• AEW’s Idea To Ease Backstage Tension With CM Punk
After suffering a triceps injury and getting suspended for the backstage fight at the All Out 2022 PPV, CM Punk is ready to return to AEW.
According to Fightful Select, current plan is for Punk to return on the June 21st episode of Dynamite at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. AEW President Tony Khan wants to announce his return in advance and not keep it a surprise.
Punk is hoping to work with The Elite (Kenny Omega & Young Bucks), but there has been no contact between both sides.
There’s also a meeting planned between Punk and Chris Jericho, to see if working together is a possibility. For those who don’t know, Jericho (who is a locker room leader in AEW from day 1) confronted Punk after the All Out fight and Punk told him it’s none of his business. Punk recently called Jericho a “liar & stooge” on Instagram.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Punk might only be used on AEW’s new show (that’s rumored to air on Saturdays) to avoid backstage conflicts:
“A Punk return is largely expected. It’s a tenuous situation because the dressing room issues involving him have not been settled at all.
The working idea was that the Saturday show would star Punk and that they would split crews to a large degree.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 14, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2001’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Steve Blackman & Grandmaster Sexay vs. Kaientai
– Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko vs. Alex Arion & Low-Ki
– K-Kwik vs. Johnny Swinger
– Haku vs. Dukes Dalton