Eric Bischoff gave his thoughts on the potential return of CM Punk to WWE on 83 Weeks.
Punk remains on the free agent market following his AEW release due to a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at the All In 2023 pay-per-view event. WWE is reportedly not interested in bringing him back. There is a lot of speculation about Punk returning at Survivor Series later this month in Chicago.
“I still think it’s a remote possibility. I’ve never come out and said, ‘There’s no way it’ll ever happen.’ I know better than that, for crying out loud. I’ve been involved in too many things that everybody thought would never happen. But I do feel that it’s extremely remote. One, just because logically, WWE doesn’t need him. Their business is strong. They’re selling out everywhere they go for TV. Their finances, each time they present them, they’re records. So I don’t know where the need would be. I certainly don’t believe it would be in Chicago this weekend. I just don’t. Because there’s definitely no need there. The tickets are already sold out. Why do it? Obviously, there’s a much bigger audience than just that audience in Chicago, but again, I’ll go back to what I stated. They don’t really need him. WWE doesn’t need it. Now, Royal Rumble? Going into WrestleMania, I could buy that as a possibility because it makes sense, even though they don’t need Punk by any stretch of the imagination. There is absolutely zero need for him. However, getting that surge of momentum and that reaction that you know he would get, especially because of the nature of Royal Rumble, it’s just built for that kind of thing. The buzz going into WrestleMania, that’s a period of time when you want every bit of buzz you can get. I could see that happening. But I just don’t see it happening in Chicago. Now watch, it’ll fucking happen in Chicago.”
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The Potential Return of CM Punk to WWE: Eric Bischoff’s Thoughts
There has been a lot of speculation and rumors surrounding the potential return of CM Punk to WWE. Punk, who is currently a free agent following his release from AEW, has been the subject of much discussion among wrestling fans. Recently, Eric Bischoff shared his thoughts on the matter during an episode of his podcast, 83 Weeks.
Bischoff, who is a veteran in the wrestling industry and has been involved in numerous surprising events, stated that while he believes it is a remote possibility, he would not completely rule out the return of CM Punk to WWE. He emphasized that WWE doesn’t necessarily need Punk at the moment, as their business is strong and they are consistently selling out shows and breaking financial records.
The speculation about Punk’s return centers around the upcoming Survivor Series event, which will take place in Chicago, Punk’s hometown. However, Bischoff expressed doubt about this possibility, stating that there is no need for WWE to bring him back for that particular event since tickets are already sold out. He did acknowledge that there is a much larger audience beyond the Chicago crowd, but still maintained that WWE doesn’t need Punk.
Bischoff did mention that he could see a potential return for Punk at the Royal Rumble, leading up to WrestleMania. He explained that while there is no real need for Punk from a business standpoint, the Royal Rumble is a perfect event for generating buzz and excitement. The surge of momentum and reaction that Punk would receive could be beneficial for WWE during the road to WrestleMania.
However, Bischoff reiterated that these are just his thoughts and opinions. He acknowledged that he has been involved in situations where everyone believed something would never happen, only for it to occur unexpectedly. So, while he considers it a remote possibility, he wouldn’t completely rule out the return of CM Punk to WWE.
In conclusion, the potential return of CM Punk to WWE has been a topic of much discussion and speculation. Eric Bischoff, a veteran in the wrestling industry, shared his thoughts on the matter, stating that while it is a remote possibility, he wouldn’t completely dismiss the idea. He emphasized that WWE doesn’t necessarily need Punk at the moment, but he could see a potential return at the Royal Rumble leading up to WrestleMania. Ultimately, only time will tell if CM Punk will make his way back to WWE.