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Wrestling News World Considered A "Dirt Sheet", The Booking Of Cena vs. Laurinaitis On Sunday, Brooke Hogan To TNA?, Why Ric Flair Is Paid Big Money

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Do you consider a "dirt sheet"?

I was asked in this week's Premium Mailbag if being labeled a "dirt sheet" offended me. I feel that this website exists to break kayfabe and explain to interested wrestling fans what is going on behind-the-scenes. It's also our job to report about backstage happenings that relate to the product. If that makes us a "dirt sheet," I take no offense to the term what-so-ever. However, we are not a slimy gossip rag that will post anything as long as it looks "juicy." I make a judgment call on every story I run and when I do post something in relation to a worker's personal life, I try to be as respectful as possible.

How do you see John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis being booked at WWE Over the Limit?

With the stipulation currently in place, it's made to look like John Cena is going to destroy the over-the-hill Laurinaitis, however, I can think of two workers that in storyline are not considered "WWE Superstars." Brock Lesnar and Big Show. Obviously the match will provide an opportunity for either one of them to interfere in order to "help" Laurinaitis "take out" Cena but I have not heard the creative plans for the match.

Has TNA really signed Brooke Hogan?

Scott Steiner insinuated on Twitter that Hulk Hogan is bringing Brooke into TNA but I cannot confirm his claims. I couldn't imagine Brooke in TNA going over well with the roster as Garett Bischoff has drawn plenty of criticism for his push many feel is unwarranted although nothing involving Hogan or Bischoff surprises me. These guys are masters at manipulating the system for their own personal gain that is in front of TNA's success as a company.

Why doesn't TNA just release Ric Flair?

While people like Scott Steiner despise Flair drawing a big paycheck from TNA, he has a job because of who he is. TNA feels that Ric Flair gives them an opportunity to promote a major name and in a lot of cases, he's the most well-known name on a live event. Remember when TNA ran in my hometown of Beckley, West Virginia this February? The entire town was buzzing about Ric Flair coming to down, not TNA. When I got to the show to interview talent, there was genuine concern Flair wasn't going to show up. He didn't show up at the show in Glenville, WV the following night and no-showed last weekend's live events in Louisiana. He wasn't at Sacrifice on Sunday and I honestly do not know of his status in the company.

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