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CM Punk, AEW Releases, Andre the Giant and WrestleMania Prediction, Oh My! – WrestleCast

On the April 2nd 2024 Edition of WrestleCast, The Koalition Staff tackle the most exciting wrestling news of the week, including giving our WWE Andre the Giant and WrestleMania 40 predictions. Check out the video above for our wrestling takeaways and predictions.

CM Punk Interview – Hypocrite or Truth Teller?

“If you’re some goof saying you had a 5-star match and the building is a quarter full, we’re not in the same business.”
– CM Punk, Ariel Helwani interview

On April 1st, CM Punk did an interview with Ariel Helwani about his time in AEW, Brawl Out, All In, his return to WWE, and Tony Khan.

Topics covered:

  • The fight with The Elite and isolation CM Punk felt following his injury after Brawl Out
  • CM Punk trying to quit AEW
  • The Jack Perry incident
  • CM Punk’s statements about how Tony Khan runs AEW

AEW Releases Best for Business or Broken Promise?

“AEW decided to release a number of talents due to “evaluating their talent roster and making cuts to benefit both the company and the talents.”
– Tony Khan

It is currently unknown if they will be cutting more names from their roster.

  1. The Boys
  2. Dasha
  3. Jose The Assistant
  4. Jora Johl
  5. Anthony Henry
  6. Gravity
  7. Stu Grayson
  8. Parker Boudreaux
  9. Slim J

Why Does This Matter?

AEW’s recent releases are ‘concerning’ following previous comments made by Tony Khan:

“It does make sense, but at the same time, the one thing that I do remember, one of Tony Khan’s things was if I sign you to a three year contract, you know you’re with me for three years, unlike there, where they can cut you any time. These are actual cuts. It concerns me in the sense that he has always been strong on that, and then there’s cuts. The fact that these people were cut I totally understand because they weren’t being used. They just signed three giant contracts, and all of these cuts combined was probably well under any of those people. As far as explanations, I don’t have anything other than it’s interesting because of what Tony said, but at the same time they have too many guys and they don’t have television time for all of them, and it’s unfortunate because some of those guys are very good, but they weren’t being used.”

(Wrestling Observer Radio)

Andre the Giant Battle Royal 2024

  • Akira Tozawa
  • Andrade
  • Apollo Crews
  • Ashante “Thee” Adonis
  • Bronson Reed
  • Brutus Creed
  • Cameron Grimes
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Chad Gable
  • Elton Prince
  • Ivar
  • JD McDonagh
  • Julius Creed
  • Kit Wilson
  • Omos
  • Otis
  • Ricochet
  • Sanga
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Veer

WrestleMania Night 1

Will Reigns Reign or Will The Crybabies Cry Tears of Joy? Can The Rock be trusted?

  • The Rock & Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes & Seth Rollins
  • Women’s World Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Becky Lynch
  • Intercontinental Championship: Gunther (c) vs. Sami Zayn
  • Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso
  • Six-Pack ladder match for Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: Judgment Day (Damian Priest & Finn Bálor) vs. Awesome Truth (The Miz & R-Truth) vs. DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) vs. New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. New Catch Republic (Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate) vs. A-Town Down Under (Austin Theory & Grayson Waller)
  • Bianca Belair, Naomi & Jade Cargill vs. Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai, Asuka & Kairi Sane)
  • Rey Mysterio & Dragon Lee vs. Santos Escobar & Dominik Mysterio

WrestleMaina Night 2

Can we expect a Stone Cold Steve Austin and John Cena interference?

  • LA Knight vs. AJ Styles
  • Six-man tag team Philadelphia street fight: The Pride (Bobby Lashley, Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) (with B-Fab) vs. The Final Testament (Karrion Kross, Akam and Rezar) (with Scarlett and Paul Ellering)
  • United States championship match: Logan Paul (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens
  • Women’s championship match: Iyo Sky (c) vs. Bayley
  • World heavyweight championship match: Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
  • Undisputed WWE universal championship match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes

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