Welcome to another edition of the daily WWE News Roundup, where we aim to bring you the biggest and most exciting stories from the world of sports entertainment. In today’s edition, we look at the news revolving around top names like Hulk Hogan, CM Punk and Bobby Lashley.
All Mighty Bobby Lashley was ‘fired’ by Adam Pearce a few weeks ago. However, the official rescinded his dismissal and revealed that the former United States Champion had not been released. In addition, we will also examine why Eric Bischoff thinks CM Punk betrayed Hulk Hogan. So without further ado, let’s dive in and look at some of the top stories.
#3. Eric Bischoff takes a dig at CM Punk
In an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Eric Bischoff took a few shots at former AEW World Champion CM Punk. Talking about Punk’s time in WWE, Bischoff said that he was never a fan of Punk.
Despite having a reputation as a great mic worker, the Hall of Famer said that Punk relied on cheap heat to get over and was overrated. He also believes that The Second City Saint criticized Hulk Hogan in his ‘Pipe Bomb’ speech:
“When he dropped that pipe bomb, it was like rebelling against the man. He still had mystique with wrestling fans. But if you go back and you listen to his opening promo, what did he do? He ripped off Hulk Hogan,” Bischoff said.
Bischoff further stated that Punk is a wrestling ‘nobody’ and that he never liked his creative ideas or the way he was built. After being released by WWE, Punk stayed away from wrestling for seven years. He eventually joined AEW, but his status with the company is unknown after an alleged backstage fight with The Elite.
# 2. Bobby Lashley returns to WWE
Bobby Lashley was fired by Adam Pearce for disobeying him on Raw. However, Pearce later converted the ‘firing’ to a suspension. The former World Champion made a surprise return to WWE during a live event in Atlanta on Tuesday. Upon his return he faced his old rival Omos.
While Lashley looks set to make a comeback, it will be interesting to see when he returns on Monday Night Raw. He was in a storyline with Seth Rollins involving the United States Championship. It is possible that The All Mighty may return to the red brand next week and Rollins may be on the losing side in his title match against Austin Theory.
#1. Former WWE Superstar Edge Nduka comments on his release
Former superstar Ezra Judge, now known as Ej Nduka in MLW, recently spoke with WrestlingInk about a 2021 release. Nduka was considered a top prospect in NXT due to his build and physique. However, he was one of the names that was let go by the company due to budget cuts.
“And obviously I lost my job with WWE.” And I was in a position, and I was at a point in my life where I was like, “Yo, what am I going to do?” Because it wasn’t like I could just get up and go get a job, because everything was hell locked up,” Nduka said.
Although he didn’t initially taste success, he quickly became a prominent name in MLW, where he is a former Tag Team Champion. The 34-year-old also revealed how he faced a tough time during the pandemic and overcame all the hurdles in his life.