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CM Punk: USA Network TEASES his WWE return?

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The wrestling world is abuzz with speculation and excitement. The question on everyone’s lips: Is CM Punk set to make a dramatic return to WWE? The recent events and teases from the USA Network have only added fuel to this fiery debate.

CM Punk’s departure from AEW on September 2nd, after an incident at AEW All In at Wembley Stadium, left fans wondering about his next move.

The termination was a significant event, and the wrestling community immediately began speculating about a potential return to WWE.

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CM Punk: The Survivor Series Speculation

Chicago, a city close to Punk’s heart, is hosting this year’s Survivor Series. This has led many to believe that if Punk were to make a comeback, this would be the ideal event.

The anticipation is palpable, with fans eagerly waiting to see if their predictions come true.

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Teases on Television

In recent times, fans claim to have spotted multiple hints pointing towards Punk’s return on various WWE broadcasts. A notable instance was during an episode of Raw, where Shinsuke Nakamura executed a GTS on Ricochet. This move, closely associated with Punk, sent the rumour mill into overdrive.

However, reports from outlets like Fightful Select have been quick to downplay these speculations. They’ve stated that any references to Punk are purely coincidental.

Furthermore, there have been reports suggesting that there aren’t any ongoing discussions between the two parties. Some even say that WWE had the opportunity to bring Punk back but chose not to.

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The Instagram Tease

Despite the denials, WWE’s official Instagram account recently uploaded a clip of Nakamura’s GTS on Ricochet. The caption read, “Shinsuke hits GTS”, which in itself might not have raised many eyebrows.

However, what caught everyone’s attention was a comment from the USA Network’s Instagram account, which simply stated, “Best in the world.”

This phrase is synonymous with CM Punk, leading many to believe that this might be a subtle nod to his impending return.

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The Bigger Picture

While the teases and hints are intriguing, it’s essential to approach them with a pinch of caution.

The wrestling world is known for its mind games and swerves, and this could very well be one of them. Only time will tell if CM Punk graces the WWE ring once again.


  • Did CM Punk leave AEW?
    • Yes, CM Punk was terminated from AEW on September 2 following an incident at AEW All In at Wembley Stadium.
  • What move is associated with CM Punk?
    • The GTS (Go To Sleep) is a move closely associated with CM Punk.
  • Has WWE officially confirmed CM Punk’s return?
    • As of now, there is no official confirmation from WWE regarding CM Punk’s return.
  • What did the USA Network’s Instagram comment say?
    • The USA Network’s Instagram account commented, “Best in the world” on a clip of Nakamura’s GTS, a phrase closely linked with CM Punk.
  • Is there any official event where fans speculate CM Punk might return?
    • Fans are speculating that CM Punk might return during this year’s Survivor Series held in Chicago.
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