In addition to CM Punk’s backstage presence, there were other notable wrestling legends in attendance behind the scenes at the Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, Florida tonight.

According to a report by, the iconic WWE Hall of Famer, Dory Funk Jr., and his wife, Marti Funk, were spotted backstage at the CWC in Orlando. Their appearance backstage only added to the star-studded atmosphere of the post-Deadline 2023 episode of NXT.

As we reported earlier, “The Best in the World,” CM Punk, was also said to have been backstage for this week’s show. This came hot on the heels of his exclusive Raw contract signing during Monday night’s electrifying episode in Cleveland, OH.

With Dory Funk Jr. and his wife, Marti Funk, making an appearance backstage at the post-Deadline 2023 episode of NXT, do you think their presence could hint at any special involvement or future plans in the wrestling world? Lave us a comment below.


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