CM Punk made his televised in-ring return in 10 years at the Royal Rumble a couple of days ago, as he was determined to win the bout and punch his ticket to WrestleMania. However, that didn’t happen and now footage of Punk looking dejected after his loss has been unearthed.

For weeks, Punk had been vocal about his desire to win the 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble match and headline WrestleMania for the first time. Unfortunately, his dreams were shattered last night as he came remarkably close to victory but lost in the end.

Ultimately, Cody Rhodes was the better man as he threw CM Punk out to punch his ticket for WrestleMania 40. As Cody Rhodes celebrated amid a cheering crowd, CM Punk silently observed from ringside, sporting a dejected look on his face. The moment was captured in a video making rounds online.

Fans are now wondering what CM Punk will do next, as there is still a lot of time until we reach WrestleMania 40. If rumors turn out to be true, Punk could be challenging Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.


A World Title match against Seth Rollins would still mean that he will likely get to main event WrestleMania, which has always been CM Punk’s dream. It remains to be seen whether that will happen in the end.

What’s your view on CM Punk’s reaction to his loss in the video? Do you feel he should have won the Royal Rumble match? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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