• CM Punk Asked About Darby Allin Challenging Him To A Match
Here’s what the former TNT Champion said in his backstage interview:
“I’ve been around a lot of men in this world, that have laid claim to how they’re the greatest. There’s only one place to really prove that…right here in AEW…even if you think you’re the best in the world.”
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 29, 2021
Punk used to call himself the “Best In The World” in WWE.
During a recent interview on Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast, Punk was first asked if he’ll be visiting the United Center next Friday night for AEW Rampage: The First Dance in Chicago (where he’s rumored to debut).
Here’s what Punk replied:
“Um, when was that? Let me look at my calendar. When did you say it was, the 20th? I think I actually might be doing a screening, this isn’t confirmed yet so I probably shouldn’t blast this out everywhere, but we’re talking about doing a screening of episode 3 of ‘Heels’ at an AMC [theater] in Chicago, and that’s one of the dates that has been proposed. So, um, hope to see everybody there.”
When asked about Darby’s challenge, Punk said the following:
“Hey listen, ‘Best In the World’, that could be anybody. That’s [Daniel] Bryan, right? That’s my assumption. I hear ‘Best In the World’ and I think Bryan.”
As we noted earlier, AEW President Tony Khan also teased Punk’s debut on the second episode of Rampage (tap here to read more).
WATCH: Rhea Ripley’s Revealing Photoshoot:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 11, 1996) – WWF Action Zone
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Action Zone’.
This episode featured matches, promos, highlights & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1996’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Highlights Of The Battle Royal That Ahmed Johnson Won. Faarooq Attacks Ahmed Johnson After The Match (From Last Weeks Raw)
Faarooq Asad vs. Adrian Lester (From Superstars)
Interview w/ Shawn Michaels
Vader vs. Alex Porteau/Lou Andrews (From Superstars)
A Vignette On The Stalker
Highlight Video On Mark Henry
Interview w/ Goldust & Marlena
A Video Of Sunny Changing Clothes Behind A Screen
The Bushwhackers vs. Timothy Flowers/Mike Starr (From Superstars)
Sid vs. Marty Jannetty (From Superstars)
Can We Talk With The Following Question: What Was Your First Summer Job?