• CM Punk Watches Every Match Of Up-And-Coming AEW Wrestler
During a recent interview on the Superstar Crossover podcast, AEW wrestler Powerhouse Hobbs talked about facing CM Punk in a match in All Elite Wrestling, who helps him with his work & more.
Below are the highlights:
On CM Punk watching all of his matches:
“Punk is one of those dudes that, after every match that I have that airs, he always sits down and watches it with me. So we sit down together and we break down stuff. So he may get mad, but I told the whole world Punk’s, you’re that dude.
But that match (with Punk) in Arthur Ashe in New York City in front of 20,000 plus people, it was crazy and that whole night had a special meaning to me and Punk knew that because it was about a month since my mom had passed away. So it’s just emotions and everything was everywhere, you know?
Before the – I think right before the match got announced, or the day the match got announced, he pulled me aside, you know, and said, ‘This is going to be for her. Don’t worry about anything else, nobody else. It’s just you, me, and her’. And for that, I will forever be grateful for.”
On others who help him in AEW:
“Probably my wrestling dad, Mark Henry. Billy Gunn gets on my case a lot and I’ll tell a story about Billy Gunn.
I had a match and I get back through Gorilla and I see Billy standing with his hands in his pockets and he gives me the nod and I get excited and I go over to talk to him and he just goes like this and I was just like, ‘Alright’. And he gives me the smile, so Billy has been helpful.
Dustin, FTR, Big Show has helped me out. There’s a handful of guys that I can go to about specific things. Number one guy I go to about my Spinebuster is Arn Anderson. So, like I put on Twitter, ‘My Spinebuster is Double-A approved’.”
On Big E’s injury:
“He knows how I feel about him. I wish him a speedy recovery. I’m gonna keep texting you and blowing you up like I do. If you need anything, call me. I want to see you get back in this ring, man. So take your time, get healthy, and do what you do, brother.”
You can watch the finish of Punk vs. Hobbs below:
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 23, 1985) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to the first ever WrestleMania.
You can find the card below:
1. The Junkyard Dog vs. Mr. X
2. Brutus Beefcake vs. Joe Mirto
3. Susan Starr vs. Leilani Kai
4. David Sammartino vs. Bob Wade
5. Piper’s Pit w/ Hulk Hogan & Mr. T
6. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff vs. Jim Powers & Tony Garea