February 24, 2024

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Rumor Brief: Reaction to CM Punk on Raw, AJ Lee talks, Tag Turmoil changes, more!

Rumor Brief: Reaction to CM Punk on Raw, AJ Lee talks, Tag Turmoil changes, more!

Speculating on the rumors surrounding professional wrestling is a favorite pastime for many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors being spread by the professional wrestling rumor mill.

Important reminder: Rumors are just rumours. None of this has been confirmed as fact, but rather is being circulated throughout the pro wrestling rumor mill. We track the accuracy of rumors in a weekly feature called Rumor Look Back which you can find here. Remember, take everything with a grain of salt.

Today’s rumors:

  • Wrestling sounds He says they were told that “everything on Raw was good last night as far as camaraderie backstage all day in Nashville,” so there were no early issues with CM Punk on his first full night in WWE on the show.
  • BW Insider He points out that Punk’s promo was originally scheduled to run longer but had to be shortened due to timing issues and that Randy Orton vs. Dominik Mysterio would last longer than planned.
  • They also say that at least so far there has been no discussion of AJ Lee returning to WWE despite Punk mentioning it in his promo.
  • Latest one from Insider: He has not yet been assigned to the Raw or SmackDown roster internally.
  • while, Wrestling house He says Punk is “looking to move on from the entire AEW drama and has no plans to address any of what happened there.”
  • Conclusion on punk: Combat choice It is noteworthy that Bryan Danielson led the disciplinary committee that ultimately made the decision to expel CM Punk from AEW.
  • Original plans for a Tag Team Turmoil match were made raw This week has changed a little, per fighting. Originally, DIY was scheduled to defeat Alpha Academy and then lose to the Creed Brothers, who would also defeat the final three teams ending with The New Day. Instead, DIY defeated Indus Sher after Alpha Academy, and the Creeds edged past Imperium to win the match.
  • In talking about dynamite/Collision “It lasts a long time,” Dave Meltzer said. Wrestling Monitor Radio That Tony Khan/AEW works well with TBS because they can simply ask for more time, even on the go, and get that request.
  • Regarding QT Marshall’s departure from AEW: Wrestling house He notes that his influence behind the scenes “rapidly deteriorated” following the departure of Cody Rhodes and “he believes AEW is heading in a direction more closely related to NJPW that focuses more on matches rather than storytelling.”
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If you’ve heard any interesting rumors you’d like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Just remember that these are rumors and have not been confirmed as fact, so please treat them as such. And check out our weekly Rumor Look Back here To track how many times rumors turn out to be true.