CM Punk’s departure from WWE in the past was primarily driven by contractual issues and creative differences. He expressed dissatisfaction with the company’s creative direction and believed he deserved a more prominent role. These disputes ultimately led to his decision to leave WWE. Subsequently, he appeared on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast and shared his grievances in a two-part episode, which resulted in a lawsuit from WWE’s doctor, Chris Amann.
Recent developments have fueled speculation about CM Punk potentially returning to WWE. Rumors began circulating after his departure from AEW, and it appears that talks between Punk and WWE are underway. According to reports from The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, while there have been rumors about Punk’s return, WWE has not confirmed any completed deal. However, individuals close to Punk have indicated that he intends to make a return, and discussions are ongoing.
If such a deal were to materialize, it is suggested that Survivor Series weekend in Chicago could be an ideal time for a surprise return, given Punk’s connection to the city and the potential for a dramatic comeback in front of a hometown crowd.
Regarding C.M. Punk, there is obviously tons of talk regarding him returning. There have been rumors that it’s happening, but those in WWE have only said that no deal is completed and those close to Punk have told us that it is his intention to return and the two sides are in talks. One would expect if such a deal is made that Survivor Series weekend in Chicago would be the time to do the surprise return
There is currently no confirmation regarding whether The Undertaker will make an on-camera appearance, PWInsider has reported that he will be in Orlando, Florida next week. This includes Tuesday, which is a notable day as WWE NXT has scheduled a significant episode to compete with AEW Dynamite on TBS.
While the presence of The Undertaker doesn’t guarantee an appearance, it certainly presents WWE with another potential asset if they decide to utilize him in some capacity. The Undertaker occasionally visits the Performance Center to provide guidance and advice to aspiring WWE talent. Therefore, this visit could be a routine one aimed at mentoring PC talents. However, the timing of his visit is intriguing, given the head-to-head competition between WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite on Tuesday nights. BWE teased Undertaker going face to face with Joe Gacy on X.