Sports Columns

January 31, 2014

Jamie Jones: See you later, Punk

Is he being a Punk or are we being Punk’d?

WWE superstar C.M. Punk has reportedly quit WWE because he is upset about not headlining “Wrestlemania 30” and he is unhappy with the direction of his character. Word is he walked out on the company shortly after “The Royal Rumble.” Reports are Punk was miffed that Batista — who returned after four years away from WWE — won the match to receive the automatic championship shot at “Wrestlemania” while Punk was to wrestle on the undercard against Triple H.

On the flip side, Punk departing WWE could all be an elaborate ruse to advance The Good Guys vs. The Authority storyline. Punk has not confirmed his status with WWE.

The Local Corner: Renegade Championship Wrestling is at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 806 Second Ave. in Chatsworth.

Southern Style Pro Wrestling is at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 4484 Highway 411 N., next to Eton Flea Market near the Ferris wheel. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older and free for children 12 and younger.

Trivia Teaser: Where did Roman Reigns play college football?

Check back next week for the answer.

Last week’s question: Who formed the AWA tag team Badd Company?

Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka.

Jamie Jones drew Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston, The Great Khali, El Torito and Alberto Del Rio in his “Royal Rumble” pool. You can contact him at jamiejones@daltoncitizen.com or (706) 272-7723.

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