Despite being away from wrestling for over six years now, CM Punk‘s in-ring return always remains a possibility, and the fans are willing to keep their hopes alive for a return by the Cult of Personality. Punk returned to WWE programming, albeit in an analyst role, in November on WWE Backstage on FS1.
Punk strictly maintained that his contract was with FOX and not WWE. Punk walked out of the company and hasn’t been on good terms with either Vince McMahon or Triple H ever since. To add fuel to the fire, Punk was sent his termination notice on the day of his wedding.
Punk has expressed intentions to wrestle in the squared circle once again, and even teased a possible confrontation with Seth Rollins recently. However, Wrestling Observer Radio notes that WWE is pretty negative on a possible return as a wrestler for Punk.
WOR went onto state that there is a lot of bitterness between the two parties, with WWE authorities harboring more bitterness towards the former WWE Champion.
Punk was recently rumored to be contacted for a possible return at WrestleMania, but those reports were swiftly denied by PWInsider last week. It was reported that there were absolutely zero talks between Punk and WWE since his return to the wrestling business in November last year.
Despite Punk being active on WWE television, WWE has kept away from promoting his FS1 appearances and hasn’t acknowledged much of his work on WWE Backstage.
Ringside News reported that Vince McMahon doesn’t want Punk back in WWE, who is “not to be trusted and has serious issues”, according to the WWE Chairman.
Punk’s entrance at WrestleMania 29 to the tune of his iconic Cult of Personality music performed live by Living Color, was left out of Top 10 live.
On a related note, the band Living Colour tweeted last night about how their live “Cult of Personality” performance for Punk at WrestleMania 29 was left off a new WWE Top 10 video for the best WrestleMania musical entrances.
The band retweeted the video and asked WWE about the non-mention of the Punk entrance. Punk faced The Undertaker in a losing effort at that event.