Whenever there’s discussion regarding a potential WWE return for CM Punk, it’s usually brushed away as the Voice of the Voiceless didn’t have the most amicable of splits from the company.
Punk walked out of WWE the night after the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, which was won by Batista, as he didn’t appear on Monday Night RAW while he didn’t turn up to the SmackDown tapings either, despite being advertised.
As expected, news had spread like wildfire and the exit was shortly made official. Punk then got everything off his chest when appearing on Colt Cabana’s podcast and it sounded like he had burned all bridges with the organisation.
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The fact that he had signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC also suggested that he was turning his back on wrestling for good.
However, speculation of a potential comeback started once more last week after reports had suggested that the WWE is interested in bringing him back, something Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter also confirmed.
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Meltzer stated that the company is interested in Punk coming back, despite their relationship turning sour, and looked at the Mauro Ranallo situation as an example of time healing all wounds
It seems like somebody influential on WWE television is hopeful of a Punk comeback too, with current RAW general manager Kurt Angle confirming on his official Facebook account that he hopes Punk will be back in WWE because he feels his MMA career is over.
Replying to a question during a Q&A session, Angle said: “I hope he comes back. I think his MMA career is over. He needs to go back to what he does best!”
Punk’s MMA career doesn’t look like it’ll progress any further, as his highly anticipated debut went horribly wrong where he lost in two minutes and 14 seconds at UFC 203 against Mickey Gall and is still waiting on getting the green light to have another crack inside of the Octagon – as unlikely as it seems.
WWE has done a great job of removing Punk from their history, such as videos and articles, while on-screen personnel also refuse to let fans hijack the shows with CM Punk chants by poking fun at his disastrous UFC debut.
Despite the cheap shots, we’ve seen in the past that relationships can be mended and in Punk’s case, fans will be hoping that they can work things out while he can still physically compete inside of a ring.
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