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    ScoopZone Elite: May 1, 2016

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    News for The Week of April 28, 2016

    WWE

    • The Dudley Boys have been pitching a Dudley Boys Show for the WWE Network and are describing it as “The Edge and Christian Show with an edge but not that Edge or even the other Edge but like an edgy edge.” Vince McMahon doesn’t know what Bubba Ray keeps rambling on about but likes to watch him get tongue-tied while pitching the concept.

     

    • Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods have pitched WWE Shop about selling official “New Day rocks” collections but management is afraid fans will just throw them at Roman Reigns.

     

    • AJ Styles was embarrassed over the weekend after Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson showed up uninvited to help him grocery shop. The duo ended up chugging beer in the aisles and spitting out raw potatoes at customers. All three were then kicked out of the store despite Styles trying to act like they were not associated with each other. Gallows stole a jelly donut.

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    NXT

    • Triple H wants to put a giant “X” structure above the ring for DX’s next reunion and has been hiring any wrestler for NXT that he feels can help him figure it out.

     

    • “No Way Jose” is meant to be a rib on what trainers say backstage when Alex Riley asks about his chances of moving up the card.

     

    • The Austin Aries Twitter account is actually a bot that puts together sentences from various Reddit posts.


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    • PWG is taking Mystery Vortex to the next level by seeing if they sell out the 5/20 show without even announcing the show’s existence publicly.

     

    • TNA will be debuting a new tag team soon. Hi and Lo Morale will be the centerpiece of the tag division going forward.

     

    • Lance Storm takes his annual family photos with Snapchat filters.

     

    ScoopZone Elite: April 11, 2016

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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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    • 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

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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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    • 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.

     

    NXT TakeOver: Dallas Preview and Predictions

    Better than Mania?

    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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    Apollo Crews vs. Elias Samson

    Joey:

    I have no idea how Elias Samson made the card but I’m glad Apollo Crews gets a spot on the huge show. My assumption is Crews wins in under 5 minutes and shows off that beautiful smile.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Apollo Crews wins.

    Tim:

    I’m excited that Apollo Crews is on the show but I have to say that I am not on board with The Drifter. Crazy, I know. Elias Samson is hardly even one-dimensional. He shows no promise at this time. He barely even exists. Hopefully he’s been put into the spotlight lately to make his defeat at the hands of Crews feel somewhat meaningful. I’m just trying to make sense of him.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Apollo Crews wins.

    Tom:

    I feel bad for Apollo Crews, he seemed to be getting a bit of momentum for a while and now he’s stuck drifting around. “DRIFTING AROUND”! DRIFTING! Because Elias Samson is The Drifter! Okay, that’s it.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Crewsy wins.

    Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin

    Joey:

    Baron Corbin beating the shit out of Austin Aries is a true dream match. Aries is such an asshole but he’s definitely talented so the match should see an interesting clash with Corbin improving and at his best lately. I think they will have a very good match together but we need Corbin to drop some banter and destroying Aries at the end for optimal results.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Baron Corbin wins.

    Tim:

    I cannot stand Austin Aries but I am curious to see him compete in the WWE environment, especially against the likes of Baron Corbin. I’m not really sure if I genuinely like him or if he’s just a good laugh for me but I think this match could help me understand these strange feelings I have towards The Lone Wolf. The Big Breakfast. Baron Corbin.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Austin Aries wins.

    Tom:

    I’m so excited for this. I remember Austin Aries being fun to watch for a while, but years of TNA have made it impossible to care about him and he seems like a genuinely poor human being. Contrarily, Baron Corbin is perhaps the BEST human being! I can’t wait to see him kick Aries about a bit, hopefully only pausing to tell him to go back to Shit-kara.

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Baron Corbin wins.

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    ScoopZone Elite: March 28, 2016

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    News for The Week of March 28, 2016

    WWE

    • Roman Reigns‘ confidence has been rumored to have fallen so much that he doesn’t know who to refer to as a “bitch” anymore.

     

    • Kane and JBL have been pitching a political debate between the two men for a live WWE Network special. As of last word Vince McMahon’s response was “I need to know how many fart jokes they can fit in before I greenlight anything.”

     

    • Zack Ryder has been trying to stay away from anything that could somehow wake him up from this dream he thinks he is in.

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    NXT

    • Baron Corbin has been extensively studying the careers of Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura, Austin Aries and Samoa Joe so he doesn’t accidentally refer to one of their past wrestling promotions correctly.

     

    • Elias Samson has been absolutely terrified all month worrying that his spot on TakeOver: Dallas is just a very cruel April Fools prank.

     

    • In a horrible turn of events Mojo Rawley has found himself not hyped just days before hitting the road to Dallas, Texas. Sources close to him claim he is on an emergency Monster Energy drip at this time.


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    • Al Snow offered to work for free if TNA allowed him to trash “internet wrestling fans” on television.

     

    • Taz is planning on appearing at Wrestlemania with a megaphone to call Jericho out from the stands. He wants to set things straight once and for all and has decided this is the perfect time to do it.

     

    • Lance Storm has told friends in NXT, ROH and CZW each that he will be attending their Wrestlemania weekend Friday shows taking place at the same time. He will really be in his hotel room organizing his suitcase for Monday morning.

     

    ScoopZone Elite: March 15, 2016

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    News for the Week of March 15, 2016

    WWE

    • Triple H has continuously pitched the idea of having Roman Reigns publicly endorse Donald Trump as a way to show fans that Reigns has love for WWE Hall of Famers.

     

    • Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin will be in a segment together at WrestleMania 31. While not confirmed the rumor going around is that they will be participating in a camouflage fashion show during Flo Rida’s musical performance.

     

    • There is some heat between Florida Georgia Line and Flo Rida because Florida Georgia Line was under the impression they would be performing their song for an unprecedented fourth time at a WWE event. The belief is that Flo Rida politicked his way to another WrestleMania but the band stated that all would be forgiven if they could come together and perform as Flo Rida Georgia Line. Flo Rida has yet to respond.

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    NXT

    • Bull Dempsey keeps forgetting to remove his return address from the “fan letters” he sends to the WWE Performance all requesting he returns.

     

    • Alex Riley has been tweeting about his friendship with Biff Busick as a new game plan to sabotage the careers of independent wrestling darlings in NXT.

     

    • Bayley has pitched turning heel and using her slap bracelets as weapons in the ring.

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    • PWG has secured an exclusive distribution deal with Blockbuster video.

     

    • Josh Mathews forgot he was signed into the TNA YouTube account when he subscribed to Lucha Underground’s channel and an anime themed ASMR channel.

     

    • Lance Storm doesn’t expect Shane McMahon to jump off the cell at Wrestlemania.

     

    ScoopZone Elite: February 1, 2016

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    News for The Week of February 1, 2016

    WWE

    • Byron Saxton may be missing a few weeks of shows for scheduled maintenance. This is a completely normal process for all androids.

     

    • The roster being depleted with injuries has led to talks of Vince McMahon returning to in-ring action against The Undertaker in the main event of Wrestlemania 32.

     

    • Alicia Fox asking to legally change her name to Alicia Bella will be a huge part of the next season of Total Divas.

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    NXT

    • Austin Aries is already trying to form a relationship with Triple H by setting his ringtone to Motorhead and loudly talking about Joe DeFranco‘s workouts any time Triple H is in the same room as him.

     

    • Corey Graves isn’t allowed to be around Bayley’s inflatable tube men because he always tries drawing tattoos on them.

     

    • Sami Zayn has become very unpopular in the locker room by trying to recruit members of NXT to start a real musical band.


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    • Lucha Underground will begin filming Season 5 next week.

     

    • Wrestling fans across the globe are worried that Lucha Underground will not get a sixth season and a movie.

     

    • Lance Storm has fed fake information about Chris Jericho and Taz to each of them in successful attempts of elaborately starting a podcast war for his own amusement.

     

    NXT TakeOver: London Preview and Predictions

    Not in Full Sail *clap clap clap clap clap*

    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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    Asuka vs. Emma

    Joey:

    This is my most anticipated match of the show. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Emma in a big match with a great talent. Her noteworthy matches have been the clusterfuck 4-way and singles matches against below average wrestlers like Paige. This should be great! I’m hoping it gets the opening match spot and they steal the show. I care more about this than anything on TLC. We love Asuka.

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Asuka wins.

    Tim:

    Asuka has been incredibly fun to watch and has completely gone above and beyond what I expected from her in this setting. She’s been the main reason for me to watch NXT weekly. Emma and Dana Brooke have made an interesting heel duo. Although we’ve seen signs here and there I think this will be the match that finally shows off how good Emma can be in the ring. Turning her heel was a great decision.

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Asuka

    Tom:

    Asuka is the highlight of NXT for me right now, and Emma and Dana Brooke have been a big part of that. They’ve been the perfect opponents for Asuka to play off, and I think Emma’s PRETTY ALRIGHT as a wrestler, for the most part.

    Also, Emma really should make her being “for the dads” part of her character. Come out like Dalton Castle with two middle-aged men as her entourage and declare “I see a lot of dads out here!” You can’t tell me that wouldn’t work, come on. Hunter and Steph, with all due respect, you need to use this idea.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Asuka wins.

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    NXT TakeOver: Respect Preview and Predictions

    We didn’t have time to collaborate this week.

    It’s just @JoeyOnEarth with a quick preview for the big NXT show this week. I suggest you tweet the T-Boyz asking for their interest levels on Dana Brooke vs. Asuka!

    EDIT: IT’S THE BIG DOG HERE WITH A LAST MINUTE RUN-IN AFTER JOEY TRIED TO SHAME ME FOR LIKING DANA BROOKE.

    EDIT 2: The T Man took time out of his VERY busy schedule to pop in for a second.

    Apollo Crews vs. Tyler Breeze

    Joey:

    This match makes sense considering Apollo Crews is on the rise and Tyler Breeze is one of the more consistent wrestlers on the roster. I think we’re reaching a point with Breeze where he’s either being called up to the main roster soon or he’s going to become “just another guy” in NXT. Aside from his entrance, he’s kind of getting there already. Crews has looked impressive thus far and should get a big win here to propel him higher up the card.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Apollo Crews wins.

    Tom:

    ALRIGHT, LET’S GO. I’ve not watched any NXT since the last TakeOver show so I feel VERY prepared to comment on all this. How have things been going for Crews? Pretty well? Same for Tyler Breeze? Cool, cool. I’m sure these guys will both do just fine, nothing more, nothing less.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Apollo Crews wins.

    Dana Brooke vs. Asuka

    Joey:

    Dana Brooke is terrible. (Sorry, Tom.) Asuka is very good. Hopefully they reach a middle ground where it’s at least okay. Asuka has to get the big win here. It sucks her match isn’t with Emma instead.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Asuka wins.

    Tom:

    Joey mate, Dana Brooke is MOSTLY OKAY. She’s more good than she is bad, at least. This Asuka girl, I tell you what, she seems to be pretty good. I’m sure this will be p. decent.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Asuka wins.

    Tim:

    I went with a nice eggplant color for my name. Spicing things up a bit? Do you like it? Leave comments underneath to let us know. We really care about your feedback. Like and subscribe.

    Tom, man. Dana Brooke has a long way to go. You’re out of your damned mind and probably need to take a nap. Asuka’s first WWE match, though. That’s exciting!

    Since I’m already here I’ll just post this picture of country music legend Randy Travis someone saved onto the computer at my workplace for some reason. Look at this maniac.

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    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Asuka wins.

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    We Are NXT? TakeOver: Brooklyn Recap

    NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn came to Barclays Center and these humans attended.

    @TJHawke411 and @JoeySplashwater somehow tempted the gods of wrestling karma into getting sick seats to NXT. Both considered it the greatest wrestling experience of their lives and will share their memories along with any new thoughts after watching it on replay. TJ is using the star rating system and Joey is using the Brad Ward rating system.

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    TJ:

    TakeOver: Brooklyn was actually my first live WWE show as an adult, and it was an eye-opening experience. I know it sounds condescending as hell, but the people-watching that you cannot help but engage in while you are surrounded by the wonderful characters of the WWE Universe is truly next level. That was quickly remedied once we got into the building because we got to sit in the section with the family and guests of the wrestlers! Most of them seemed quite lovely and contained endearingly-high levels of excitement to see their friends and family in the ring. This change in surroundings removed the possibilities of an unpleasant fan experience harming the show. Success!

    Joey:

    I went back and forth on whether to attend TakeOver: Brooklyn or ROH Field of Honor 2. Around the time the double main event was announced for NXT, I made the decision to attend this especially since it was in my “home arena” about 10 minutes away and there was a very special feel around it. I made a great decision. After being in this arena nearly 20 times for various events, I’ve never been located anywhere but the highest level. Somehow our seats were the best view in the entire arena, second row ringside around a bunch of lovely people. The experience of getting in the venue and finding our seats was already amazing.

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