CM Punk was previously a part of the AEW but he was recently terminated by the wrestling promotion which happened due to a backstage altercation. Since Khan has fired him, WWE fans are speculating about his return to the Triple-H-led promotion.
While there were rumors about Punk’s possible return to WWE, now Nick Khan has praised the former champion. During a recent interview with ESPN, Khan was asked about WWE’s interest in bringing back Punk. He did not provide a direct answer but instead heaped praise on the former AEW star.
Nick Khan said, “Listen, we only have respect for Phil. We appreciate his run here. We appreciate what he did and tried to do with the UFC. Not many people can actually get in there and do what he did. So, when we have respect for Phil, we wish him nothing but the best“.
I asked WWE president Nick Khan today whether or not WWE would be interested in bringing back CM Punk following his firing from AEW.
Khan didn’t say yes, nor no. This is what he responded: pic.twitter.com/C69cxlQryl
— Marc Raimondi (@marcraimondi) September 12, 2023
With that, several speculations are going on regarding CM Punk’s potential comeback. Since Khan didn’t respond with a “yes, nor no“, which left the door open for a probable return.
Punk was previously a part of the Stamford-based promotion from 2005 to 2014, making a memorable run during this period and bagging several Championships. However, it remains to be seen if the speculations will indeed come true in the future.
Why do fans believe CM Punk will return at WWE Survivor Series 2023?
While it’s not yet confirmed if Punk will make his return to WWE or not. Fans have been speculating on a probable time when he might make his much-awaited return. Now that the WWE boss has heaped praise on him, they are certain that it might happen.
According to the fans, CM Punk will make his return at WWE Survivor Series 2023. The reason they are choosing this particular event is because Punk hails from Chicago, Illinois. On the other hand, Survivor Series 2023 will be held at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. Thus, they think it would be appropriate to make a return to his own city.
WWE Survivor Series 2023 is announced !
Date – November 25
Location – Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL pic.twitter.com/aRI5h7o2DL
— ITN WWE – Wrestling, MMA & Boxing News (@itnwwe) July 7, 2023
Several fans have commented on the idea. The users took to their ‘X’ handle to state that the Survivor Series taking place in Chicago is a “CM Punk tease“. While many speculated what he might say during his return.
However, there’s a long time before the Survivor Series kicks in. It is all set to take place on November 25, 2023. Meanwhile, the next PPV event, WWE Fastlane 2023, will be held prior to that.
It is to be seen if Punk will make his much-anticipated return at the upcoming event or not. Anyway, if that happens, fans would be absolutely thrilled.