In a stunning development at Survivor Series, CM Punk made a triumphant return to WWE, sending shockwaves through the wrestling community and igniting reactions from fans and fellow wrestlers, including a notable response from Seth Rollins.
The event's impact was felt far and wide, reaching even Braun Strowman, the former Universal Champion currently sidelined due to injury. During a candid interview with "Sportskeeda WrestleBinge," Strowman offered his perspective on Punk's unexpected comeback.
Strowman's Candid Take
Strowman, known for his no-nonsense approach in and out of the ring, acknowledged Punk's role in the industry. "He's doing his job. Our goal is to captivate audiences and fill arenas," Strowman remarked.
Despite mixed opinions he's encountered about Punk's personality, Strowman remains open-minded, saying, "I'll form my own judgment when we meet. But like anyone else, he can get in line and get these hands." Despite being out of action since May 1 due to a neck injury that necessitated cervical spinal fusion surgery, Strowman's spirit remains unbroken.
He recently shared positive news about his recovery, revealing that he's been medically cleared for light weight training. Optimism surrounds his potential return to in-ring training by mid-2024, with hopes high for a comeback later that year, health permitting.
The possibility of a showdown between Punk and Strowman in the ring next year is generating excitement among wrestling enthusiasts. Such a match would be a first-time encounter. Strowman, who joined WWE in 2013, didn't make his official WWE in-ring debut until December 2014, which was months after Punk had left the company.
This timing discrepancy means these two titans of the ring have never had the chance to face off. With both wrestlers having their own unique styles and fan bases, a clash between them would not only be a fresh and thrilling match-up but also a significant moment in WWE history.
As fans eagerly anticipate Strowman's return and Punk's next moves, the wrestling world watches with bated breath, wondering what the future holds for these two formidable competitors.