CM Punk turned heads at WWE Survivor Series: WarGames when he made his shocking return. Since then, he has been the talk of the town. One of the focus in recent weeks has been regarding which brand he is going to sign with.
After visiting RAW, SmackDown, and NXT, Punk made his decision to sign with RAW this past week. Following, the Straight Edge Superstar is still making headlines due to his much-anticipated feud with Seth Rollins after the two men came face-to-face for the first time since Punk’s return.
During Punk’s first promo on RAW, he called the WWE his home which surprised a lot of people given how vocal he has been against the company. However, Mick Foley recently revealed on WWE’s The Bump that Punk told him he had to leave the company and return in order to earn their respect.
“I remember getting a text from Punk when he left after the Rumble [in 2014]. He was upset, and he and I were pretty close back then. He said, ‘I’ve realized the only way to really make it there, to earn your respect, is to go somewhere else, and then come back.’ He did. It was what, nine years ago? Ten years next month. He’s bigger than ever. No denial of his talent, and that he is going to raise people. People are going to want to not only hang with him, but whether they realize it or not, impress him, and that’s how levels get raised.”
Kudos to Punk for sticking to his word and returning to the WWE 10 years later. Now, he is one of the biggest stars in the company and has already elevated the company’s standing with the fans.
What do you make about Mick Foley’s revelation? Do you think CM Punk was being honest when he called the WWE his home? Sound off in the comments section.