CM Punk shocked the wrestling world when he made his comeback after seven years. The Chicago native made his AEW debut at the promotion’s “AEW Rampage: The First Dance” PPV on August 20, 2021.

Now that Punk is “all elite,” a WWE return is completely out of the picture, or is it? Well, according to Punk, WWE have a specific way of playing out high-profile returns and he sees them doing the same if he were to ever return to the company.

“I literally want to wrestle everybody, but I’m telling a specific story here of coming back, kind of restarting, rekindling my love for pro wrestling. If I went back to WWE, what would I do? There’s a formula,” Punk told NYC radio host Josh Martinez.

“There’s a track record and a formula. This is what they do. Batista comes back, he wins the Royal Rumble, he main events WrestleMania. Edge comes back. He’s in the Royal Rumble. I think he was in it twice.”

“He might have won, I don’t know. He goes on the main event WrestleMania. There’s a formula and I was bored of that s**t 10 years ago, so I’m bored of it now. I understand people saying that they don’t like certain things and all that, then it’s not for you.

“I get it. Like I said, I’m there for the fans in the building. I’m telling the stories that I want to tell, and I’m having fun doing it. You’ll know when it’s not fun for me because I won’t do it.”

Punk’s last appeared on the October 19th edition of AEW Dynamite where he bested Bobby Fish in a single’s match. The 43-year-old is currently 5-0 in singles competition, having defeated the likes of Matt Sydal, Dani Garcia, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Darby Allin.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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