CM Punk, formerly associated with AEW before his dismissal in 2023, made headlines with a surprise appearance backstage at RAW last year, while still under contract with AEW. The unexpected appearance occurred during his hiatus from AEW television following an injury at the 2022 All Out event.

Reports circulated detailing Punk’s backstage presence on the April 24th, 2023 edition of Monday Night RAW, where he engaged with various members of the WWE roster and had conversations with Triple H. Speculation swirled about who extended the invitation to Punk to attend the show, with some WWE Superstars believing it was merely a ploy to hype his eventual return to AEW.

During an appearance on the MMA Hour, CM Punk disclosed the individual responsible for his surprise RAW appearance last year: none other than WWE Superstar Bayley. Punk emphasized that he wasn’t angling for a job or seeking employment opportunities within WWE, stating, “I’m the old timer in the business.”

CM Punk’s cameo on RAW fueled speculation among fans about a potential WWE return, which eventually materialized at Survivor Series later that year. With WrestleMania 40 on the horizon, Punk’s involvement promises significant excitement and anticipation, as he gears up for what is undoubtedly a pivotal role at the event.


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