CM Punk, Mick Foley, Ryback, Raw & Latest WWE News & Rumors from Ring Rust Radio

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 1, 2012

Torrie Wilson, WWE Diva and Mick Foley, WWE Raw Superstar (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for LIONSGATE)
John Sciulli/Getty Images

Ring Rust Radio is the best wrestling show on the airwaves, and this week was no different. With strong opinions on CM Punk, Mick Foley, Ryback, Raw and more, this is where you need to get all of your weekly WWE nuggets.

Bleacher Report featured columnists Michael Cahill, Brandon Galvin, Mike Chiari and Donald Wood give the lowdown on all things going on in the wrestling world.

With another unpredictable episode of Ring Rust Radio in the books, you can't afford to miss another second of the action. Catch us LIVE every Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET (some language NSFW) or follow us on Twitter @RingRustRadio.

We may just read your questions and comments LIVE on the air. Visit our new website at and you can also email us here:

Listen to internet radio with RingRustRadio on Blog Talk Radio

(Some language NSFW)


Upcoming Guests/Events

Oct. 16 - Attitude Era Fantasy Draft


CM Punk’s Excellent Adventure

If you watched Raw this week, you saw CM Punk in three different segments with several different characters. From AJ Lee to Paul Heyman to Mick Foley to Ryback, the WWE is doing a great job using its champion to get the other stars in the company over.

Question on Everybody's Mind: How does Ryback fit in?

While the talk about what Ryback’s role was after this final scene of Raw has the wrestling world abuzz, the popular consensus has the giant being WWE’s backup plan for Punk in case John Cena is still injured at Hell in a Cell.

Ring Rust Radio's Take

There is no doubt that a potential main event between Ryback and Punk could be a train wreck, but it could also be much better than most fans would expect. WWE will likely not have to waste this future main event now as long as Cena can be healthy for his match with Punk.

Rumor Mill: Ryback’s appearance wasn’t planned? (WrestleZone)


Kane and Daniel Bryan Overload

As much as the relationship between Daniel Bryan and Kane has intrigued the WWE Universe, the company is starting to overload its programming with the new tag team champions.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Are we getting too much of a good thing?

While the WWE has always been accused of giving the fans too much of a good thing, the company went from never talking about the tag team division to devoting hours of weekly programming to Kane and Bryan.

Ring Rust Radio's Take

There is no doubt that this duo is doing great things together, but there is a serious concern about whether the WWE Universe will backlash against this gimmick if it gets old. The WWE better have something special up its sleeve.

Rumor Mill: WWE looking to find next big star? (WrestleZone)


TNA Insanity

If you loved WCW as their business was collapsing around them, you will love what TNA Impact Wrestling is offering right now. While the Aces and Eights storyline has been better than expected, it has been based off a huge payoff.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Who is the leader of Aces and Eights?

While the company still wants to keep it a secret, the man playing the leader when Hulk Hogan and Sting go to Aces and Eights clubhouse was Eric Bischoff.

There is no question that Bischoff is the worst payoff possible.

Ring Rust Radio's Take

The hope is that this is a giant swerve and the leader will be anyone but Bischoff. If TNA continues on the path they are on, the programming will be unwatchable before too long.

Rumor Mill: Matt Morgan’s Status (TNA Wrestling News)


Check back for more on the World Wrestling Entertainment as it comes, and visit Bleacher Report’s wrestling page to get your fill of WWE/TNA. For more wrestling talk, listen to Ring Rust Radio for all of the hot topics you just can’t miss (some language NSFW).

Listen to internet radio with RingRustRadio on Blog Talk Radio