Piper, a WWE Hall of Famer, thinks Punk just needed to catch his breath because he was going non-stop for almost a decade.
Punk was legitimately burned out, so he walked away from the WWE earlier this year. Piper is hoping the WWE will do everything it can to bring him back.
I don't know the reasons. I'm glad you asked that question because I have no bias. I don't know why, and I don't know what was going on, but I know this. CM Punk is a very talented man, and I'm a big fan of his. He's got a lot of great talent to share with the fans all over the world for a number of years. When you have one regime and something is going wrong, you have no other choice but to fall back and catch your breath and see where am I standing and where are they standing and where are we going. Back in the day, when you're going 330 days a year, it's hard to have that much sense. I think that for one, CM Punk has a whole lot more great stuff to come out and I believe that the WWE will want that. They've put a lot of money into him, and they need to get over whatever their problem is. Sometimes going away from each other and catching their breath is the best thing to do.
Analysis: When Piper speaks, WWE officials listen. With that said, it's great that Piper weighed in on the Punk situation. Perhaps by him discussing the issue, the WWE will investigate new ways to open the lines of communication back up with Punk.
The Chicago native walked away from the WWE following Royal Rumble, and he hasn't appeared at any house shows since. Punk has been rumored to be thinking about dipping into the MMA ranks, but no one knows for sure what is on his mind.
Time will tell how the situation plays out. Until then, WWE Universe will wait with baited breath.