However, that has not stopped rumors of Punk returning at Survivor Series later this month in Chicago from running wild.
Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE creative hasn’t heard anything about a CM Punk return. He wrote,
“Those in creative have not been told of anything involving him and those who would normally be in the know about these things, including on the big surprises like Cody Rhodes stuff before anyone else, don’t know anything. That doesn’t mean he’s not coming, just the back stories regarding his coming aren’t accurate. I was told weeks ago that it was a “no,” just like the other times talks had been opened through his reps. But like any “no” circumstances could change it. If they feel they need a business jolt, they’ve got it in their back pocket. If they smell blood on the AEW carcass, the Punk move on television can be their shark response. If they believe there is a fan groundswell for it, they could give it a shot. There were reports of chants for Punk at both the Saudi Arabia show and on the Raw show in Wilkes-Barre on 11/6. We had been privately told that fan response would be something that could change things from a negative, particularly not wanting for the crowd to loudly want him and not have it be delivered. We were also given the indication again this week that there’s nothing to the rumors, the feeling was a negative but fan response can change that and nothing is ever not ever.”
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CM Punk, the former WWE and AEW wrestler, remains a hot topic in the wrestling world. After his release from AEW due to a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at the All In 2023 pay-per-view event, rumors have been circulating about his potential return to the ring. Many fans are hoping to see him make a comeback at Survivor Series later this month in his hometown of Chicago. However, according to Dave Meltzer’s report in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE creative has not heard anything about a CM Punk return.
Meltzer stated that those in creative have not been informed about any plans involving CM Punk. Even those who are usually in the know about big surprises, like Cody Rhodes’ return, are unaware of any developments. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Punk won’t return, but it suggests that the rumors surrounding his comeback may not be accurate. Meltzer mentioned that he was told weeks ago that it was a “no,” similar to previous times when talks were initiated through Punk’s representatives. However, circumstances can change, and if WWE feels the need for a business boost or senses an opportunity to capitalize on AEW’s success, they might consider bringing back CM Punk. Fan response also plays a significant role in decision-making, and if there is a groundswell of support for Punk’s return, WWE might give it a shot.
Reports of chants for CM Punk at recent WWE events in Saudi Arabia and Wilkes-Barre indicate that there is still a strong fan interest in seeing him back in the ring. The response from the crowd could potentially sway WWE’s decision. While there is no concrete evidence to support the rumors of CM Punk’s return, nothing is ever completely ruled out in the world of professional wrestling.
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In conclusion, while rumors of CM Punk’s return to WWE continue to circulate, there is no confirmation or official announcement regarding his comeback. WWE creative has not been informed about any plans involving Punk, but circumstances can change, and fan response can influence decision-making. Wrestling fans will have to wait and see if CM Punk will make a triumphant return to the ring in the future.