After NXT TakeOver: WarGames, and the reveal that Kevin Owens was Team Ciampa’s mystery member, Wrestling Inc.’s Nick Hausman asked Triple H a few questions about a man who many thought could have been the mystery member – CM Punk.
Punk made a surprise return to the world of professional wrestling when he debuted as a guest analyst for the FOX show, WWE Backstage. Triple H told Hausman that, he had yet to speak with Punk since his return.
“To be honest, we have not had that conversation. I know he’s working for FOX and it’s a bit of an arm’s length from us,” said Triple H.
On Punk’s part, he has stated that his WWE Backstage contract is with FOX and he was never in talks with the WWE. Triple H seems to confirm that fact stating that fans should be happy enough with Punk on Backstage for now.
“Be happy that he’s on WWE Backstage and doing something with the business again. All of this stuff is baby steps, when people want something so bad, it’s like they’re saying, ‘So you’re saying there’s a chance.’ That’s the moment of time that we’re in,” he said.
With regards to Punk working directly with the WWE or even Triple H again, the Game was non-committal but didn’t dismiss the possibility outright.
“The rest of it, I’ve said it a million times, never say never. But that’s a long, long way. I know when you say that, people say, ‘they’re working us!’ Because there’s nothing that you can say that will make people think otherwise, it is what it is,” he concluded.