Triple H discussed CM Punk and Rob Gronkowski potentially returning to WWE on the Pardon My Take podcast. CM Punk Was Just Challenged To A Surprise Title Match.
He said about Gronkowski, “It’s a possibility. I know it’s been discussed. I’m of the opinion that as the first opportunity with Gronk was happening and we were meeting with him around the Super Bowl, you kind of don’t know what Gronk is going to do until Gronk does what he’s going to do. You can have a lot of conversations but until he actually shows up, I don’t know if it’s going to happen. There have been conversations around that. As always, there’s going to be a lot of celebrity influence.”
Triple H later discussed CM Punk, indicating he spoke to him after he signed his deal with FOX to contribute to WWE Backstage in late 2019, “Last time I talked to [Punk]? A year and a half… a year and three quarters ago? A funny thing that people constantly will say, when his return is or… but in some way, I don’t know whether he does or not, but that has to be what he wants. When people talk about, they go, ‘Make the call!’ What says if we make the call he wants to answer? What says if we make the call he doesn’t go, like, ‘Yeah, I’m not interested in doing that anymore.’ Maybe he’s just done with it.
“I think that those are conversations that only those people can directly answer. I think if he wants to do it, either we would get word and we would have those conversations or he would make a call, or you know, anything like that, but there has to be a desire there to do something like that. This business is too all in to just go like, ‘Ehhh, alright, I’ll do it.’”
He later said, “CM Punk worked with us on the FOX show, what, a year ago? There was opportunities there. There were people around each other at all times. You know, again, I’ll never say never but the desire needs to be there on all sides to make that happen.”