The WWE Universe has been shocked by the recent death of legend Dusty Rhodes, and the latest to pay their respects has been former champion CM Punk.
Punk left the WWE in acrimonious circumstances in 2014, but his relationship with legends such as Rhodes has always been strong.
Rhodes a legend
In an interview this week, Punk revealed that Rhodes always went to bat for him during the early part of his wrestling career, and Punk said that Rhodes helped him get established in the WWE.
“I loved Dusty and Dusty loved me,” Punk said, according to NoDQ wrestling. “For some reason, early on in my career I was branded an old soul and I had a lot of older timers tell me ‘You should have been born 20 years earlier, you would have been great in my time'.
"I developed a rapport with guys like Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes. A lot of these guys like Dusty, got hired with WWE and he always went to bat for me. I wrestled Dusty in one of my last matches on the indies in 2005 and it was pretty bizarre. He was always super good to me.”
Women in trouble
Elsewhere, and legendary commentator Jim Ross has heavily criticised Sunday's Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
Ross believes the women of the WWE are in trouble after a poor showing, and he says they are becoming less relevant and are in need of serious help.
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