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Real Reason Behind World Title Being Taken Off CM Punk In 2008

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (September 25, 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 Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1988’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Rick Rude vs. Scrub

– Big Bossman vs. Joe Cruz

– Ken Patera vs. Chris Duffy

– Ted DiBiase vs. Tommy Angel

– Ultimate Warrior vs. Trent Knight

– Brother Love Show with the Rougeau Brothers

– Sam Houston vs. Mike Williams

– Dino Bravo vs. Dave Paradise

• Real Reason Behind World Title Being Taken Off CM Punk In 2008

During a recent edition of Something To Wrestle With, Bruce Prichard revealed the real reason behind the World Heavyweight Championship being taken off CM Punk at Unforgiven 2008 PPV.

Punk was scheduled to defend the Title that night in a Championship Scramble match, but he got attacked by Randy Orton and his fellow Legacy members. Punk’s spot in the match was then taken by Chris Jericho (who went on to win the World Title in that match).

Below is what Prichard said about this:

“Confusion, really confusion, and when you look back, to me, Jericho and Shawn did not need that f*cking title. They needed a prop. They needed a prop for a Ladder match, okay, but they sure as hell didn’t need the championship.

I thought Punk needed the championship. I thought that the championship helped Punk. But, at that point, it was needed for a prop to have a ladder match.

So, as crazy and as many conspiracy theories that people wanna throw out there, it’s as simple as that. Yeah, it did suck and also what sucked is, you can see, hindsight being 20/20, you see the interview with Punk where they jump him and Punk’s not even into it.

He’s frustrated and probably upset all rightfully so by the way. So you feel before they even jump him its, ‘Okay, I’m gonna do this, it’s whatever, f*ck it’, and it did suck because it made no sense.”

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