During a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Big E Langston revealed that CM Punk saved his career with WWE. Langston was worried that he was going to be sent back down to NXT, but Punk went to management and specifically asked to work with him. The two of them had no previous allegiance backstage, so this was simply a case of Punk wanting to him a coworker out.
August 7, 2015
There are rumors floating around right now that Brad Maddox dressed up as CM Punk during a live event in Las Vegas over the weekend. However, it was simply a case of fans forgetting who Maddox was and believing that it was actually Punk inside of a WWE ring again. A couple of chants got started, and that tricked others into believing it as well.
June 21, 2015
During a recent interview, Bret Hart was asked for his opinions on Seth Rollins. The words were quite glowing. Hart stated that Rollins was one of the hardest workers in WWE. He even went as far as to say that Rollins was the one that brought his attention back to the company after the losses of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
June 19, 2015
During a recent interview, Bobby Lashley stated that a lot of professional wrestling fans are going to be mad when CM Punk makes his UFC debut and actually wins the fight. A lot of WWE fans are still upset with Punk for leaving, so they are being petty by rooting against him doing well in MMA. Lashley is well aware of this, so he is not afraid to speak out.
June 19, 2015
During a recent interview, CM Punk revealed that Dusty Rhodes was not one of the people that he had backstage heat with in WWE. In fact, the former world heavyweight champion revealed that they actually had a really good relationship. Even when he left the company, Rhodes would still send personal text messages to him.
June 15, 2015
During an interview with Chael Sonnen, Paul Heyman revealed that he had pitched an idea to management to let CM Punk be the one to end the streak of the Undertaker. Heyman did that because he felt that it would have kept Punk in WWE a little while longer, as the winner would definitely need to capitalize on being given such an honor.
June 11, 2015
Back before he left WWE, CM Punk was praised by the internet wrestling community for being the guy backstage that provided the voice for the lower card performers. Darren Young confirmed that status during a recent interview. Young stated that when he first came out, Punk hugged him in front of everyone in catering and told him how proud he was. The former world heavyweight champion also told Young that he had his back against critics.
May 31, 2015
While accepting a hall of fame induction in Chicago, Vince McMahon was asked if WWE would ever bring Wrestlemania back to the city. Ever the public relations master, McMahon stated that the idea has not been ruled out. He noted that the company has no qualms with doing the pay per view in a colder environment, citing the latest one in New York as an example. When asked if he was tired of the CM Punk chants, McMahon wisely said he was not.
May 14, 2015
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