5 Most Insane Things Happening In Wrestling Right Now (May 19)

In which Randy Orton's credibility nosedives.

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5 Star Wrestling promotor Daniel Hinkles has this week offered CM Punk a cool one million dollars to appear for his promotion, telling the UK Sun "We are hugely ambitious. When we ask the fans who they want to see, CM Punk’s name is on everybody’s wish list - and we’re willing to spend big to make it happen."

The problem is that 5 Star Wrestling is total chancer of a promotion forged from the ashes of a deeply awkward video game. To be fair to them, they managed to secure a decent UK TV gig in January of this year - on which it revealed itself to be totally hopeless in every conceivable department. The show began with eight names of various stature, among them Rey Mysterio and Carlito, taking it in turns to interrupt one another. Sound familiar? John Morrison drew the WWE-aping segment to a close by offering to relinquish his Five Star Title and put it up for grabs in a tournament. Why would any wrestler, face or heel, volunteer to do that?

Carlito treated the experience of working there with such disdain that he wore a Chris Masters t-shirt for the occasion, and that wasn't the height of the stupidity. Five Star didn't even know to situate fans on the hard camera to create the illusion that more than a handful of people turned up.

The thought of Punk diving into such a literal sh*tshow is crazy...


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