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Story of TNA Making An Offer to CM Punk Disputed?

Mike Johnson from has this to say about the story of TNA making an offer to CM Punk from this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter

"For whatever reason, there have been several stories making the rounds about CM Punk over the last several days. Since we have received so many emails about them, I've asked around, and here is what we've found out.
Is CM Punk signing with TNA? One story that began making the rounds yesterday, attributed to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer (although I want to make it clear that I have no idea whether Meltzer ever actually reported this) is that TNA made a big money offer to Punk to come into the company and were turned down. I reached out to several high level TNA sources last night and this morning, I heard back from each as they were preparing to head to Japan. Each of them said there was no truth to the story and one commented, "No offer was made, officially or via an intermediary - no truth to that rumor." In asking a few friends that are close with Punk yesterday as well, all of them scoffed at the idea Punk would ever want to return to wrestling, much less for TNA.

Punk at OVW? We've also been asked about stories that Punk was backstage over the weekend for Ohio Valley Wrestling and that the locker room had been ordered not to speak to him while he was in the locker room. While Punk was indeed at the show (he arrived with Cliff Compton, a close friend), he was never in the locker room. According to several OVW regulars who worked the show on Saturday, Punk arrived early in the day and went right to OVW owner Danny Davis' office. He was never in the locker room. The wrestlers were somewhat aware he was there but there were no explicit instructions made by anyone to leave Punk alone.

So, again, we are told there was nothing to this."

Personally, seeing how TNA seemingly makes offers to anyone let go from the WWE and has recently lied about Vince Russo working for them, I can see TNA lying about this as well. And saying you doubt someone's reporting without having read the full story it is petty, IMO.

So, what do you guys think?


  1. Yeah I also just meant america, I'll do a rare jobber back track. TNA is poor excuse for a #2, but I guess they are nationwide.

  2. Looking good, Lashley, looking good.

  3. Is Kyle Kool now going to be held hostage alongside Joe Briggs in the same James Family henhouse that Joe Wheeler used to reside in?

  4. Anybody that wrestles better than Jake Booth is gonna be kicked out.
    Joe Wheeler is kept around because he makes Jake appear better than he is.


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