Former WWE Champion returns after five-year absence
CM Punk resurfaced on WWE programming last night on the latest episode of WWE Backstage.
Towards the end of the show, Renee Young introduced Punk who entered the studio to “Cult of Personality,” He walked to the camera, and said “It’s as simple as this: just when they think they have the answers, I change the culture.”
Punk also announced he will be on next weeks episode.
In a press release, it was noted that Punk would be joining WWE Backstage as a special contributor and analyst where will be making select appearances in the studio amongst regular hosts Young and Booker T.
Punk walked out of WWE in January 2014, the day after that year’s Royal Rumble. He also was embroiled in legal trouble with WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann following his scathing ‘Art of Wrestling’ podcast with Colt Cabana.
The Wrestling Observer newsletter confirmed earlier in the year that Punk’s agents contacted FOX about being part of WWE Backstage and he took part in a screen test.