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    Wrestling With Food: Sgt. Slaughter’s Mess Hall Dip

    The WWF Cookbook is a treasure trove of crazy recipes from the Attitude Era, each of which is purportedly the creation of one of the wrestlers. In Wrestling With Food, Sydney is on a mission to try cooking all of them to see if any are actually edible.

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    So many things happened on Sunday, guys. 1) My little nephew stood on his own and smiled at me 2) the Royal Rumble was super exciting and worth watching and 3) we learned how to make at-home Taco Bell, by way of the good Sgt. Slaughter.

    Okay, only two of those things are true. Let’s get going to find out which ones!

    We were going over to my brother’s house to watch the Rumble, and it only seemed right to bring something, and since it WAS a wrestling event, why not subject him to this horrible and amazing endeavor? After going through the cookbook, Sgt. Slaughter’s Mess Hall Dip seemed to be the most appropriate

    The ingredients:

    4 tablespoons garlic butter

    2½ – 3lbs ground sirloin

    Salt to taste

    Pepper to taste

    3 (10½ ounce) cans Hormel (or equivalent) no-bean chili

    2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese (or reduced-fat cream cheese)

    3 cups (12 oz) shredded mild cheddar cheese

    12 oz sour cream (or more if desired)

    Black olives (optional)

    Sarge informs us that this feeds a platoon, and since there were basically 4 of us possibly eating this, I made exactly 1/3 this amount, but probably went a little butter and cheese heavy because I think that’s what God intended.

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    Note: The directions below in quotations are all in Sarge’s “own words”, as they were printed in the cookbook. HE IS A VERY AGGRESSIVE MAN.
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    The Wild World of WCW Announcer Fashion

    WCW was weird.

    When you watch WCW pay per views, it’s clear that fashion was a big part of the WCW announcer life when it came to the themed shows. Life was tough for broadcasters in the pro wrestling business. Enjoy.

    Here’s the announcers on a normal night

    Handsome gentlemen i their own right

    Handsome gentlemen in their own right

    Here’s the guys on Road Wild aka Hog Wild aka Eric Bischoff’s motorcycle circle jerk show

    You can go straight to hell, Eric Bischoff.

    You can go straight to hell, Eric Bischoff.

    Poor Mean Gene couldn't even escape this.

    Poor Mean Gene couldn’t even escape this.

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    Where Are They Now? TNA Lockdown 2014

    What the hell happened to entire 2014 TNA roster?

    This week with RAW postponed by snow, TNA decided to air their Lockdown PPV from last March on a YouTube stream. It led to me think what the hell was even on that show? When looking up the card, I recalled almost every match but it felt like something I watched at least 2-3 years ago rather than eleven months ago.

    Always criticized for a lack of long term planning and booking, TNA proves that correct once again here. Keep in mind this was less than a year ago as I take a glance at where each of these performers currently are today.

    Christopher Daniels, Kazarian and Chris Sabin vs. Sanada, The Great Muta and Yasu

    Christopher Daniels and Kazarian: Left TNA. Currently in ROH. This match was the first shock as it feels like the former Bad Influence have been out of TNA for much longer.

    Chris Sabin: Left TNA. Currently an independent wrestler likely awaiting the launch of Global Force Wrestling. Same sentiment as Daniels and Kazarian. Except he was actually the TNA World Champion less than a year and a half ago. I swear I’m not making that up.

    Sanada: Turned heel. Got wacky face paint. Joined James Storm’s cult. Oh, James Storm now has a cult. Sanada was the bright spot in TNA during the Spring and Summer last year. A fresh new act with an interesting charisma that would deliver good matches. Since the heel turn, he has not done much other than Storm’s bidding. I loved him more than anyone and I forgot he was still even in TNA. That says it all.

    The Great Muta: Went back to Japan. Brought TNA’s biggest PPV of the year Bound For Glory to Japan. The show was not good.

    Yasu: I don’t know.

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    Dirt Sheet History: May 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 April 2008, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from May 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 May 2008.

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    5/1/2008

    Mark Henry & Bobby Lashley aren’t the only black wrestlers Michael Hayes has had racial incidents with. One source says Hayes has made similar comments to former WWE wrestler & current TNA star Booker T as well. In Lashley’s case, it was one of the reasons he decided to leave the company.

    5/2/2008

    * BostonHerald.com has a story on Roger Clemens making a pass at the wife of former WWE star Brutus “The Barber Beefcake 18 years ago. Barbara Leslie was working as a waitress (and hadn’t met her husband yet), and Clemens was married at the time. Clemens followed her into her off-limits dressing room and said, “What would you do if I tried to kiss you?” Barbara Leslie replied, “What would your wife say if you tried to kiss me?”

    5/3/2008

    * The new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine with the girls from “The Hills” on the cover features an article about a high-end escort service in Los Angeles, California. The escort service is run by a woman named “Nici” who would set up beautiful women (Playboy Playmates, Maxim and FHM models, porn stars) with rich clients who would pay up to $25,000 a night for their “services”.

    The escort service was busted by the FBI, and the Rolling Stone article lists the names of several of Nici’s escorts – one of whom is WWE Diva Ashley Massaro. There is a picture of Ashley in the article and she’s listed as a WWE star and Playboy cover girl.

    It’s important to note that there was no explicit implication that Ashley ever had sex for money. We are simply stating the facts – that she was among the women involved in the high-priced escort service.

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    This Or That (1/27/2015)

    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:

    More likely to have a great match at Wrestlemania 31?

    Sting – 81%, Roman Reigns – 19%

    Better Royal Rumble moment?

    John Cena’s surprise return win at #30 – 56%, Shawn Michaels winning as #1 entrant – 44%

    Better wacky Royal Rumble moment?

    Maven eliminating Undertaker – 89%, Drew Carey’s Rumble appearance – 11%

    Better ice cream flavor?

    Vanilla – 62%, Chocolate – 38%

    Better match: Nakamura vs. Ibushi at Wrestle Kingdom or Lesnar vs. Rollins vs. Cena at Royal Rumble?

    Which early 2015 MOTY candidate was better?

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    Tim:

    Both were great and I hate having to pick one. Lesnar vs Rollins vs Cena had me on edge. It was Rollins bringing out his best and showing he was a true star. It was Brock Lesnar showing that he is a monster and at the top of his game  it was… eh, well Cena was being Cena but that’s fine as the other two brought their absolute best. It was a near perfect storm.

     Nakamura vs Ibushi had incredible atmosphere. Two wrestlers with great chemistry went in with all they could muster and out on a spectacle on NJPW’s biggest stage. One of the best matches I’ve ever seen but I don’t think that eclipses the storytelling of WWE’s Beast vs Whiny Heel vs Hero. It’s just good stuff all around on both fronts.

    Lesnar vs Rollins vs Cena at Royal Rumble

    Joey:

    This is the toughest question in the history of This Or That for me. I believe both of these matches were worlds better than anything in 2013 and 2014 so 2015 has already given us some treats.

    My main memory of Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi is watching with wide eyes at 5AM EST in absolute awe of what was happening causing my adrenaline to keep me up. My main memory of Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena was jumping out of my chair when Rollins nailed Lesnar with the briefcase setting up what was great false hope he’d win the title.

    Those moments both represent everything pro wrestling should be about. Maybe it’s due to being more familiar with the American style/atmosphere but I’m going to lean towards the triple threat. Seth Rollins is someone I’ve believed in since the first day I saw a match of his almost a decade ago and seeing his star making performance just meant more to me. Emotional connections are a part of wrestling so due to that, I must select the WWE match.

    Lesnar vs. Rollins vs. Cena at Royal Rumble

    Tom:

    TRAITORS! STRONG STYLE TRAITORS!

    Nakamura vs. Ibushi at Wrestle Kingdom

    Better match?

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    ScoopZone Elite: January 26, 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 January 26, 2015

    WWE

    • Bray Wyatt gave Rusev a bag full of inspirational movies that helped him get through his post-Wrestlemania slump after losing to John Cena last year.

     

    • Dolph Ziggler has been told he will never be allowed back on stage at a certain popular New York comedy club because most of his jokes end with him holding up signs that have various emojis printed on them.

     

    • Multiple snowmen outside WWE headquarters were spotted booing Roman Reigns tonight.

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    TNA

    • TNA management is extremely jealous about all the bad press and negative media attention WWE is getting today.

     

    • Dixie Carter has added Bully Ray to the list of talent WWE has stolen away from TNA. Kurt Angle has been written on it and then immediately erased at least twelve times.

     

    • Al Snow is excited about wrestling Grado on TNA TV because he thinks it will get him more Twitter followers to read the jokes he steals off popsicle sticks.


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    • Velvet Sky’s time away from TNA will be spent the same as it was when she was with the company: Posing for pictures with the most creepy male fans.

     

    • Vince Russo is trying to find a way to sensationalize the Royal Rumble debacle and make it about him.

     

    • Lance Storm is personally sending $9.99 to WWE for every person who cancels their WWE Network subscription.

     

    Fandom Retrospective: Daniel Bryan

    Why do we love the wrestlers we do?

    Editor’s note: This feature will be running regularly and is hopeful to be written by different readers submitting their own stories about a wrestler they are passionate about, sharing how they became a fan and discussing 3-4 matches that stand out in their mind as most pivotal to their memories of loving this wrestler.

    Contact us: If you’d like to submit a future edition, please contact us at WrestlingOnEarth@gmail.com or just by tweeting @WrestlingEarth or @JoeySplashwater.

    Our debut edition is by Robbie Fox. Take it away, Robbie!

    Fandom Retrospective: Daniel Bryan by Robbie Fox

    Before we begin, I’d like to address why I’m doing this writeup on the American Dragon. I’m not writing this to tell my story, but I think in telling my story, many wrestling fans will relate.

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    Daniel Bryan first came to my attention in 2009, when Ring of Honor released a statement saying he had agreed to a contract with the WWE. This was within the same month that I discovered the famous, “internet wrestling community”. Late to the party, I had to pick up some slack. I was able to find a few matches online, one of which was his now classic battle against Nigel McGuinness at ROH Unified. This was the first time I was watching a wrestling product that wasn’t WWE, WCW, or TNA. I watched the match, and as soon as it ended, I watched it a second time. I didn’t know what it was about Bryan that was so good, but I knew he connected with me, in a match I knew absolutely nothing about. I was a lifelong fan from that day on.

    Throughout his run in the WWE, I was focused on everything he did. I didn’t miss a single match or promo. When I would go to live events, I’d go to the merch table (hey Tom Blackett, how ya doin?) and buy his shirts, action figures, towels, and pretty much anything with his name on it. Everyone around me, wrestling fan or not, didn’t really understand why I liked Bryan so much, as opposed to John Cena, or other wrestlers. Eventually this changed, as Bryan got more over with the crowd, who evolved into the “YES Movement”.

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    WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Boo Roman Reigns.

    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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    The New Day vs. Cesaro, Tyson Kidd and Adam Rose in an elimination match

    Joey:

    Five talented wrestlers and Adam Rose. Imagine if they threw him off the stage before the match?  But really, why is this goof with Cesaro and Tyson Kidd? Any time you start to take them seriously, you see that clown and get a reminder that this doesn’t really matter.

    A New Day being a stereotyped gimmick of gospel and preaching has already killed any legs they would have had. That being said, the match should be decent with all the talent involved not named Adam Rose.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd wins.

    Tim:

    If Tyson Kidd and Cesaro have to be in a tag team I’m glad they are in one together. A New Day is filled with nothing but talent. These five guys deserve so much more but alas, here they are in a match with Adam Rose. In a better world I’d be way more excited for this but should still be solid.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd win.

    Tom:

    Guess what, trolls – I am prepared to give old Adam Rose another chance, if only because Cesaro and Tyson Kidd are solidly good fun and it’d be a bummer if he were to drag them down a bunch. As openers go, this should be decent. Likely better than a bunch of the other undercard matches, at least.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins.

    The New Age Outlaws vs. The Ascension

    Joey:

    I think the New Age Outlaws have too much respect from the fans for this to turn into a heckle match so I can’t see much to look forward to personally. The Ascension will win.

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

    Tim:

    Hey, The New Age Outlaws don’t spike my interest and even though I never had any hope for The Ascension and think they are goons, WWE ruined them from the get-go when they moved up to the main roster. This will be forgettable and nothing but a waste of time.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: The Ascension win.

    Tom:

    Are we just getting an Outlaws reunion every winter now? As if the season wasn’t bleak enough.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: The New Age Outlaws win because whatever.

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    All Aboard the S.S. Strong Style: The Five Stages of Minoru Suzuki Fandom

    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. Today she’ll discuss why Minoru Suzuki is going to be your new favorite wrestler.

    Maybe it wasn’t Shinsuke Nakamura walking that long Tokyo Dome ramp in a crown and cape and proceeding to have an incredible match against Kota Ibushi that got you newly invested (or re-invested!) in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

    Maybe it was the guy with the crazy hair all in white looking like some kind of actual murderer and/or video game final boss coming out to a haunting theme song you’ve only heard rivaled in epicness by Real American.

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    Minoru Suzuki at Wrestle Kingdom 9, by satomi

    That man was Minoru Suzuki, and he’s probably going to be your favorite wrestler in a minute, once you overcome the mental blocks that stand in the way of your potential.

    The following stages describe what many humans have to go through to reach a place of reasonable acceptance and harmony with being a Suzuki fan, as he is a complex and difficult entity heretofore unseen in professional wrestling. You may move through these stages swiftly or you may work through one for months or years — that depends on a number of factors unique to you as an individual — but we can all reach the final stage. Trust me, my BS is in psychology.

    Stage 1 of Minoru Suzuki fandom: Fear; abject terror.

    Are you kidding me, Deathlock!? No way. Look at that guy. That guy could kill me with his mind a thousand miles away. Also what is with his hair. No sane man has hair like that. That man gives no fucks and he can stay away from me and off of my TV forever, thank you very much.

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    Okay, fair point. You stay at this stage as long as you need to. Nobody’s going to force you to progress until you’re ready. Just give it some thought. Come back later. Click to read more if you’re ready to move on to stage 2.

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    2014 Bradbserver Awards

     If it was good I will say it’s good, if it sucks Michael Elgin was probably involved.

    We gave Brad Ward the platform to deliver his 2014 Bradserver Awards and things got wild. Enjoy!

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    Every year we watch a ton of pro wrestling and some of us Mixed Martial Arts and it really can be very had to pick out what was truly great and what truly was a dud. A ton of tape was watched to come to the conclusion where I will list combat sports that wowed me and the combat sports that made say wow that sucked. As some of you know I am also a big video gamer as well, which in some ways made me such a fan of wrestling and MMA. So at the end I will post about my favourite video games at the end. Lets get to the ceremonies!

    Lou Thesz/Ric Flair Male Award: Shinsuke Nakamura

    Nakamura in my eyes was part of a an elite group that when you saw him make his entrance he came off like a legit star.

    Most Outstanding Wrestler Male: Seth Rollins

    When you saw Seth Rollins was wrestling, even surrounded by The Authority, he was incapable of having a bad match.

    Lou Thesz/Ric Flair Female: Charlotte

    A true case of genetically superior DNA. She is a freak athlete in the sense her wrestling DNA is that of a wrestler that has wrestled for years, she has a bright future in the WWE.

    Most Outstanding Wrestler Female: Natalya

    In ring she had great matches with the likes of Nikki, Paige and Charlotte and much like Seth Rollins was incapable of having a bad match. Also one of the sweetest you will meet in the business.

    Best Box Office Draw: John Cena

    John Cena is the horse as the Hulkster has said and John Cena is the man few have stepped up to his spot and most have failed. 2015 perhaps may be challenging for Cena with Bryan and Reigns looking to take a piece of that pie.

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