AEW are rumored to be working on a release for CM Punk after The Elite returned backstage at Dynamite last night, and Lars Fredriksen posted a new photo of Punk for his birthday.
“This is my son @cmpunk and today is his bday. Although I never delivered on the pony rides I promised when you were a kid I just want you to know there’s still time to make that happen. Im sorry I left you at the carnival at the kettle corn stand with that strange lady. She seemed safe. When I saw the clowns I had a reaction which made me run to them. Little did I know I would join their troupe and leave you behind. Im sorry I was so caught up. The makeup and big red noses triggered me. I’m getting better tho. Looks like you did ok for yourself regardless. All bullshit aside I love you and I’m proud of you. You’re the real deal. Happiest of all days my man.”
Punk responded, “You’re the best dad with face tats I ever had. Love you!”
WWE Hall Of Famer The ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair has been regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers to have ever laced up a pair of boots in the world of professional wrestling. He is also a man full of controversies and has had trouble with a lot of pro wrestlers and pro wrestling personalities. One of them includes WWE legend, Teddy Long. Bret Hart also previously called out Ric Flair for ‘flat out lie.’
One of the previous episodes of Vice’s Dark Side Of The Ring last year series focused on the infamous Plane Ride From Hell incident and it immediately brought the heat on Ric Flair, Tommy Dreamer, and others. Things have calmed down since then but it seems Ric Flair is still never afraid of speaking his mind.
Ric Flair recently announced he would have his final in-ring match on July 31 at the Nashville Fairgrounds where he will team up with Andrade El Idolo, who is now his son-in-law and square off against Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett. He ended up winning his final match as well.
During his Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair brought up CM Punk’s situation and whether he believes that a WWE return is in his future. Flair has been through a lot in his career, so he can see anything happening.
“In this day and age, I can see anything. I mean, that was very heated. I wasn’t there during all that. As I’ve said before, I only know him to say hi. But that lawsuit with the doctor and all that, I don’t know how the guys would handle that. I don’t think he was a candidate for wrestler of the year when he was there. I think he thought he was better than John Cena, which is absolutely not the truth as far as being the face of the company. I’ve heard the remark that he should have been John Cena, and in my opinion, that wouldn’t fly.
During his “To Be The Man” podcast, the Nature Boy revealed that he has spoken with Nash about this situation. He said to Nash, “You’re never going to get over it, you just have to figure out how to deal with it.” The 4 Horsemen member went on to explain the situation.
“Dealing with it the way I did, by just completely shutting down and drinking for five straight years didn’t work out, it didn’t do anything. My advice to him was just hang on to your wife as tight as you can and don’t throw blame at each other, there’s no way to deal with it.”