CM Punk gives his WWE Championship as Christmas gift Rhodes and Orndorff

first_img Laura Vandervoort December 23, 2016 at 9:03 pm Google+ Now Playing Up Next the legit championship belt? i don’t recall that title? CM Punk gives his WWE Championship as Christmas giftFormer WWE star Cliff “Domino” Compton posted the following on Twitter noting that he was in a storage unit of CM Punk’s recently and was gifted Punk’s legit WWE Championship title for Christmas this year.I was in the storage unit of @CMPunk and I found his legit @wwe belt. I said this is kinda cool and he said its yours, Merry XMAS. #Champ— DOMINO Cliff Compton (@CliffCompton) December 22, 2016Rhodes and Orndorff announced for Hall of FameKyle Klingman passed this along.Paul Orndorff and Dusty Rhodes to enter Tragos/Thesz Hall of FameWATERLOO, Iowa—Two of professional wrestling’s most memorable figures will be inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Paul Orndorff and Dusty Rhodes will be inducted into the 2017 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction weekend on July 20-22.“The Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame weekend continues to build every year,” said Gerry Brisco, 2005 inductee and president of the selection committee. “I’m excited that Paul and Dusty will be recognized for their significant achievements in professional wrestling. This is a huge honor for both.”Paul Orndorff made his wrestling debut in 1976 with stints in Continental Wrestling Association, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Southeastern Championship Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling, and New Japan Pro Wrestling. “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff made his WWE debut in 1984 and participated in the original Wrestlemania main event against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. Following his stint in the WWE, he competed in WCW and Smoky Mountain Wresting. Orndorff was also a football standout at the University of Tampa before a one-year stint in the World Football League.Dusty Rhodes made his professional wrestling debut in 1967. During the 1970s, he competed in the AWA, WWF, and throughout the NWA territories, where he was a three-time NWA champion. Known as “The American Dream,” Rhodes left the NWA in 1990, and returned to the WWE with rivalries with Big Boss Man, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. After winding down his in-ring career, Rhodes was involved behind the scenes with NXT, where he helped train a new generation of competitors. Rhodes played football for West Texas State and in the Continental Football League. He passed away on June 11, 2015.The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will release winners of the Lou Thesz World Heavyweight Championship Award, Frank Gotch Award, George Tragos Award, and Jim Melby Award in 2017.Distinguished guests confirmed to appear include Gerry Brisco, Jim Ross, JJ Dillon, Brian Blair, Jim Brunzell, Larry Hennig, Baron Von Raschke, Wade Keller, William Murdock, Rob Schamberger, Matt Riddle, and Charlie Thesz.A new event for 2017 will be the Hall of Fame Classic presented by Impact Pro Wrestling. This one-day tournament takes place on Friday, July 21 in addition to the evening professional wrestling show.The tournament is an invitational featuring eight of the best wrestlers in the world. The first participant announced is former UFC fighter Matt Riddle. The other seven participants will be announced as they are confirmed.E-mail Troy Peterson at for more information.All-Access Passes are available for a reduced price of $100 through December 31, 2016.Description: 1, 2017, through May 31, 2017, passes will be $115.After May 31, 2017, All-Access Passes will be $130.They can be pre-ordered by contacting the Dan Gable Museum at or by calling (319) 233-0745.All-Access Passes allow attendees an opportunity to attend all weekend events, including a ticket to the Hall of Fame Banquet, a front row seat to the Impact Pro Wrestling show (while available), and preferred access at the autograph signing.There are also events that are limited to All-Access Pass Holders and distinguished guests.George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Schedule (additional details available in Spring 2017).Thursday, July 205:30 p.m. – Social at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for HOF Inductees and All-Access Pass Holders. Includes food and beverage. (All-access pass holders and distinguished guests only).9:30 p.m.: Open mic and pro wrestling trivia.Friday, July 219 a.m. – National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum opens.10 a.m. – Documentary plays in the theater at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.11:30 a.m. – Pro Wrestling Evaluation with at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Open to All-Access Pass Holders ($10 Admission for non-Pass Holders).1 p.m. – Hall of Fame Classic. Eight-person Tournament with the first round held at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center with finals held at IPW show in the evening. ($10 Admission for non-Pass Holders).2:30 p.m. – Live podcast. Open to All-Access Pass Holders and distinguished guests ($20 Admission for non-Pass Holders).6 p.m. – Doors open to the Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.7 p.m. – Impact Pro Wrestling show starts at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Front row ticket included for All-Access Pass Holders (Tickets are $25 for Ringside and $15 for General Admission for non-Pass Holders)9:30 p.m. – After Party for All-Access Pass Holders and distinguished guests.Saturday, July 2210 a.m. – Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for All-Access Pass Holders.10:30 a.m. – Open forum on independent professional wrestling.Noon – Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum to general public ($10 Admission for non-Pass Holders).12:30 p.m. – Salute to the Legacy of the Hennig Family at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.2 p.m. – Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. All-Access Pass Holders allowed to enter first. $20 Admission for non-Pass Holders required (individual signers will charge).5 p.m. – Hall of Fame Reception at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.6 p.m. – Induction Banquet at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.7 p.m. – Induction Ceremony at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. All-Access Pass includes banquet ticket. Banquet Tickets are $60 per ticket for non-Pass Holders.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror MovieVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list The Miz Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions December 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm Now Playing Up Next Kane 10 COMMENTS WhatsApp December 23, 2016 at 9:32 pm Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 December 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm Moonsaves Will CM Punk Ever Fight In The UFC Again? Videos Articles IKILLU Now Playing Up Next December 26, 2016 at 11:46 am Congratulations to Paul Orndorff & the late great Dusty Rhodes. But, how were they not already in it?And to Cliff Compton, cool gift! Be sure to send CM Punk a really nice thank you card. Pinterest Videos Articles Colby December 24, 2016 at 11:27 am Now Playing Up Next TheCyberZon Twittercenter_img The Young Bucks on CM Punk coming to AEW, Cody’s chairshot, nearly signing with WWE Vince just said months ago on Austin’s podcast that he would love to do business with Punk again when he’s ready. Ironically I think it’s Punk that will never have interest again and he financially doesn’t need to so I can’t see it happening anyway! Now Playing Up Next Rob Giles +Colby Ultimate Warrior & Goldberg Said Exactly The Same Thing As CM Punk But They Returned & They Had A Much Bigger Beef With WWE Than CM PunkPlus CM Punk Will Jump Back InTo WWE If The PayCheck Was Big Enough & If He Fails In Every Other Option He has Punk actually did a good job of saving his money though. I’m pretty sure between him and AJ Lee they have a decent nest egg. We’ll see – the difference seems to be is that Punk dislikes being a celebrity (likes the benefits sure, but not being a celebrity) where Goldberg and Warrior tried to keep themselves out there whereas Punk seems to be making decisions (comics) based on what makes him excited only. Oh, and I believe Goldberg and Warrior when the said their decision was based on their children and wives seeing them live and as heroes and the money was the bonus. Punk doesn’t seem to be that kind of guy and he and AJ have said they don’t plan to have children and AJ walked away from hundreds of thousands (probably a million in all) in her prime to join him in leaving the spotlight We’ll see but I think personally the situation with Punk and Bret, Goldie, Warrior, etc. is very, very different and you have to look at each situation. Bret is the closest (way closer) to Punk and he came back to help his family jump through the ranks.I think that’s the difference – I like Punk the least of the 4 if I had to choose but I don’t think any amount will bring him back (maybe if it’s a number Vince would never offer and for a shorter return than would make sense) but doubt it for any logical amount.I don’t think he needs a career identity to define him given that UFC is something that appealed to him and comics is his passion and seems the only reason he was interested – in fact, he seems to be intent on pursuing MMA now with way less money involved.That was a long explaination for just a “we’ll see” but wanted to explain the difference I see! Colby December 24, 2016 at 1:23 am Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania December 24, 2016 at 11:00 am Glenn Wolf CM Punk to appear at Starrcast III, Scheduled for interview and meet-and-greet December 24, 2016 at 11:07 am I’m disappointed it wasn’t still in his fridge, to be honest. It Probably Was He Might Of Got A New Fridge & Put The Old One In Storage :)(: CM Punk is an asshole. Shows what he thinks of that belt and the company that was stupid enough to give him the world title and a huge push to begin with. Hopefully WWE won’t be even remotely dumb enough to bring him back. Punk is nothing anyhow at this point in time, especially since he got slaughtered in his UFC debut. 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Empowerment Inclusiveness Equality Tracking Sustainable Development in the Pacific

first_imgAt this year’s Pacific Islands Forum, Leaders endorsed the region’s first Pacific Sustainable Development Report. The Report illustrates how we are progressing in terms of improving the quality of life for Pacific people, and ensuring empowerment, inclusiveness and equality.It provides the first evaluation of progress under the Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable Development. The Roadmap was adopted by the Forum in 2017 and guides reporting and accountability for our global and regional development commitments.With its region wide focus, the Report reminds us that we share many development challenges. It also highlights the value of collective approaches for building a stronger Pacific. Our Blue Pacific identity urges us act together for the good of all, which of course lies at heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its underlying promise to leave no one behind.The report highlights mixed results. There is encouraging progress in terms of access to health, education, energy services and information. The returns from our oceanic resources are increasing. We are doing more to conserve and protect our oceans. We are taking concrete steps to better manage our waste. We continue to strengthen our capacity to plan for and address climate and disaster impacts.While this is encouraging, we still have much to do. Poverty remains an issue with one in every four Pacific Islander living below national poverty lines. Unemployment, particularly of women and young people is high, with youth unemployment averaging 23 % compared with a global rate of 13.1 %. Our women are not benifitting equally from economic opportunities with our men outnumbering our women 2 to 1 in formal employment with even worse figures of 3 to 1 in Melanesia.Violence against women must be of serious concern to us all. 2 out of 3 women have reported being subject to intimate partner violence. This is one of the highest incidence rates of violence against women anywhere in the world. In parallel, women representation in Pacific parliaments is still the lowest globally at 7.7%.We see trends of sustained economic growth however it is often inequitable. With approximately 1.5 million Pacific islanders living with some form of disability, it is particularly distressing to know that persons with disabilities are among the poorest, most marginalized with lower economic, health and education outcomes.Also of very serious concern is the increasing incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). NCDs now represent the leading cause of premature deaths in the region. Seven Pacific countries are in the top 10 countries globally with the highest rates of diabetes. In 10 Pacific countries, 5 out of 10 people are overweight and on average 7 out of 10 deaths are caused by NCDs with rates as high as 84% in Fiji and Samoa.Beyond our immediate success and challenges the Report emphasises the significant potential and opportunity for sustainable development in our region. Prime examples include our oceanic resources or improved connectivity, and its ability to open up access to markets, finance and business opportunities. Then there’s the potential for increasing transportation links between Forum island countries to facilitate mobility of our people and strengthen trading relations. Each of these could make a big difference if we can continue to work together on ways to progress them.Our region has demonstrated collaborative leadership in the way we have approached the 2030 Agenda and our future development. The Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable Development, and this first report on progress, is the culmination of extensive work done over the last two years by government and non-government agencies and organisations. I would like to thank everyone for their efforts to date.This report is an important milestone of our progress. It tells us that sustainable development in the Pacific will require an ongoing and concerted effort by all stakeholders including governments, schools, business, communities, and individuals. We each have a role to play in building the strong and prosperous Pacific that we all deserve.The executive summary of the Pacific Sustainable Development Report is available here .[Source:  the Forum Blog/Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 25 October, 2018]The post Empowerment, Inclusiveness & Equality: Tracking Sustainable Development in the Pacific appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more