The opening night of the WWE Draft on SmackDown saw significant changes to the rosters of RAW and SmackDown, resulting in a night to remember. However, CM Punk did not appear during the televised segment. Despite his absence from the main broadcast, he promised to make his in-ring return once the cameras stopped rolling.

The Best in the World was previously announced to appear on both nights of the WWE Draft citing his recent involvement in WWE particularly during WrestleMania 40 Kickoff shows amidst a triceps injury, but he didn’t appear on this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

After SmackDown ended, CM Punk made a surprise appearance to speak to the crowd. While addressing the crowd in attendance, CM Punk promised that he would return from injury soon.

“Big things going on here in the WWE. The draft was today. The draft continues Monday. I felt compelled to come out here and speak to my friends in Cincinnati. I have missed you. Take a moment to look around at this place. Y’all packed this house. We couldn’t do this without each and every single one of you, so on behalf of everybody backstage, in front of and behind the camera, we humbly thank you very, very much. I want to give a little update. My tricep is not 100% yet, but I am on track, and I promise, soon, I will be back, and I will be competing with all of the big, tough badasses backstage.”


Night 1 of the WWE Draft was a major event as some major stars such as Carmelo Hayes and more were called up to the main roster. Nonetheless, we will have to wait and see when The City Saint will be able to make his triumphant return to WWE television.

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