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CM Punk reacts to MAJOR Randy Orton return claim

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In a recent development that has stirred the WWE universe, CM Punk responded to Randy Orton‘s comments about his return to WWE.

Orton, who also made a comeback at Survivor Series after an 18-month hiatus, expressed his views on WWE The Bump, noting that the pre-announcement of the event, amidst rumours of Punk’s return, somewhat overshadowed his own comeback.

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Orton revealed his feelings about the situation, stating, “For a month prior, there were all these rumours online that I was coming back. But there were also rumours online that CM Punk was coming back. Instead of it being a surprise that it was me instead of Punk, they let everyone know the week prior and it kind of let the wind out of my sails a little bit.”

Despite this, Orton acknowledged the great reactions both he and Punk received and maturely recognized that their returns did not overshadow each other.

WWE News: CM Punk’s Response

In a show of camaraderie, CM Punk shared WWE’s link to Orton’s interview on his Instagram Story, adding a hugging bear sticker.

This response from Punk indicates a mutual understanding and respect between the two wrestlers, despite the potentially competitive nature of their returns.


  • What did Randy Orton say about CM Punk’s return? Orton mentioned that the advance announcement of Survivor Series, amid rumors of Punk’s return, somewhat diminished the excitement around his own comeback.
  • How did CM Punk respond to Orton’s comments? Punk responded by sharing a link to Orton’s interview on his Instagram Story, adding a hugging bear sticker, indicating a friendly and respectful gesture.
  • What are CM Punk’s plans for the upcoming WWE events? Punk is preparing for his WWE television in-ring return at the Royal Rumble match, following his appearances at two house shows during the 2023 holiday tour.
  • Is there a possibility of a match between Randy Orton and CM Punk? While nothing is confirmed, fans are speculating about a potential match between the two, which could be an exciting development in WWE.
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