CM Punk last competed at AEW All In, where he successfully retained the “Real World Championship” by defeating Samoa Joe. Before the match, Punk was involved in a backstage altercation with Jack Perry. A week later, Tony Khan terminated Punk’s contract after getting advice from the disciplinary committee.
In the past two months, CM Punk dropped several teases regarding a WWE return at Survivor Series. The company also made a few CM Punk references during shows.
Today, Living Colour, the rock band that owned CM Punk’s entrance song, released a remastered version of Cult of Personality.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer reported that WWE is not opposed to the idea of bringing back the former AEW star. Meltzer added that the Triple H regime is willing to give fans what they want. Meltzer also noted that people close to the situation strongly denied Punk’s return at Survivor Series. However, there’s a possibility that Punk could appear at the event. As of now, it’s a well-kept secret.
“From the start we were told that while there is negativity about Punk, they [WWE] are not completely opposed to it if the idea is it’s something they have to do in regard to fan response. While every creative head has their plan, this creative side is not looking at being combative with the audience like Vince McMahon often was.
We’ve seen no evidence this is happening and those close to the situation have denied it, but it is possible it’s a well-kept secret.”