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WWE Backstage: Punk’s Return

So, just what did we learn on CM Punk’s return to WWE Backstage? In all honesty? Not a lot that anyone couldn’t have figured out with an educated guess. After the dust had settled on his surprise appearance last week, this episode of WWE Backstage was all about getting some answer’s from The Voice Of The Voiceless and when Renne Young asked the questions Punk, as you’d expect, answered them as honestly as he could.

What did he have to say? Let’s take a closer look.

Why Is He Back?

The long and short of it is because someone asked him to do it. When he was first approached about the role, he said that he was surprised to find that he didn’t recoil in horror at the thought and that was enough to put the wheels in motion. It was as simple as that. If you don’t ask you don’t get and when they did, Punk decided to answer the call.

What Will He Bring To The Show?

This was more interesting as Punk confirmed a theory that a lot of people, your friendly neighborhood wrestling writer included, had been kicking around for the past seven days. He can say he wants as he’s contracted to FOX and not the WWE. This means that he doesn’t have to worry about treading on any toes. If he likes it, he’ll praise it but if he thinks there’s something wrong he can call the company out and not have to be worried about the consequences. And, believe me, he still thinks there’s as much out of place in the WWE as there was when he left.

Will He Ever Wrestle Again?

This is the billion-dollar question. Will CM Punk be forever attached to WWE Backstage or will he lace up his boots for one last run? Well, according to the man himself, never say never but no, not a chance. Punk said that he was at the point in his life where he could pick and choose who he worked with and this means he didn’t have to work with jerks. He also said that he isn’t actively pursuing a return and really isn’t interested in one either. He also went on to add that if it were ever to happen then that bridge would have to be built and it would probably take as long as The Great Wall Of China. He has no contact with anyone in the company and there is still a lot of bad blood between the two parties, so don’t expect to see CM Punk anywhere near the WWE outside of his regular slot on WWE Backstage.

Final Thoughts

So what did we learn on CM Punk’s return to WWE Backstage? Like I said, nothing an educated guess couldn’t have told you. He’s working for FOX, has no contact with the WWE, and it’s very unlikely we’ll ever see him in the ring again.

On the plus side, he’s already managed to upset Seth Rollins by telling him to stay off of Twitter and he seems hell-bent on getting Paige into as much trouble as he can and, trust me here, she doesn’t seem to need that much prompting from him.

It’s a crying shame that we’ll never get to see Punk drop the GTS on anyone again but if he’s as entertaining in the studio as he was in the squared circle, then WWE Backstage might just become must-see TV each and every week.

Welcome back CM Punk, we’ve missed you.


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