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CM Punk has fired fresh shots at WWE amidst criticism of Monday Night Raw

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After being comprehensively defeated at UFC 225 earlier this year, CM Punk has stayed out of the limelight.

He's not expected to return to the promotion, as he's looked out of his depth in both of his bouts.

But neither does he seemingly want to return to his first love - wrestling.

Punk walked out of the WWE in early 2014 and a turbulent few months occurred, which concluded with the company handing him his termination papers on his wedding day.

When interviewed by MMA Fighting recently, the question was posed about whether or not Punk would return to wrestling - not to WWE, but for All Elite Wrestling, which is rumoured to be led by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks.

"If I was asked what I would do or what I would say to them - because they could obviously go to WWE whenever they want - it’s just a matter of is this what’s best for your family?," said Punk on Rhodes and The Bucks.

"And I think we live in a time now where WWE is not the end-all, be-all. I don’t think it has been for quite some time. I think the stigma that it is is still there and probably will persist for many, many years.

"And I’m in a spot now where I’ve been gone what, five years? Maybe the place has changed. I’ve got people who text me and say otherwise, but there’s ways to make money and support your family outside of that."

CM Punk has slated the current WWE product for not creating new stars.

Then Punk decided to be critical of the current product that Vince McMahon is serving up - especially when it comes to character work.

"But if they did go there, then they’d just be another guy - just like everybody else on that show," continued Punk.

"It’s amazing, the more time the show gets, the less time it really seems they develop new characters."

He really does have a point, and it's the reason why around WrestleMania time, McMahon seems to rely on the likes of Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker for drawing power to appease casual fans.

There are widely popular and polarising wrestlers such as Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns nowadays, but there's no-one that possesses the stardom of a John Cena, The Rock or Batista.

And fans across different social media platforms cannot help but agree with Punk's sentiments.

Other fans took to Reddit to explain their points of view, with someone making the interesting comparison to the product being better the less time it runs for.

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After the episode of Raw the WWE Universe had to witness this past week, we can't blame them for agreeing with Punk on this one.

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