Tidbits: CM Punk, X-Pac recalls a real life WWF fight, NWA on Demand, more

Sep 8, 2016 - by Steve Gerweck

– Filed to GERWECK.NET: A week ahead of former WWE Champion Phil “CM Punk” Brooks’ MMA and UFC debut, INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck sat down with him at his gym, Roufusport, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The full feature is available here, detailing Brooks’ challenging transition from pro wrestling to MMA, having little athletic background, with additional input from training partner former UFC champion Anthony Pettis and coach Duke Roufus.

– Press release: Canadian Wrestling’s Elite’s Legends Of Wrestling: Professional Wrestling & Sports Convention is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated conventions in Western Canada of all time. Adding to the excitement is the addition of the greatest offensive lineman in CFL history, Chris Walby! The Canadian Football League AND Winnipeg Blue Bomber legend is a true icon in the City Of Winnipeg for his incredible 16 years of service for Winnipeg’s Blue & Gold and you will have the opportunity to meet him in person February 18th!

The 6 foot 7 giant is a 9 time CFL All-Star, two time league Most Outstanding Lineman, and three time Grey Cup Champion. Following his Hall Of Fame career he would go on to be a sportscaster for the CFL on CBC. Chris Walby was elected into the Canadian Hall Of Fame In 2003.

Meet Chris Walby along with Brett MacNeil and Troy Westwood February 18th! You can now pre order photo opportunity, autograph tickets, & Q & A tickets for this event at www.cwetickets.com

– X-Pac recounts the time that JBL and Steve Blackman fought in the airport

“One time Blackman and JBL got into it… JBL was just on him, f@#king with him a little bit. I wouldn’t call it bullying, he was just badgering him. It’s just how John was. And it just, Steve’s a different kind of guy. And it had probably been a few hours since he had eaten. And he gets real kinda cranky when he doesn’t eat, Blackman. And so he was messing with him, we were at the airport at the baggage check, and unfortunately it was the day that Owen passed away but it happened earlier in the day. And so JBL had been fucking with Steve for probably about a week. And they’re in, we’re in baggage claim. And he fucks with him again. And it’s the last time and I remember saying something to Steve… And Blackman goes to punch Steve and as he’s going to take the step, his foot, his foot gets caught in the strap of a duffle bag. And he doesn’t get the shot in. So JBL go like two shots on him before they broke it up. Nobody got hurt.”

– Via Bruce Tharpe: We find it amusing that the “WWE Network” would be so excited about finding just one vintage match — when in the last month — NWAOnDemand.com has released over 20 historic matches with rare footage – including:

JACK BRISCO vs. THE SPOILER – July 27, 1979

BULL CURRY vs. JOHNNY VALENTINE – 1969

HARLEY RACE vs. WAHOO McDANIEL – February 10, 1978

GREAT MEPHISTO – FRANKIE CAIN vs. JOSE LOTHARIO – January 18, 1974

MIL MASCARAS / DOS CARAS vs. GINO / TULLY – November 20, 1981

TONY ATLAS vs. PAK SONG – May 30, 1980

NICK BOCKWINKEL vs. TONY ATLAS – November 20, 1981

We think it’s great that WWE is so thrilled about finding one vintage match – but regarding classic wrestling – they have a lot of catching up to do!

With over 300-plus historic NWA matches online – with more uploaded every week – NWAOnDemand.com is clearly “the King of Classic Pro Wrestling Content.” No other collection can match the quality and content of our library.

Unlimited Access at less than 30-cents a Day — New Subscribers get FIRST WEEK FREE! See for yourself why wrestling fans around the world are talking about NWAOnDemand.com and JOIN TODAY at No Obligation!

NWAOnDemand.com – soon to be on ROKU – with a Big Announcement to be made at a Press Conference in Tokyo on September 24th!

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