CM Punk, who left WWE way back in 2014, has repeatedly stated that he could consider returning to the ring in the future. However, the 42-year-old from Chicago isn't actively trying to carve out a place in the federations that monopolize this industry (including fledgling All Elite Wrestling).
The former WWE Champion appeared as an analyst on the 'FS1 WWE Backstage' show in 2019 and 2020, but it's hard to speculate that he will soon wear boots to compete with someone in the ring. Speaking with Dan Mirade of 'Boston Wrestling MWF' in recent days, John Cena Sr.
compared Punk to Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe. Bryan was recently banned from SmackDown after being defeated by Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a match that led to a lot of discussions. Joe, for his part, made his sensational comeback in the latest episode of NXT (he who was released by WWE last April).
John Cena Sr. on CM Punk
"CM Punk has been out for a really long time," said the father of 16-time world champion John Cena. “Are you really sure that he would be able to make a difference if he came back? With all the young talents out there, with the assets that have been created over the years, what would you have to give to wrestling? I think the solution - as far as I'm concerned - would be to take veterans like Daniel Bryan or Samoa Joe and use them wisely in the last phase of their careers.
I think it is the best way to get the maximum profit possible,” he added. John Cena Sr. is not convinced that Punk really wants to fight again: “It is not the first time that I sit down and ask myself the same question.
Is he really interested in getting back into this business? If it were, he'd be back in a long time. My opinion is that he would be more suited to a backstage role at this point." In light of the latest round of WWE releases, Jon Squires of the horror website Bloody Disgusting tweeted that the company has consistently bummed him out over the last few years because they have some of the greatest talents in the world but don't understand how to use any of them.
CM Punk saw the tweet and replied, giving his thoughts on exactly what's wrong with the current WWE product, and he didn't sugarcoat it at all. "It's like a movie with a blockbuster budget and cast, but if it's written by creatively bankrupt nincompoops specifically for an audience of one, in a language nobody understands anymore, it's.....trash. But people watch it because they like movies. *shrugging emoji*," CM Punk tweeted.