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CM Punk's first appearance since WWE walkout set for AMC's 'Talking Dead'

CM Punk set to appear on AMC
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WWE’s most reclusive star at the moment CM Punk will break from his silence next Sunday March 16th at 10pm E/ 9pm C on AMC when he appears on ‘Talking Dead’ the wrap-up chat show which covers the highly-rated ‘Walking Dead’ zombie drama series. The appearance was confirmed on tonight’s episode of ‘Talking Dead’ by host Chris Hardwhick. Hardwhick who has previously welcomed Punk to ‘Talking Dead’ and his popular Nerdist podcast, announced that “Phil Brooks” (Punk's real name) would appear on next week’s show according to Wrestlezone.

Punk was scheduled to appear on Hardwhick’s Comedy Central joking game show ‘@Midnight’ during the week of February 10th, but the appearance was abruptly canceled.

This will be Punk’s first public appearance since performing at the 2014 Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Pittsburgh on January 26th. The next day in Cleveland, Punk reportedly walked out on WWE shortly before their weekly USA Network live TV show ‘RAW’ went live on the air. This past week in the former WWE World Champion’s hometown of Chicago that was a high level of anticipation for his WWE return during a broadcast of ‘Monday Night RAW’ but he did not appear though he was referenced during the show.

Next week’s ‘Talking Dead’ will also feature ‘Walking Dead’ actress Melissa McBride and from the NBC comedy ‘Community’ Yvette Nicole Brown.

Pro Wrestling Examiner’s Perspective: Well if you are behind on watching the latest episodes of ‘Walking Dead’ and you are a big CM Punk fan,. you have a week to catch up to avoid the obvious spoilers you will hear on the ‘Talking Dead’ show. It will be interesting to say to least to see Punk on live TV consider the controversy surrounding Punk's WWE status. CM Punk's WWE contract is reported to expire in July, so even he never appears again in WWE you can always go back and watch him on the WWE Network. Read Pro Wrestling Examiner's review of the Network and if it's worth the money.