CM Punk wasn’t expected at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, but he showed up to RAW anyway. That being said, his visit wasn’t too long before he was asked to leave. That is a very interesting situation, because others have been permitted to stay.

WWE has let several people backstage, despite issues with the company. Sable, Hulk Hogan, and Ultimate Warrior were all backstage at WWE events, and they also had some serious legal issues with WWE. CM Punk was asked to leave the building, and that is quite interesting.

PW Insider ran a Q&A about CM Punk’s visit to RAW. The outlet was asked why CM Punk was ejected when other controversial names could stay. The answer isn’t as cut and dry as one might think.

Again, I don’t know for sure, but given the history there, the last thing anyone in WWE expected was for Punk to show up at their doorstep and say hey, how are you? You bring up Sable and Lesnar, but the difference is, they were brought back by WWE to work for them and when Vince McMahon made that decision, he also decided to let the past be the past, same as when he brought back Hulk Hogan or Ultimate Warrior or anyone else he at some point had issues with that led to conflict. This wasn’t WWE bringing Punk back to work for them. This was Punk making a decision, apparently, to come by and say hello. Different situation.


A question was also posed about whether Vince McMahon would have met with CM Punk if he was there. The answer was a definite no on that front, given Vince’s position in WWE and Punk’s status as a contracted AEW talent.

No, I do not think the Chairman of a company would have met with someone under contract to his prime competitor – not in such a public setting, anyway.

It was also reported exactly who asked CM Punk to leave. Some WWE Superstars believed that CM Punk only showed up to hype his AEW return. CM Punk and The Miz were also able to bury the hatchet.

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