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It’s official! CM Punk is back in the WWE

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The WWE has had a bit of a weird decade when you think about it. Times changed, a new challenger rose up to bring the fight back to Vinny Mac’s house of meaty slaps and plenty of controversy erupted behind the scenes. Maybe the most infamous of all the big stories that the WWE would like to sweep under the rug, would be the split between it and one CM Punk.

The renegade whose title run as WWE champion went down in history as one of the lengthiest reigns of all time, CM Punk was the straight edge superstar who carried the company with a mix of heel and face personas, knocking out challengers and cementing his legacy with iconic moments such as the infamous pipe bomb promo.

That relationship with the WWE would eventually sour and result in severe burnout for the performer, culminating in an infamous dismissal where he was fired on his wedding day. If the bridge between him and the WWE was on fire by this point, said structure was utterly demolished when CM Punk revealed just how bad his tenure with the WWE had been towards the end of his in-ring career, when he appeared on Colt Cabana’s podcast. Which of course led to more lawsuits and a messy divorce in the end.

That bridge seems to have been repaired in recent weeks, and with enough water flowing under it, it looks like CM Punk is back in the WWE fold. “It’s as simple as this: Just when they think they’ve got the answers, I change the culture,” Punk said in his first appearance in over six years on a WWE show:

Here’s the catch though: Punk appeared on a WWE show that’s not a WWE show. With Smackdown recently moving to the FOX Sports channel, that network wanted to puff up the deal by adding some more related programming to its sports entertainment block, resulting in the creation of WWE Backstage. That show happens to be produced by FOX TV officials, not the WWE, so they have the power to hire whoever they want as a talking head.

Which is neat! Punk will probably bring some witty insight to the show (still one of the performers to ever hold a mic)…which will probably end with Kevin Nash stealing his spot for a trademark Triple H burial. Again.

Last Updated: November 13, 2019

22 Comments

  1. HAH!! Got smashed in the UFC

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 13, 2019 at 12:09

      took him all of two losses to call it quits.

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      • Son of Banana Jim

        November 13, 2019 at 12:48

        To his defense, he seemed really burned out during the final weeks of his initial run at wwe. I guess he just needed a break and being pummeled in a UFC ring to realise that he should be a pro wrestler again. I was kind of hoping he’d go to lucha underground though….

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  2. SagatatiaRZA

    November 13, 2019 at 11:48

    He went from pretending to be a fighter, to pretending to be a fighter, and finally to pretending to be a fighter

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  3. For the Emperor!

    November 13, 2019 at 14:50

    You click-baiting such ‘n such!

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  4. For the Emperor!

    November 13, 2019 at 14:50

    You click-baiting such ‘n such!

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  5. G8crasha

    November 13, 2019 at 11:48

    Really! To lift me up like that and then throw me to the ground into a million pieces!

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  6. Hammersteyn

    November 13, 2019 at 11:49

    If FOX TV hired him without the blessing of Vince then that bridge might not be there at all and that would make what he has to say even more interesting.

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  7. Original Heretic

    November 13, 2019 at 12:10

    Only cause he couldn’t cut it in MMA!

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    • For the Emperor!

      November 13, 2019 at 14:50

      At least he GOT cut in the MMA ?

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      November 13, 2019 at 12:29

      Not even Bobby Lashley could cut it in mma. It’s a different beast, which elevates Brock Lesnar’s respectability and street cred even more

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      • Tbone187

        November 13, 2019 at 14:07

        Brock tapped out to punches. It didn’t credit him at all imo.

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      • Original Heretic

        November 13, 2019 at 14:08

        Yeah but, Brock also didn’t really excel in the UFC.
        Yes, he was the HW champ, but he beat a guy half his size to win the belt.
        The first top-tier opponents he faced messed him up.
        He didn’t like being hit.

        Then there’s also his PED use that raises further questions.

        Look, the guy is a beast. He’s an amazing athlete, but he’s better as a wrestler than a MMA fighter.

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    • For the Emperor!

      November 13, 2019 at 14:50

      At least he GOT cut in the MMA ?

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      • Original Heretic

        November 13, 2019 at 16:42

        He got into the UFC on name only. He got two chances and was destroyed both times.
        Bye bye Phil.

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        • For the Emperor!

          November 13, 2019 at 21:26

          Lol, I meant “got cut” as in his face got cut*…because like you say: name only!

          *did not actually watch – did he get cut and bleed? Meh, don’t care about his UFC career 😛

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          • Original Heretic

            November 14, 2019 at 06:23

            Yeah, he got busted up a bit, especially in his second fight.

        • For the Emperor!

          November 13, 2019 at 21:26

          Lol, I meant “got cut” as in his face got cut*…because like you say: name only!

          *did not actually watch – did he get cut and bleed? Meh, don’t care about his UFC career 😛

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  8. Son of Banana Jim

    November 13, 2019 at 12:29

    Eventually, they all come back… Brock Lesnar, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, etc. Vince McMahon knows that time and a million dollar contract for Wrestlemania heals all wounds.

    Now if only Gail Kim could return to wwe again and be the allowed to be the force of nature that she is.

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  9. Tbone187

    November 13, 2019 at 14:08

    What’s the CM stand for?

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 14, 2019 at 15:17

      Colonel Mustard…… with the knife in the pantry.

      JK he first started using the ring name CM Punk when he was put into a tag team named The Chick Magnets with CM Venom

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