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    ScoopZone Elite: July 13, 2015

    We’ve consulted our inside sources to bring you the best and most EXCLUSIVE dirt on your favorite wrestling promotions from around the world. Unlike other sites, we’ll only bring you 100% accurate and truthful wrestling news every week. We’re still working on our paywall, so please only read these stories if you’re an elite member.

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    News for The Week of July 13, 2015

    WWE

    • Xavier Woods had The Big Show on his YouTube channel to play some video games but WWE wouldn’t allow the video to be posted as Big Show heavily vaped and cursed through the entire session.

     

    • Management are going back and forth on which match Bray Wyatt should interfere in at Summerslam.

     

    • John Cena’s rally towels make for a great regular towel when sewn together.

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    Wrestling Podcasts

    • Roddy Piper trashing Steve Austin is a work in Piper’s hopes of teaming with his son, The Rock and Undertaker vs. Austin, Hulk Hogan, Triple H and Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania 32.

     

    • Josh Matthews is worried about the name of his podcast being downgraded from Men’s Lifestyle Aficionado to Men’s Lifestyle Associate after being seen wearing sweatpants in a K-Mart.

     

    • Jim Ross tried to get Chris Jericho kicked off PodcastOne after finding out Austin did the same to Piper. It didn’t work out for him.


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    • Something may or may not have happened to someone and we may or may not have an update. REFRESH for more information.

     

    • To combat WWE working with Arrow’s Stephen Amell, TNA went after Charlie Cox who responded with “I may play Daredevil but even I can see this is a risk I shouldn’t take.”

     

    • Lance Storm collects cracked egg shells.

     

    This Or That: Who Did It Better? (10/28/2014)

    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 new wrestling program are you more likely to watch?

    Lucha Underground – 73%, British Bootcamp 2 – 27%

    Which rumored WWE return would you interest you more?

    Chris Jericho – 55%, The Boogeyman – 45%

    Better PWG commentary legend?

    Kevin Steen – 52%, Chuck Taylor – 48%

    Better bear?

    Grizzly Bear– 51%, Polar bear – 49% (Grizzly bears won by one vote)

    Better frog splash: Eddie Guerrero or Rob Van Dam?

    Flying high.

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    Tim:

    While Eddie Guerrero’s frog splash had a certain grace to it I was always enamored with Rob Van Dam’s frog splash more. The height, the distance, the style, and the way he sold that it hurt him as well after impact with the bounce. It was so perfect. He doesn’t do it with that amount of style but he has far and away the best frog splash I’ve ever seen on a consistent basis throughout his career. The frog splash can be one of the most beautiful wrestling moves when done right and both of these guys had it down to a science but Rob Van Dam had a way of mixing style and realism almost flawlessly.

    Rob Van Dam

    Joey:

    Fun fact: The frog splash is my favorite top rope move!

    Eddie Guerrero had a more accurate and effective frog splash that was a thing of beauty. From a realistic point of view, he would hit it and pin the opponent instantly. RVD’s would have more elevation and would sell that extra height by not going for the pin right away.

    Even so, I’m going to have to side with Rob Van Dam. Before seeing RVD in ECW, I felt like I watched wrestling in black and white then Van Dam showed me the beauty of color with his unique move set that was so far out of the realm of what I knew of in my wrestling world. The Five Star Frog Splash and the crazy elevation he got was a big part of it.  I hate ending this with a bad pun but RVD just got higher and it was glorious.

    Rob Van Dam

    Tom:

    Pretty disgusting that D’Lo Brown isn’t an option here. ANYWAY. Even with how sluggish he’s gotten in all his recent returns, there’s still a part of me that will always be an RVD mark. He was my number one favourite guy for a good couple of years (so I’m completely biased here) and I think his frog splash just looks that much more devastating than Eddie’s. Eddie’s might be prettier, but that Rob Van Dam is DENSE, y’know? Dense like a muffin. Imagine a big old muffin man landing on you, forget it.

    Rob Van Dam

    This poll is closed! Poll activity:
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    Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft: Round Twelve

    Everyone thinks they could run their own wrestling company, but we’re determined to prove it, with the Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft!

    Making their picks in the following order will be:

    You can see the draft’s introduction and rules here. The picks so far are:

    • Round One: Daniel Bryan, John Cena, CM Punk, Jeff Hardy.
    • Round Two: Gedo, Brock Lesnar, Sami Zayn, Dean Ambrose.
    • Round Three: Christian, Kevin Steen, Prince Devitt, Seth Rollins.
    • Round Four: Shelton Benjamin, The Young Bucks, Austin Aries, AJ Styles.
    • Round Five: Shane Strickland, Antonio Cesaro, reDRagon, Bobby Roode.
    • Round Six: Samoa Joe, Bad Influence, Ricochet, Gail Kim.
    • Round Seven: Davey Boy Smith Jr., American Wolves, Akira Tozawa, Time Splitters.
    • Round Eight: Forever Hooligans, William Regal, Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano, Sheamus.
    • Round Nine: Athena, Adam Cole, Big E. Langston, Jay Lethal.
    • Round Ten: Jessicka Havok, AJ Lee, Kana, Jeremy Borash.
    • Round Eleven: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Joseph Park Esq., Nigel McGuinness, Mike Bennett.

    Let the twelfth (and final) round begin!

    Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft: Round Twelve

    Brad’s pick: TYSON KIDD

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    Brad:

    (Earth note: TJ Wilson IS Tyson Kidd. We promise.)

    TJ Wilson is what I call a diamond that was treated very rough. He is a very solid in ring match technician and has the aerial abilities much like Tanahashi.

    While he has not demonstrated talking or been involved in big angles in pro wrestling, I feel Wilson has the mat skills and is so exciting that it makes up for what he lacks in mic skills. Wilson is a guy who can be molded into something I believe will be great. Continue reading

    Streets Ahead: Great Things

    As a change from the usual Streets Ahead format, we’ll be discussing multiple shows, DVDs and overall cool things in the wrestling world.

    This week, we’ll look at five great things that you should definitely check out!

    1. The Kevin Steen Show: The Tag Team Edition

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    Most of you are probably already aware of this or have even watched it, The Kevin Steen Show was too good to not mention here. This option is a good deal with two shoot interviews for the usual $20 DVD pricing. Past editions of The Kevin Steen Show with Adam Cole and Michael Elgin were fun but the one with The Young Bucks is clearly the best.

    From Scott Hall’s reaction of Nick Jackson doing a Swanton Bomb to the full story about Booker T hating the Bucks, they are very open about everything in their careers. Nick Jackson is VERY candid when asked about the Bucks 2011-2012 run in ROH. I would rank this among my favorite all time shoot interviews with Paul London and Brian Kendrick’s, CM Punk and Samoa Joe’s and a few other classics.

    The Super Smash Bros episode is also entertaining. Homeless dads, lamp shades and references to Gabe Sapolsky are always fun. On par with the Cole and Elgin shoots, a great bonus to have with the Young Bucks shoot.

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    ROH All Star Extravaganza V Preview

    One of the best Ring of Honor cards in recent memory, I can’t wait to see this show when it becomes available onDemand. It’s a shame ROH couldn’t figure out how to solve their iPPV problems because this could very well have been among their most viewed events.

    Stacked from top to bottom with incredible and eclectic outside talent, I’m expecting a show of the year candidate.

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    Forever Hooligans vs. The American Wolves:

    Should be fantastic. Davey Richards and Rocky Romero in No Remorse Corps were one of my favorite ROH tag teams so it will be cool seeing these two interact. Two of the best tag teams in the world facing off can’t not produce good results.

    With the reDRagon rematch already booked for NYC and the Wolves lack of ROH contract security, I can’t see another tag title change happening this weekend.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Forever Hooligans win.

    Kevin Steen vs. Brian Kendrick:

    Like I mentioned in my ROH Title Tournament preview, I’m very fond of Brian Kendrick’s recent work so I have high expectations for this match. With the lack of matches announced for the NYC show in just two weeks, I’m hoping great performances from guys like Kendrick, Paul London, Kushida and the Young Bucks will lead to announcements of them all being booked for Manhattan Mayhem. I can only dream. This match should all sorts of wonderful, especially in front of that Canadian crowd.

    Interest Level: 9/10
    Prediction: Kevin Steen wins. Continue reading

    ROH World Title Tournament Preview

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    When reading about Ring of Honor quitting on live iPPVs, Jay Briscoe leaving and a new champion not being crowned until late September, it felt as if ROH was on a major downswing. The long tournament seemed like a terrible idea under the assumption it would just be the normal guys on the roster. However, with the names being announced, my stance changed drastically.

    The combination of the influx of new guys, returning talent and many members of the current roster having something important to prove has gotten me really excited to see how this tournament unfolds.

    Let’s take a look at all of the participants and their chances of winning, what they have to prove and what overall fun each provides:

    Michael Elgin:

    Easily the favorite. Winning a big tournament, defeating some bigger names and having awesome matches gives him the best road to the title. Personally I thought it would have been a bad call to go with him beating Jay for the title as I couldn’t see that creating a big  enough moment for the title change. This tournament gives an opportunity to add what that outcome would have lacked.

    If I’m predicting, I definitely go with the chalk and expect Elgin to win. Even if he doesn’t, he always has great matches with great wrestlers and that won’t change. Continue reading

    Streets Ahead: FWE

    In Streets Ahead, we invite columnists to write about wrestlers and companies that are still on their way up or you might not be too aware of. Simply put, if you don’t get on board with them, you’ll be streets behind.

    Today, we have Jonas Wakefield AKA @typicalROHfan AKA ME to gush about his love of FWE! We usually put plugs for the writer here but you’re already on the site, so thanks!

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    What is FWE?

    Located in New York, Family Wrestling Entertainment puts out a great product of stacked cards and eclectic talent. You hear the term often but in this case, it’s true that FWE offers something for everyone. They spare no expense at bringing in the best talent available and their goal is genuinely providing the fans with what they want. Continue reading