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CM Punk Cuts Promo For Starrcast
Ahead of his appearance at Starrcast III, CM Punk stepped back in a wrestling ring. It wasn’t for a match, but instead for a promo plugging his Starrcast appearance. Punk seems loose during the promo, riffing on being back in the ring and taking a bump. He even takes time to make fun of people who pull out of Starrcast appearances, mainly at WWE’s insistence. The full promo is below:
Punk has not had a wrestling match since the 2014 Royal Rumble pay-per-view. He’s scheduled to talk on Saturday of Starrcast, and it can be viewed live on Fite TV. A full schedule of what is available on Fite from Starrcast can be found here.
The pairing of Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn last week took many by surprise. According to reports, it could be the start of some long-term storytelling from WWE. Wrestlevotes on Twitter is reporting (h/t WrestlingInc) that the plan is for a feud to develop between the two. This would lead to a “big blow-off match”, much like Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho’s feud in 2016-2017.
A bond that will never die.
Until the end of time. pic.twitter.com/6R3aqNOJav
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) August 21, 2019
No word yet on who would turn face, or when it would happen. As of now, Nakamura is likely to defend his Intercontinental Championship against The Miz at Clash of Champions.
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Rhyno Talks About Leaving WWE
Impact star Rhyno recently talked to WrestlingInc about his decision to leave WWE. Rhyno talked about his time with WWE and his decision to move to Impact:
“It was a great experience with WWE; they treated me great. I enjoyed wrestling with [Heath] Slater, tagging with Slater, traveling with Slater, he’s got kids,” Rhyno said with a smirk. “And you know, we talked about re-signing and they offered me more than double what I was making. Way more than double.”
Rhyno goes on to mention that he feels he is doing more work with young up-and-comers in Impact and on the independents. He also talks about the freedom he feels working with Impact, and the unique spelling of his name. Read more from the interview here.