-- The latest on CM Punk was that he was scheduled to return at the upcoming Payback PPV on 6/16 in Chicago. The plan as of last week to have his first major match back since leaving after WrestleMania 29. Punk had been advertised for a number of RAW tapings and overseas events in Japan, only to be removed and WWE stating that advertisements of Punk were done in error as he was originally slated to be part of events following WrestleMania.
-- As noted yesterday here on the website, Michael Cole announced in a new blog for The Layfield Report that he will be climbing his first mountain with JBL in mid-August. Cole will be joining JBL in his climb of Mt. Whitney. Cole added, "John and I will attempt to scale Mt Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States at 14,505 feet! The attempt comes in mid-August. Needless to say I need to be in massive shape for that trip and would like to be down 40 pounds to 185 by then."
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