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WWE Rumors on CM Punk’s Return from Harm, Damian Priest’s Contract and Uncle Howdy

WWE/Getty Images Bleacher Report catches you up on the latest news from the WWE Universe. Punk’s Return Reportedly Could Be Possible for SummerSlam CM Punk has been out of action since tearing his triceps during the men’s Royal Rumble match in January, but his return reportedly may not be too far off. According to Dave

WWE Rumors on CM Punk’s Return from Harm, Damian Priest’s Contract and Uncle Howdy

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - APRIL 29: CM Punk drops a Pipe Bomb at T-Mobile Center on April 29, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by WWE/Getty Images)

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Bleacher Report catches you up on the most recent information from the WWE Universe.

Punk’s Return Reportedly May Be Attainable for SummerSlam

CM Punk has been out of motion since tearing his triceps throughout the males’s Royal Rumble match in January, however his return reportedly might not be too far off.

In keeping with Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside Information), Punk might return as quickly as late July, and certain by September on the newest.

Meltzer famous that Punk “would possibly” make it again in time for SummerSlam, which is scheduled for Aug. 3 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland.

If Punk is again for SummerSlam, all indicators level towards an enormous match between him and Drew McIntyre since they’ve been feuding ever since Royal Rumble.

Punk suffered his damage whereas mixing it up with McIntyre within the Rumble match, and McIntyre later took credit score for it, and even stated he had prayed for Punk’s downfall.

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Whereas Punk was unable to compete at WrestleMania 40, he value McIntyre the World Heavyweight Championship by attacking him on the announce desk, permitting Damian Priest to efficiently money in his Cash within the Financial institution contract.

Within the weeks since WrestleMania, McIntyre and Punk have persistently engaged in a disagreement on Uncooked, making it clear {that a} match between them is inevitable.

Since SummerSlam is arguably WWE’s largest occasion except for WrestleMania, the corporate would undoubtedly like to have Punk again by then so as to make the match in opposition to McIntyre occur on that present.

Reported Particulars Surrounding Priest’s New WWE Contract

World heavyweight champion Damian Priest lately signed a brand new WWE contract, and it reportedly got here with some perks.

In keeping with Fightful Select (h/t Steve Carrier of Ringside Information), Priest’s contract had been set to run out in February, however they bought a deal achieved, and Priest went on to win the world heavyweight title at WrestleMania.

Fightful added that as a part of Priest’s contract, he was given permission to decide on his personal entrance theme, and lots of inside WWE have reportedly praised his new music.

On account of his dimension, look and in-ring means, Priest was lengthy seen as a possible world champion within the making, and as he established himself as a key member of The Judgment Day, it turned clear that he was prepared for the following step.

Now that Rhea Ripley is out injured, Priest has taken on the position of Judgment Day chief, and he has been an enormous a part of Uncooked since WrestleMania.

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Priest efficiently defended the world title in opposition to Jey Uso at Backlash in France, and on Monday’s episode of Uncooked, he agreed to offer Drew McIntyre a future title match.

It might be robust for WWE to maintain the title on Priest given how purple sizzling McIntyre has been, however even when Priest drops it within the close to future, he’s already a made man.

Rumors on Uncle Howdy, New Wyatt Household

Over the previous a number of weeks, QR codes have been dropped into WWE programming, seemingly foreshadowing the debut of a brand new Wyatt Household steady led by the late Bray Wyatt’s brother Bo Dallas, also called Uncle Howdy.

In keeping with Meltzer (h/t Mukherjee), the QR codes and vignettes are pointing towards the brand new steady debuting at King and Queen of the Ring in Saudi Arabia on Might 25.

It was beforehand reported by PWInsider.com (h/t Mukherjee) that the steady will likely be made up of Dallas/Howdy, Nikki Cross, Dexter Lumis, Joe Gacy and Erick Rowan, the latter of whom reportedly signed with WWE lately.

Bray Wyatt tragically died final yr on the age of 36, lower than one yr after making his return to WWE.

He and Dallas had been working collectively earlier than Wyatt was faraway from WWE programming to cope with health-related points, and it looks like WWE’s plan is to permit Dallas to hold on his legacy.

WWE can also use the steady as a chance to make the most of Superstars who’ve slipped via the cracks and never gotten a lot tv time in latest months.

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On condition that it’s primarily a tribute to Wyatt, WWE and Dallas will seemingly pull out all of the stops to make sure that the brand new group is effectively acquired and profitable.

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