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CM Punk Returning To Octagon For UFC 225

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Wrestling Observer is reporting:

Though an official announcement has yet to be made, it looks like CM Punk will be returning to the Octagon at UFC 225 in Chicago on June 9th.

While responding to someone on Twitter who asked when we’d see him cry in the UFC again, Punk has indicated he will be fighting in Chicago:

TMZ Sports also reported reported that Jume 9th for Punk’s second mixed martial arts fight. An opponent hasn’t been named, but the UFC was discussing CM Punk VS. Mike Jackson for Chicago as of last month. Jackson’s only pro fight was in a loss to Mickey Gall in February 2016, which set up Gall as the opponent for Punk’s debut.

Gall submitted Punk with a first-round rear naked choke at UFC 203 in September 2016. Punk has continued to train at Roufusport since then.

UFC 225 will take place at the United Center in Punk’s hometown. Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes, Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis, and Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza have already been announced for the show.

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All In News: Cody Says An Offer Was Made To CM Punk For All In

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The Cody and Young Bucks produced All In event is now less than two weeks away from the Sears Centre in Chicago, Illinois next Saturday, September 1st.

While it looks as though the entirety of the card for the show has now been set, speculation regarding a possible appearance by former WWE Superstar CM Punk continues. Of course Punk resides in Chicago and will also be doing a signing at the Pro Wrestling Tees store that weekend in the same vicinity as the event.

Cody spoke with WrestlingInc today about the highly anticipated show, revealing that he did indeed make an offer for Punk to be at All In, but Punk declined:

“Yes, I mean I talked to [Punk] just vaguely. He even at one point said ‘Nobody’s asked me’ — hey here’s how much we’ll pay you and here’s who you’ll wrestle.

Matt [Jackson] actually made a full offer or full pitch for his services and I think Punk is focused on the Mixed Martial Arts element of his career. One of the reasons we didn’t first come out and say, ‘Here’s who we want you to wrestle’, because I think we just wanted him to be a part of the event for a lot of fans, he’s captured their imagination even with the amount of time he’s been gone. He has a mythical presence to them. I thought it would be good for him to connect with them, but that’s me, you know?

Nobody owns Punk but Punk, so if he wants to do Mixed Martial Arts, go for it. He was always very nice to me and helpful to me in OVW. I always looked at All In with the perspective that it’s about the present and future of the industry and not really about cheap pops, even though I’m sure they’ll be plenty of those on the show. Matt had reached out to [Punk] and made him a real offer. I think Punk is set on not being part of it.”

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IMPACT News: IMPACT Wrestling Taping Television In Mexico City Next Month

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After its most recent set of television tapings at The Rebel Complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, today IMPACT Wrestling has announced it will be traveling south of the border on September 13th and 14th for another set of IMPACT on Pop tapings in Mexico City, Mexico:

IMPACT Wrestling Heads to Mexico City for Television Tapings on Sept. 13-14

TORONTO | MEXICO CITY – IMPACT Wrestling today announced television tapings will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14 at Frontón México in Mexico City, Mexico, marking the first time the flagship weekly show IMPACT! will emanate from south of the border.

Featuring top professional wrestling stars such as IMPACT World Champion Austin Aries, Johnny Impact, Eli Drake, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Sami Callihan and Mexican superstars “The Lucha Brothers” Pentagon Jr. and Fenix, IMPACT! is broadcast across Mexico on Saturday nights at 9:30 p.m. on 52MX.

“We are excited about this historic trip to Mexico as we continue to expand our live event schedule globally,” said IMPACT Wrestling president Ed Nordholm. “We look forward to working closely with our promotional partners at Lucha Libre AAA and our broadcast partner 52MX to bring an unforgettable experience to our passionate fan base in Mexico heading into the final stretch for Bound for Glory this October.”

The iconic Frontón México is a world-class entertainment complex located near the central square in Mexico City known as Plaza de la Republica. After being closed for two decades, the state-of-the-art facility reopened its doors last year.

Further information about ticket availability and event start times will soon be announced. 

Additional information can also be found at www.impactwrestling.com.

 

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NJPW News: Full Lineups For NJPW Destruction Tour Revealed

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With the 28th G1 Climax now wrapped up, New Japan Pro Wrestling will be heading back on the road next month for its Destruction Tour for six shows (including the Road To Destruction events) through out the month of September. As announced earlier today, the September 23rd show will feature a first round match in the tournament to crown a new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, now that the title has been officially vacated due to Hiromu Takahashi’s injury (check that out here), when KUSHIDA goes one-on-one with BUSHI.

The rest of the lineups for the Destruction tour have also been announced and are as follows:

 

Road To Destruction – September 7th

 

  • Ren Narita & Shota Umino vs. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Michael Elgin & Ayato Yoshida vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Bad Luck Fale & Taiji Ishimori
  • Toa Henare vs. Beretta
  • Gedo & Hirooki Goto vs. Taichi & Taka Michinoku
  • BUSHI, EVIL, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito) vs. Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado & Takashi Iizuka
  • Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI
  • Tomohiro Ishii & Will Ospreay vs. Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi

 

Road To Destruction – September 8th

 

  • Yuya Uemura & Shota Umino vs. Ren Narita & Yota Tsuji
  • Ayato Yoshida vs. Chase Owens
  • Togi Makabe, David Finlay, Toa Henare & Michael Elgin vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Bad Luck Fale & Taiji Ishimori
  • Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • BUSHI, EVIL, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Takashi Iizuka & Taka Michinoku
  • Tomohiro Ishii, Will Ospreay & Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Juice Robinson & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Beretta & Kazuchika Okada

 

Road To Destruction – September 9th

 

  • Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura
  • Michael Elgin, Ayato Yoshida, Ren Narita & Shota Umino vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Bad Luck Fale & Taiji Ishimori
  • Hirooki Goto & Gedo vs. Taichi & El Desperado
  • Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI, EVIL & SANADA vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taka Michinoku, Takashi Iizuka & Minoru Suzuki
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI)
  • Tomohiro Ishii, Will Ospreay, Beretta & Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Satoshi Kojima Comeback Match: Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe

 

Destruction (Hiroshima) – September 15th

 

  • KUSHIDA, Tiger Mask & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Roppongi 3K
  • Toa Henare vs. Bad Luck Fale
  • Michael Elgin & Ayato Yoshida vs. Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Will Ospreay & The Besties vs. Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi & Kota Ibushi
  • NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Title: (C) Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Taiji Ishimori vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, David Finlay & Juice Robinson
  • Gedo, Hirooki Goto & Toru Yano vs. Taichi, Takashi Iizuka & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • BUSHI, Tetsuya Naito, EVIL & SANADA vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, Taka Michinoku & El Desperado
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI & Jay White
  • IWGP Heavyweight Title: (C) Kenny Omega vs. Tomohiro Ishii

 

Destruction (Beppu) – September 17th

 

  • Yota Tsuji, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuya Uemura, Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi
  • David Finlay & Ren Narita vs. Toa Henare & Shota Umino
  • Ayato Yoshida vs. Takashi Iizuka
  • Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger & KUSHIDA vs. Roppongi 3K & Will Ospreay
  • The Besties vs. Killer Elite Squad
  • EVIL, BUSHI & SANADA vs. El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe, Juice Robinson & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada, Jay White, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano
  • NEVER Openweight Title: (C) Hirooki Goto vs. Taichi
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki

 

Destruction (Kobe) – September 23rd

 

  • Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura
  • Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs. SHO & YOH
  • Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
  • Ryusuke Taguchi, Ayato Yoshida, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Manabu Nakanishi, Yuji Nagata, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima
  • The Besties vs. Killer Elite Squad
  • Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare vs. Will Ospreay, YOSHI-HASHI & Jay White
  • EVIL, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. & Taka Michinoku
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament Semi-Finals: KUSHIDA vs. BUSHI
  • IWGP Heavyweight Title Challenge Certificate Match: (C) Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada

 

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