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 May 2006, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from June of 2006. Featuring the launch of the WWE ECW brand and ECW One Night Stand 2, we see all the big scoops in the world of wrestling at the time.
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* WWE management is said to be high on Bobby Lashley. He has been making waves in the company lately and everyone has high hopes for him on SmackDown. At a time where the brand is plagued with injuries, Lashley has stepped in the eyes of management. The company believes he has made significant progress since debuting in late ‘05 and he will continue to progress by holding a secondary title.
* WWE’s stock closed at $18.54 Friday, one of the highest closing numbers in many years. For those that have asked, Vince McMahon is back to being a real life billionaire and not just a fictional storyline billionaire.
* Hulk Hogan was recently interviewed by The Sun in the United Kingdom. In it Hogan stated:
“I spoke to Vince (McMahon) in New York on Sunday and he’s asked me to come back. He wants to make me the Babe Ruth or Muhammad Ali of wrestling. Next April WrestleMania is back in Detroit, Michigan. Twenty years ago in the same city, at the same event, I bodyslammed Andre The Giant. Vince was saying to me: ‘Oh my gosh, you have to be in the main event 20 years later.’ “We’ll probably end up doing business.”
When asked if the match would be against Steve Austin he said, “I’ve thrown the challenge out there and now it’s up to Stone Cold if he wants to do the match.”
Hogan continued, “I really don’t know why it hasn’t happened already. I thought maybe Vince and Steve had fallen out, but I’ve since found out that they’ve done some sort of deal to keep Austin as part of the company. “So if he’s part of the WWE, I’ve got no idea why Steve wouldn’t want to have a match at WrestleMania.”
He finally concluded, “I don’t know if he has a problem with me personally. When we were in WCW, and he was Stunning Steve Austin, he talked to me a couple of times about different ideas he had to work with me. The ideas were OK, they weren’t home runs but they were pretty good.”