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    ScoopZone Elite: February 17th, 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 February 17th, 2014

    WWE

    • Vince McMahon is rumored to buy a professional soccer team in the English Premiere League. The team would move to America and kick soccer balls at fans in attendance chanting for CM Punk.

     

    • In an effort to try and have the same franchise take multiple spots on least wanted movie sequel lists, WWE has announced The Miz will return to star in The Marine 4.

     

     

    • Randy Orton has stated that he’s tired of being WWE World Heavyweight Championship because his arms get tired of holding the two titles.

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    TNA

    • Gunner has a title shot on IMPACT this Thursday.

     

    • Early estimates show as little anticipation as ever for this Thursday’s episode of IMPACT.

     

    • There are rumours that Vince Russo recently rejoined the TNA creative team, but with so many creepy and misogynistic gritty and mature storylines already running on Impact, it’s tough to know for sure.

     

    • Mike Tenay revealed in an interview that he only bathes by getting in a washing machine and then a dryer.


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    Other

    • ROH doesn’t have the production quality of WWE.

     

     

    • Lance Storm had an emergency haircut this week after chewing gum got stuck in his hair.

     

    This Or That (2/17/2014)

    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, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett 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:

    Better Hall of Fame choice?

    Jake Roberts – 57%, Ultimate Warrior – 43%

    More likely to make an in ring appearance at Wrestlemania 30?

    Sting – 59%, CM Punk – 41%

    More likely to be WWE World Champ again in 2014?

    Dolph Ziggler – 68%, The Miz – 32%

    Better video game series?

    Super Mario Bros – 93%, Sonic The Hedgehog – 7% (Largest margin of victory in This Or That history)

    Who will be WWE Champion by the end of Elimination Chamber: Randy Orton or the field?

    Who do you think leaves the PPV as champ – Orton or anyone else on the roster?

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    Tim:

    I don’t think Randy Orton should lose the belt at the last PPV before Wrestlemania and I do not think he will. He hasn’t been a very strong champion anyway, but I still think they need to wait until Wrestlemania 30 to take it off of him this late in the game and I’m guessing that is what they will do.

    Randy Orton

    typicalROHfan:

    Sad to admit but my interest is growing in the Elimination Chamber match due to a couple of rumors being out there that plans are changing for Wrestlemania and Orton is dropping the belt. I surely hope that’s an accurate rumor for the betterment of my personal entertainment. Orton’s had some impressive in ring work the last few weeks but it just seems so irrelevant whenever he’s in a top tier feud. Seeing it with Batista of all people going into the 30th Wrestlemania just seems unfathomable.

    Perhaps it’s false hope but I think the title is changing hands. No shot Christian, Sheamus, Cesaro win. John Cena is highly unlikely. The field gives me other options too like a Batista early heel turn/cash in shades of 2010, Brock Lesnar stealing a spot and winning shades of 2009 or Daniel Bryan winning the title to go into Wrestlemania as champ. I think these scenarios are equally as likely as Orton somehow going into the Wrestlemania show as champion given the last month.

    The Field (not to be confused with The Shield)

    Tom:

    Given the reaction the Royal Rumble received, I’d guess that making Elimination Chamber a home-run has become a high priority for WWE, especially since the Network is launching the night after. I don’t honestly believe that Orton leaving the PPV with the belt will affect the number of people subscribing the Network, but… well, having people enthusiastic about your product on the day of such a big launch is probably preferable to them declaring it as THE DAY THAT WRESTLING DIED™.

    Really, having Bryan win the Chamber match and go on to face Batista at Wrestlemania is probably what everyone’s hoping for, myself included. As far as how likely it is… well, I know WWE’s not always quick to go back on their plans, but Big Dave’s always been more fun as a heel than a face and I think he’d be more comfortable in that role. What’s more, even if The Man Who Will Be Drax The Destroyer needs to be face for the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, that’s still a few months away and I think turning him back will be easy enough – just have him powerbomb Miz off the stage and you’re all set!

    FOXTROT-INDIGO-ECHO-LIMA-DELTA, Field

    Who will be WWE Champion by the end of Elimination Chamber?

    • Randy Orton (56%, 20 Votes)
    • Anyone else (44%, 16 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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    Match Of The Week: Big Bubba vs. Mr. JL (WCW Saturday Night)

    Many sites have a match of the week but ours is a little different. These matches are the ones that are fun to watch… in the non-traditional way.

    This week, we’ve chosen Big Bubba vs. Mr. JL from a random old episode of WCW Saturday Night. While the video quality isn’t ideal, the match sure is. Dusty Rhodes + bicycle + nWo ski mask refs = magic. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.

    Tim:

    I remember the first time I ever really understood how great we had it when Dusty Rhodes was on commentary. I still can’t find video of it and I think I may have seen it once since the original broadcast somehow. In fact, I may just be making it up… like that time my dad got licked on the face by a llama while at a drive-though petting zoo that my family swears never happened. Anyways, I think it was on a WCW PPV pre-show but it involved a spark from the pyrotechnics catching Dusty’s jacket on fire and him yelling “I’m on farrr, Tony!” Again, this may or may not have ever actually happened but I like to think it did.

    On to the match… Mr. JL wearing my second favorite purple wrestling attire ever. Big Bubba and NWO Ref are matching and I think that is cute. While I’m thinking about how excited the crowd must be it happens. “HE GOT A BITHYCLE.” The NWO referee was really pissed that he got called into work while he was getting ready to go skiing with Mrs. NWO Ref but when he saw his man, Big Bubba, using a bicycle it all became worth it. Dusty is still ranting about the bicycle and I believe he said something about “a-filibusterin’.” Jerry Lynn is amazing but still loses to “Bubber.” This match was such a blessing.

    typicalROHfan:

    This short match is a work of art. WCW Saturday Night featured so many gems, some good, great great, some the opposite of good and great. This was all of the above. Dusty Rhodes is the best worst announcer there can be. He’s not good at all but he’s hilarious in his wacky forming of words that he isn’t as intolerable as someone today like a JBL or Tazz. A match like this shows the best of his material.

    Mr. JL and Sabu had the most underrated WCW feud that no one remembers so I’m partial towards the JL mask. Not as partial to NWO ref Nick Patrick‘s ski mask. With all the power and money the NWO claimed to have, couldn’t they afford a better mask or at least to have the NWO letters on it?

    With the WWE Network coming, I have the idea that matches as beloved as this one should be recreated. Imagine Luke Harper choking The Miz with a bicycle. Dusty Rhodes would have to be on commentary. If we leave the commentary as is, Jerry Lawler would just make a joke about his future gf learning how to ride a bike and JBL would try to acquire a two seat bike for him and Vince McMahon.

    Tom:

    We’re launched straight into the action and OH WOW, there’s immediately a lot to take in:

    1) Mr. JL is a very terrible name, but his gear’s pretty good! Did he predate Mysterio in wearing a sleeveless shiny shirt? Man, Jerry Lynn gave so much to the wrestling business and asked for so little in return.

    2) The dastardly nWO ref concealing his identity in a balaclava is fantastic, especially since it has a bobble on top, just like any good #HEEL would have. “You can’t even market that mask” declares Dusty, which is definitely not true – if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that the wrestling business can market anything (though not necessarily successfully).

    3) WAIT NEVER MIND THE REST BECAUSE HE GOT A BITHYCLE!

    And yeah, the rest of the match might as well not have happened, because Dusty Rhodes freaking out about the presence of a bithycle in a professional wrestling match pretty much hijacks the rest of the show. Dusty asks about the whereabouts of the child who was a-riding that bithycle, but that dolt Tony Schiavone doesn’t have any answers for him.

    Great moment of commentary, or GREATEST moment of commentary? I might go for the latter, since it’s also the inspiration for my greatest artistic achievement; a ceramic tribute to the American Dream:

    dusty-mug

    Honestly, I think Dusty’s never looked better than in mug form.

    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    For years you wondered when it would happen. “When will peace prevail?” “When will humans accept Giraffes as a species worthy of respect?” Today, the world unites as we name The Sexy Wrestler of The Week.

    Today, in conjunction with the nonprofit group Giraffes Are Really Tall Huh? (GARTH?), we name our Sexy Wrestler of The Week  in solidarity with one of natures most underrated treasures: The Giraffe. The time is now to spread awareness of the ignorant hate Giraffes are forced to deal with at the hands of humans.

    How many times have you made fun of someone with a slightly-longer-than-average neck by calling them a “giraffe?” How many times have you seen tacky clothes that just so happen to be decorated with giraffe print? How many times have you seen a giraffe allowed to drive a car?

    Exactly.

    No longer should we stand for this. Today I am proud and humbled to announce that we make that first bold step towards acceptance. As the first noble move in a long series of rightfully over-dramatic moves to open the flood gates of unrelenting respect towards Giraffes, I will copy and paste this week’s winner’s head onto a picture of a Giraffe. We will bask in the glory of the monumental help we are lending to the Giraffe movement here today.

    Now without further ado…

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    There you have it. Our Sexy Wrestler of The Week is none other than Prince Devitt. His streak continues as we begin a streak of love and acceptance towards The Giraffe Community with this unpresidented attempt at changing the world. Did I mention how awesome we are for doing this?! You’re welcome, Giraffes!

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    Wrestling With Food: Turkey and Spinach Tetrazzini a la Undertaker

    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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    This week, I’m making Undertaker’s Turkey and Spinach Tetrazzini. So, this cookbook was published during the weird time where the Undertaker was a biker, and his entrance music was Kid Rock. Now, my memory is hazy of this time, but was there ever a reasonable transition between you know, Undertaker Classic to Biker Undertaker? Or did he one day toss off the leather hat, hop on a bike, and that’s how it all happened?

    Anyway, a tetrazzini is a hilarious choice for the Undertaker, given it’s just good old comfort food, and that’s about the last thing I can picture him eating (or making). Kudos to whomever pulled this selection. In his comments on the recipe, JR says Undertaker’s “lady” makes this for him all the time, and he loves it. I guess it would have been less exciting to call it Undertaker’s Girlfriend’s Turkey and Spinach Tetrazzini, but goddamn it, I just want to trust the WWE. I expect transparency from those McMahons.

    (NOTE FROM TOM: JR mentions that the Undertaker’s “lady” makes him this to keep him happy, implying that bad things happen when he’s unhappy, so add subtle allusions to domestic violence to the WWF Cookbook’s many crimes against humanity.)

    But let’s move on.

    The ingredients:

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    8 oz. spaghetti, broken into 4-inch lengths.

    Salt to taste.

    1 dead turkey (cut 3 cups bite-size pieces of cooked turkey from the carcass).

    2 9-oz. packages frozen creamed spinach, thawed.

    1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese.

    1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped.

    2 large cloves garlic, minced.

    10 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese.

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    Seven Things: 7 Favorite Rivalries

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    First things first, let me explain the premise of this list. I view “feuds” and “rivalries” as completely different things in wrestling. A feud is something I think of that is personal and heated, think Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart where the lines were blurred of what was reality and what was a portrayal of entertainment. A sports comparison would be the New York Knicks and Miami Heat basketball games in the late 1990’s postseason. There would often be fights on the court due to the volatile nature of humans genuinely despising each other. This is what I consider to be a “feud” when portrayed correctly in pro wrestling.

    On the other side and for the sake of this list, rivalries are more of a competition based structure. In another sports comparison, currently the two best basketball players by far on the planet right now are LeBron James and Kevin Durant. When they face off, every game is must see yet they are friends. They don’t show a dose of dislike towards each other but bring their best because it’s a rivalry where you want to show you are better than the other guy. In wrestling, I consider rivalries to be a series of great matches that encompass many things but mostly always deliver special matches. That’s what I looked for when making this list of my favorite rivalries in wrestling.

    Reminder: If you have any suggestions for future lists, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter: @typicalROHfan.

    7. CM Punk vs. John Cena

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    The only rivalry that was still going on, well until a few weeks ago. Two polar opposites in their personality, look, wrestling style and fan base but two of the greatest wrestlers from the current era. It always had the makings for a good rivalry and when they had their first big match, it sure did deliver.

    CM Punk’s massive storyline with the infamous “pipe bomb” and the entire “Summer of Punk” was full of incredible television but the anchor for the legacy of that summer was made at Money In The Bank 2011. Punk on his “last night” in the company defeated John Cena in Punk’s hometown of Chicago to win the WWE Championship in an absolutely perfect match. From the intros to the 30 minutes of action to the moment Punk hit the GTS in sync with an matched roar of celebration from the crowd.

    Cena and Punk would go on to have excellent matches at Summerslam 2011, Night of Champions 2012 and a RAW in 2013. The RAW match was a #1 contenders match before Wrestlemania 29 where the winner would go on to face The Rock for the title. Many “in the know” claim Punk went into that match with a chip on his shoulder to prove that he belonged in the WM main event despite losing. Even in the differences of storylines between these matches, it always feels like the finals of a playoff where the best two survive and have a classic slugfest. Hopefully we get more matches in this rivalry someday…

    Favorite match: Money In The Bank 2011

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    Dirt Sheet History: Winter 2005 (Road To Wrestlemania 21)

    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 last week’s Dirt Sheet History breaking down the best inside scoops and rumors from 2004, we enter 2005. It’s Wrestlemania 21 season and things are rocky. The infamous Matt Hardy/Edge/Lita story breaks, Ultimate Warrior drops some quotes about the Hall of Fame that are interesting with today’s events and many wrestlers saying and doing crazy things. Enjoy the best of early 2005!

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    1/5/2005

    * In an update to what has certainly become the biggest news story in recent memory, Lance Storm updated his Q&A, shedding light on details for the upcoming ECW PPV.

    On the possibility of an ECW reunion PPV: “I honestly have no idea, but I like the fact that it is being talked about as a Reunion show. It can never be a true ECW show but with it billed as a Reunion show, I think it can live up. It should just be a bunch of past ECW guys reliving it one last time for the fans.”

    Who has requested a match with Storm on the PPV: “This is my most asked question. RVD and Dreamer.”

    1/7/2005

    * The following is from TNAWrestling.com:

    Chris Park a.k.a. “Abyss” is no longer with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. TNA Wrestling wishes him luck in his future endeavors.

    As reported, this stems from a meeting Abyss had with Jerry Jarrett before a TV taping, but did not want to agree to anything before talking with WWE. So TNA management decided not to use him at all and the company is moving on as if they were done working with him. At this point his match with Jeff Hardy has been pulled from the pay-per-view, although it was also pulled two weeks ago and put back this week, until the decision was made.

    1/16/2005

    * It seems as though New Jack has signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. He revealed this news at the IWA Mid South show in Highland, IN. However, according to the wrestler, his stay with WWE will be limited, and not likely to be longer than a few weeks.

    WWE officials met with New Jack last week to discuss a possible deal, with the plan being to have New Jack revealed as John Cena‘s attacker. Many within the company did not expect the deal to go through, so until further confirmation is available, take New Jack’s words with a grain of salt.

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    ScoopZone Elite: February 10, 2014

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    News for The Week of February 10, 2014

    WWE

    • The Wrestlemania 30 Sign was ushered out of WWE’s live event on Saturday by security after flipping off a number of people who were pointing at it.

     

    • Vince McMahon recently watched and loved Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He wanted to review it but couldn’t find “Rotten Potatoes” on his “damned Apple internet contraption.”

     

    • Randy Orton is currently in WWE’s dog house. Don’t feel too bad for him because the McMahon’s dog house is bigger than most American apartments.

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    TNA

    • The Great Muta is scheduled to wrestle at Lockdown vs. the guy who played Fake Sting in WCW.

     

    • To make it even more dangerous, TNA is looking into making the Lockdown cage out of bones and barbed wire and are even thinking about having Claire Lynch return to be the special guest referee for the match.

     

    • Bully Ray continues to think that wearing a Motorhead hoodie makes his character come off like a ‘dangerous loner’, rather than a ‘confused dad’.

     Other

    • Jeff Jarrett recently bought a yacht to house all of his unused guitars.

     

    • Ken Shamrock has reached out to Ring of Honor about wrestling for the company. No, seriously. Still no update on the dream scenario of Steve Blackman joining Dragon Gate: USA.

     

    • Lance Storm litters.