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    Dirt Sheet History: November 2006

    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.

    Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 and 2005 right here at this very link. Now enjoy November 2006.

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    11/2/2006

    * 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.

    11/3/2006

    * 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.

    11/4/2006

    * 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.

    11/5/2006

    * 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.

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    Dirt Sheet History: May 2006

    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 April 2006, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from May of 2006. We dive into the news getting ready for ECW One Night Stand 2, start to see the signs of Kurt Angle’s body breaking down and get all the juicy gossip on the Batista vs. Booker T fight.

    Reminder that you can find all editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 and 2005 right here at this very link. Now enjoy May 2006!

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    5/1/2006

    * Kurt Angle is said to be showing more and more signs of wear and tear from the business. He has cut back dramatically on prescription pain killers, but he has been feeling the effects from it. He lives with constant pains, but is looking to tough it out.

    5/2/2006

    * SLAM! Wrestling reports that JBL will challenge Rey Mysterio at Judgment Day for the WWE Championship.

    In a related story, more reports indicate that JBL will face Rob Van Dam at the ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view. While not confirmed, look for RVD to cash in his money in the bank contract for a chance to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

    5/3/2006

    * The overall reaction amongst WWE employees on Joey Styles’ promo from last night was one of absolute shock. Apparently, many people in the company share the same views as Styles voiced in his promo on RAW last night, but would never speak out against Vince McMahon. Everyone was surprised that Vince and Stephanie would allow material of that nature to air live on RAW.

    5/5/2006

    * According to Dave Meltzer, the decision is final and John Cena will be Rob Van Dam’s opponent in the main event match at the ECW One Night Stand PPV this June.

    Apparently WWE will be using this opportunity to officially turn John Cena heel after being booed by fans for months. It also appears that this will be when RVD will cash in his “Money In The Bank” title shot, thus indicating that Cena will continue to retain the WWE Heavyweight Championship.

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    Dirt Sheet History: April 2006 (Wrestlemania 22)

    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 2006, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from April of 2006. Featuring Wrestlemania 22, the Hall of Fame, ECW returning, suspensions and many more tidbits, it was a quite memorable month in wrestling. Reminder that you can find all editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 and 2005 right here at this very link. Now enjoy April 2006!

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    4/1/2006

    * Bret Hart is staying in a different hotel from the WWE wrestlers and crew in Chicago upon his request. Hart was said to be unhappy about WWE continuously trying to get him to sign a contract for his Hall of Fame appearance tonight. WWE is apparently doing so because the contract includes a no-compete clause that would keep him from working with TNA or any other wrestling company.

    According to at least one source, Hart just wants to get through the Hall of Fame ceremony and get out of Chicago.

    4/2/2006

    * Shawn Michaels and his wife left the Hall Of Fame ceremony prior to Bret Hart‘s induction. Michaels left to a mixed reaction from the crowd, with half of the crowd chanted “You screwed Bret” and the other half of the crowd chanting “HBK.”

    4/3/2006

    * WWE.com posted a “WrestleMania Post Game Show” hosted by Todd Grisham that took place directly after last night’s WrestleMania 22 PPV. The most intriguing interview came from John Cena.

    Cena addressed the negative crowd reactions, essentially cutting a promo saying that he would not try to please everyone and that he appreciates everyone that supports him. The WWE Champ continued to say that those that don’t support him better “get used to it” because he is taking the WWE Title to “another level.”

    4/4/2006

    * WWE issued a text message to their mobile service subscribers today confirming that Randy Orton has been suspended from WWE for “unprofessional conduct.” Although the length of the suspension has not been confirmed, current rumors going around say that it is for 60 days. Rumor has it now that Randy Orton was possibly suspended after results came in on his drug test. No confirmation to this story as of this report, but that is the word making the rounds.

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    Dirt Sheet History: March 2006

    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 February 2006, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from March 2006. The road to Wrestlemania 22 is here as are many scoops. Reminder that you can find all editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 and 2005 right here at this very link. Now enjoy March 2006!

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    3/4/2006

    * As previously reported, WWE released Marty Jannetty on Friday. There was speculation that this was part of an angle. Jannetty was scheduled to appear on this Monday’s RAW in Birmingham, AL, but somehow he screwed up and upset WWE. He is not expected back and the angle involving him for RAW has been scrap. Jannetty was brought in for the Shawn Michaels/McMahon angle. Some sources say he couldn’t appear due to travel restrictions he has as part of a probation agreement that WWE was not aware of.

    3/7/2006

    * Vince McMahon has come up with a plan to help John Cena‘s support from the fans. The philosophy he has come up with will address Cena’s limited in-ring performance. McMahon was behind the idea of having Triple H verbally attacking Cena’s in-ring ability. He has come to realize that he can no longer ignore the crowds dislike for Cena. There will be more promos criticizing Cena as a bad in-ring performer over the next several weeks.

    Before McMahon came to realization that it would be best to not ignore the crowds response, management were committed to protecting Cena’s image due to the long-term plan of keeping him as a credible opponent for Triple H and because he plays the off-air role of a champion very well.

    3/9/2006

    * In an unprecedented sign of admitted failure, WWE has scrapped the entire Juniors division and fired all of the talent from the division. All 6 Juniors under contract have been released.

    3/10/2006

    * In a recent interview Hulk Hogan said John Cena is the man to carry pro wrestling for the next 15-20 years.

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    Dirt Sheet History: January 2006

    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 the end of 2005, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from January 2006. Going forward, Dirt Sheet History will be a weekly feature covering each month in the timeline as opposed to three months at a time as there’s a jump in relevant stories. 1jan

    1/2/2006

    * Vince McMahon nixed the idea of WWE wrestlers appearing at the December 16 Eddie Guerrero tribute show in Tijuana, implying the company would do something instead.

    1/8/2006

    * Vince McMahon is interested in having Bret Hart make an appearance at WrestleMania 22. Hart’s role would be to serve as the special referee for the Vince McMahon vs. Shawn Michaels match. Those close to Bret Hart, however, are confident the wrestler will not take part. Hart and McMahon still have problems with one another, as each has taken shots at one another in their recently released DVD and book.

    1/9/2006

    * Sunday night at a SmackDown live event, World Heavyweight Champion Batista injured his triceps in a match against Mark Henry. The extent of the injury is undetermined at this point. WWE.com will have more information on Batista’s injury later today.

    1/10/2006

    * Word has it that Batista may not be back in time for WrestleMania. While doctors have not given the final word, writers are already discussing ways to get the title off of Dave. Ideas thrown around so far are a tournament, where superstars compete for the title in a King of the Ring type competition. One other idea is to simply have Batista drop the strap tonight at the SmackDown tapings, so long as it’s quick and safe. There are also talks of striping the belt from Batista and have the Royal Rumble become a WWE World Title match, where the winner would become champion and a SmackDown superstar. However, as of this report, none of the above is etched in stone. * The live, hot sex edition of RAW last night scored a 4.3. The overrun, which of course was the “live sex” segment, did a 5.2, which is a great number. Continue reading