• CM Punk’s AEW Return Feud Revealed
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.
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 might only be used on AEW’s new show (that’s rumored to air on Saturdays) to avoid backstage conflicts.
According to Andrew Zarian, Punk is expected to feud with Chris Jericho upon returning to All Elite Wrestling:
“The story here is that CM Punk is essentially happening. I know for a fact that Warner has been told he is coming back. They are very much aware of the situation.
He had recently said he was willing to return to AEW, and he wants to make it work. The issue here is that he’s willing to work with The Elite members. I know that as of the time I was told and as of early this week, there was no intention on the other side. Maybe Kenny a little bit more than The (Young) Bucks, but I mean, they do not want to work with him.
There’s been no dialogue between the two sides either regarding sitting down and making this work. The plans have been put in place to possibly have a Saturday show to be the soft brand split. When I used that term yesterday on Mat Men, I was told that it’s less soft than I’m putting out there. I guess there will be people that are predominantly on the Saturday show.
Also, Dave (Meltzer) reported that there was a meeting scheduled between CM Punk, Tony Khan, Chris Jericho, FTR and somebody and other people. I’ve heard this from multiple people.
The way it was alluded to me is that the program will probably be Punk and Jericho in some capacity. I don’t know if FTR or The Jericho Appreciation Society is involved.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 18, 1997) – WWF House Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 18, 1997, the World Wrestling Federation held an untelevised overseas house show in Youngstown, Ohio.
This live event featured matches on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 14: Revenge of the ‘Taker’ pay-per-view.
The results can be found below:
The Sultan defeated Aldo Montoya
Billy Gunn defeated Jesse Jammes
WWF IC Champion Rocky Maivia defeated Savio Vega by DQ
Blackjack Windham & Blackjack Bradshaw defeated Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon
Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Goldust
Steve Austin defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Owen Hart
Ahmed Johnson defeated Crush
WWF World Champion the Undertaker defeated WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith