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Headline: Colt Cabana Not A Fan Of WWE Name
Colt Cabana has wrestled for pretty much promotion
across the world, and changed what it means
to be an independent wrestler.
He’s won all sorts of titles including the
British Heavyweight Championship, ICW’s
tag team titles, Juggalo Championship Wrestling’s
Heavyweight belt, Ring of Honor’s tag belts
– oof, less said about that one, eh? – and
even the NWA World’s title.
He’s wrested for ROH, NOAH, Impact, Rev
Pro, Wrestling Society X, PWG and many, many
But it’s easy to forget that Cabana also
had a small stint in WWE.
Cabana spent more of his tenure in their old
developmental system OVW, but appeared a few
times on Smackdown, losing all of his matches.Smackdown’s
treatment of developmental call-ups isn’t
a new trend, I see.
However what’s most notable about Cabana’s
WWE run was that he didn’t use that name
– as this was during a time when WWE creative
thought Michael McGillicutty, Skip Sheffield,
Lucky Cannon, Husky Harris, Derrick Bateman,
and Eli Cottonwood were good wrestler names.
As such, Cabana debuted on Smackdown as Scotty
Because he’s Jewish, you see.
And Cabana has now taken a shot at this rather
silly name on the 10 year anniversary of his
Smackdown debut tweeting, “Apparently Jewy
“The Jew” Jewerstein was trademarked.”
Headline: Fans Turn On CM Punk
Cabana made headlines last Friday when it
was revealed that he was suing his former
best friend CM Punk for over $1 million in
damages, following their lawsuit against Dr.
Chris Amann that spawned from a tell-all interview
on The Art of Wrestling.
We did a full news story which details the
time-line, but if you missed it here’s the
Punk left WWE, did the podcast, said some
stuff about Amann, podcast was a hit, Amann
was upset, asked for it to be taken down,
Punk told Cabana not to, and allegedly signed
a contract to cover his legal fees, Amann
sued, Punk asked for Colt to pay half, Cabana
said Punk had signed a contract, Punk and
Cabana win the trial, and Cabana sues Punk
for breach of contract and fraud.
I think that just about covers it?
CM Punk has been one of the most interesting
names in wrestling over the last few years.
Upon leaving WWE he was heralded a hero; the
man who stuck it to Vince McMahon and WWE’s
But he’s always been polarising.
Just the mention of his name on a message
board or a YouTube comment sparks conversation
with lots of differing points of views.
But if there’s one thing that’s clear,
it’s that the name CM Punk has been used
by live WWE crowds as a way to show their
displeasure at what they’re seeing in the
While this happened all over the United States
and the rest of the world, it was at its peak
in Chicago – CM Punk’s hometown.
So popular was Punk among Chicago wrestling
fans that just the announcement of him appearing
at Starrcast in a few weeks became one of
the biggest wrestling news items of the year,
with many speculating his return to the wrestling
ring will be announced for All In II next
But as Bob Dylan occe eloquently croaked,
“the times they are a’changin’”.
UK-based promotion Progress is currently making
its way across the United States, and did
a show in Chicago over the weekend.
The reports are that the crowd were hot all
night, but there was a moment reported by
one Reddit user with promoter Jim Smallman
and the mention of a certain Chicago-based
“Jim mentioned Chicago as the home of CM
The WHOLE crowd booed and started a ‘Colt
Well, this will certainly makes his Starrcast
appearance in Chicago interesting.
Just wait until Cabana releases his Colt of
Headline: Austin Aries Shoots On WWE
Someone who has also made waves since leaving
WWE is Austin Aries.
A Double left the company last year following
creative differences, and since earned him
the moniker of the Belt Collector, winning
titles in Impact and more.
Aries’ run in WWE wasn’t filled with lots
of memorable moments because it was so short
and he was kept on the injury shelf for a
while, but WWE Network’s Twitter certainly
remembers, recently posting a moment he had
at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II, where after
defeating No Way Jose he was laid out by the
returning Hideo Itami.
Although he wasn’t tagged in the video,
Aries re-posted the tweet adding, “Ahh yes,
my reward after giving @WWENoWayJose the best
feud and match of his @WWE career.
My first meaningful win in @WWENXT and any
equity I’d earned is immediately discredited.
And what’s either guy done since?
No Way Jose had that sort-of feud with Mojo
This didn’t go unnoticed by Jose, who replied
to Aries with a sad face emoji and an image
of him disappearing finger click style.
Aries wasn’t done yet though, re-posting
Jose’s tweet adding, “Well, this reply
instantly got you more over with some wrestling
fans than anything you’ve done in @WWE recently.
I don’t even work there and I’m still
getting you over!
That’s how good I am at what I do!
Anytime you’re free, love to dance again…”
With not one, but two dancing guy emojis!
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