CM Punk debuts in OVW + Shane Helms meets Hurricane Victims & More

Reported by Ben Bauer of
On Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 2:40 PM EST

-Thanks to Gio Z for sending in the following:

CM Punk made his OVW debut tonight in a dark match. Punk teamed with fellow Ring Of Honor alumni Nigel McGuiness and Paul Burchall to take on the team of Elijah Burke, Duce Shade, and Seth Skyfire. The match went about 15-20min. Match was back and fourth with the Punk team acting as the heels. Finish saw Skyfire reverse a small package and pin McGuiness.

-Thanks to David Moore for sending in the following:

The WWWA has signed Rikishi. He now goes by the name of, "Rakishi." You can look for yourself here. has an article featuring Shane "Hurricane" Helms and his work he did to help victims of that other hurricane that tore through Louisiana last week. Helms discusses some of his expriences meeting people in Charlotte, one of the temporary shelters for the victims. The full article can be found here.