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Edge Reportedly Cleared To Compete, CM Punk/WWE Deal Close & Flamita To Wrestle For ROH | Wrestling News Update, 4th October 2019

With news on Edge’s possible return, CM Punk’s presenting future in WWE and the new SmackDown stage, Matt Booker brings you the Wrestling News Update.

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RUMOURS SWIRL AROUND EDGE’S IN-RING RETURN

Twitter account @fightoracle has announced that Edge has been medically cleared to wrestle.

Edge retired on the April 11th 2011 episode of RAW. The Rated-R Superstar gave an emotional goodbye and spoke frankly about neck injuries and surgery’s that he had had in the past. Edge was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis. While his condition has kept him from in-ring competition ever since Edge has kept very much in the WWE Universe. Edge has spoken many times about his desire to return to the ring.

In early August of this year, during the SummerSlam pre-show, Edge interrupted Elias’s performance and speared him. This was the first time Edge physically competed since 2011. While at the time Dave Meltzer said that it was a one-off, it may be that Edge is looking for one more run.

FIRST LOOK AT SMACKDOWN STAGE

After seeing RAW’s new stage on Monday, many were looking forward to seeing what the SmackDown stage would look like.

While most accepted that the iconic fist would not be returning, the idea that both shows would have their own staging, no longer sharing a generic layout has been enough to peak peoples interest.

From the look of different fan photo’s, the stage follows a similar clean style to the RAW stage.

WWE CONTINUE TO RING THE COMMENTARY CHANGES

With the recent premiere episodes of RAW, NXT, and SmackDown, WWE made some pretty big changes to their commentary teams on all shows. RAW now has Vic Joseph on play-by-play and Jerry Lawler and Dio Maddin as analysts. SmackDown will see Michael Cole reading play-by-play with Corey Graves working as analyst.

These changes leave Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton without a desk to sit behind.

It seems Tom Phillips may have found a new assignment though, with fans spotting him at NXT UK’s taping in Brentwood, Essex. Phillips was working alongside long term NXT commentator Nigel McGuinness,

CM PUNK WWE DEAL RUMOURED TO BE DONE

Twitter account @fightoracle has reported that CM Punk has signed a deal to work for FS1 in a WWE studio show.

The job is the previously reported backstage studio role. Punk screen tested for the job late last week, which seemed to be positivly recieved. The show has confirmed both Renee Young and WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T.

In talking about the job Punk has made it very clear that he is working with FOX and not WWE. Speaking on Collider Live Punk said:

“My agents just called me and FOX is throwing everything at this because they spent a lot of money on this and they’re all in to make it work. Originally I thought it was a WWE thing, so I was just like, ‘meh, no.’ But then they said, ‘this is FOX.'”

The same day Triple H appeared on the Sports Illustrated Podcast. When asked about the idea of CM Punk working on the WWE show, Hunter replied:

“You know, to be clear, FOX is doing this show, and it’s their show, and it’s something they’re doing to talk about the WWE Universe and everything going on in it. They’ve had a long list of people they’ve been interviewing and everything, but as far as for us, one of the things I think this company has shown over and over again, is never say never.

KURT ANGLE’S BROTHER INDICTED FOR SELLING STEROIDS AND DRUGS

Eric Angle, brother of WWE Hall of Famer, Kurt, has been indicted for distributing anabolic steroids on the Dark Web, according to CBS Pittsburg.

Authorities claim that Eric was one of a gang of three who sold steroids and other drugs through the Dark Web. Apparently the drugs were bought from China using cash and cryptocurrency. The charges Eric faces include conspricy to distrubute a controlled substance and conspiracy to import controlled substances.

Eric was himself a WWE wrestler for a while. Helping Kurt retain the WWE Championship at Survivor series 2000, performing a version of twin magic to get the better of the Undertaker.

FLAMITA TO REPLACE BANDIDO AT HONOR UNITED

ROH has announced that Flamita will replace Bandido at the upcoming Honor United tour.

It was reported earlier this week that Bandido had to undergo surgery after sustaining an injury to his knee. Although nothing official has been announced, he is expected to be out of action for an extended period.

The tour kicks off in London on the 25th of October. Night two will be held in Newport, Wales on the 26th before the tour concludes on the 27th of October in Bolton.

Night one will see Flamita Vs. Colt Cabana. During night two Flamita will be in tag team action, teaming with Tracy Williams to face Marty Scurll & Flip Gordon. On the final night, Flamita is set to face “Speedball”, Mike Bailey.

ROH TITLE MATCH ADDED TO GLORY BY HONOR

ROH announced Rush’s first title defence would be at Glory by Honor on October 12th. The new world champion will face the winner of a fifteen man battle royal, taking place earlier in the evening.

Glory By Honor is taking place at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, the complete card for the event can be seen below:

  • ROH World Champion Rush Vs. Battle Royal winner
  • 15-man battle royal to determine Rush’s challenger for later in the show
  • Finals of the Final Battle number one contender’s tournament
  • Jay Lethal Vs. Marty Scurll Final Battle number one contender’s tournament semifinal match
  • PCO Vs. Dalton Castle Final Battle number one contender’s tournament semifinal match
  • Women of Honor World Champion Angelina Love Vs. Kelly Klein
  • ROH Tag Team Champions The Briscoes dVs. Luke & PJ Hawx
  • Brody King and Flip Gordon Vs. Mark Haskins and Tracy Williams
  • Alex Shelley Vs. Jonathan Gresham

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