Updates on Mercedes Mone, CM Punk and Kevin Owens
Hey wrestling fans! I hope you had a good week, let’s get into some pro wrestling news!
Former WWE Superstar Sasha Banks, who is now Mercedes Mone, has reportedly extended her contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer. It appears she has extended her contract until May 21, 2023, which will be NJPW’s Resurgence Live Event, which will be held in Long Beach, California. After May 21, 2023, there is currently no reported plans for Mercedes Mone to make a live appearance with the company. This is a developing story, and we will keep you updated.
So, a new update on the possible return of CM Punk to AEW has surfaced and, at this time, it is only rumored that AEW will launch a new television show on Saturday nights. The name of the show will reportedly be called “AEW Collision,” and CM Punk will be the show’s featured top star. Now, like I said, these are just reports with nothing really made official, so we will keep you posted.
Staying with AEW, it was announced that AEW’s Rampage Show is scheduled to return to Friday nights starting on May 5, 2023. But the show will have a different time slot. As reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, the May 5 edition of Rampage will have a new start time of 5:30 p.m. ET. This is reportedly being done so the TNT Network can cover the NHL playoffs.
Reports are coming in of a possible injury for WWE Superstar Kevin Owens, who worked a house show on April 22, 2023, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He worked a match with his tag team partner Sami Zayn against the Usos. Apparently, during the match, Kevin Owens appeared to have injured his ankle, and after the match he was seen limping and needed assistance leaving the ring. Kevin did work a follow up show in Toledo, Ohio, where he apparently was seen not limping, so we can only speculate that he may be doing better. Nothing official has been announced by the WWE at this time.
The Question of the Week comes Brad C. in Rockaway Park and he asked, “Do you know if we will see more of Lita on WWE programming? I’m a big fan of her.” Brad, excellent question, but unfortunately, we have heard that there are no current plans for the WWE to use Lita moving forward. Now, I feel she will make a return after being attacked by Trish Stratus at some point, which would make sense. But, at the same time, she could had been written off television with no scheduled return. So, we are just going to have to wait and see. Thanks for the question!
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