The professional wrestling community has been buzzing with theories and speculations regarding the future of former AEW Champion, CM Punk. This intensification came in the wake of his surprising dismissal by AEW's Tony Khan last month.
While some whisperings hint at a potential WWE return for the Second City Saint, others allude to several veiled references to him by the wrestlers. This week's episode of WWE RAW has added more fuel to this fire. Wade Barrett, the commentator, made a seemingly veiled reference to Punk when he brought up "walking on broken glass." This phrase instantly reminded fans of a recent altercation between Punk and Jack Perry at AEW All In.
Perry had jibed at Punk during his bout with Hook, leading to a heated backstage confrontation between the two. This incident reportedly culminated in CM Punk's termination after an in-depth internal review. Following Barrett's cryptic on-air comment, the online wrestling community went into a tizzy, analyzing and theorizing.
Many believe that WWE might be wary of welcoming back their former superstar. But CM Punk, not one to stay silent, has kept the rumor mills churning. A recent post on his Instagram featured an intriguing animated image. The caption, "We will meet again,” had fans everywhere connecting dots, with many speculating that a WWE return might indeed be on the horizon.
Punk's Potential Rivals
If Punk were to make a grand WWE comeback, the dynamics within the ring promise to be electrifying. Past interviews suggest that superstars like Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns might not be on the best terms with Punk.
However, several other wrestlers seem open to the possibility of his return. One thing's for certain: if and when CM Punk returns to WWE, the stage is set for some unforgettable matchups and moments. The wrestling world waits with bated breath.
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