It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 46th of 2019. Today Brian discusses the return of CM Punk and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
Look in My Eyes What Do You See? It’s CM Punk back in WWE.
So this past week was a surprising one to say the least. After nearly 6 years of being away from WWE and pro wrestling altogether, CM Punk aka Phillip Brooks has returned…well…sort of. It was announced on WWE Backstage, that Punk would be joining the show starting next week in some capacity. CM Punk was the one who appeared at the end the show to say…“Just when you think you have the answers, I change the culture.”
What will his exact role be with WWE Backstage is unknown, but we do know he debuts next week. Now before anybody gets excited for a CM Punk return to a WWE ring, this is a broadcasting job. As of now, Punk is still retired, but he hasn’t exactly ruled out a return to the ring either. He did say a bit before the WWE Backstage announcement that WWE would have to throw him a big bag of money to do it.
We are all aware of the bad blood Punk has had with WWE over the years. Lawsuits and harsh words have been thrown on both sides. Some fans were shocked and dare I say some were even disappointed that Punk chose to return to WWE in some capacity instead of All Elite Wrestling (who made no secret of their desire to sign him). CM Punk is NOT signed by WWE, but by FOX network instead.
That said though, it is still WWE affiliated and FOX did approach the company who apparently gave their blessing. As for AEW, no doubt some within the company are disappointed. Reports are All Elite offered him a multi million dollar contract and it was turned down. Whatever the reason as to why Punk chose FOX and a WWE show instead of AEW is a bit of a mystery, but as we all know…Punk always did his own thing.
No doubt about it, WWE Backstage getting CM Punk is pretty big. The debut show only did roughly 49,000 viewers…not good at all. Now, with the buzz of CM Punk returning….I’d expect those numbers to go up significantly. Fans have also chimed in with some excited and others angry. A few blasted Punk for being a “sellout” by rejoining a WWE based product. The only thing I can say about that is for close to six years, every time WWE was in Chicago…CM Punk chants broke out. Now that he is back, he is a sell out.
Doesn’t seem right, but that has been the nature of many fans ever since AEW has come to be. Is there any coincidence that Punk is returning now, with Survivor Series around the corner? Keep in mind, this year’s event takes place in none other than Chicago, Illinois. Could we possibly see a Punk cameo appearance? One thing is definite, Punk will not hold back his opinions on how bad WWE’s booking has been. He is there to be brutally honest and not some corporate puppet. This should be interesting to say the least.
If All Elite was a sitcom…this would be the promotional shot.
The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs wore these cleats this past week…
New Japan’s ‘Ace’ Hiroshi Tanahashi when he was a baby.
The Revival posing like the Young Bucks during a house show.
A bit creepy.
All the entrants that have been inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame currently.
The end of an era and the beginning of a new one as Titan Towers changed their classic WWF logo for the Attitude era one.
14 years ago this past week, was the death of Eddie Guerrero. Here is a mash up pic of Eddie and his daughter Shaul who was once a wrestler herself.
Charly Caruso just got a new mattress…that is all.
Impact Wrestling’s Kiera Hogan
NXT UK’s Toni Storm
Wario as Chris Jericho
Yes, the Mulkey Brothers competed in the WWF at one time. (At least a version of that team)
A brilliant job..
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