Latest Wrestling News
Hey Wrestle Talk fans! I hope you all had a great week! Let’s start off with some news about one of my favorite wrestlers, CM Punk.
So, reports have surfaced that CM Punk was seen backstage at the WWE RAW television taping at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. He was seen talking to various wrestlers including Triple H. He was then asked to leave at the request of Vince McMahon. CM Punk was then seen at the Live IMPACT Wrestling television taping that took place on Saturday and also in Chicago. He was there to see Former WWE Superstar Trinity Fatu make her debut for the company. While backstage, CM Punk was noted to be in a good mood and spoke to many of the wrestlers. Now, last week, I spoke about CM Punk possibly making his return back to AEW on a new Saturday Night show called “AEW Collision.” I’m now being told that this will be actually happening. The show is scheduled to debut on June 17, 2023. As always, we will keep you posted on the ever-developing CM Punk return.
A new report has potentially revealed the host city for the 2024 Royal Rumble Live Event. Per the Orlando Business Journal, the city of Orlando has placed a bid to host the Royal Rumble event. The last Royal Rumble that took place in Florida was in 2016, so all reports are leading to the event making its comeback in 2024 in Orlando.
Let’s switch over to New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). Reports are coming in that the company has an open door to any wrestling talent who are no longer happy working for the WWE. NJPW made headlines when, earlier this year, they signed Former WWE Superstar Sasha Banks, who is now Mercedes Mone, to a contract with the company. The signing of Mone has been a great investment for the company. It appears that NJPW is definitely interested in signing more WWE Talent to their roster. Now, I see this as a good business move as NJPW popularity has grown over the years with the wrestling fan base in the United States.
I want to provide everyone with an update on Former NWA Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis. He has been offered and accepted a contract with IMPACT Wrestling. As reported by Fightful Select, Nick’s new contract is only short term and further adds that Nick wants to see how things will work out for him working for IMPACT Wrestling. This apparently comes amidst reports that the WWE was interested in hiring him. If the WWE was really interested in hiring Nick, they would have signed him to a deal already. We wish Nick Aldis all the best in IMPACT Wrestling.
The Question of the Week comes from Jonathan M. in Arverne, and he asked, “Is Cody Rhodes leaving the WWE?” Hi Jonathan, I have not heard of any news of Cody leaving the WWE. I know many people have speculated that since he lost against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39, Cody might be leaving. But I can say those were just speculations and unless something dramatically changes, I don’t see Cody leaving any time soon. Thanks for the question.
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