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CM PUNK JOINS WWE BACKSTAGE
CM has returned to WWE programming, making his debut last night on WWE Backstage. Click here to read our full report on the former WWE Champions reappearence in the WWE universe.
WWE ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING CM PUNK JOINING BACKSTAGE
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) November 13, 2019
CM Punk made his first appearence on WWE’s Backstage last night. Shortly after the show aired WWE.com posted the following statement regarding the return of the former champion:
After a nearly six-year absence from WWE TV, CM Punk made a shocking, unannounced appearance on Tuesday night’s episode of WWE Backstage, FS1’s new weekly studio show.
The two-time WWE Champion arrived during the show’s final moments, entering to the sounds of Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” Punk’s entrance music during his storied in-ring career.
“It’s as simple as this: Just when they think they’ve got the answers, I change the culture,” Punk told the camera, before adding, “I’ll see you here next week.”
Within minutes, the WWE on FOX Twitter account confirmed that Punk will make periodic appearances on WWE Backstage beginning next Tuesday.
Punk left an unforgettable legacy during his WWE career, including holding the WWE Championship for a remarkable 434 days. Since parting ways with WWE, Punk has gone on to write comic books for Marvel, compete in the UFC and, more recently, star in the horror film “Girl on the Third Floor,” released in theaters last month.
JORDAN MYLES QUITS WWE
In an explosive video released on twitter, ACH (formally known as Jordan Myles) has explosivly announced his departure from the company. Click here to read more about his explitive laden rant.
SMACKDOWN MEN’S TEAM ANNOUNCED
— WWE (@WWE) November 13, 2019
The SmackDown men’s team became the second team to be announced for this year’s Survivor Series. Announced on last night’s episode of WWE Backstage on FS1.
The five stars selected are Roman Reigns, Baron Corbin, Braun Strowman, Mustafa Ali, and Shorty G. Team SmackDown will be facing off against Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Randy Orton, Ricochet, and Drew McIntyre. The NXT team is yet to be announced.
These two teams are the first of several, already mentioned is the men’s NXT team, but there will also be a women’s five on five on five elimination match too. The three teams will again come from either RAW, SmackDown, or NXT.
Survivor Series will take place on the 24th of November, and will be hosted by the Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois.
NEW DAY VS. THE REVIVAL ANNOUNCED FOR SMACKDOWN
Time for some 🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨
— WWE’s The Bump (@WWETheBump) November 13, 2019
During this morning’s episode of The Bump, WWE announced that this Friday’s SmackDown would feature a rematch for the Tag Team Championship.
On last week’s episode New Day beat The Revival to claim the titles for the fifth time. Kofi picked up the win in Manchester, England, teaming with Big E while Xavier Woods is injured. This is all following the New Day losing the titles to The Revival at Clash of Champions.
WWE REPORTEDLY REFUSE SIN CARA’S RELEASE
PWInsider has reported that WWE have refused Sin Cara’s request for release. They added that the star was schedualed to be at the RAW in Boston next week, but will now be returning home instead.
This steams from the star’s very public request for a release form his contract earlier this week.
Currently on the WWE’s European tour, Sin Cara is losing to Andreade at each event.
ALI HAS HIS NAME CHANGED AGAIN
My name is Mustafa Ali. pic.twitter.com/zzXYTQRy5J
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) November 13, 2019
Mustafa Ali is once again know as Mustafa Ali. Renamed origianlly in March, with the ‘Mustafa’ being dropped.
Ali seemed to take the change of name in March well, tweeting at the time:
Mustafa means the “chosen one” with an emphasis on being chosen from amongst the people. Name or not, nothing has changed. I fight for the people. I am one of them.
Mustafa means the "chosen one" with an emphasis on being chosen from amongst the people.
Name or not, nothing has changed. I fight for the people. I am one of them.
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) March 26, 2019
Why his name changed at either point is unclear, but earlier today he posted a picture of himself with the simple caption, “My name is Mustafa Ali.“. WWE.com has also changed his name.
THE MIZ AND PAIGE SIGN NEW WWE DEALS
Announced on last night’s episode of WWE Backstage, The Miz and Paige have recently signed new deals with the WWE. Click here to read our full report on the matter.
INJURED GARGANO TO MISS TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES
According to sescoops.com, Johnny Gargano will miss the upcoming NXT TakeOver: War Games due to injury.
The injury was revealed only yesterday on WWE Backstage. Although officially the severity of the injury is unclear, this also means that there is no timetable currently for his return to the ring.
NXT TakeOver: War Games will take place on the 23rd of November in Chicago.
PRO WRESTLING CLASH ANNOUNCES LAST SHOW
Pro Wrestling Clash has announced that their two year anniversary show will be their last. Taking place on the 16th of Feb 2020. Pro Wrestling Clash works in the Borehamwood and Milton Keynes and and hosted and who’s who of UK independent talent.