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 2007, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from March of 2007 as we read Dirt Sheet History!
Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 through 2006 right here. Now enjoy March 2007.
* Jillian Hall‘s terrible singing character isn’t based off of “American Idol”, but rather, Brooke Hogan. The company is using Jillian as retribution to Hulk Hogan for revealing the names under consideration for this year’s Hall of Fame over the radio, which infuriated Vince McMahon to say the least. She’s now being marketed as that character, so it looks like it’s permanent.
Jillian debuted the character at the February 6, 2007 SmackDown tapings in Omaha, NE, a few weeks after Hogan read the HOF candidacy list on the Bubba the Love Sponge show. Jillian had her hair styled after Brooke Hogan. She was also given accented contact lenses to make her eyes the same unusual blue color that Brooke’s eyes are.
As it turns out, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H actually came up with the character, not Vince McMahon. Vince simply okayed it because he’s currently upset with Hogan. Also, Triple H holds great disdain for Hogan, so this thing shouldn’t come off as a surprise.
* WWE currently doesn’t have any plans for Mick Foley at WrestleMania.
He was trying to get a match on the show because his book, The Hardcore Diaries, is coming out in March. The first commercial aired on TV last week and they are selling it very similarly to how they sold the Bischoff book. It would have made sense for both Foley and the company to do a return to coincide with that, and his name was thrown around to be Donald Trump‘s rep for WrestleMania, especially considering that Vince McMahon fired him in the storylines when he last appeared.
Internally, there are people trying to block Mick Foley from appearing at WrestleMania. Vince McMahon is currently on that side of the fence as well. The problem seems to be that he was too honest in his book, and he rubbed a lot of key people the wrong way with what he said in the book, as some of them have already read it. What he put in the book definitely didn’t help his cause.
In the book he expressed major disappointment with how Vince and RAW writer Brian Gerwitz treated him at one point last year during his comeback. The book is based on his 2006 comeback, starting with his program with Edge, to ECW One Night Stand, to his match with Flair at SummerSlam. He also talks about many of his meetings with the creative team in Stamford, CT. There’s nothing too controversial in the book, but some people still got hot about what was said anyways.
* From backstage reports at the 2/20 SmackDown/ECW tapings, it’s very clear that much of the ECW cast is looked down upon. The dressing room vibe at RAW was enjoyable, but on SmackDown/ECW, everyone was on edge. Although, part of that had to do with the production side as the building they were in is much smaller than most buildings they do SmackDown/ECW tapings in.
Here is a rundown of the ECW talent with heat at the 2/20 tapings:
Sabu and Sandman changed in the extras/jobbers locker room in an attempt to lessen the amount of heat they currently have.
Matt Striker has heat with JBL and thus he was hiding his bags in the extras/jobbers locker room to keep something from happening to them.
It was clear from a number of reactions that a lot of the women on roster hate Kelly Kelly. Also, most of the guys give her no respect and Joey Mercury in particular was running her down to anyone who would listen to him.