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    ScoopZone Elite: June 8, 2015

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    News for The Week of June 8, 2015

    WWE

    • Vince McMahon kept calling the cast of Entourage “The Backstreet Boys” but no one would correct him.

     

    • Triple H has been hard at work putting together a photo album full of his best sefies.

     

    • WWE is looking to make NXT more Wonderful, Wacky and Noble in the near future.

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    TNA

    • Austin Aries was close to agreeing to a new deal with NXT but became disgruntled before he signed the contract. Aries now plans to re-sign with TNA in July and become disgruntled in August.

     

    • Velvet Sky will be debuting her new catchphrase “Gimme a heck yeah” on the next episode of Impact.

     

    • Billy Corgan recently worked a deal that allows TNA to use the Hole song “Doll Parts” for Taryn Terrell. In related news, Courtney Love is now the highest paid female talent in TNA.

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    • Garett Bischoff stated he missed yesterday’s “Legends of Wrestling” show due to a “tummy-ache” and it has absolutely nothing to do with being terrified of Scott Steiner.

     

    • Hulk Hogan claims he was in line to take over for David Letterman at one point.

     

     

    Top 10 Observations From The WWE Flintstones Movie

    The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown will be out on March 17th.

    WWE is teaming with another classic cartoon to release a straight to video film. Last time, it was a movie with Scooby-Doo that was a fun time as listed in the Top 10 Observations from the Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery Movie post.

    Considering how well received and the fun that was had making that post, I decided to dedicate one breaking down the best WWE related moments from the Stone Age Smackdown.

    1. CM Punk and Mark Henry steal the show

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    CM Punk is the lead villain in the movie with Mark Henry as his humorous sidekick. They have the best scenes in the movie by a mile. It’s a shame we never got to see heel CM Punk with Mark Henry as his enforcer. WWE Studios hates money or else we would have had a Phil Brooks + Mark Henry buddy cop film by now.

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    Dirt Sheet History: July 2008

    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 June 2008, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from July of 2008 as we read Dirt Sheet History.

    Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 through 2007 right here. Now enjoy July 2008.

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    7/1/2008

    * The quarter hour ratings were released for this week’s WWE Raw and there’s some good news for CM Punk. The highest rated segment of the show by far was a 4.12 for the overrun featuring new World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk’s first title defense against JBL. WWE shook things up with the draft and followed up with a strong show with new faces on top. Some ratings momentum could secure somebody like Punk in a top position.

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    ScoopZone Elite: December 15, 2014

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    News for The Week of December 15, 2014

    WWE

    • Erick Rowan, Big Show, Kane, and Ryback are becoming known as The New Kliq backstage as many within the company believe they play heavy politics to help one another and love to have a laugh at the nerds.

     

    • WWE will be attempting to get Roman Reigns face time on as many TV shows as they can. Be looking for him on various USA shows as well as on The Today Show where he will be standing in the audience outside hoping for the camera to pass by.

     

    • Sheamus is missing and no one notices. This is not the first time this has happened.

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    CM Punk

    • CM Punk will be getting a tattoo of an octagon with wings to commemorate this time in his life.

     

    • CM Punk has been spotted training with the legendary Jerry Flynn.

     

    • CM Punk probably blocked you on Twitter this week.


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    • Alberto Del Rio will be wrestling for ROH in 2015. Ricardo Rodriguez will “coincidentally” be in the area on the day of each of those shows.

     

    • Matt Striker will be commentating NJPW Wrestle Kingdom with Jim Ross and he plans to make you cringe.

     

    • Lance Storm HATES the concept of pizza.

     

    This Or That (12/9/2014)

    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:

    Who do you side with?

    CM Punk – 92%, Triple H– 8%

    Who do you side with?

    CM Punk – 61%, Ryback – 39%

    Who do you side with?

    CM Punk – 80%, Chris Jericho – 20%

    Which would you rather?

    Wrestle a match with Ryback – 60%, Let CM Punk punch you in the fucking throat – 40%

    More likely: CM Punk wins a UFC championship belt or Batista wins an Oscar?

    Which new career is more likely to reach an unthinkable success?

    CMBatista

    Tim:

    I think Batista has pretty good potential as an actor. I like him in movies way more than I have ever liked him as a wrestler but I am not so confident in anyone ever casting him in a role that could lead to an Oscar for him. I think he could possibly pull off a good enough performance if given the chance though.

    CM Punk is a determined individual. I think his pride and determination could very well lead him to doing better in UFC than most people think… or end in him being super bitter and grumpy about the whole experience. So, I guess I’m going with CM Punk here but really WHO KNOWS?

    CM Punk winning a UFC Championship

    Joey:

    I don’t think Batista will ever get a serious role in a depressing film. Only serious movies with depressing themes win Oscars. Batista will just get fun characters in high budgeted Summer flicks.

    Dana White loves CM Punk. Plus I’m sure Paul Heyman can manipulate the system where they introduce UFC Tag Team Titles which Brock Lesnar and Phil Brooks will hold forever. In all seriousness, I can see CM Punk finding a weird route to a title while the Academy will never stop snobbing out Big Dave.

    CM Punk winning a UFC Championship

    Tom:

    As much confidence as I have in “Big” Dave “Batista” Bautista’s acting abilities, Hollywood is NOT ready for him. They can only handle one wrestling superstar at the top of  their system at once and they’ve gone with ol’ Dwayne Johnson this generation. Yes, they fucked up.

    Meanwhile, UFC is a total fucking work for confirmed jabronie marks without a life so I’m sure they’ll let Phil “The Punker” Brooks win one of their bullshit belts.

    CM Punk winning a UFC Championship

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    This Or That: CM Punk vs. The World (12/2/2014)

    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, @BradFGN 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!

    Joey tried to test out Question #4 and is now injured. Brad Ward is taking his spot this week because he’s the best in the world.

    Before we start, here’s last week‘s results:

    Who would you rather see face Triple H at Wrestlemania 31?

    Sting – 58%, The Rock – 42%

    Better 90’s fan sign movement?

    Austin 3:16 – 74%, RVD 4:20 – 26%

    Better Thanksgiving day tradition?

    The Macy’s Parade – 64%, NFL games – 36%

    Better Thanksgiving meal treat?

    Cranberry jelly – 61%, Candied yams – 39%

    Who do you side with: CM Punk or Triple H?

    Political wrestling war.

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    Tim:

    Starting this thing out with a really hard one, eh? I think McMahon, Triple H, and the overall WWE backstage environment is more to blame for anything that happened with Punk leaving. I think CM Punk is unlikable and grumpy but he definitely had star power and deserved better long-term. I at least don’t see Punk as a huge liar.

    There is too much out there about how Triple H is backstage for there not to be some truth to it. Neither guy is perfect but I have to side with Punk on most things when it comes to WWE as most of the people with any power there are seemingly selfish hell-people.

    CM Punk

    Tom:

    Man. I mean, there’s a lot going on here. Are we ascribing Punk getting fired on his wedding day as being a Triple H action? Or Punk not getting proper medical attention? If so, I’d unquestionably side with Punk.

    However, I think if we’re just blaming Triple H on how Punk was booked, then things get a little fuzzier. Yeah, the Cena/Rock Wrestlemania rematch was lame as FUCK, but I don’t know if Punk being added to make it a three-way would have been much better as his match with ‘Taker was pretty much the only worthwhile thing about that show and I can’t think of many other guys who would have been better placed in that position. Also, while his losses to Rock and Brock didn’t do him too many favours, I can kind of understand the reasoning – by the time he lost the belt, it seemed like Punk was never going to re-sign so using him to maintain established part-time stars who you could assume would be available for years to come sort of makes sense.

    I dunno, man. Triple H has definitely been on a charm offensive for the past year or so in trying to win over the hardcore fans, but I think there’s still a certain selfish, vindictive streak that he’ll never really shake. As hard as Punk might be to work with, I get the impression that he’ll be honest about things whereas Triple H seems more likely to lie to your face if it means keeping the peace while he gets his way.

    CM Punk

    Brad Ward:

    CM Punk did bring up some valid arguments, but only some. I don’t think Triple H was ever out to get CM Punk but I do think Triple H is inexperienced on how to do business and slightly naive. The whole deal with CM Punk saying Triple H needed to fight Punk was really silly. So I am siding with King Paul.

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    ScoopZone Elite: December 1, 2014

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    News for The Week of December 1, 2014

    WWE

    • WWE Studios turned down Dolph Ziggler’s comedy movie script.

     

    • WWE is thinking about changing the name of The WWE Network to WWE Universe to sound bigger than the other wrestling streaming service.

     

    • With Steve Austin‘s podcast appearing on the WWE Network, Chris Jericho is petitioning for a time slot on the Network where he can play a cowbell and talk in a wacky voice.

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    CM Punk

    • An eating lifestyle known as Punkatarianism is all of the rage right now. These “Punkatarians” go from restaurant to restaurant wearing Colt Cabana merchandise hoping to run into CM Punk so he’ll buy them food for it.

     

    • Ryback accidentally broke the leg off one of his action figures when using them in photos to mock CM Punk.


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    • Jeff Jarrett is writing a country music song about the pain associated with NJPW launching New Japan World a month before GFW carries Wrestle Kingdom.

     

    • Matt Striker was kicked out of a screening of Horrible Bosses 2 for yelling “Shout out to Horrible Bosses 1” during the title sequence.

     

    • Lance Storm pushed an old lady to the floor to get a Blackberry smart phone charger on Black Friday.

     

    Dirt Sheet History: January 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 December 2006, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from January of 2007 as we start a brand new year of Dirt Sheet History!

    Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 through 2006 right here. Now enjoy January 2007.

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    1/2/2007

    * The Great Khali is expected to receive a huge push as we head towards WrestleMania. His program against Tommy Dreamer has been done to build Khali as a monster heel who has to go through the ‘ECW Original’ to prove himself. It’s set at this point to lead to WrestleMania with Khali getting a monster push in the process, and culminate with Great Khali challenging Bobby Lashley for the ECW title.

    1/3/2007

    * The internet rumors regarding Claudio Castagnoli‘s WWE status are indeed true as he is no longer affiliated with World Wrestling Entertainment. Castagnoli was fired before he ever even worked one day for the company.

    1/4/2007

    * Regarding Shawn Michaels‘ comment on Raw where he talked about wrestling “the greatest in-ring performer of his generation,” but then paused and said he hadn’t faced that guy yet, he was actually referring to both Bret Hart and Kurt Angle. The promo was designed to be vague about who he was talking about in order to build up controversy. Although, there doesn’t seem to much point to this considering that neither of them are coming in for a match.

    1/6/2007

    * Several days before the last set of Impact tapings (12/18), Simon Diamond, Jerry Lynn and Shane Douglas were given word that they were being suspended as agents for the taping. The reason given for the suspensions was that they weren’t being hard enough on the talent and that they didn’t turn in their written reports by the previous Wednesday as requested. They were all told that the suspension would only be for that taping. They get paid on a per-show basis, so it saved TNA some money. Also, Lynn was there, but to shoot his angle, not to work as an agent.

    Word from backstage is the taping went a little smoother than usual, perhaps because those filling in (Taylor, Mantel, and Jarrett) wanted to send a message to the agents. Jarrett had been outspoken about the work of the agents not being up to his expectations lately. D’Amore, who is tight with Jarrett and often gets hotel rooms right next to him, was not among the agents being punished.

    1/8/2007

    * Triple H is currently in Birmingham, Alabama to have his leg injury from last night’s PPV examined. Triple H did indeed tear his quadriceps, but fortunately for him it is on the opposite leg of his last injury. He is scheduled to have surgery to repair his torn quadriceps tomorrow.

    Recovery time for a torn quadriceps typically takes nine months, so it looks like Triple H will be out of action until at least the fall. After surgery, he will be in a wheel chair for about a month or two, then on crutches for another two months, and then he will wear a leg immobilizer for another stretch of time, before finally moving into the rehab stage.

    Triple H was tentatively scheduled to challenge John Cena for the WWE Title at WrestleMania in the main event. That’s obviously off the cards now. WWE officials will have to devise a new main event for WrestleMania. Furthermore, the DX gimmick will likely be discontinued unless Shawn Michaels “recruits” a new member to take the place of Triple H. Although, Michaels has shown signs of being very worn down by the schedule and he probably needs some time off himself.

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    This Or That (8/26/2014)

    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:

    Who would you rather see face Brock Lesnar at WM 31?

    Roman Reigns – 55%, The Rock – 45%

    Which beloved fan favorite will be more loved next year?

    Dean Ambrose – 91%, Bray Wyatt – 9%

    Which push do you hope this is the end of more?

    Jack Swagger – 52%, The Miz – 48%

    Better side dish?

    French fries – 67%, Mac and cheese – 33%

    Which return would get you more excited about Wrestlemania 31: CM Punk or Steve Austin?

    Which retired popular wrestler would you rather see back at Wrestlemania 31?

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    Tim:

    I’m totally down with one last Steve Austin match but I’d prefer to see CM Punk come back. He’s really pretty good at this wrestling thing and I think his return would be an awesome sight to behold. There are a lot of interesting ways they could go with why he left. Austin would most likely give us one match while I could see Punk doing a limited run and giving us some good to great matches.

    CM Punk

    Joey:

    As much as I’d enjoy seeing Steve Austin have one more match for the nostalgia, I think Wrestlemania 32 in Texas would be the ideal scenario for him if he was in shape and healthy enough to. However I still would pick CM Punk either way due to the circumstances.

    Punk is still young enough and not too far removed where he could be more apt to perform at his best. But more so, I think the way CM Punk left and the aftermath of his absence gives you such a great story. They’ve worked before in the past and were scheduled to work again but the CM Punk vs. Triple H program with true shades of REALITY would be among the most must see television in WWE history if done right.

    Give me Phil vs. Paul at Wrestlemania 31, brother.

    CM Punk

    Tom:

    Part-time CM Punk would be fascinating to see but I’d rather see WWE settle into a Punk-less state for a while before he comes back. Let the chants for him die off completely before you drag him back into the mix, y’know?

    Meanwhile, Stone Cold seems to have settled into a new life as wrestling’s Dad-King of Podcasting, but I really would love to see him back in the ring one last time (assuming he’s able to have a match without risking serious injury). Given the right opponent, I think he could still have something pretty special, though the window for that big return match is getting smaller every year. Let’s have it happen now, Punk’s got ages left to realise that wrestling’s where he belongs.

    Steve Austin

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    This Or That (8/6/2014)

    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:

    Which Summerslam upper card match are you looking forward to more?

    Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose – 64%, John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar – 36%

    Which Summerslam Divas match are you looking forward to more?

    Paige vs. AJ – 55%, Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella – 45%

    Which Summerslam match would you rather be removed from the card?

    Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton – 65%, Bray Wyatt vs. Chris Jericho – 35%

    More refreshing cold drink on a hot Summer day?

    Lemonade – 62%, Iced tea – 38%

    More likely to wrestle another match in a WWE ring: Hulk Hogan or CM Punk?

    Hulk Hogan says he wants one more match. Paul Heyman says CM Punk never wants to have another match. Who is more likely to have one?

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    Tim:

    I’m not 100% sure we will ever see CM Punk wrestle in WWE again but I don’t see Hogan passing the medical exams WWE makes wrestlers go through. He might wrestle in a tag team match where all he does is tag in, punch someone, does his taunts, and pins them. I am going to feel guilty if that comes to fruition because I put that out into the universe just now and it came to be. It would be my fault. So, no. That will not happen.

    CM Punk

    Joey:

    You’d think CM Punk eventually comes back to wrestling because it’s wrestling and you’d think WWE never allows someone as old or prone to injury as Hulk Hogan to wrestle again but I’m going the other way. For better or worse, CM Punk is his own person and believes in his principles and I see him never wrestling again because he wants to be the guy who quit and never came back.

    On the flip side, I can definitely see Hogan getting another match even if something silly like Bret Hart’s WWE matches vs. Vince McMahon and The Miz. Hell, I can realistically see them putting him out there vs. Cena like he hopes in desperation of saving The Network if business doesn’t pick up by Wrestlemania or Summerslam 2015.

    Hulk Hogan

    Tom:

    I’m almost 100% sure that we’ll see another Hogan match, but for some reason, I just don’t see it as happening in a WWE ring – maybe some kind of multi-man tag match, but not a singles match (which is how I’m choosing to interpret this question). After Lawler almost dying, I think they’re extra conscious that having a ‘legend’ die or be crippled on live TV is maybe not the best idea, and Hogan seems barely mobile right now. However, I do think he’ll do something independently or with some wacky Japanese company eventually.

    Meanwhile, I think we’ll see CM Punk back in a year or two. Yes, he’s incredibly stubborn and principled and I’m sure he’s in love with the idea of being the one guy who never comes back… but he’s still never had that Wrestlemania main event. What’s more, the sad truth is that there’s really not much out there for former wrestlers who don’t want to wrestle. He could start a podcast, he could do more live appearances and he could try and segue into becoming an actor or a generic ‘personality’, but all his strengths seem to be built around wrestling and I think he’ll realise that eventually. If he DOES transition into doing something that he’s happy with, great! I just think it’s unlikely.

    CM Punk

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