CM Punk has been a massive draw after returning to WWE at Survivor Series last month and he has become progressively a bigger deal with every passing day. He hasn’t made his in-ring return on WWE television yet and now the company has been advised not to let him compete on television in the ring until the Royal Rumble.

The Second City Saint has appeared on Monday Night RAW, Friday Night SmackDown, and NXT Deadline after he returned to the company last month. It has become clear that Punk is simply a major draw for the company.

CM Punk is set to enter the ring against Dominik Mysterio as part of WWE’s Live Holiday Tour on Tuesday, December 26th at Madison Square Garden. That’s not all as he is set to compete at Los Angeles’ KIA Forum against Dominik Mysterio on December 30th right after that.

While speaking on Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru, Jim Cornette cautioned WWE not to waste CM Punk’s in-ring return on television until the Royal Rumble Premium Live Event next year.


“I still would not have him wrestle on television before the Rumble. If it was a perfect opportunity with an opponent that he could just shine with, a little short something and somebody run in and do something physical or whatever, if they’re doing an angle, that’s fine. I would not give a legitimate main event top restaurant quality CM Punk match on free television before the Rumble.”

CM Punk also confessed that his WWE return is driven by more than just personal motives. Punk also confirmed he will compete in the Royal Rumble match next year, so it remains to be seen how Punk’s Road to WrestleMania will turn out next year.

What’s your opinion on what Jim Cornette had to say? Are you looking forward to him competing in the Royal Rumble match next year? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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