This year’s WrestleMania in Tampa will be the seventh edition of the show that has not featured CM Punk since he walked out of WWE the night after the 2014 Royal Rumble.

Ever since then many fans have been speculating as to whether or not he’d return one day, and while he may be taking part in WWE Backstage, that certainly doesn’t mean he’s guaranteed to be stepping back inside the ring anytime soon.

What he has started to do, though, is look back on his own career and pick out the good and the bad – with the following example falling somewhere in the middle.

The feud in question took place in the lead-up to WrestleMania 29 when Punk went toe to toe with The Undertaker. As a result of the passing of Paul Bearer a few weeks prior, WWE decided to make Bearer an important part of the story.


Some considered it to be a bit distasteful and others believe he would’ve loved it, with Punk falling somewhere in the middle by finding it hilarious.

The former WWE Champion and UFC star has come out in the past and stated that he wasn’t even all that invested in the match against Taker in New Jersey, probably because he already had one foot out of the door in his own mind.

For now, it serves as the final WrestleMania match in the career of CM Punk. Will that change in the next few years? Potentially, but we wouldn’t count on it.

Harry Kettle

Sports writer covering pro wrestling, MMA & football. Forever dreaming of a world where Jeff Hardy wins the strap one more time.

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