Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. Fight Sports

CM Punk to return to WWE fold with appearance at Monday Night Raw in Chicago?

See also

According to a Feb. 17 report from PWInsider.com, CM Punk remains under contract with the WWE and has not been granted an early release.

Punk, 35, has not been officially let go from the WWE, even though he hasn't appeared at any of the promotion's events since last month's Royal Rumble.

Rumors started that he was granted an early release after his girlfriend, A.J. Lee, didn't appear at any of the WWE house shows held over the weekend. However, it was revealed that she was simply given the weekend off, and it had nothing to do with Punk's contractual situation.

Punk's contract is set to legitimately expire this July, but the WWE is apparently interested in opening the lines of communication back up with the disgruntled superstar.

The WWE still hopes to bring Punk back before WrestleMania XXX, as he's one of the promotion's biggest stars and Wrestlemania is their biggest annual event.

WWE Examiner Michael Essany reports that Punk may return to the promotion as early as March 3, when the WWE hits the superstar's hometown of Chicago, Illinois for a live taping of Monday Night Raw.

Punk's exit from the WWE might even be part of an elaborate storyline, since his image is still up under the WWE.com "Superstars" page.

Analysis: If Punk does come back to the WWE, the March 3 Monday Night Raw taping in Chicago would make perfect sense as a spot for him to a make his grant return.

WWE Universe loves CM Punk, but he's especially beloved in his hometown of Chicago. The crowd would go absolutely bonkers if Punk made a surprise return to the ring next month in Chicago.

Punk has had his mini-vacation from pro wrestling, being that he hasn't competed in close to a month. Hopefully he'll return to the WWE fold at the Chicago "Raw," and maybe even start a feud with Triple H that could hype up a Wrestlemania XXX confrontation between the two superstars.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • NHL ice girls
    They may be smoking hot, but these NHL ice girls serve a purpose
    Camera
    Sports Chicks
  • Miley Cyrus
    Find out why Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel a Kansas City concert
    Video
    Music News
  • Amaris Jackson
    The Washington Wizards sign a 10-year-old with cancer to contract
    NBA Buzz
  • Emily Kinney
    'Walking Dead' fans are buzzing about the show as Emily Kinney was spotted with writers
    TV Buzz
  • Barry Trotz
    The Nashville Predators part ways with the only coach they've ever had
    NHL Buzz
  • AC/DC
    AC/DC may announce their retirement following a serious health issue
    Video
    Music Buzz

Related Videos:

  • WWE Monday Night Raw in Birmingham will feature an Ultimate Warrior tribute
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518195901" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518195901&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Ultimate Warrior cause of death
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518191447" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518191447&autoStart=true"></div>
  • WWE Monday Night Raw will feature an Ultimate Warrior tribute
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518191447" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518191447&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!