Drew McIntyre has recently escalated his rivalry with CM Punk in the WWE universe, following a series of pointed remarks and a significant announcement regarding the upcoming 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble match. On a recent episode of RAW, McIntyre didn't mince words when confronting Punk, known as "The Best in the World." McIntyre not only accused Punk of being a pretender to leadership but also declared his intention to participate in the 2024 Royal Rumble, adding fuel to the fiery rivalry between the two.
In the lead-up to WWE's live event in Las Cruces, McIntyre took a dig at Punk's absence, calling him a hypocrite. “I am at Las Cruces for tonight's live event. Guess who's not here? The same person who claimed on Monday that they would lead by example, CM Punk,” McIntyre stated.
He continued to challenge Punk’s integrity, suggesting that Punk's return was more about personal gain than contributing to the wrestling community. These verbal exchanges have sparked speculation about a potential one-on-one clash between the two former WWE Champions, possibly at the Elimination Chamber 2024.
CM Punk's Perth Showdown
Adding to the excitement, WWE recently announced that CM Punk, who made a dramatic return at Survivor Series 2023, is slated to compete at the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event in Perth. The event, scheduled to take place at Optus Stadium with less than 50 days remaining, has been buzzing with anticipation.
This announcement, first reported by Sunday Times WA, was confirmed by WWE: “As first reported by Sunday Times WA, @CMPunk will be live at @OptusStadium for #Chamber: Perth on Feb. 24! @WestAustralia”. With the stage set for an electrifying showdown in Perth on February 24, fans are eagerly anticipating the outcome.
If McIntyre and Punk do indeed face off, it will be a match to remember, determining which of these wrestling stars will emerge victorious in this high-stakes battle.