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 2006, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from November of 2006.
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* Stephanie McMahon will be making her long-awaited return to the road backstage at this Sunday’s Cyber Sunday pay-per-view. She was off the road for several months due to her recent pregnancy and giving birth. There is no word yet on her current physical shape considering that she gained an extraordinary amount of weight during her pregnancy, or if there are any plans for her to return to television.
* ROH Tag Team champion Claudio Castagnoli has received a WWE developmental offer. Castagnoli had a tryout at the Deep South territory that allegedly went very well.
* Jake Roberts is not done with TNA. There are talks of Abyss and Roberts continuing their oddball relationship. There was talk of “revealing” that estranged Roberts is the father of Abyss.
* TNA wants AJ Styles as the centerpiece of the X Division, which is why Chris Sabin‘s title victory at Bound for Glory was ignored on Impact last week. Russo is high on Styles and believes the move to prime time is a good time to reestablish Styles on top of that division.
* As we all know by now, Big Show will be defending his ECW World Title against five other competitors at the upcoming December To Dismember pay-per-view in an Extreme Elimination Chamber Match. Thus far, Big Show, Rob Van Dam, Sabu and CM Punk (he defeats Knox next week) are scheduled to compete in the match. That leaves two spots open, which will likely go to Test and Hardcore Holly.
As reported earlier, The Big Show has been hurting to say the least. He’s had to be taken off several weekend house shows in the past few weeks because he’s in so much pain these days. When he does compete, its primarily in tag matches so that he doesn’t have to do much. Due to the Big Show’s lingering injuries, plans are being made for him to lose the title at December To Dismember.
One person you can count out on winning the title is Rob Van Dam. Vince McMahon is adamant about not giving the title to RVD after his recent drug arrest because he feels he can’t count on him anymore. Van Dam is said to be in a major funk because he knows he pretty much ended any chances he had of being the top guy with his drug arrest. So with RVD out of the picture, just who will be awarded the title?
Well, the current plan is for Andrew “Test” Martin to win the ECW Championship at the December To Dismember PPV. WWE is well aware that he isn’t their ideal option, but McMahon refuses to give it to RVD. With the exception of perhaps Sabu or Hardcore Holly, there’s nobody else that could be a viable option at this point. CM Punk isn’t ready for the time being, nor do they want to rush him into the role just yet. So well, the title will likely go to Test.