CM Punk Undergoes Surgery, New Diva?, Backstage News

CM Punk is expected to be kept out of the ring for 2-4 more weeks. He had floating particles in his elbow which was causing it to lock up. He underwent minor surgery as a result.

Legendary Japanese female wrestler Manami Toyota will make her US debut in September. CHIKARA announced at its Chikarasaurus Rex show that Toyota will be appearing for the promotion.

There is no word yet on who the new WWE SmackDown! Diva is but the rumors are that it's AJ Lee, developmental talent. WWE was planning to air her first promo video on last week's SmackDown! but it was cut due to time constraints.

Eliminated NXT Rookie Titus O'Neil (real name Thaddeus Bullard) said he chose his ring name because of its Biblical reference as Servant to God, not to mention that he's a fan of NBA Superstar Shaquille O'Neal.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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