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    WWE Battleground 2016 Preview and Predictions

    We are doing something again! This time, flags are involved!

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

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    Rusev vs. Zack Ryder for the United States Championship

    Joey:

    Noted Donald Trump supporter Zack Ryder is trying to make wrestling great again by sending Bulgarian superstar Rusev behind a wall. Classic WWE storytelling. Hopefully Rusev beats Ryder so badly he has to team with a meathead that jumps up and down like a complete goof for the rest of his career.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Rusev wins.

    Tim:

    The story has been boring and actually made Ryder look worse than he already did a few times. Rusev is great so hopefully after this they put him in a more interesting feud. Any bit of interest I have in this match stems from the hope that Rusev yells some funny things during it.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Rusev wins.

    Tom:

    I feel like I’ve already seen everything I need to from these two. There’s something kind of sweet about Ryder getting another chance to succeed, but it’s a good five years too late and he just isn’t particularly interesting to watch. SOZ ZACK MATE, ALSO SOZ TO ZACK’S DAD, ALSO SOZ TO ALL THE FANTASTIC PEOPLE OF LONG ISLAND.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Rusev wins.

    The Miz vs. Darren Young for the Intercontinental Championship

    Joey:

    As great as Miz has been and as wonderful as Darren Young can be, I hope this turns into a verbal debate between Maryse and Bob Backlund. The Miz deserves a longer reign with the Intercontinental Championship. Let’s be honest – this Darren Young gimmick is ending in a month or two.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: The Miz wins.

    Tim:

    The Darren Young gimmick isn’t working for me and I don’t think it will work for many in the long-term. Backlund can be funny at times but that’s about as far as it goes for me. The Miz should be Intercontinental Champ for a good while. He’s perfect for where he is and they should really let it be for a while more. I’m not so interested in the actual match between these two. Actually, I’m not interested at all.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: The Miz wins.

    Tom:

    I’ve enjoyed the Darren Young / Bob Backlund partnership a lot more since Backlund has been allowed to be his spontaneous, weird self on TV – he’s really only enjoyable when he seems to be about three syllables away from saying something truly insane and awful, which I sincerely hope happens in this match! Young isn’t much as a wrestler, but I like his theme song a good bit so that’s something.

    Miz and Maryse are both good stuff, but Miz is always better when he’s in the ring with someone markedly better than him – that sounds like I’m being unkind or just stating the obvious, but he’s always been better at raising his own game, rather than someone else’s. Anyway, another one I’m not particularly looking forward to, but I won’t be issuing any sorries this time.

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

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    Wrestling On Air with Brad Ward: Episode 8, 6/17/16

    Just trust us, we swear it’s the June episode.

    Join host Brad Ward (@BradWardFight) along with Wrestling On Earth’s own T-Boyz, Tim (@TimWelcomed) and Tom (@TomBlargh), and audio editor Scott (@SocksMahoney) on as we travel in time to 2 weeks ago! Listen below or download the podcast here by right-clicking and saving this link OR by subscribing on iTunes.

    Episode 8, Margarita or Something

    Just a heads up! During the second half of the podcast, there’s some weird interference I couldn’t quite get rid off.

    In this episode: We dig deep about our favorite restaurants, the boys makes it racial… again, I’m sorry, the gang tries to explain how TV works to Brad, we break the cardinal sin of Wrestling on Air and talk about wrestling, and Tom talks about aquarium t-shirts.

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    WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Preview and Predictions

    Ladders and dream matches.

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

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    The Lucha Dragons vs. The Dudley Boyz on the kick off show

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    The Golden Truth vs. Breezedango on the kick off show

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    Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler

    Joey:

    These two have the most boring matches and it’s still going on for some reason. Dolph Ziggler is the most aggressively uninteresting personality in the business today. Baron Corbin is extremely lucky the brand split is coming or he would be in trouble. I’d love to not meet anyone out there in the world excited to watch this one.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Ron Swanson’s favorite wrestler wins.

    Tim:

    Are we on the third month of this now? Is that it? It feels like it’s been going on for years. “The Big Breakfast” Baron Corbin had a promising main roster debut at Wrestlemania by winning the prestigious Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Okay, maybe that wasn’t a huge deal but it showed that maybe they wanted to get behind him immediately. Instead they throw him to the black hole of irrelevance known as Dolph Ziggler and decide to not let it ever end. Get this over with please!

    Interest Level: BIG FAT ZERO/10
    Prediction: Baron Corbin wins and can hopefully rebound from this huge mistake.

    Tom:

    FUCKING ZIGGLER MAN. Hopefully Breakfast kicks his ballbag literally off and yells “YOU GOT SWERVED… BITCH” so we can put this to rest while also kicking off a fantastic new season of the WWE Network’s hit hidden camera show.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Corbs finally escapes the Ziggler black hole to do something interesting on the main roster.

    Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews

    Joey:

    I am looking forward to this!!! God bless the good people that make Breaking Ground and the not so great people that make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Apollo Crews may be my favorite person featured on Breaking Ground and I love watching him wrestle. Sheamus has a dull presence but he’s always pretty good in the ring. I think this is the best spot for him on the card but how about WWE keeping him off TV and making him work the dark match during the weekend of his #1 hit movie appearance?

    The match WILL deliver. I will be pleasantly surprised if Apollo gets the win but I think Sheamus is the victor here.

    Interest Level: 9/10
    Prediction: Sheamus wins.

    Tim:

    This match should be fine, I guess. It seems like Crews got thrown on to the main roster without much of a plan so this is way better than him fading to the background. He needs a good showing because that unfortunate Jericho match still comes to mind when I think of him post-NXT and I know he’s better than that. Sheamus is a good hand when it comes to ring work so this should do the trick. I figure Sheamus will win but hopefully they can get Crews a big win sometime soon.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Sheamus wins.

    Tom:

    Weird. So weird. I feel very bad for old Crewsy, his main roster debut felt rushed and it hasn’t really done him any favours. That one match with Jericho was absolutely hideous and even though a feud with WWE’s newest crossover star Sheamus has some potential, it still feels like an uphill battle.

    Speaking of Sheamus, he was fairly excellent in that new Turtles film, and by “excellent”, I don’t mean he was good at acting or anything like that but it was always fun and surreal to see him onscreen and sometimes that’s enough.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Crewsy wins but gets beaten up a bit after.

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    ScoopZone Elite: June 13, 2016

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    News for The Week of June 13, 2016

    WWE

    • Roman Reigns is very picky with his sandwiches and demands multiple options until his bread is “THE Rye.”

     

    • The third season of Swerved is already being filmed and will center around Vince McMahon trying to convince everyone that he has a plan for the brand split.

     

    • Charlotte threw the opening pitch for a MLB game this past weekend. Everyone agreed it was the best strike she’s ever thrown.

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    NXT

    • Triple H is hoping to add Ricochet, Will Ospreay, Joey Ryan, Zandig and Brother Nero to the NXT roster in the next few months.

     

    • WWE has been looking into a six-sided ring for the Cruiserweight Classic.

     

    • Austin Aries is almost finished writing his first book but it just consists of various ways to say “pussy” on social media without getting fired.


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    • CM Punk threw out all of A.J. Lee‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Funko Pops after the success of the film starring Sheamus.

     

    • Numerous independent promotions have tried booking Matt Hardy’s gardener but he is too expensive.

     

    • Lance Storm thinks Tye Dillinger is a 9.5 at best.

     

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    NXT TakeOver: The End Preview and Predictions

    Only Brad Ward knows why this show is titled “The End.”

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

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    Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Tye Dillinger

    Joey:

    I’m the average NXT fan aka I avoid 95% of the television shows but watch the live specials. I have no idea if this Cien dude has wrestled yet or if this is his debut. I never watched him in Mexico but everyone loves him. Hopefully it’s a great debut. I always appreciate Tye Dillinger putting ten fingers in the air so that will be a good time.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Andrade “Cien” Almas wins.

    Tim:

    I’m hoping Andrade Almas has what he needs to show off here. Tye Dillinger shows signs of being entertaining but I’m not sure how I feel about his in-ring yet. I’m interested in seeing these two wrestle on a big show. Maybe I can get more of a feel for them here.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Andrade “Cien” Almas wins.

    Tom:

    This is Manny Andrade, right? The very handsome Mexican guy? Except now he has a new name? It’s really confusing, man. I like Tye Dillinger a good bit though this seems to be another fairly thankless role for him. Where’s No Way Jose? Why’s he not on this show? Is it racist to bring up No Way Jose when I should be discussing another fantastic breakout Latino superstar? If so, then I apologize unreservedly.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Big Manny wins, I am not racist.

    Jason Jordan and Chad Gable vs. The Revival for the NXT Tag Team Championship

    Joey:

    Jason Jordan and Chad Gable are the best tag team in WWE. The Revival are the most average tag team in WWE. This means we’ll get another pretty good match between these teams. Hooray. I still badly wish Gargano and Ciampa were the ones challenging for the titles in a more exciting matchup.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Gable and Jordan win.

    Tim:

    I’ve enjoyed these two teams a good bit but I’m ready to move on. I’m sure this will be fun and it’s always nice to see Gable and Jordan do what they do.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Gable and Jordan win.

    Tom:

    Their Dallas TakeOver match exceeded my admittedly low expectations so I hope this’ll be another fun one. I’ve come around on The Revival, or at least I like the bald one who I am fairly certain is called Dawson.

    The Revival is just a tough team to keep up with in general – aside from general uncertainty as to who’s Dash and who’s Dawson, I also have to catch myself from calling “The Reunion”. Is there another wrestling stable called The Reunion? If there isn’t, I’m sure ROH has one planned, most likely with BJ Whitmer at the helm.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: American Alpha wins, even though Joey is RUDE and refuses to use their actual team name.

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    WWE Extreme Rules 2016 Preview and Predictions

    “Don’t compare Extreme Rules to ECW.” – Tazz (2016)

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

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    Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler in a No DQ Match on the kickoff show

    Joey:

    Poor Breakfast. There is basically no chemistry between these two and they have yet to have a noteworthy match. Hopefully the No DQ stipulation helps add to it and Corbin gets the final win in their series. I don’t have much hope for it being anything special and they will not be able to live up to last month’s legendary Ryback vs. Kalisto kickoff match.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Baron Corbin wins.

    Tim:

    This feud has been really forgettable so Corbin has that going for him at least. In a couple of months no one will remember any of this. Corbin definitely needs the win. He needs to work with someone better than Ziggler to get going. He can look good in the right scenarios. Lets just get it over with. I think I just decided to fix me an adult beverage for this show.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: “Big Breakfast” Baron Corbin wins.

    Tom:

    Fucking Ziggler, the debut killer. Just let him get squashed by Breakfast so we can move on with our lives!

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: “The Big Breakfast” gets the big win.

    The Usos vs. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows in a Tornado Tag Match

    Joey:

    The hatred towards Roman Reigns has carried over to the Usos and it’s wonderful. This ensures fans will actually care about their tag matches now and I think this could be a sleeper good match. It will likely open the show to set the tone for the main event. I haven’t enjoyed their tag matches on television much but it was always meant to culminate in a big AJ Styles/Reigns brawl. This time should see a real winner and a legitimate match.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows win.

    Tim:

    When I was little I used to want every tag match to be a tornado tag. I’m pretty excited to see one here. This is a tag match with an actual story and two teams that can be entertaining. The Clubb (I think it needs two b’s so I will spell it with two b’s) should get the win here. This has everything it needs to be a match of the night contender but I have a feeling things might fall apart. Hopefully I’m wrong! Either way I am very interested in this match.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows of The Clubb wins

    Tom:

    Man, I’m pretty into tornado tags (or at least I was in WWF No Mercy for the N64), so this is something I can get behind. Gallows and Anderson have had a bit of a strange debut so far, right? They’ve added an interesting edge to the AJ and Roman feud but it’s hard to consider them as a separate entity that has matches which don’t involve AJ. Anyway, I think this could be a pretty decent time.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Anderson and Gallows win.

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    ScoopZone Elite: May 2, 2016

    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 May 2, 2016

    WWE

    • Triple H has been hiding because he is embarrassed of the recent NXT shows and tapings.

     

    • Following the news of Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon running Raw together, their sibling Hornswoggle will return very soon to gain control of Smackdown.

     

    • To get ready for his match with Kalisto at Payback, Ryback studied National Geographic tapes about flies for tips on agility.

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    NXT

    • Alex Riley is pitching an NXT Civil War storyline where he plays a combination of both Iron Man and Captain America with all the foreign talent playing ethnically stereotypical villains.

     

    • Don West will be doing voice overs for NXT television effective immediately.

     

    • Eric Young saw people turning on NXT so he signed a deal just to be able to defend it on Twitter.


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    • ROH is no longer allowing grilled cheese sandwiches in their venues unless it was made between 2004-2008.

     

    • Scott Steiner’s Shoney’s restaurant is in trouble after corporate found out that he had added the word “Freak” before every item on the menu.

     

    • Lance Storm‘s favorite member of the Hart Foundation was Jim Neidhart.

     

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    ScoopZone Elite: May 1, 2016

    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 April 28, 2016

    WWE

    • The Dudley Boys have been pitching a Dudley Boys Show for the WWE Network and are describing it as “The Edge and Christian Show with an edge but not that Edge or even the other Edge but like an edgy edge.” Vince McMahon doesn’t know what Bubba Ray keeps rambling on about but likes to watch him get tongue-tied while pitching the concept.

     

    • Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods have pitched WWE Shop about selling official “New Day rocks” collections but management is afraid fans will just throw them at Roman Reigns.

     

    • AJ Styles was embarrassed over the weekend after Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson showed up uninvited to help him grocery shop. The duo ended up chugging beer in the aisles and spitting out raw potatoes at customers. All three were then kicked out of the store despite Styles trying to act like they were not associated with each other. Gallows stole a jelly donut.

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    NXT

    • Triple H wants to put a giant “X” structure above the ring for DX’s next reunion and has been hiring any wrestler for NXT that he feels can help him figure it out.

     

    • “No Way Jose” is meant to be a rib on what trainers say backstage when Alex Riley asks about his chances of moving up the card.

     

    • The Austin Aries Twitter account is actually a bot that puts together sentences from various Reddit posts.


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    Trevor Lee wants it to be known that he is studying his AJ Styles tapes.

    Other

    • PWG is taking Mystery Vortex to the next level by seeing if they sell out the 5/20 show without even announcing the show’s existence publicly.

     

    • TNA will be debuting a new tag team soon. Hi and Lo Morale will be the centerpiece of the tag division going forward.

     

    • Lance Storm takes his annual family photos with Snapchat filters.

     

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    WWE Payback 2016 Preview and Predictions

    Not the Mel Gibson movie.

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

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    Kalisto vs. Ryback for the United States Championship on the kickoff show

    Joey:

    The WrestleMania pre-show match between these two was good but the lack of a crowd hurt it. I think WWE is intentionally putting Ryback on every pre-show for the rest of the year after he made public comments threatening retirement if it doesn’t change. The match should be good but it’s not anything worth going out of your way to get the show on early.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Kalisto wins.

    Tim:

    Oh! Sorry, I was reminiscing about that time John Cena made the United States Championship feel important. I’m not the biggest Ryback fan but I do think he has potential to be an entertaining character. Kalisto can be hit or miss but he’s mostly fun to watch. They’re just not being booked to be cared for. Ryback is already hard to care for as it is so them relegating these two to this feud that barely exists sucks. It sucks that WWE creative sucks but what can we do?

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Kalisto wins

    Tom:

    Last month, I was onboard with Joey as far as giving this a chance. Now though? Naw. Naw son. I don’t dislike either guy but I have zero interest in seeing them wrestle again, unless it’s in some kind of match with all sorts of mad stipulations.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Kalisto wins.

    Dolph Ziggler vs. “The Big Breakfast” Baron Corbin

    Joey:

    WWE has a tendency to go with “Even Stevens bullshit booking” in the words of Brad Ward so I am terrified of Dolph Ziggler winning here to ruin Baron Corbin’s momentum. Ziggler doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things so they can’t possibly screw over Corbin. The chemistry between these two doesn’t appear to exist and I’m not excited at all for the actual match unless Big Banter lives up to his name.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Baron Corbin wins.

    Tim:

    Ziggler’s ridiculous selling will make Baron Corbin look good but I see Ziggler coming out on the winning end this time and then a rematch happening next month where Corbin gets the win. I can’t say I am excited about any of this. There’s stuff I like about “The Big Breakfast” Baron Corbin but his wrestling isn’t really apart of that. His finisher is good! Ziggler could retire to The Comedy Toilet tomorrow and I wouldn’t mind.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins

    Tom:

    Ziggler has seemed to be the go-to guy as far as making an NXT guy’s debut as underwhelming as possible (big shout out to my main man Tyler Breeze), so hopefully this is the first and last PPV match between these two. I really hope this isn’t much more than a squash, I don’t enjoy most longer Ziggler matches and I want to see Breakfast become more established on the main roster.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Breakfast’s got this.

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    Wrestling On Air with Brad Ward: Episode 7, 4/29/16

    Live from Dallas, it’s the post-mania story special!

    Join host Brad Ward (@BradWardFight) along with Wrestling On Earth’s own T-Boyz, Tim (@TimWelcomed) and Tom (@TomBlargh), and audio editor Scott (@SocksMahoney) on Brad Ward’s Final Fantasy Boat Tour. Listen below or download the podcast here by right-clicking and saving this link OR by subscribing on iTunes.

    Episode 7, Brad Gets Conned By Virgil

    In this episode: Tom gets excited about terrorism, Tim and Brad recount their Wrestlemania stories, the boys makes it racial, the T-Man defies death and tries to buy a lemonade, and Brad gets a lot of candy.

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