In the ever-evolving world of professional wrestling, CM Punk has always been synonymous with controversy and unpredictability.
Recently, it has been claimed that the former WWE superstar made a rather unexpected attempt to return to the wrestling giant before eventually signing with AEW.
CM Punk’s departure from AEW was a significant turning point in his career. The exit left many speculating about his next move, with rumours swirling about a potential return to WWE.
These speculations weren’t baseless, as it seems that Punk did indeed express a desire to return to the company where he once reigned supreme.
WWE’s Stance on CM Punk Returning
Despite CM Punk’s apparent eagerness to rejoin WWE, the company’s response was less than enthusiastic. Sources from Ringside News claimed that during Punk’s stint on the WWE Backstage show on Fox Sports, he made several attempts to reintegrate himself into the WWE fold.
However, WWE reportedly never showed any interest in having him back.
Punk’s role as a special analyst on the WWE Backstage show, hosted by Renee Paquette, was particularly noteworthy.
RSN’s ‘insiders’ suggest that Punk believed he was crafting his own storylines on the show, but WWE remained uninterested in his proposals.
Burning Bridges: Punk’s Relationship with the Wrestling World
CM Punk’s journey in the wrestling world has been tumultuous, to say the least. His actions and decisions over the years have led to strained relationships with several wrestling promotions.
Tony Khan’s acquisition of ROH since Punk’s last free agency further reduces his options in the wrestling landscape.