• “The curiosity factor alone is through the roof” – Former WCW World Champion On CM Punk’s Return
In a recent interview on the ‘Love Wrestling’ podcast, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett was asked about the heavily rumored and pretty much confirmed (yet still not officially announced) return of former WWE Superstar CM Punk to the ring in AEW.
Here’s what Double J had to say:
“You know, Punk, as a performer or promoter [what] I’m most excited about is [that] absence makes the heart grow fonder pretty much goes for everyone. In this type of scenario, it’s been a minute since he’s stepped into the world of professional wrestling with people.
[He did] the UFC and that, but him re-entering the industry and yes, he did some FOX stuff, but I mean, what you’re tabling here? It’s gonna be a special moment, because not many times do you see a guy that rose to his heights that dipped out and is now returning.
The curiosity factor alone is through the roof, and then, it is how’s it going to be done? [How’s] the timing going to be done? Who’s going to be that first opponent? How’s the crowd going to accept him, or his opponent, or the story? Just all those kinds of things.
And then, when I put on my executive producer cap, you start thinking. I mean, it’s one of those things, and I went into this couple of weeks ago on the podcast, our industry is so cool, and I think it’s one of the biggest things that attracts me, 52 weeks a year, and look, yes, I saw somebody said people need time off. I agree.
But, the content being produced 52 weeks a year is fantastic. There’s always next week. So, what’s happening, is Punk coming. No matter what happens, we’re all gonna sit back and either praise it or whatever it may be. But, then, there’s going to be the next week, and then the next week. That’s kind of really cool.”
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• Old School WWF Diva Celebrates Her Birthday
Old School WWF Diva Tori (Real name: Terri Poch) celebrates her 57th birthday today.
Tori joined the World Wrestling Federation at the peak of the Attitude Era in late 1998, first portraying an obsessed fan of famous WWF Diva Sable.
Tori wrestled for the WWF Women’s Championship many times, but never managed to win the title.
In early 2000, after being Kane’s valet for some time, she joined D-Generation X during their “McMahon-Helmsley Era” days, but got hurt in the summer and eventually left the Federation in 2001.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TORI!