WWE and AEW news: Why Aleister Black has not wrestled recently, CM Punk debuts on FOX, Brandi Rhodes wants to sign Alexa Bliss

Below, talkSPORT gives you the latest gossip and rumours from the wrestling world…

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Aleister Black has a bright future in WWE
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Reason why Aleister Black has not wrestled recently

It could be argued that Aleister Black has not been utilised enough in WWE since making his main roster debut in February. Post-WrestleMania, his only feud has been with Cesaro.

He has been cutting promos on Raw, but has not wrestled in the ring in recent weeks.

The Wrestling Observer claim Black is nursing a knee injury, but WWE have been keen to keep him on TV.

CM Punk debuts on FOX’s WWE Backstage

CM Punk made a shock appearance on FOX’s WWE Backstage on Tuesday night.

PWInsider claim Punk will be a regular guest on the show.

The 41-year-old’s contract is with FOX, but it is believed WWE would have given the TV company their blessing to hire their former employee.

Punk has been very critical of WWE and Vince McMahon since leaving in 2014, but could a realistic return to the squared circle now be on?

SmackDown Survivor Series team revealed

WWE Backstage announced Roman Reigns, Mustafa Ali, Braun Strowman, King Corbin and Shorty G will be members of Team SmackDown for the five-on-five-on-five men’s elimination match against Team Raw and Team NXT at Survivor Series.

While Team NXT is yet to be revealed, Team Raw is made up of Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, Randy Orton and Ricochet.

AEW chief Brandi Rhodes wants to sign Alexa Bliss

During Starrcast IV earlier this month, AEW’s chief brand officer Brandi Rhodes was asked who she would sign from another wrestling promotion.

She answered: “I would take Alexa Bliss in a heartbeat. I love Bliss, I love her. I feel like she’s got something, she’s multi-dimensional talented.”

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Alexa Bliss is a five-time Women’s champion in WWE
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Bliss has thrived since being called up to the main roster in 2016, winning the SmackDown Women’s Championship twice, the Raw Women’s Championship three times and the Women’s Tag Team Championship once.

Paige and The Miz sign new WWE deals

WWE have handed new multi-year contracts to Paige and The Miz.

Paige, a former Divas champion, was forced to retire with a neck injury in April 2018, and is now appearing on WWE Backstage, while The Miz is one of the company’s top stars.

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