The wrestling world is still reeling from the bombshell return of CM Punk at Survivor Series, but behind the scenes, there’s a lot more drama than meets the eye.
Punk’s return was one of the best-kept secrets in WWE history, catching virtually everyone in the company by surprise. It’s been revealed via Fightful Select that on November 19, Punk and Triple H had a productive hour-long conversation that helped mend fences between the two sides.
From there, talks between Punk and WWE only began after rumors of his potential return in Chicago had died down. The official agreement for Punk’s return at Survivor Series didn’t technically happen until the day of the event, and as of Saturday morning, no contracts had been signed.
Surprisingly, Punk had confided in close friends about his return just before the show, yet somehow the news didn’t leak out. Backstage at AllState Arena, a special section was cleared out for Punk, but he remained visible before making his dramatic entrance.
Triple H took charge of producing the show at that point, even personally calling for the WWE copyright graphic and Punk’s theme music to be played.
There were behind-the-scenes meetings involving Triple H, Michael Hayes, and Bruce Prichard, but it’s unclear if these discussions were related to the Punk surprise.
What we do know is that the talent involved in the Men’s WarGames main event were informed of Punk’s plans to appear after the bout. Some reactions, such as Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre looking visibly angry, have raised questions about whether they were genuine or part of the show.
WWE sources have emphasized that any references to Punk’s return leading up to Survivor Series, like comments from Shinsuke Nakamura or the commentary team, were not made with prior knowledge of Punk’s return.
One top talent is expressing concern that Triple H’s handling of the situation may have eroded trust among those he has built relationships with over the years.
As the dust settles on CM Punk’s sensational WWE comeback, stay tuned to Ringside News for more juicy details and developments!
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