In 5 photos or less, we show the most relevant screenshots from each week’s episode of IMPACT.
Well, here we are again. The votes were in favor of a certain wrestler who is missing in action. For the last two weeks we’ve been looking for this individual to tell him that he’s won this prestigious award. If you can’t guess who it is, let’s go ahead and reveal that for you.
As you can see, Dean Ambrose is The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. I personally went out of my way to look for him and I think I got super close. As you can see, I found a wall he had tagged. The paint was still wet and the air smelled of whiskey. I searched the area for about an hour but no luck. I did find a piece of ripped leather stuck to the side of a tree but I can not confirm that it was related.
I really let you down. Maybe one day he will return. But when he does will he still be winning this precious award? That’s for you to decide.
Following the timeline of the last Dirt Sheet History looking back at March 2007, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from April 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 April 2007.
* WrestleMania 23 is the highest grossing one-day live event in WWE history, grossing more than $5.38 million in ticket sales.
Fans converged on Detroit from 24 countries, all 50 states and 9 Canadian provinces, pumping an estimated $25 million into the local economy.
* Ring of Honor wrestler Colt Cabana has signed a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment. No word yet if it’s a developmental deal or regular contract. The signing came about recently.
* Stephanie McMahon and Triple H were said to have been very upset backstage this past Sunday at WrestleMania. In one of his news updates over the weekend on WrestlingObserver.com, Dave Meltzer spoiled some of the matches & segments (such as Slick appearing) that were going to be airing on WrestleMania.
He also reported that Shane McMahon wanted to open the PPV as the host, standing in the ring and throwing it over to Aretha Franklin to perform. He also reported that Stephanie was against this idea, resulting in it not happening. Triple H and Stephanie got wind of the story, and they were said to be very upset about it, perhaps because it made Stephanie look bad. They are determined to find the source of the leak.
Our friend Socks Mahoney has been working on this for quite some time and we’ve decided to let him talk to the people about it (mostly due to the Brad Ward vs. Joey Image dream match).
Take it away, Socks!
At TCW’s TTTTTT, the first ever TCW World Twitter Champion WILL be crowned in this two-night livestream event, where 16 of Twitter’s finest and independent i-wrestling stars will go head to head to claim the ultimate prize in video game professional wrestling.
The first round will take place on Night 1, while the quarterfinals, the semifinals and the finals will all take place on Night 2.
The first round brackets are as follows:
“The One Man Team” Louie Benson vs. “The Ultimate Mark” Ultimate Markout
Mah Dry Bread vs. Wrestling On Earth’s own Tim Welcomed
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:
Yes – 57%, No – 43%
Bella vs. Bella – 58%, Crazy Samuel Shaw – 42%
Dave Meltzer – 67%, Wade Keller – 33%
Video games – 51%, Junk food – 49%
Daniel Bryan doesn’t need surgery. Dean Ambrose’s Walmart special movie is almost done filming. Who do you want back in your life more?
Daniel Bryan is my favorite wrestler ever so even though I love Ambrose and am ready for his feud with Rollins to get rolling again I can not honestly say I am more ready for him to come back. There are a lot of things I’m really interested in seeing how they play out when Bryan returns. Will the crowd still be there for him? Will WWE put him back in the main event? If the crowd is still there chanting for him and WWE doesn’t put him back in the main event scene will the audience force WWE’s hand again? Most of all, I can’t wait to see him back in the ring wrestling. Give me Bryan vs Lesnar, please. Somehow.
Daniel Bryan is the best wrestler in the world and my favorite wrestler of all time. Dean Ambrose is on a hot run but Bryan was on the hottest run and I think the fan support will still be there. The void without Daniel Bryan has been huge and I can’t wait to see him back on my television again.
Another factor is that Daniel Bryan is great regardless of WWE booking. Dean Ambrose needs to be in a purposeful story to be most effective as seen in some of his throwaway matches, namely vs. Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler. If WWE shits the bed with booking either of the two, Bryan can still give you good little matches.
I don’t know how anyone could pick Dean Ambrose, to be honest. His absence sucks but his return is a sure thing whereas Bryan’s path to recovery seems to be a little trickier – it seems like he’ll be back, but there’s still a question mark so it’ll make his return that much more special, assuming it happens.
Each of our panel members was tasked with drafting their dream team of superheroes for a classic 5-on-5 Survivor Series match.
Making their picks in the following order will be:
You can see the introduction and rules here. The picks so far are:
Round One: Arrow, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Guy Gardner (Red Lantern), Animal Man.
Round Two: Master Chief, Superman, Nightcrawler, Venom (Flash Thompson), Stardust the Super Wizard.
Round Three: Kato, Spider-Man, Space Ghost, Storm, The Punisher.
Round Four: Colossus, Squirrel Girl, Big Barda, Lockjaw, The Silver Surfer.
Let the final round begin!
When you talk about Elektra, what comes to mind is her expertise in hand to hand combat. While Chief and Colossus will be using their strength, she will be using her speed and martial arts skills to take out and assist. One way she can assist is her low-level mind control and abilities to blur the mind of her adversaries.
If adversaries attempt to use heat or cold to take the team down, she has the endurance to withstand it. I feel she is the leader of the hand to hand combat of the team alongside the team who each possess some sort of hand to hand skill. (EDITOR’S NOTE: I had no idea what to do with that last sentence, so enjoy Brad in his raw, unfiltered form!)
I don’t know these people. When I hear Mojo Rawley, I think ex TNA legend Cody Deaner. When I hear Bull Dempsey, I think ex ROH legend Bobby Dempsey. So I’m imagining this as Deaner vs. Bobby.
Interest Level: 0/10
Prediction: Bobby Dempsey wins.
Mojo Rawley’s gimmick is annoying and I feel like bros would love him. Bull Dempsey goes by “The Last of A Dying Breed” because that’s imaginative. These two will not excite and will not turn any hands unless it’s in a repetitive back-and-forth motion.
Interest Level: 0/10
Prediction: Bull Dempsey wins.
I’ve not seen much of either guy but both seem to be generally regarded as the worst guys on NXT TV. Can’t wait!
Interest Level: 1/10
Prediction: Bull Dempsey wins.
WHAT’S WITH THESE NAMES?! ARE THESE REAL PEOPLE?
Interest Level: 0/10
Prediction: Brutus Beefcake wins.
LeFort doesn’t do anything for me but he seems like an okay wrestler from what we’ve been able to see of him in NXT. Enzo Amore’s schtick has grown old but he is solid. This one could easily be really boring or delightfully midcard-mediocre. I don’t care too much but I’m definitely looking forward to it more than Rawley vs Dempsey.
Interest Level: 3/10
Prediction: Sylvester LeFort wins.
I know Enzo Amore is the guy who does the ‘SAWFT’ thing and is apparently from Queens, which is where I’m currently residing, so I can confirm that he is officially MY GUY. Also, Sylvester Lefort was trained by Lance Storm, which makes him deeply suspicious as a potential hater of charity / Tom Cruise.
Anyway, I like hair matches! Or at least I like hair matches where the actual hair shaving is really drawn out and poorly planned (i.e. every hair match ever), so I’m onboard with this.
Interest Level: 6/10
Prediction: Enzo Amore wins.
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Look, man. Impact didn’t have many screen cap worthy moments this week. Read this instead.
Every so often, @TomBlargh will look at some of the awful merch that someone expects you to buy. Up this time: What The Fuck, Paige Fans.
Just a short one this week. I was on the WWE Auctions site today, which is a testament to just how terrible wrestling fans are with money. You’ve got people spending $360 on a used chair, over $700 on a director’s slate, and $310 on pieces of a broken table (the last of which would be seen as ACTUAL GARBAGE in pretty much any other industry aside from wrestling).
However, nothing compares to the money being splashed around by Paige fans, who I’m now convinced are all absolute fucking psychopaths. You’ll see what I mean. LET’S GET STARTED.
Alright, cool. It’s a Paige t-shirt – not one she wore or anything, just one she signed. Typically, these go for between $100 and $200 on the WWE Auctions site. How much do you think Paige’s went for?
YEAH. YEAH. $2,010. WE’RE NOT FUCKING AROUND HERE. Let’s have a look at the heroes who were bidding on this incredible collectible:
Nhronis is setting the pace here as the number one connoisseur of Paige collectibles. Do you think we’ll see him dominate the rest of the listings… or will a challenger emerge? Continue reading