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TRIPLE H TALKS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF CM PUNK RETURNING TO THE WWE
Earlier today, Triple H, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, spoke to Sky Sports about the possibility of former WWE Champion CM Punk returning.
Triple H spoke very candidly, saying that in wrestling you never say never. He did question if both parties actually wanted to work together, but concluded by emphasizing the fact that the company was open to the idea.
“The past is the past, you move on and everybody puts things behind them. If there is an opportunity to do business, Vince has said it a million times, we’re open for business…”
Punk last appeared for the WWE in 2014’s Royal Rumble match, after walking out on the company following the pay per view Punk was suspended for two months. After this, it all gets a little unclear, but a point cited repeatedly is WWE serving Punk his termination papers on the day of his wedding.
In the immediate wake of his leaving WWE Punk promised that he would never work for the company again. Recently though the star has softened his stance, going for a screen test for a WWE-FOX studio show and stating that he’s “open to anything” in recent interviews.
BELLA TWINS STOKING RUMORS OF SMACKDOWN RETURN
Nikki Bella has single-handedly started the rumour of her and her sister’s involvement in the FOX SmackDown premiere. The twins took part in a secret photo shoot on Tuesday.
In a separate video posted to her Instagram Nikki was seen looking at a clothing rail full of her old ring gear, picking up a hat she teased, saying “I might have to wear that [the hat] on Friday,”
ADAM COLE VS. MATT RIDDLE TO OPEN NXT
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 2, 2019
In the first week of the ‘Wednesday night wars’, NXT has opted to open strong, announcing Matt Riddle Vs. Adam Cole as the opening match to tonights show. The match will have Cole’s NXT Championship on the line. The match itself has been built over the last few weeks. Riddle won the right to call himself the #1 contender to Cole’s title, beating Killian Dain last week in a street fight.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 2, 2019
This evening’s episode of NXT will also be the first to air for the entire two hours on the USA network. To mark the show as special, Cole’s NXT Championship isn’t the only title on the line. Tonight will also see the NXT Women’s Championship contested as current champion Shayna Baszler defends her title against Candice LeRae. Kyle O’Reilly and Bibby Fish will also defend their NXT Tag Team titles against The Street Profits: Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford.
ITV IMPROVES VIEWING OFFERING FOR AEW DYNAMITE
ITV has announced changes to their AEW broadcast plans. While the new solution isn’t ‘live’, click here to find out why fans are so much happier.
BANDIDO UNDERGOES KNEE SURGERY
According to PWInsider, ROH star Bandido has been forced to undergo knee surgery. Unfortunately, Bandido was withdrawn from Death Before Dishonor Fallout as he wasn’t medically fit. Although the exact nature of the injury or surgery is unknown, it is believed that he’ll be unavailable for six to eight weeks.
MLW ANNOUNCES THE FIRST MEMBER OF ITS WOMEN’S DIVISION
— Zeda Zhang (@TheZedaZhang) October 2, 2019
MLW announced today that Zeda Zhang would be the first women signed to their new Women’s Division.
Zhang has signed a multi-year deal with the company. Speaking of her signing, MLW CEO Court Bauer said:
“Zeda is an instant threat to all within the women’s division and I look forward to her matches for years to come here in MLW. Zeda is not only a great athlete but a great role model and person. I’m ecstatic to have her join MLW.”
— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) October 2, 2019
Zeda made her wrestling debut in 2017, competing under the NXT umbrella. During her time with the company, she took part in the first Mae Young Classic, losing in the first round to Shayna Baszler.
After leaving the WWE Zeda moved round, working with many different promotions including MLW. So far this year she has already competed for, Middle Kingdom Wrestling, PCW Ultra, Pro Wrestling Society, and The Crash.