Get caught up to speed with the latest news on CM Punk, Trish Stratus, Jimmy Uso and more!
Latest On CM Punk
CM Punk has been a popular topic the past few weeks. It has been announced that he will appear at the Starrcast III event, the weekend of the upcoming All Out pay per view. It has lead many to speculate that Punk will be a part of AEW. Over the past few days, Punk, Cody Rhodes, and Sean Waltman have all weighed in on the possibilities of Punk joining AEW.
Punk On AEW:
I think he was misquoted. I know 1 of us had met with him in person, and yes I texted him plenty when we couldn’t connect on the actual phone, but not a contracted offer. I wouldn’t be surprised if he went back to wwe. Regardless, great wrestler & guy. Door is open if he wants it https://t.co/3ityuurGGy
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) July 26, 2019
Sean Waltman On Punk During His Latest Podcast:
“Well, that’s a hell of a score for Starrcast and I was surprised he wasn’t there for the first one. I would be surprised if he doesn’t show up in AEW. I have said this (before). I have been saying this since they announced AEW. I wouldn’t be surprised if he shows up on the very first (TV) show.”
I don’t expect Punk to ever return to a full time wrestling role. Would he have a lot to offer the business today if he joined AEW? I would think so, from both working with younger talent, to being a recognizable on air personality. While I don’t think Punk ever would return, one never can truly say never in the wrestling business.
WWE Expanding To Japan?
WWE has always been looking to expand their global outreach. One of the markets they are looking to tap into is the Japanese market. Dave Meltzer recently noted that WWE officials have met with both the Dragon Gate and the Stardom promotions.
A great few days in #WWEShanghai for the latest international @WWE tryout. An all-around team effort led by our @WWEPC staff, coaches and two original Chinese standouts and @WWENXT Superstars Big Boa and @XiaWWE. #FullCircle pic.twitter.com/qMlXdqmOpt
— Triple H (@TripleH) July 19, 2019
You can say what you want to about him, but HHH seems to have his finger on the pulse of the business. I would not be surprised to see a performance center or NXT Japan to start in the very near future.
Latest On Jimmy Uso Arrest
On Thursday, TMZ broke the news of Jimmy Uso and his arrest for driving under the influence. Details of the arrest and what lead to it have started to come out. According to TMZ Sports: