• Monthly Archives: April 2016

    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.


    Wrestling on Air – Brad Gets Conned By Virgil

    Send us questions!

    The inbox is open for questions to be answered on future installments of Wrestling On Air with Brad Ward! Just send your questions, comments, goofs, spoofs and opinions to wrestlingonair@gmail.com. Continue reading

    Dirt Sheet History: April 2010

    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 March 2010, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from April of 2010 as we read Dirt Sheet History.

    Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 through 2009 right here. Now enjoy April 2010!

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    4/1/2010

    Vince McMahon‘s evil “Mr. McMahon” character is said to be finished, according to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

    The character was spawned back in 1997 following the infamous Montreal Screwjob. McMahon’s on-air character turned heel for the first time and it became the antagonist to the company’s top star “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in arguably the best run in the history of the company.

    With Bret Hart’s return to WWE after 13 years, McMahon felt WrestleMania would be the perfect chance for Bret Hart to get his ultimate revenge and wipe out Mr. McMahon once and for all. The over-the-top beatdown he sustained at the hands (and feet) of the Hart family signified the end of the character.

    McMahon is a firm believer in pushing younger acts and is not blind to the fact that he’s in his 60’s and the character more than ran its course.

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    Wrestling Is Bullshit: Trevor Lee Playing the Homophobic Heel

    One of the most embarrassing things about being a wrestling fan (which is saying something) is having to experience the casual sexism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, and all sorts of other insidious ideas that still permeate throughout the art.  However, it has been nice to see that wrestling is ever-so slightly becoming less overtly awful in regards to social issues.

    The filth of hatred has not fully washed away by a longshot though, and the art is still covered in it. Occasionally, you will even still experience a popular wrestler actually using slurs that are designed to abuse and degrade people who are not white, heterosexual, cisgender men. Two times in the past year stick out in particular for me.

    The first cited example can be seen above and is the latest example that I am aware of existing. Trevor Lee was making his entrance for the (#VeryOk) main event of the (#VeryOk) WrestleCon Supershow. A fan starts yelling at him, and Trevor The Irish Wrestling Fan ends up calling him a “faggot.” Continue reading

    Wrestling On Earth’s ROH Coloring Book Competition: Round 4 – Dalton Castle

    If there’s three things the Wrestling On Earth crew loves, it’s wrestling, coloring and spirited competition, so LET THE GAMES BEGIN.

    Tim (@TimWelcomed), Joey (@JoeyOnEarth), Tom (@TomBlargh) and Shelly (@ShellyDeathlock) all chose a page from the ROH Coloring Book (created by the wonderful @punkrockbgmouth) to color, making for four pages in total. There was some arguing about what kind of tools and materials we were allowed to use, but in the end, we decided that everyone could choose between pencils or crayons (though Tom ended up being the only one to choose crayons and he’s pretty salty about it, but whatever).

    We featured a new page colored by each participant every day – this is the fourth and final day, so you can see the previous efforts here:

    LET’S GET COLORING (AND LOOK, YOU CAN ALSO VOTE ON WHO YOU THINK SHOULD BE THE WINNER AT THE END!)

    Round 4: Dalton Castle

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    Wrestling On Earth’s ROH Coloring Book Competition: Round 3 – The Briscoes

    If there’s three things the Wrestling On Earth crew loves, it’s wrestling, coloring and spirited competition, so LET THE GAMES BEGIN.

    Tim (@TimWelcomed), Joey (@JoeyOnEarth), Tom (@TomBlargh) and Shelly (@ShellyDeathlock) all chose a page from the ROH Coloring Book (created by the wonderful @punkrockbgmouth) to color, making for four pages in total. There was some arguing about what kind of tools and materials we were allowed to use, but in the end, we decided that everyone could choose between pencils or crayons (though Tom ended up being the only one to choose crayons and he’s pretty salty about it, but whatever).

    We’ll feature a new page colored by each participant every day, before allowing everyone to vote on the winner at the end. This is day three- you can see the previous efforts here:

    LET’S GET COLORING!

    Round 3: The Briscoes

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    Wrestling On Earth’s ROH Coloring Book Competition: Round 2 – The Young Bucks

    If there’s three things the Wrestling On Earth crew loves, it’s wrestling, coloring and spirited competition, so LET THE GAMES BEGIN.

    Tim (@TimWelcomed), Joey (@JoeyOnEarth), Tom (@TomBlargh) and Shelly (@ShellyDeathlock) all chose a page from the ROH Coloring Book (created by the wonderful @punkrockbgmouth) to color, making for four pages in total. There was some arguing about what kind of tools and materials we were allowed to use, but in the end, we decided that everyone could choose between pencils or crayons (though Tom ended up being the only one to choose crayons and he’s pretty salty about it, but whatever).

    We’ll feature a new page colored by each participant every day, before allowing everyone to vote on the winner at the end. This is day two – you can see the previous day’s efforts here. Never mind that though, LET’S GET COLORING!

    Round 2: The Young Bucks

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    Wrestling On Earth’s ROH Coloring Book Competition: Round 1 – Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino

    If there’s three things the Wrestling On Earth crew loves, it’s wrestling, coloring and spirited competition, so LET THE GAMES BEGIN.

    Tim (@TimWelcomed), Joey (@JoeyOnEarth), Tom (@TomBlargh) and Shelly (@ShellyDeathlock) all chose a page from the ROH Coloring Book (created by the wonderful @punkrockbgmouth) to color, making for four pages in total. There was some arguing about what kind of tools and materials we were allowed to use, but in the end, we decided that everyone could choose between pencils or crayons (though Tom ended up being the only one to choose crayons and he’s pretty salty about it, but whatever).

    We’ll feature a new page colored by each participant every day, before allowing everyone to vote on the winner at the end. That’s it! LET’S GET COLORING!

    Round 1: Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino

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    ScoopZone Elite: April 11, 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 11, 2016

    WWE

    • The Big Show and Kane have a bet going on which one of them will be in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match next as it is that time of the year.

     

    • The Miz is losing sleep due to the stress of trying to reprogram his instincts to no longer refer to female WWE employees as divas.

     

    • Shane McMahon’s son was caught trying to buy weed from Snoop Dogg backstage at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. No one would’ve noticed if it wasn’t for him trying to start a “this is bullshit” chant when Snoop turned him down.

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    NXT

    • WWE is considering hiring the majority of the Lucha Underground wrestlers for the Global Cruiserweight Series and putting them all under Sin Cara masks to avoid lawsuits for breach of contract.

     

    • Bobby Roode is determined to be the former tag team partner of James Storm that actually makes it in WWE.

     

    • Austin Aries wants it to be known that he doesn’t give a damn what you bottom-feeder morons think unless you type, say or think about his name in a slightly critical light.


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    Other

    • Congrats to CM Punk on landing the role playing himself on The Walking Dead.

     

    • TNA is having to stack all of the boxes of unsold Dixie Carter action figures to create separate rooms for their new offices in their merchandise warehouse.

     

    • Lance Storm was the one that reported MVP‘s podcast spoilers to Lucha Underground officials.

     

    ScoopZone Elite: April 4, 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 4, 2016

    WWE

    • The Undertaker misunderstood the stipulations of his Wrestlemania match and is very sad that he can’t retire already.

     

    • Hulk Hogan is pitching the idea of returning against Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 33 to continue Wyatt’s “reverse streak.”

     

    • Shane McMahon was seen preparing his sons for Wrestlemania 52 by tossing them from a hotel balcony into a dumpster.

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    NXT

    • Baron Corbin has fully embraced his “Big Breakfast” nickname and now wears a fanny pack filled with scrambled eggs, bacon and hash browns everywhere he goes.

     

    • Alex Riley shook the hands of the religious protesters outside WrestleMania events and whispered “Hail Trump.”

     

    • Austin Aries was disgruntled about something at the NXT show this weekend.


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    Other

    • Gabe Sapolsky sold the rights of Zack Sabre Jr.‘s moveset to Triple H in exchange for another six months of Matt Riddle in EVOLVE.

     

    • The producers of Total Divas have banned the stars from dating boring, obnoxious idiots with terrible fashion sense and stupid tattoos. As a result, every castmember is now single except for Nattie and the Bellas.

     

    • Lance Storm ribs Chris Jericho by only “liking” Twitter compliments about Jericho’s matches instead of retweeting them.