AEW Star Supports CM Punk, Huge Dynamite Return, Ric Flair Heat With Hall Of Famer – News Bulletin – December 1, 2022

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AEW Star Supports CM Punk, Huge Dynamite Return, Ric Flair Heat With Hall Of Famer – News Bulletin – December 1, 2022 AEW

An AEW star has come out in support of CM Punk, a huge return on Dynamite, Ric Flair heat with another Hall of Famer, and more.

It’s Thursday morning and what better way to start the day than getting caught up on all the latest wrestling news for December 1, 2022.

AEW Star Shows Support For CM Punk

With a portion of the AEW locker room reportedly ‘anti-Punk,’ CM Punk may take some comfort from one AEW star having his back.

Dax Harwood of FTR spoke highly of Punk during an interview with Fightful.

Harwood noted that CM Punk “obviously has his detractors, and not just in AEW, around the wrestling world,” but said that CM Punk “comes from a place of passion.”

AEW World Champion CM Punk and ROH World Tag Team Champions FTR

CM Punk and FTR formed an alliance on AEW TV

Harwood painted a picture of CM Punk being a welcoming face backstage, saying:

“He had his door always open, invited people in, watched matches of the young wrestlers that asked him to. Stuck around until the end of the show and anybody that questions, he would answer the questions.”

Harwood’s perspective sounds like a far cry from being a ‘cancer’ in the locker room, which is reportedly what Chris Jericho called Punk.

The CM Punk/AEW situation remains unconfirmed but Stokely Hathaway recently said that Punk was “no longer in the company”.

The latest update was that Punk and AEW had been in talks for a contract buyout, but things were delayed due to negotiations over a non-compete clause. That was a while ago though, but there’s been nothing new since.

Dax Harwood said he speaks with Punk every day and had nothing but good wishes for his future.

Adam Page Returns On AEW Dynamite

Last night’s edition of AEW Dynamite opened with the return of ‘Hangman’ Adam Page.

Jon Moxley kicked off the show to address the crowd. He said there were only three things certain in life: death, taxes, and Jon Moxley.

Just as it seemed that Moxley was back on his feet after his betrayal at the hands of William Regal, Adam Page’s music hit.

Page headed to the ring to confront Moxley. The former AEW World Champion asked Page if this was a good idea after “what happened last time.”

Adam Page being checked on by doctors

Adam Page being checked on by doctors on October 18, with it later being revealed he’d suffered a concussion

Then all hell broke loose as Page and Moxley brawled with security trying to break the pair up.

Later, Page was seen being escorted from the building only for him and Moxley to square up again.

Adam Page’s return is the first time we have seen him since his title shot against Moxley during the October 18 edition of Dynamite.

Page had an awkward landing after a clothesline from Moxley.  The match was called prematurely as Page lay motionless in the ring.

It was later confirmed that Adam Page had suffered a concussion.

According to commentary during the match, Adam Page has not yet been cleared to return.

The brawling segment seems to suggest otherwise, so watch this space.

MJF standing over William Regal

MJF shocked everyone with his attack on William Regal last night

Here’s a full recap of last night’s AEW Dynamite:

  • Jon Moxley opened the show with a passionate promo but was cut off by a returning Adam Page and a brawl broke out between the two
  • Bryan Danielson emerged victorious following an excellent match with Dax Harwood
  • The Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal will take place next week with the winner earning a future title shot whenever he wants it
  • An interview segment with the two factions results in the Jericho Appreciation Society’s Daniel Garcia & Jake Hager vs the Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta vs Claudio Castagnoli for next week, as well as Garcia defending the ROH Pure Wrestling Championship against Yuta at ROH Final Battle
  • Samoa Joe retained the TNT Championship over the newly signed AR Fox
  • After the match, Wardlow appeared and said he’s coming after Joe
  • MJF’s first AEW appearance since winning the World Championship saw him unveil his own personalised title belt, the ‘Triple B’ – Big Burberry Belt
  • The segment ended with a shock as MJF nailed William Regal with brass knuckles, prompting Bryan Danielson to come out and check on Regal with doctors
  • The Firm’s Ethan Page teased he’s going to win the Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal and challenge the winner of the December 14 match between MJF and Ricky Starks
  • Ricky Starks defeated Ari Daivari
  • Willow Nightingale defeated Anna Jay, followed by the return of Ruby Soho who came looking for revenge on Tay Melo who broke her nose at All Out
  • Jade Cargill’s TBS Championship celebration segment saw rapper Bow Wow appear on the video screen saying that he’d see Cargill soon, teasing a future confrontation
  • The Elite defeated Death Triangle in the main event so their best of seven series is now 2-1 to Death Triangle after three matches

Ric Flair Heat With WWE Hall Of Famer

The Nature Boy shared some pointed comments (and insults) directed at Eric Bischoff during the latest episode of Flair’s To Be The Man podcast.

The episode centres around Hulk Hogan. However, it turned to Bischoff as Flair pointed out:

“Everybody wants to think there was animosity with me and Hulk.

“Hulk didn’t sign my checks, Eric did.”

He added that Bischoff “f**ked me every time he turned around.”

Ric Flair

Ric Flair had his ‘Last Match’ on July 31 when he and Andrade El Idolo defeated Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett

 

Ric Flair called Bischoff  “an arrogant prick,” and noted that his upcoming documentary will reflect that.

The Nature Boy has an upcoming feature-length documentary that has been made with Tom Rinaldi and WWE.

It is set to address the allegations made in the Plane Ride From Hell episode of Dark Side of the Ring.

Other Stuff

Sasha Banks was spotted at last night’s Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat NBA game.

In an interview with WrestlingNews.co, indie wrestler Natalia Markova called out Sarah Logan’s (Valhalla’s) new WWE gimmick as a ‘disrespectful ripoff’ of fellow indie wrestler Max The Impaler.

WWE NIL recruit AJ Ferrari will stand trial on December 6 for a sexual battery charge.

Ric Flair clarified on his podcast that when he teased appearing at the Royal Rumble, he just meant for a separate autograph signing in San Antonio, not the Rumble show itself.

William Regal revealed that Vince McMahon gave his blessing for Regal to use his WWE name in AEW.

Ronda Rousey has been announced as a playable character in RAID: Shadow Legends.

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey retained the SmackDown Women’s Championship over Shotzi at Survivor Series this past Saturday

Andrade El Idolo revealed his torn pec was suffered at the start of the August 17 Dynamite match with him, Rush and Dragon Lee vs The Elite.

Dakota Kai confirmed on the Getting Over podcast that she had “lax talks” with a few indie promotions that “never got super far” before returning to WWE.

Tasha Steelz announced that she’s re-signed with IMPACT Wrestling

Be sure to stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com throughout the day to keep up with all the news from the world of pro wrestling, and we’ll see you tomorrow morning for another round-up.

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