CM Punk is dominating WWE’s sales charts, and he’s getting lots of new merchandise as well. Obviously, fans are all about CM Punk’s return to WWE, and that caused many fans to buy tickets for this week’s episode of RAW.

WWE RAW will be in Albany, New York this week for their December 4th episode. They may have a lot in store, but CM Punk is not advertised. In fact, Punk is advertised for SmackDown this week instead.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained that a ton of fans are likely to be very disappointed this week for RAW if CM Punk doesn’t show up. After all, they sold a ton of tickets for Albany this week, and Punk isn’t advertised.

“I’ll tell you what, the thing is there’s gonna be a lot of upset people, because they sold almost 1,700 tickets in the last week for Albany for RAW and that’s for Punk.”


“I mean, they never advertised him. People just bought the tickets assuming he’d be there, but tickets moved, and that’s a lot of tickets to move in a week. So, that’s the reason they moved, so we’ll see.”

Ringside News exclusively reported CM Punk’s return to WWE’s RAW brand, but subsequent information surfaced, indicating he’s internally listed as free agent. To clarify, Ringside News contacted a seasoned member of the creative team who confirmed, “Punk is listed as a free agent, so if we need him to appear on SmackDown, he can without trouble.”

Currently, CM Punk is primarily assigned to RAW, where he will be featured in his initial storylines. While fans can anticipate seeing him on Monday nights, WWE also retains the flexibility to utilize him across different shows as needed.

We will keep a close eye on this situation, and everything else involving CM Punk and WWE, right here at Ringside News. You never know what will break next, but we will be here with every headline you need.

What’s your take on CM Punk missing WWE RAW this week? Let us know what you think about this in the comments section!

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Felix Upton

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