a “star making night” to get to the next level. Beating the top guy in the company and then his arch rival who has had his number inside Hell In A Cell would be that. Plus, the rumor of the loser facing Orton would give you the out of Cena destroying Orton. It can and will work out where Dean Ambrose faces Seth Rollins inside that Cell.

    Dean Ambrose

    Tom:

    I want to pick Dean Ambrose, but given that’d likely result in YET ANOTHER Cena/Orton PPV match, I can’t go that direction. It’s too unthinkable.

    John Cena

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    ScoopZone Elite: September 29, 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 29, 2014

    WWE

    • Roman Reigns keeps seeing flowers and ‘get well soon’ cards arrive at the hospital that he thinks are for him, but they’re all for Daniel Bryan instead.

     

    • WWE officials have been really high on The Miz as Damien Sandow’s stunt double.

     

    • The Total Divas storyline of Tyson Kidd forgetting Natalya‘s birthday was derived from a real backstage scenario involving Billy Kidman.

     

     

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    TNA

    • TNA may or may not be done running shows until 2015.

     

    • TNA may or may not have a TV deal in 2015.

     

    • TNA may or may not exist in 2015.


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    • The former Brodus Clay has reportedly lost his will to dance and listens to Careless Whisper on repeat constantly.

     

    • Lance Storm LOVES the pizza cake.

     

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    ScoopZone Elite: September 22, 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 22, 2014

    WWE

    • Zack Ryder was caught trying to get in the Rosebud bunny suit so he could be on TV.

     

    • Kane has taken up the hobby of making and collecting model airplanes. His original love was flying RC planes but couldn’t ever get them off of the ground because he kept accidentally killing their momentum.

     

    • Brad Maddox is desperately in search of another cave so WWE management will remember he exists for at least a day.

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    TNA

    • TJ Perkins is demanding TNA sell blue testicular cancer shirts to combat WWE and their pink breast cancer charity shirts to stick it to misandry.

     

    • The current plan is to induct SpikeTV into the TNA Hall of Fame next year.

     

    • Taz isn’t watching WWE PPVs and he wants you to know about it.


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    • PWG is looking to book Shane Strickland in a tag team with either Ricochet, AR Fox, ACH, Rich Swann or Cedric Alexander.

     

    • Chris Jericho may be done with WWE for the time being but we can confirm he will stay in character.

     

    • Lance Storm thinks Marvel character Wolverine is named “X-Man.”

     

    WWE Power Rankings: Top 50 Superstars

    Joey ranks the WWE roster from top to bottom.

    The guidelines of which the wrestlers are being ranked in terms of how they are seemingly viewed by WWE as well as the way I see their ceiling and futures unfolding. Basically if WWE were honestly ranking their roster, this is how I think it would look.

    This was inspired by Wade Keller’s roster breakdown over at PWTorch and many NFL blogs returning who like to use this format. It’s fun and I haven’t seen many full in depth rankings of the entire WWE roster so here’s my first attempt at it.

    Follow me on Twitter: @JoeySplashwater

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    1. John Cena

    The “face of the franchise” for over 9 years now, John Cena still sits on the throne as the top star in WWE. To put that in perspective, Steve Austin was the top star in WWE from 1997-1999 at most and The Rock was the top star from late 1999-2001. Cena has held the spot for more than twice the amount of time Austin and Rock did combined.

    Cena’s greatest asset is his ability to make people care for such a sustainable amount of time. The most loved WWE star is still John Cena as he dominates the WWE merchandise sales with no one anywhere close to him. I believe the stat was that Cena sells more than the entire roster combined if you take out Daniel Bryan. Cena is also still the most hated as Cena Sucks chants have not lost steam. He gives you a top heel and a top face regardless of the program so you have interest no matter what. That’s the reason WWE will not risk turning Cena heel or ending his reign for someone who can’t replace him.

    I think the future sees Roman Reigns not being able to surpass Cena and John holding the spot for another 3-5 years with other guys holding the title despite Cena always being the fail-safe and most valuable member of the roster. Get used to it.

    2. Brock Lesnar

    Brock Lesnar is money and WWE is finally trying to get as much as they can out of it. Lesnar beating The Undertaker at Wrestlemania was designed as a publicity stunt of sorts to try to get buzz going for the WWE Network. It may not have worked mainstream in getting WWE numbers up but it certainly added a new aspect to the show.

    Brock is arguably the most special athlete WWE has ever had and is finally being showcased as an unbeatable dominant force after being used peculiarly during his first two years returning to WWE. With Paul Heyman, Lesnar provides a special attraction still in his prime that feels unique despite having the expectations and reputation to let you know what you’re getting.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Brock and WWE choose to part ways in 2015 due to both of their scenarios but hopefully Lesnar sticks around. I think he loses the title at Wrestlemania 31, regardless of if it’s Roman Reigns or someone else. As for now, he’s arguably the most important asset WWE has.

    3. Triple H

    Triple H doesn’t wrestle anymore as he fills the management character role as a heel boss who abuses his power and clashes with the top faces. 2014 has shown a new Triple H in the ring working with fresh talent and helping them elevate themselves to the next level such as Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. The matches all delivered in quality and in making the new core of WWE’s upper card look like legitimate stars.

    Hunter should and will only wrestle 3-5 times per year to preserve himself as an attraction and when he does, it should always matter. WWE made a brilliant decision by never pulling the trigger on a HHH/Big Show match last year and wasting a rare Triple H match. I believe Triple H’s current on-screen work in 2014 has been his best since 2001.

    4. Daniel Bryan

    By this time next year, Bryan could be as high as #1 or as low as #10 in these power rankings as we have no idea what happens when he returns. Rumor has it, Daniel Bryan will be back at the end of the year as he avoids a second surgery. In a heartbreaking turn of events, Bryan had to miss time on the shelf right when he achieved the top spot in wrestling by winning the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania as the crowd went ballistic.

    With such fanfare, you’d have to assume Daniel Bryan will be put right into the top tier of WWE. Will he get the title back? That’s hard to tell. WWE already had qualms about Bryan being “the guy” to replace Cena or fill the 1A spot and now he has a big injury risk label attached to him. The biggest thing Bryan has for him is a strong fan support like we’ve never seen in quite some time. I see the fans pushing Bryan back to where he was and trying to force WWE’s hand once again, especially if Roman Reigns gets the title push he is expected to in 2015.

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    Night of Champions 2014 Preview and Predictions

    It’s a night. Of champions.

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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.

    Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship

    Joey:

    I’ve had no interest in this feud. The Miz is an effective heel but I tend to lose interest in his segments. Dolph Ziggler is one of the most unlikeable faces and has been exposed in the promos last few weeks. The Summerslam match was lackluster so this one should follow with average stuff.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: The Miz wins the Intercontinental title.

    Tim:

    I don’t find either of these people very good at their current roles. Dolph Ziggler is just another unlikable face and The Miz seems like he’s trying too hard as usual. I can’t get into this and want it to be over. I’m sorry Sandow had to be associated with this.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins.

    Tom:

    No thanks! This whole deal has been pretty excruciating, even if I do still get a mild kick out of my main man D. Sandow cosplaying as Michael ‘The Miz’ Mizanin.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins.

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    The votes have been counted. We are here to name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week! Be excited.

    Who did you all vote for? Was it the missing superstar, Dean Ambrose again? Could he possibly win this prestigious title yet again? The chances aren’t likely. Let’s see…

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    Oh… well, yeah. I guess he did win again. Dean Ambrose is The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. I was hoping it wouldn’t be him because we have exhausted our bank account by sendiong numerous search parties looking for him over the last few week. Due to this, we are cutting back on spending. Here’s a cheap picture of Dean Ambrose’s action figure riding a surfboard on Mars. Maybe we can get a loan.

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    Dirt Sheet History: May 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 April 2007, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from May 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 May 2007!

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    5/1/2007

    * WWE.com is reporting that former ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley suffered a shoulder injury during his match at the Backlash pay-per-view from Atlanta, Georgia. Lashley was sent to Birmingham, Alabama today to be diagnosed by Dr. James Andrews.

    5/2/2007

    * Bad news for the Deadman. After winning the World Heavyweight Championship from Batista at WrestleMania, it was widely reported that The Undertaker was in line for his first long WWE title run. Now those plans will have to change due to a bad injury he suffered this past weekend before Backlash.

    The Undertaker has suffered a torn biceps that will require surgery. He suffered a complete muscle tear, with his bicep muscle being torn off the bone and rolling up to his shoulder. He was in tremendous pain Monday morning after his match with Batista the night before at Backlash.

    Undertaker saw “surgeon-to-the-superstars” Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama this week and surgery will be required. Recovery time for this procedure will keep him out of action for 6 to 8 months.

    This injury will require him to drop the World Heavyweight title.

    5/3/2007

    * There is now an update on this situation, but it contains *SPOILERS* from this week’s SmackDown! television tapings. You’ve been warned.

    At the tapings, they taped promo where the Undertaker challenged Batista to a steel cage match for the World Heavyweight title next week on Smackdown.

    The plan is for Undertaker to drop the title at Tuesday’s tapings and undergo surgery shortly thereafter.

    While it seems obvious that Batista will defeat Undertaker and regain the WWE title, there is also the possibility that Undertaker retains the title and then Mr. Kennedy cashes in his Money in the Bank contract. Kennedy is slated for a World Heavyweight title run this year and this unfortunate situation may have accelerated those plans.

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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…

    Roman Reigns

    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.

    Roman Reigns

    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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