WWE: Clash At The Castle 2024 Location Announcement Set for Tues., CM Punk on Injury Status & WWE Return, Triple H on WWE Being in New Era Like “Attitude Era”

WWE To Reveal Location for Clash at the Castle 2024 Event on Tuesday

Monday’s WWE RAW show featured WWE officially announcing that this year’s Clash at the Castle event will be taking place on June 15th.

It was also announced that the location and venue for this upcoming event will be officially revealed on Tuesday on WWE’s social media platforms.

In a now deleted tweet, SmackDown brand talent Isla Dawn accidentally leaked that this upcoming event will be taking place at the OVO Hydro in Glascow, Scotland.

This will be WWE’s first Clash at the Castle event since its inaugural branded event in 2022.

CM Punk Comments on Injury Status & Process Leading to His WWE Return

A recent episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani show featured CM Punk as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Punk providing an update on his recovery from a torn triceps injury.

“I feel really, really good. There is part of me that doesn’t want everybody to know. I want to keep a bit of a secret. I feel way better than I think I should. It’s giving me a false sense of security. There is very much the hockey player in my head, ‘You could have made Mania. You could have taped it up.’ They are protecting me against myself.”

Punk also gave his thoughts about not being involved in a physical way for WWE’s WrestleMania 40 event.

“They are protecting me against myself, which is a welcome change. I’m the one trying to push everything based on protocols for a ruptured tricep tendon. They’re telling me to pump the brakes. I’m sitting back and listening to them as best I can. This one [left arm] didn’t feel like anything. It didn’t hurt at all. It felt like a rubberband snapped in my arm. I very seldom use agonizing for this one [right arm]. This was very painful. It hurt like hell. It made me optimistic, ‘Certainly I didn’t tear it off the bone like the other one.’ It hurt. I knew immediately. ‘This isn’t good.”

Punk also gave his thoughts about the process that led to his return to WWE at past November’s Survivor Series WarGames 2023 event following his firing from AEW.

“The action of it started the [beginning of the] week of Thanksgiving, maybe. I’d have to look at a calendar and figure out dates exactly. I remember times and places of where I was when I would get phone calls and such. And I had a CFFC show coming up I think so I got a call from Nick Khan and he was just like, ‘Hey, I wanna talk to you’. And I was like, ‘Cool. On my way to the gym and I got this coming up, I got CFFC. I’ll be back then.’ ‘Cool. You wanna talk Monday? Great.’ So it was the week of Thanksgiving, Monday, I spoke to him. I think the call — I’m always so nervous about pulling the curtain back on stuff — but, I think the call was more of a, ‘Hey, we wanna talk to you about coming back. We’d love you for Royal Rumble,’ because they’d assumed that I probably had some sort of non-compete or something like that and were kind of floored when I was like, ‘No man, ready to go. Let’s do it. Saturday…’ No [I never had a non-compete]. Nick [Khan] said, ‘I really wish I knew that.’ Sorry man. I didn’t call or tell anybody. I just kind of laid low for a minute [after leaving AEW].”

Punk also claimed that he had no involvement in the chatter and rumors about his return to WWE.

“I was in the same boat as everybody else where [during] the weeks leading up to it, they were doing all these weird little things that happened too often to seem to be coincidences. Oh, somebody uses the G.T.S., somebody says ‘Best in the World.’ And on their face, you go, ‘Ah, that doesn’t matter.’ But I’m sitting at home going, ‘Should I be tanning?’ I haven’t spoken to anybody, I don’t know what’s going on. People are messaging me, they’re like, ‘Oh! You’re coming back. We’re so excited.’ I’m just like, it’s just another day in professional wrestling where — for some reason, I’m like a magnet for that stuff.”

Transcript h/t: Fightful.com, PostWrestling.com

Triple H Comments on “WWE is in Another Era Like the Attitude Era”

Complex held a recent interview with WWE CCO Paul “Triple H” Levesque. One of the topics discussed included Levesque’s thoughts about what fans can expected from WWE’s upcoming WrestleMania 40 event and WWE currently being in a new era like the Attitude Era.

“As we roll into this, the business is probably – I can look at it different now like where I just said a minute ago we didn’t know it was the Attitude Era at the time. Having lived through that, I can look at it right now and say we’re in another era like that.

People won’t put a tag on it. Like, we didn’t call it the Attitude Era in the Attitude Era. They’ll put a tag on it later or whatever it is. But if we can maintain, we’re in that same white-hot level of, you know, everything sold out. Everything we’re doing is just clicking.

And you see it – Travis Scott wanting to come in, you see it [with] Bad Bunny wrestling with us, you see it [with] The Rock coming back. Rock’s got a busy schedule. If wrestling’s on the down, he ain’t coming in. So you see that, you see that excitement. WrestleMania 40 will be massive and we’re going to do everything we can to make it the biggest WrestleMania in history.”

Transcript h/t: F4WOnline.com