• Backstage WWE Reaction To CM Punk’s AEW Debut
CM Punk has joined WWE’s rival promotion All Elite Wrestling.
During his first ever AEW promo on Rampage, Punk took at shot at WWE by implying that they don’t produce “Professional Wrestling” by saying the following:
“August 13, 2005, I left Professional Wrestling. August 20, 2021, I’m back.”
August 13 is the date Punk left Ring Of Honor in 2005.
PWInsider gave the following update regarding the backstage reaction in WWE to CM Punk’s AEW debut:
“For those asking the reaction within WWE to this, obviously they knew it was coming. We have heard from some who were dismissive of the debut and some who felt WWE had completely missed out by not having that moment for themselves to help repair the bridge with Punk.”
Punk last appeared in WWE on January 26, 2014, at the Royal Rumble PPV.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 21, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– The Honky Tonk Man vs. Scrub
– The Brother Love Show with Jesse Ventura
– The Rougeau Brothers vs. Scrubs
– Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake vs. Brian Costello
– Hercules vs. Scrub
– The Hart Foundation vs. Scrubs
– Dino Bravo vs. Scrub