There's newfound hope that former WWE Champion CM Punk could possibly return to the world of professional wrestling.
Punk left WWE back in early 2014 after growing frustrated with the promotion's creative angle with his character, disputes with WWE's medical staff, and much more issues that drove him to retire from the industry. He later announced he would be switching over to a career in mixed martial arts (MMA) and signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC.
He made his professional MMA debut at UFC 203 back in September of 2016 and suffered a first round submission loss to welterweight Mickey Gall. Despite getting beat down badly in the bout, Punk expressed his intentions to press on with his fighting career.
Since his departure from WWE, many wrestling fans continue to hold out hope that the former WWE Champ will one day return. Chants of "CM Punk" continue to run through the crowds at WWE events across the world.
If Punk ever did decided to return to wrestling, however, it doesn't necessarily mean he'd do it for WWE. Punk has a lot of close friends on the independent circuit, and the indies hold a special place in Punk's heart as well.
Recently Ring Of Honor (ROH) Tag Team Champions and indie wrestling mega-stars The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson) recently did an interview with Rolling Stone. They were asked who they'd like to see join The Bullet Club - and they answered with CM Punk (quotes via IWNerd):
“Matt and I have been saying this a lot lately: We would love to work with CM Punk. I think it’s just a matter of time for him to realize that he’s missed so much.
"I don’t think he realizes that the fans would just be so happy to see him back. To be able to work with him would help business even more, wherever that would be.
"It would be huge if we could get him over at Ring of Honor or New Japan and work something out. That would be one of my main goals, to get him back into wrestling”
Matt Jackson revealed that he has spoken to Punk a lot since leaving WWE, and Punk divulged to him that if he wants to get back into the business he'll be the first person he calls:
“I talk to him a lot. I bugged him for like, I don’t know, a year or two? I was really aggressive and at one point I realized that I should probably let him make his own decisions.
"He knows that there’s an offer there and he knows that I’m the first phone call that he should make if he decides to get back into the business.
"He’s told me that, he says when or if or ever he does decide to possibly get back into it, I’ll be the first guy he calls.
"It’ll be interesting. Whether or not he plays on our team or an opposing team, it’d be fun”
What are your thoughts on The Young Bucks saying CM Punk told them he'd contact them if he ever thought about a return to wrestling? Do you think that "The Cult Of Personality" will ever return to the world that made him famous? Or will he continue out his MMA career until he officially retires form athletic competition? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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