• Monthly Archives: November 2014

    ScoopZone Elite: November 10, 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 November 10, 2014

    WWE

    • WWE is trying to figure out a way to put John Cena‘s face and logos on other wrestlers’ t-shirts without hurting their feelings.

     

    • While Roman Reigns taking acting classes has been widely reported on, it should be noted that The Miz was told to take HVAC classes to learn how to get heat.

     

    • Chris Jericho is being paid in scarves and vodka to work the WWE European tour. Word is that he also negotiated the Grumpy Cat deal.

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    TNA

    • TNA has reached out to TweetSecret in hopes of generating buzz by being the first ever show available through the service.

     

    • Bobby Roode is the current TNA champion and Taz thinks you’re a fucking disrespectful asshole if you don’t care.

     

    • Kurt Angle doesn’t care what channel TNA is on as long as he can moonsault off cages in 2015.

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    • CM Punk will be writing a Thor comic, with reports stating that the story will see the God of Thunder walk out on the Avengers after being forced to wrestle Curtis Axel for three months straight.

     

    • Tommy Dreamer is advertising a “big surprise” for House of Hardcore this weekend. It’s just The Sandman.

     

    • Lance Storm wishes there were more television shows and films about zombies.

     

    Bullet Point Reviews: ROH TV (AJ Styles vs. Matt Sydal)

    We watch wrestling shows. We will talk about wrestling shows.

    @JoeySplashwater watched ROH TV last week. Here are his thoughts.

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    • Cute little Matt Sydal backstage promo. Sydal talks about wanting to prove himself, he loves wrestling, all that jazz.

     

    • The very outdated ROH TV show open is still around. Davey Richards is the most seen person in the video and his last ROH appearance was a full year ago.

     

    Mark Briscoe vs. Caprice Coleman

    • Short opening match with nothing too noteworthy. It was fine and both guys looked good.

     

    • Caprice Coleman has done a very good job in his sporadic TV appearances. A great utility player of sorts to have on the roster.

     

    • Mark Briscoe got the win to re-establish himself as a threat in ROH to actually win matches.

     

    • It was a fun showcase of the two but I wish either of them had more purpose on the show. It’s hard to care when a match result doesn’t matter.

     

    • Match result: Mark Briscoe over Caprice Coleman.

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    IMPACT In 5 Pictures Or Less (Spud Goes Undercover)

    In 5 photos or less, we show the most relevant screenshots from each week’s episode of IMPACT.

    This week, we’re doing something different. Impact seemed like a chore to sit through so instead we’re giving you a recap of a stellar YouTube video “Rockstar Spud Goes Undercover” in 5 pictures or less.

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    Sexy Wrestler of The Week

    Hello. This is the naming of The Sexy Wrestler of The Week. Enjoy.

    …And we are back. Another groovy week down and a whole lifetime full of sexy wrestlers to go. The votes were counted by me with extreme care. I decided to make a week out of it. I had to make a week out of it because there were so many votes. Holy moly! I kept a log of my Vote Count Vacation. It changed me. Let’s jump in.

    Day One: I decided on the trip. Where would I go to relax and count votes? There was only one real answer. A log cabin in the dense forests of Michigan. I made my reservations and packed only the bare essentials. From this point on I would be living without any conveniences.

    Day Two: I woke up and jumped on the airplane to Michigan. As I landed I breathed in the toxic fumes of trees and wildlife. “Oh, there’s The Great Lake,” is something I would have said to you had you been there with me but you weren’t because you probably couldn’t handle it. I had a taxi take me to MichiCabin, the really cool name the owner, Dale, had named this cabin. It’s “Michigan” and “cabin” put together. I think the official term for that is “word-sex” but Dale called it something way worse! What a character. This cabin fucking sucked.

    Day Three: As I woke up from a horrid night of sleep I thought about going fishing but I hate the outdoors so much. It’s so hot and nasty. There are bugs and you always have to be on the look out for deviants and trolls. No thanks! So I got out of the bed and that’s the last thing I remember.

    Day Four: I wake up in a stupor. Dale is sitting next to my bed. “Someone forgot to plug in overnight,” he said. You see, I’m a robot and I had forgotten to charge my batteries. It was really embarrassing but at least Dale was there to walk into the cabin I had rented from him to check on me. I decided I had been through enough and that tomorrow I would call it quits and go home early. First though, I must count these darn votes from the beautiful rays of sunshine I call The Sexy Wrestler of The Week Community!

    Day Five: I did not get around to counting the votes from the night before and would not have time on this day either because I’m traveling home. I had to take a bus because Dale ended up being a deviant and stole my return flight tickets out of the cubbie hole he had labeled “important belongings” in the cabin. Tomorrow though.

    Day Six: I wake up and my wild hippie friend Derek is knocking on my door. It’s been years and he needed a place to stay, so of course I let him have my couch. After I got done helping him move my old couch down to the empty alleyway behind Capiche Cove (a local bar known for it’s stupid ass name) he told me to get some rest. He was going to take me on a “spirit quest” the next day. This interested me because I’ve never had a spirit before. I’m a robot and my Christian beliefs dictate that I can’t get to Heaven without a soul which is probably the same as a spirit, right?

    Day Seven: [REDACTED]

    …So yeah, people of the world. It was a wild ride but here we are. I saw all of the votes flash before my eyes and it was rad. It was like a vortex or something. You ever seen one of those? Anyway, so… here it is.

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    When I saw who won I had this appear in the night sky. It was life changing and reaffirmed all I didn’t know in the world, okay? It was totally rad. So yeah, The Sexy Wrestler of The Week is Cesaro. Good job, dudes and dudettes. Keep on voting. Capiche?

    Dirt Sheet History: November 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 October 2007, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from November 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 November 2007.

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    11/1/2007

    * WWE management is said to be very upset at the amount of news that has been leaking online in recent months. Stephanie McMahon was said to be furious when she learned of reports that revealed Chris Jericho was the person behind the “Save Us” promos.

    There is a strong belief that WWE has held off Chris Jericho’s return to show the Internet writers that they don’t know everything. Monday night on RAW, Santino Marella made fun of Maria for thinking Stone Cold Steve Austin was in the building. He told her to stop reading those “Internet chatrooms” and getting bad information online.

    Stephanie went as far as to review all company cell phone records of the writing team and did a forensic check of their computers, looking for e-mails leaks. This was not the first time WWE conducted such searches. WWE didn’t find any guilty parties, but did find excessive private calls, and yelled at the writers for it.

    Stephanie’s wrath did not stop there. She wants to revise the contracts of WWE’s creative writers to explicitly state that WWE has 100% ownership of any ideas or concepts they come up with while working for WWE. Writers are prohibited from being interviewed or talking to anybody from the media. Even after they leave WWE, they cannot talk about their time working for the company.

    11/2/2007

    * WWE.com posted an article regarding the recent death threats that JBL’s wife has been receiving. They mention that the CEO of Citigroup will be resigning due to the drop in shares in the company. It is interesting that the company put a ‘Saveus’ video link inside the article.

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    This Or That (11/4/2014)

    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:

    Better Frog Splash?

    Rob Van Dam – 74%, Eddie Guerrero – 26%

    Better Powerbomb?

    Sid – 76%, Kevin Nash – 24%

    Better Shooting Star Press?

    Paul London – 81%, Billy Kidman – 19%

    Better Superkick?

    Shawn Michaels – 57%, Young Bucks – 43%

    Which wrestling item would you rather have received at a show: The Rock’s elbow pad or Bret Hart’s sunglasses?

    Would you rather have had caught Rock’s elbow pad before he hit the People’s Elbow or have Bret Hart hand you his sunglasses when you were a kid?

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    Tim:

    Yeah, I want a smelly and sweaty elbow pad randomly thrown into the audience from a douchebag who is performing an overly dramatic and dumb elbow maneuver. Just kidding. I’m not a creepy lunatic after all. I want the cool wrestler who ends up being a bitter mess later on in his career to strap some cheap but really fucking shiny and pink sunglasses on my bulbous alien head.

    Bret Hart’s sunglasses

    Joey:

    As a kid, I despised Bret Hart and even I wanted those damn sunglasses. They were probably the coolest merch item in WWE history. Catching The Rock’s elbow pad would have been fun (and worth more on Ebay) but it would just be the luck of it falling to you. Bret actually picking you and putting it on your face would have been a memory for life. Give me the Hitman sunglasses. (Seriously. Someone send me a pair.)

    Bret Hart’s sunglasses

    Tom:

    Here’s the difference between Rock’s elbow pad and Bret’s sunglasses – when you catch the elbow pad, it’s a combination of reach, dumb luck and positioning. With Bret? He CHOOSES you. He picks you out as the number one kid in the crowd (or at least in the front row). Plus, you can wear them all around town afterwards whereas it’s difficult to tie an elbow pad into a snazzy outfit. Gimme dem sunglasses, boy.

    Bret Hart’s sunglasses

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    ScoopZone Elite: November 3, 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 November 3, 2014

    WWE

    • Vince McMahon is planning to announce that he will give away $1,000,000 to a random WWE Network subscriber at the end of the month live on Raw. In related news, McMahon has been caught sneaking around loosening screws on the Raw stage.

     

    • Curtis Axel genuinely believes Ryback‘s return as a singles face will lead to a program between the two.

     

    • No one has had any contact with Dusty Rhodes in months. The last thing he told anyone was “Cody’s missin’ and pops is gonna find him, baby.”

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    TNA

    • Dixie Carter recently gave a pep talk to the Ole Miss college football team. Hours later, one of the team’s best players suffered a severe injury possibly ruining his career.

     

    • Mr. Anderson‘s hair is fake. Wrestling is real.

     

    • TNA will be paying their employees with Willow umbrellas for the next few months. They can’t afford the warehouse anymore and they had way too many of the umbrellas made.


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    • Chyna is apparently coming to Dragon Gate USA and/or Evolve.

     

    • The big “spooky Halloween story” among kids this year was that if go to an empty parking lot on a cold night and listen real close you can still hear the sounds of a DiBiase Posse Party.

     

    • Lance Storm thinks green potato chips are poisonous.

     

    Seven Things: 7 Most Asinine Things Michael Elgin Said

    Michael Elgin has become pro wrestling’s Amanda Bynes.

    Muddled in controversy with Ring of Honor the last few months, Michael Elgin sat down with HighSpots to take part in a “shoot interview” to clear his name. Breaking the silence, Elgin answers everything about his citizenship issues, heat among wrestlers in the ROH locker room and why he lost the ROH Championship.

    At the risk of exposing myself too much, I’m a softie at heart and many times when I go into watching a shoot interview of a wrestler I dislike, I tend to find sympathy for their side of a story and understand them a little better. This was not the case here.

    Elgin shows a high level of arrogance and entitlement while passing the blame to everyone else for each of his issues. I wouldn’t recommend watching this unless you’re hooked deeply into the ROH vs. Michael Elgin story and even so, I can’t vouch for sitting through 2 hours of this.

    HighSpots provides excellent content like The Kevin Steen Show and Project Paul London DVDs that are much more worth your money and time. For traditional shoots, there’s a $1 Davey Richards shoot on their DIYWrestling.com VOD site that was far more interesting than this.

    7. “People like to just get butt hurt. That’s in our society.”

    No, this quote was not about anal sex. Though, Michael Elgin does talk about his sex life later in the shoot thanks to Wrestling On Earth’s own @TomBlargh.

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    Elgin was asked about referring to himself as “Mr. Wrestlemania Weekend” and it rubbing the ROH locker room the wrong way. He admitted that many ROH wrestlers disliked him and were annoyed by the nickname but it was “funny” to him. Elgin says he’s a funny guy that just loves to make jokes and saying something like that is his concept of humor. More ridiculous is “Unbreakable” talking about how society gets offended too easily and that was the case with his fellow ROH wrestlers.

    95% of the time in life when someone’s excuse for saying stupid is that society gets too offended these days, it’s because the person is unhappy with reaction to saying or doing something foolish. See: Daniel Snyder and NFL folks wanting to keep the insensitive “Redskins” name while holding on to the crutch that people are just too sensitive today.

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    Top 10 Tweets of October 2014

    Time to rank things for no reason whatsoever!

    Each month, I’ll pick out my personal favorite tweets and share it with you fine folks. Keep in mind this is 100% subjective and only features tweets on my timeline.

    Here were the posts about the Top May Tweets, Top June Tweets, Top July Tweets, Top August Tweets and Top September Tweets.

    10. Brad Ward on dirt sheets knowing Jim Ross

    9. Anime King 420 on Big Show vs. Rusev

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