However, that has not stopped rumors of him 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 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 renowned professional wrestler, remains a hot topic in the wrestling world. After his release from All Elite Wrestling (AEW) due to a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at the All In 2023 pay-per-view event, fans have been speculating about his future in the industry. While WWE, the biggest wrestling promotion, is reportedly not interested in bringing him back, rumors of his return at Survivor Series in Chicago later this month have been running wild.
However, according to Dave Meltzer’s report in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE creative has not heard anything about a potential CM Punk return. Meltzer stated that those who would normally be in the know about surprises like Cody Rhodes’ return don’t have any information regarding Punk’s comeback. This doesn’t necessarily mean that he won’t return, but it suggests that the rumors circulating about his return may not be accurate.
Meltzer’s report also mentioned that talks between Punk’s representatives and WWE have been opened before but resulted in a “no.” However, circumstances can change, and if WWE feels the need for a business jolt or senses an opportunity to capitalize on AEW’s success, they might consider bringing Punk back. Fan response could also play a significant role in WWE’s decision-making process. If there is a groundswell of support for Punk’s return, WWE might give it a shot.
There have been reports of fans chanting for Punk at recent events, including the Saudi Arabia show and a Raw show in Wilkes-Barre. The response from the crowd could potentially influence WWE’s stance on bringing Punk back. If fans continue to express their desire for Punk’s return and WWE sees an opportunity to capitalize on it, they might reconsider their initial decision.
It’s important to note that despite the rumors and speculation, nothing is set in stone regarding CM Punk’s future in wrestling. The situation remains fluid, and circumstances can change rapidly in the world of professional wrestling. Fans will have to wait and see if CM Punk makes a surprise return at Survivor Series or any future WWE events.
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As the wrestling world eagerly awaits CM Punk’s next move, the anticipation and excitement continue to grow. Whether he returns to WWE or explores other opportunities, there’s no doubt that CM Punk’s presence would make a significant impact in the industry.