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WWE Purchases World Wrestling Council Video Library

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WWE has purchased the rights to the World Wrestling Council’s videotape library, officially finalizing the deal last month, according to a report from PW Insider.

WWC was created back in 1973 by Carlos Colon Sr, Victor Jovica, and Gorilla Monsoon and is where Carlos Colon made his name, winning the WWC Universal Championship 26 different times, and held it for over a combined 3,000 days.

WWC is where Bruiser Brody was killed in 1988 when Brody was stabbed in the showers by Jose Huertas Gonzalez, known as Invader #1 in the ring, who claimed self-defense and was acquitted of murder charges.

Abdullah the Butcher, Eddie Colon, Greg Valentine, Scott Hall, Dory Funk Jr., Sabu, and Dory Funk are some of the other notable names that have wrestled for the promotion throughout the years.

Additionally, WWE superstars Primo and Epico still make appearances for the promotion despite being current WWE superstars.

 

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Malakai Black Released from AEW, Pulled from Upcoming Appearances

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Malakai Black’s time in AEW is at an end, as he has received a conditional release this week after he requested a full release earlier this year, and now Black will be officially pulled from upcoming appearances.

Black was scheduled for the upcoming Northeast Wrestling show on Friday where he was set to face Matt Taven. Jay Lethal and Enzo Amore, but the promotion announced that Black was pulled from the event due to “health issues”.

AEW President Tony Khan stated earlier this summer that Black “has almost five years left on his deal. I wouldn’t expect him going anywhere anytime soon.” However, his release likely came with a non-compete clause to prevent him from jumping back to WWE, where he is likely heading once his personal issues are addressed.

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CM Punk Out 6-8 Months, Needs Surgery

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CM Punk will be out of action for considerable time, and it may also mark an end to his run in AEW.

After defeating Jon Moxley to reclaim the AEW World Championship, Punk made some harsh comments during the post-event media scrum that prompted a backstage altercation involving AEW superstars The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, who have since been suspended.

Punk was injured during his match with Moxley, and while he may be out for considerable time, he also could be ultimately fired from the company. AEW stripped Punk of the World Championship on Wednesday’s edition of AEW Dynamite.

“Punk’s out for eight months, or whatever it’s going to be, six months/eight months, whatever” according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. “If he’s not let go, and a lot of people don’t want him back.”

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Christian Cage Out Several Months

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AEW continues to deal with the injury bug and you can now add Christian Cage to the list, as he is expected to miss 6 to 9 months due to injury, according to the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer.

Per the report: “His injury may be the exact same injury as [CM] Punk. So we’re talking again like an eight-month-ish, six-to-nine months of being out.”

Cage was part of a short match at AEW All Out against Jungle Boy, shockingly defeating him with a spear and a killswitch in just 33 seconds. Jungle Boy was attacked by Luchasaurus just before the match began.

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