• Monthly Archives: January 2016

    Dirt Sheet History: January 2010

    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 2009, we get a glimpse into the top scoops from January of 2010 as we read Dirt Sheet History.

    Reminder that you can find all past editions of Dirt Sheet History looking at 2004 through 2009 right here. Now enjoy January 2010!



    While there are a few pieces that still have to fall in place for this to happen, there is talk within WWE that Jeff Hardy will be brought back in time to wrestle C.M. Punk at WrestleMania 26.


    Hulk Hogan has responded to negative comments made about him by WWE superstar CM Punk about him.

    “Well, you know, it’s kind of like the law of attraction. He’s probably going to attract more of that negative stuff to his career because, you know, if you’re functioning on that level, that’s probably what you are going to attract, but at the end of the day, you know, I was selling out Madison Square Garden when that kid was pooping in his diapers, so you know, you’re going to see what I’m all about. I’m not there to wrestle. I don’t have a contract to wrestle. I’m there to run this company. Make it better, like I said, give the talent a choice. All the talents that are locked in there…I’m sure Vince McMahon is giving CM Punk the big push but paying him crumbs, because I know how that goes, because I’m giving the fans a choice, and the talent a choice and I’m going to prove to this negative guy that he’s wrong.”

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    ScoopZone Elite: January 25, 2016

    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.


    News for The Week of January 25, 2016


    • Vince McMahon has Kane and The Big Show giving “The Black Sheep” Braug Strawbin private lessons on how to make any show a very specific type of boring.


    • With John Cena, The Undertaker and soon-to-be Brock Lesnar on his resume, WWE is meticulously planning a reverse streak for Bray Wyatt where he goes 0-20 at Wrestlemania.


    • Dolph Ziggler announced that his upcoming comedy show at The Funny Shack has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Close friends speculate that The Funny Shack never existed in the first place.




    • Austin Aries is publicly telling friends that he plans to support Bernie Sanders in the Presidential election but he is privately going to vote for Donald Trump.


    • Alex Riley is publicly supporting Donald Trump in the Presidential election but he is privately not going to vote and instead sit in a dark room.


    • Baron Corbin secretly watches Ring of Honor television every week and pre-orders all PWG DVDs.

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    • TNA has offered AJ Lee an unprecedented seven-figure contract so their new AJ merch doesn’t go to waste.


    • Jim Ross is under investigation after three bottles of his BBQ sauce were found to be filled with nothing but whiskey.


    • Lance Storm uses his reputation to get free ProWrestlingTees shirts of other wrestlers but sells them on the black market at half price.


    Royal Rumble 2016 Preview and Predictions

    Who will get booed this year?

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.


    The Dudleys vs. The Ascension vs. Mark Henry and Jack Swagger vs. Darren Young and Damien Sandow in a pre-show match for guaranteed two spots in the Royal Rumble


    Anyone but Bubba Ray.

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Devon and motherfucking Bubba Ray wins.


    This seems like the most underwhelming pre-show match ever. I’m pretty apathetic towards everyone involved except those damn Dudleys. I really can’t stand them so of course they’ll win.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: The Dudley Boys win.


    This whole deal is kind of bullshit because I believe it’s for a “guaranteed” two spots in the Rumble, so I’m sure we’ll see some of the losers show up. I, for one, will be fucking furious if we don’t get Mark Henry show up.

    Anyway, The Dudley Boyz are winning this because fuck everything.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: The Dudley Boyz win.

    The New Day vs. The Usos for the WWE Tag Team Championship


    The irrelevance of RAW these days has made this feud come off overexposed and boring. I don’t imagine there’s a lot of excitement for the match but these guys are all extremely talented. This is their first true big match against each other and I am expecting a huge performance by both teams.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: The Usos win.


    The New Day have had a rough month. I’m expecting them to debut a new musical instrument. Maybe a mandolin or a recorder. The possibilities are endless. ANYWAY, this match will be fine. You can usually expect a solid performance by The Usos. The New Day will be acting wacky like they’re popular Vine stars or something. I say it nearly every month but WWE really needs to work on the tag division.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins.


    Fucking Chris Jericho, man. His return and mini-feud with The New Day was absolutely dreadful and detracted from this match to the point that I forget this was even a current feud. I like both teams a good amount and think this should be fun – Usos are weird, they’re a team that I have a habit of taking for granted but they always pleasantly surprise me when they end up being pretty great. Those leggings they’re wearing are weird though.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: The New Day wins.

    Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch for the WWE Divas Championship


    This is one of the better WWE diva programs in quite some time. Becky Lynch is firing on all cylinders and is one of the most compelling performers on WWE television right now. Charlotte is also hitting her peak with the new character hiding some of her flaws. I’m all on board for this and I’m hoping it goes for another month.

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Charlotte wins.


    This feud has been one of the very few good reasons to watch WWE programming this month. Becky Lynch hit a whole new level with her mic work. Charlotte being a heel  makes her so much more watchable. This feud has been the most exciting main roster Diva’s feud in a long time and it’s definitely the most interesting feud on WWE TV at the moment. They should really put the belt on Lynch but they seem pretty dedicated to Charlotte holding it. WHATEVER.

    Interest Level: 9/10
    Prediction: Charlotte wins.


    They finally figured out that having a likeable character clash with an unlikeable character might make for a compelling Divas Championship feud, as opposed to just having them all be varying shades of unpleasant! Who would have thought?!? Becky has been doing a tremendous job lately, both on the mic and in the ring, and Charlotte is MUCH more effective in a heel role. Even mad old Ric has been a decent presence! The Divas Revolution is REAL!!!! WE DID IT!!!

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Charlotte retains.

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    ScoopZone Elite: January 21, 2016

    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.


    News for the Week of January 21, 2016


    • WWE has offered a huge contract to AJ Styles. It’s just a normal contract but it comes with the promise of never making him get blonde highlights put in his hair.


    • Dean Ambrose practices smirking into a mirror for an hour before every show.


    • Dewey Foley was responsible for Baron Corbin humiliating Frank the Clown.


    More WWE

    • Chris Jericho has been pitched to star in the WWE Studios film “15 Going On 50.”


    • Vince McMahon not being strong enough to open the Royal Rumble tumbler balls was a rib on his perception of Tyler Breeze.


    • Finn Balor continues to tease The Bullet Club coming to WWE. This time he spray-painted “Bullet Club might be coming to WWE but we’re probably just going to change the name to Balor Club for legal reasons. It’s pretty obvious already but I’m giving you all a heads up anyway” on the back of one of his opponents after a match. Backstage Triple H and the NXT staff praised his ability to paint so many words on such a small space and have it be legible.

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    • Austin Aries still shows up to TNA tapings to chastise anyone eating meat at catering.


    • Mike Bennett is working on a new catchphrase now that he has realized saying “you witnessed a miracle” after he defeats someone makes him look bad.


    • Lance Storm throws snowballs at city buses in his spare time.


    This Or That (1/20/2016)

    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, @JoeyOnEarth 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!

    More exciting WWE signing: AJ Styles or Shinsuke Nakamura?

    Sorry, New Japan.



    Nakamura is great but the AJ Styles signing is definitely the more exciting news here. Styles has been one of the best wrestlers in North America for the past decade and has been deserving of this opportunity for just as long. I can’t wait to see how he performs in the WWE atmosphere and want to see him face off with some of the current top stars like Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor. All of these wrestlers are at the top of their game and Styles could have a very special run with the company.

    AJ Styles


    I enjoy Nakamura a great deal when he’s going all out in a match. I think he’ll try his best in the WWE system and that will be interesting to see. A lot of the magic behind Nakamura is how he is presented and I can only hope WWE understands that. I think AJ Styles is one of the best wrestlers around. I’ve always wanted to see him in WWE and they have a great roster full of fresh matches for him. While you’ll never see me buying AJ Styles merchandise I can not deny that he’s on a level all by himself right now when it comes to in-ring performances. He’s worked his way to the top of almost every promotion he’s stepped foot in. It’s going to be surreal to see him in a WWE ring.

    AJ Styles


    I am very excited for old AJ to finally get a go in WWE, but he seems like a slightly safer bet in terms of getting a decent run and baby, I am addicted to unpredicatibility and sweet, sweet chaos. WWE still hasn’t shown they know how to use a non-English speaker in a prominent role, so Nakamura’s signing is much more exciting to me – if there’s anyone who can overcome a language barrier through sheer charisma, it’s Nakamura but I still think it’ll be an uphill battle. DO YOUR BEST SHINSUKE MATE, INVEST IN SOME MAD OLD OUTFITS AND KEEP MAKING THOSE FACES.

    Shinsuke Nakamura

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    Wrestling On Air with Brad Ward: Episode 4, 1/08/16

    The boys are back in town! Brad and the gang are here to “talk shop” all about the sport of kings!

    Join host Brad Ward (@BradWardFight) along with Wrestling On Earth’s own T-Boyz, Tim (@TimWelcomed) and Tom (@TomBlargh), and audio editor Scott (@SocksMahoney) on a monthly (sorta) erotic asmr experience! Listen below or download the podcast here by right-clicking and saving this link OR by subscribing on iTunes.

    Episode 4, 1/08/2016: The Best Episode Of The Year, So Far

    In this episode, ACTUAL wrestling discussion???, the cross section of vaping and destiny, we run down our games of the year, and the T-Boyz hurt Socks’ feelings.

    Wrestling on Air – The Best Episode Of The Year

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    ScoopZone Elite: January 11, 2016

    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.


    News for The Week of January 11, 2016


    • Dads across the world turned Raw off after Chris Jericho said “Rooty Tooty Booty.” The United Dadssociation then held an emergency meeting to discuss dismissing Jericho as a celebrity spokesperson. More on this as it develops.


    • The booking team is struggling to find a predictable and unlikable choice worthy enough to win the 2016 Royal Rumble.


    • Dean Ambrose has fallen into character a little too much over the post few months. He has started calling his car “The Ambrose Asylum” and throws drinks on anyone who even mildly irritates him backstage.

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    • Vince McMahon thinks more Vince McMahon will help Wrestlemania 32 break the all-time WWE attendance record.


    • Curtis Axel is considering calling in sick with “the flu” at Royal Rumble so he can continue to get ironic tweets and Wreddit posts about not being eliminated last year.


    • WWE is wanting to split The Dudley Boyz so that Bubba Ray can start acting like his Bully Ray persona. D-Von will only agree to the split if WWE allows him to start an angle using his two sons.

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    • Dave Meltzer‘s least favorite Harry Potter character is Neville Longbottom.


    • Disney has bought the rights to the Bullet Club name.


    • Lance Storm missed the January 4 Dome Show because he thought it was going to be on January 5th.


    All Aboard the S.S. Strong Style: Shinsuke Nakamura’s 2015 in review!

    Shelly Deathlock cares too much about Japanese wrestling and, as Captain of the S.S. Strong Style, she’s here to welcome you on board and fill you in on what’s going on in the world of puro.

    Hello, wrestling fans! Last year, after New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 9, Wrestling on Earth published a helpful guide to Shinsuke Nakamura for all those newly afflicted by whatever black magic it is that he casts over an audience: What to Do Now That You’re Ready To Accept Shinsuke Nakamura As Your Pro Wrestling Lord and Savior.


    As of this week, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10 has come and gone, another crop of fans has fallen hopelessly in pro wrestling love with the King of Strong Style, and several “news” outlets (and, okay, Tokyo Sports) are reporting that Shinsuke Nakamura has resigned from NJPW and will be making his way to World Wrestling Entertainment.

    I can’t confirm or deny any of the latter since I’m just a fan on the Internet who writes things sometimes and not someone who goes poking around in the business of other people to get scoopz. You want a subscription to the Scoop Zone for that kind of action.

    In any case, it seems like a good time to recap Shinsuke Nakamura’s 2015 and prime everybody for what will apparently be an interesting year for all of us.

    What were Shinsuke Nakamura’s best matches in 2015?

    What a great question! Last year I listed my personal favorites for 2014. In 2015, he had some widely-acclaimed incredible matches that are worth going out of your way to see as soon as possible:

    And many others that people liked a lot:

    You can find his matches on NJPWWorld, New Japan Pro Wrestling’s online streaming service (where you can watch shows both live and archived). Here’s how to sign up:

    1. Go to NJPWWorld’s English signup page at https://njpwworld.com/auth?lang=en
    2. Sign up & select a payment method (I use a credit card & my bank has no problem with the international transaction; others have been able to use pre-paid Visas and the like).
    3. Watch wrestling!

    If you want even more Shinsuke or you’re finding NJPWWorld difficult to navigate in spite of Google Translate, check out SenorLARIATO’s list of recommended matches with direct links, I can’t praise it highly enough. Continue reading

    Wrestling On Earth’s Top 10 Twitter Accounts of 2015

    Wrestlers have Twitter accounts. Usually they’re very bad, but sometimes? Sometimes, they’re solid stuff.

    Over the course of about 90 emails, @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh determined their ten favorite wrestling Twitter accounts in 2015. Feelings were hurt, shots were fired and things got very real, but we ultimately came to terms on a list that we can live with, or at least one that we’re too exhausted to keep fighting about any longer.

    PLEASE NOTE: We’re only ranking wrestlers and other notables in “The Biz”, so shut up about how funny you and your stupid mates are on Twitter, it’s not always about you ffs.

    10. Dave Meltzer


    The pandering for NJPW/PWG and hatred for WWE/Neville has made Dave Meltzer a great presence on social media. Most of his gems are on the podcasts but he will give a fun out of context tweet every now and then. MeltzMan has a perfect dry sense of humor for Twitter. (Sorry, Neville. I tried to keep him off the list but Tom WHINED for HOURS about it.)


    I did not agree with The Meltz making this list but a lot of things were said (by Tom) in the deliberations. Eventually you just give up the fight and move on to something else. He’s made a few funny tweets here and there despite not knowing it. His actual jokes can be funny for all of the wrong reasons. I still think someone like Randy Orton deserves this spot. Anyway, there are worse accounts that could have made the list so I can be thankful for having Big Dave in the number ten spot instead.


    The other two gave me so much shit about this, you wouldn’t believe it. Is Big Dave a wrestler? No, no he is not. However, his presence on social media is one of my absolute favourite things about wrestling, even when he’s droning on about UFC.

    The times when he makes “jokes” are especially sensational. Really, my favourite bit about Melty is the way everyone else reacts to him, like he’s the mad old uncle in the corner of the room making references no-one gets.

    9. Daniel Bryan


    I love Daniel Bryan’s presence on social media. You can tell he clearly hates it but his employer and his wife kind of forces him to use it. The results are that of an old man who thinks smart phones are evil posting rare honest thoughts without a filter. I know this is about Twitter only but I’m a fan of Bryan’s Instagram always being updated coincidentally the same time as Brie Bella’s and typically all posts about Brie Bella.

    ALSO OF NOTE: Bryan RT’d a link to our review of his book in 2015. Tom is confirmed a traitor.


    I could have went either way on this one. Daniel Bryan seems like a really sweet person who tries to stand by his core set of values. He uses his platform to try spreading what he believes is right which is kind of nice in the wrestling world. He has a certain charm about him but that’s what makes him so likable in the first place. I don’t think he tweets enough but it is always funny when you get the vibe that he’s just there because he has to be.


    I personally wouldn’t have Bryan in my top 10 list. I think he’s an absolute sweetheart and his anti-consumerism messages that run in complete opposite to WWE’s core mission are very fun, but he’s just not active enough – when it comes to social media content, I need volume!

    RESPONSE NOTE: I am NOT a traitor, Joey just can’t stand me keeping it real. Continue reading