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CM Punk In Online Controversy | Wrestling News Update, January 8th 2020

With news on CM Punk, Angelo Dawkins and Mercedes Martinez; Matt Booker brings you the Wrestling News Update.

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CM PUNK IN TWITTER STORM WITH THE MIZ

CM Punk did not sugar coat his words when responding to a comment The Miz made while appearing on this week WWE Backstage. Tweeting out following the episode an expletive laced post, bringing up topics the WWE would reather were left alone.

Punk Tweeted:

“Go suck a blood money covered dick in Saudi Arabia you fucking dork.”

Obviously the tweet has since been deleted, the comment was a responce to a preceved jab from The Miz. When The Miz was leaving the show he was involved in a little back and forth with Renee Young and Paige. During the short chat he asked the two if they agreed that the episode he was a part of was the best so far, the pair said it was very good, but not quite the best, The Miz retorted “Oh, sorry I didn’t chage the culture, my bad,”. A few have linked this to Punks first appearence on the show where he said.

“It’s as simple as this, just when they think they’ve got the answers, I change the culture,

MERCEDES MARTINEZ REPORTEDLY SIGNS WITH WWE

Veteran star Mercedes Martinez has apparently signed with WWE. Click here to read more about this possible addition.

SECURITY TACKLE APPARENTLY PLANNED ON RAW

A Reddit source has revealed that the security gaurd tackling the unknown man on RAW was a planned stunt.

For those who didn’t see it, or missed it live, on this week’s episode of RAW, just before the Lana and Bobby Lashley wedding segment, an unknown man could be seen trying to gain entery to the ring, but being tackled by security. The show then went to commertial break without the confrontation ever really being explained.

According to Reddit user looselipsbackstage, the tackle was part of the script for the episode, the officient was the same one used last week as well. The same user has broken a few interesting stories from the RAW locker room over the last few months.

ANGELO DAWKINS ANNOUNCES THAT HIS WIFE AND HE ARE EXPECTING

In some very happy news, Angelo Dawkins announced to day that he and his wife are expecting the birth of a child in July this year.

Angelo Dawkins is part of RAW tag team The Street Profites alongside Motez Ford. The team has been together since 2016, forming in NXT, Evolve and now RAW, the team has been Evolve Tag Team Champions and NXT Tag Team Champions.

NJPW ANNOUNCES CARDS FOR THE NEW BEGINNING TOUR

NJPW has revealed the cards for The New Beginning tour of the USA, which starts at the end of this month. The five night tour will see the promotions move from Tampa on the 24th, to Nashville on the 26, to Durham on the 27, to Miami on the 30th, before finishing in Atlanta on February 1st. This completes the American leg of the tour, with the company the returning to its native Japan for three more nights.

Tampa (January 24)

  • Elimination match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay and Rocky Romero Vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens and Jado
  • YOSHI-HASHI Vs. Lance Archer
  • Jeff Cobb Vs. Alex Zayne
  • TJP and Karl Fredericks Vs. Colt Cabana and Toru Yano
  • Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata Vs. Ren Narita and Alex Coughlin
  • Clark Connors Vs. Misterioso

Nashville (January 26)

  • Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay and Rocky Romero Vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Chase Owens and Jado
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi Vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  • Yuji Nagata Vs. Lance Archer
  • Satoshi Kojima Vs. Jeff Cobb
  • TJP and Clark Connors Vs. Colt Cabana and Toru Yano
  • YOSHI-HASHI Vs. Karl Fredericks
  • Ren Narita and Alex Coughlin Vs. Alex Zayne and Misterioso

Durham (January 27)

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay, and YOSHI-HASHI Vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens, and Jado
  • Ren Narita Vs. Lance Archer
  • Jeff Cobb Vs. Karl Fredericks
  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and Alex Zayne Vs. Colt Cabana, Toru Yano, and Rocky Romero
  • Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata Vs. Clark Connors and Alex Coughlin
  • TJP Vs. Misterioso

Miami (January 30)

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kota Ibushi Vs. Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa
  • Juice Robinson, David Finlay, and Rocky Romero Vs. Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens, and Jado
  • Alex Zayne Vs. Lance Archer
  • Jeff Cobb Vs. Ren Narita
  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express Vs. Colt Cabana and Toru Yano
  • Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata Vs. Karl Fredericks and Alex Coughlin
  • YOSHI-HASHI and Misterioso Vs. TJP and Clark Connors

Atlanta (February 1) —

  • IWGP Tag Team Champions Juice Robinson and David Finlay defending against Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa
  • Kota Ibushi Vs. Chase Owens
  • Jeff Cobb Vs. Lance Archer
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express Vs. TJP, Alex Zayne and Clark Connors
  • Colt Cabana and Toru Yano Vs. Yujiro Takahashi and Jado
  • YOSHI-HASHI and Rocky Romero Vs. Alex Coughlin and Misterioso
  • Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata Vs. Karl Fredericks and Ren Narita

Sapporo (February 1)

  • NEVER Openweight Champion Hirooki Goto defending against Shingo Takagi
  • Tomohiro Ishii Vs. EVIL
  • Kazuchika Okada and Jon Moxley Vs. Taichi and Minoru Suzuki
  • Tetsuya Naito and SANADA Vs. KENTA and Jay White
  • Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI Vs. Ryu Lee and Robbie Eagles
  • Will Ospreay, SHO, YOH and Ryusuke Taguchi Vs. Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and DOUKI
  • Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Toa Henare Vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi and Yota Tsuji
  • Tiger Mask IV and Yuya Uemura Vs. Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo

Sapporo (February 2)

  • Kazuchika Okada Vs. Taichi
  • RevPro British Heavyweight Champion Zack Sabre Jr. defending against Will Ospreay
  • Tetsuya Naito, SANADA and Hiromu Takahashi Vs. KENTA, Jay White and Taiji Ishimori
  • Jon Moxley, SHO, YOH and Ryusuke Taguchi Vs. Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and DOUKI
  • Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii and Robbie Eagles Vs. Shingo Takagi, EVIL and BUSHI
  • El Phantasmo Vs. Gabriel Kidd
  • Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma and Yuya Uemura Vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi and Tiger Mask IV
  • Toa Henare Vs. Yota Tsuji

Osaka (February 9)

  • IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito defending against KENTA
  • IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley defending against Minoru Suzuki
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi defending against Ryu Lee
  • SANADA Vs. Jay White
  • Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay Vs. Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Juice Robinson and David Finlay Vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions SHO and YOH defending against El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata Vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Toa Henare and Ryusuke Taguchi

BULLET CLUB BEACH PARTY BOOKED DURING WRESTLEMANIA WEEKEND

As was last year, the Bullet Club has booked an event during WrestleMania weekend. Last year is was the fantastic Bloc Party, this year it will be a beach party in sunny Tampa.

Tama Tonga spoke to Sports Illustrated abotu the event:

This is a celebration, it’s a celebration of wrestling, it’s a celebration of Bullet Club, and it’s a celebration of New Japan Pro Wrestling. This time we’re doing it on the beach, in Tampa, my home state. I want to knock it out of the park, and I’m looking forward to the party.

It was a very positive atmosphere last year, and it resonated with me how much fun the fans were having and how much fun I was having, too. We got to feel the fans’ love for Bullet Club and New Japan. The process was really, really fun, and that’s why we’re doing a second one—to recreate that energy.

Although it can be assumed that Bullet Club will be there, and Alicia Atout will be hosting the event, other stars will be announced over the coming weeks.

EVOLVE ANNOUCE CARDS FOR TWO UPCOMING SHOWS

Evolve took the step of announcign two of their upcomign cards earlier today, and with good reason. Both shows feature a host of stars from WWE’s NXT, showing the relationships between the two promtions continues to develop.

EVOLVE 143

  • EVOLVE Champion Josh Briggs Vs. Anthony Greene in a non-title, no DQ match
  • EVOLVE Tag Team Champions BESTies in the World: Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett defending against Eddie Kingston and Joe Gacy
  • AR Fox Vs. Brendan Vink
  • Curt Stallion Vs. Dexter Lumis
  • Adrian Alanis Vs. Denzel Dejournette
  • Stephen Wolf Vs. Anthony Gutierrez Vs. Leon Ruff
  • Brandi Lauren Vs. Indi Hartwell
  • Santana Garrett Vs. Avery Taylor
  • More with Rik Bugez and others

EVOLVE 144

  • EVOLVE Champion Josh Briggs defending against Dexter Lumis
  • Mansoor Vs. AR Fox
  • Joaquin Wilde Vs. Leon Ruff
  • EVOLVE Tag Team Champions BESTies in the World: Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett Vs. Liam Gray and Adrian Alanis in a non-title match
  • Eddie Kingston Vs. Anthony Gutierrez in a no holds barred match
  • Anthony Greene Vs. Rik Bugez
  • Joe Gacy Vs. Denzel Dejournette
  • Stephen Wolf Vs. Brendan Vink
  • More with Curt Stallion and others

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