CM Punk’s return to the WWE was a surprising twist given the damaged relationship he had with the company for quite some time. Many had believed that he would never make a comeback. One of the key figures he had issues with was Paul “Triple H” Levesque, who currently oversees WWE creative. However, despite their past differences, they managed to reach an agreement. WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam recently shared his perspective on the Punk-Levesque dynamic during his podcast “1 Of A Kind.

During a post-WWE Survivor Series: War Games press conference in Chicago, Illinois, Triple H spoke about the last-minute nature of the agreement with Punk and acknowledged that Punk is a polarizing figure who generates a lot of conversation. However, Van Dam believes that Punk’s return to WWE this time around could be a smoother experience.

Van Dam expressed, “[Triple H] said, ‘If you’re the same person you were 10 years ago, you’re doing something wrong because we’re all growing,’ and I thought, ‘Wow, man. It’s cool to know that he gets it.’ We all learn from every experience.”

Punk had been absent from WWE for nearly a decade, spending some of that time with AEW. His loyal fanbase remains intact, with many tuning in to watch any promotion he is a part of.


Van Dam summed it up by saying, “It’s awesome that CM Punk has been able to captivate the interest of the fans for so long.”

Despite their past differences, it seems that both CM Punk and WWE are ready to move forward and create new opportunities in the wrestling world.

Do you believe that CM Punk’s return to WWE and the potential for a smoother experience this time around? Leave us a comment.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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