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CM Punk Returns at Indy Show
Former WWE Champion CM Punk made his return to wrestling this past weekend. Punk, donning a mask, ran in at MKE Wrestling in West Allis, Wisconsin. He hit his GTS finishing move during his run-in. This was confirmed on twitter by wrestler Silas Young
Last night we held @MKE_Wrestling at the Knights of Columbus building in west allis the place was packed with 350 people. This place has had 25+ years of wrestling and is the place a lot of guys started. Guys like @ColtCabana as well as a Punk who showed up in a mask last night
— silas young (@lastrealmanROH) April 20, 2019
As the weekend progressed, it was reported that Punk has done this multiple times before (h/t Robbie Fox of Barstool).
This isn't the first time Punk has done this, for what it's worth. He's appeared at indie shows as a masked character for YEARS now 🤫 https://t.co/j4ZzaWjqfM
— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) April 21, 2019
Who knows – maybe Punk will show up to your indy promotion next?
Cody vs Dustin Rhodes Booked for AEW
One of the heads of All Elite Wrestling has his big match for Double or Nothing set. Cody will go one on one with his brother, Dustin Rhodes, on May 25th. Rhodes, formerly known as Goldust in WWE, had the match made official on Road to Double or Nothing’s most recent episode.
Rhodes is framing the match with Cody as “one last ride” and mentions his issues with Cody’s attitude. Rhodes also said goodbye to his Goldust persona on twitter.
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) April 21, 2019
New Faction Forming in NXT UK
This news includes some spoilers for NXT UK tapings, so if you want to avoid those stop reading here.
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An old faction from wXw is reforming in NXT UK (h/t Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet). Lead by NXT UK Champion WALTER, a version of Ringkampf has formed including Marcel Barthel, Fabian Aichner, and a debuting Alexander Wolfe. The new group goes by the name Imperium and debuted at the most recent set of NXT UK tapings.
— Kaitlin 🌅 (@Kaitlinn98) April 20, 2019
Imperium looks to be the big threat in NXT UK going forward. The recreation of such a popular stable from wXw should also bring in more interested eyes to the yellow brand’s UK branch.