We noted before how CM Punk surprised everyone by making an appearance at this week’s episode of WWE Backstage and since then the video of his return has gone viral.
WWE later released an official statement regarding Punk’s return on their official website mentioning how Punk made a ‘shocking, unannounced appearance’ at the show after a ‘nearly six-year absence from WWE TV’
The statement did not address the circumstances of the former Champion’s departure from the company but it did mention the things he has done since parting ways with WWE. You can check out the full statement below:
CM Punk appears on WWE Backstage on FS1, reveals he’ll be back next week
After a nearly six-year absence from WWE TV, CM Punk made a shocking, unannounced appearance on Tuesday night’s episode of WWE Backstage, FS1’s new weekly studio show.
The two-time WWE Champion arrived during the show’s final moments, entering to the sounds of Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” Punk’s entrance music during his storied in-ring career.
“It’s as simple as this: Just when they think they’ve got the answers, I change the culture,” Punk told the camera, before adding, “I’ll see you here next week.”
Punk left an unforgettable legacy during his WWE career, including holding the WWE Championship for a remarkable 434 days. Since parting ways with WWE, Punk has gone on to write comic books for Marvel, compete in the UFC and, more recently, star in the horror film “Girl on the Third Floor,” released in theaters last month.
Don’t miss Punk’s headline-making return to WWE Backstage next Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET on FS1.