There are now rumors floating around that Samoa Joe might end up choosing to not sign with WWE after all. The speculations have been fueled by the fact that he has repeatedly stated that CM Punk wants to work another match with him. Since Punk is highly unlikely to ever return to the promotion, the match would have to take place elsewhere. It is also very odd for Joe to keep bringing this up since Punk is so focused on a UFC career.
May 8, 2015
An interesting idea is being tossed around right now, and if implemented, it could shatter pay per view records for UFC. CM Punk is already in the promotion and training for his first fight. Brock Lesnar is finishing off his contract with WWE in a couple of weeks and has eyes on a return to mixed martial arts. If the promotion were to put the debut fight for Punk and the return fight for Lesnar on the same card, that would draw tremendous interest.
March 16, 2015
Inside MMA decided to interview Steve Austin this week, and they prodded him into answering questions about his long rumored return to WWE. The former world heavyweight champion said that he would not be opposed to the idea, and he listed CM Punk as someone that would make an ideal opponent for him. Austin put over Punk by stating that he was one of the best at ring psychology. He feels a match between the two would do good money.
March 15, 2015
Despite there being a feeling that he might eventually make a return to the industry some day, CM Punk appears to have put professional wrestling in his rear view mirror. During a recent interview, he was asked if he still thinks about a potential return. The former WWE champion sternly stated that he does not even think about making a comeback at all. His primary focus nowadays is mixed martial arts and his UFC debut.
February 15, 2015
A lot of wrestling fans have been speculating on the potential departure of AJ Lee from WWE. However, it should be noted that she is still under contract with the company. Unlike her husband, CM Punk, she does not want to walk away from the deal because she wants the door left open for a potential return. AJ is said to still be quite passionate about being a wrestler, so a comeback after an extended break remains a very big possibility.
February 5, 2015
For WWE stars, the ability to handle the media can play a pivotal role in how far you get in the company. A former reality television star ended up as the world heavyweight champion once because he is beyond gifted with public appearances. Seth Rollins has recently been praised by those backstage for how he handled questions during an interview regarding CM Punk. Rollins stated that the locker room would accept Punk if he ever decided to return.
December 20, 2014
The Young Bucks were given a major pat on the back by CM Punk during an interview with the Huffington post this week. When asked if he would ever consider making a special return to the independent wrestling circuit for a match, Punk stated that he does not want to give false hope to wrestling fans who have been clamoring for him to make a comeback. However, he did list the brother tandem as potential opponents, should he change his mind.
December 19, 2014
Prior to the big UFC announcement, CM Punk was being courted by another promotion. He had received a call from Ring of Honor, his former home, to see if he was interested in making a return. The former world heavyweight champion was not interested in being a full time professional wrestler at this point, so he declined. ROH reportedly attempted to get him to make a couple of appearances, but he declined that invitation as well.
December 11, 2014