It’s been over five years since CM Punk has participated in a WWE match. With his recent return to appear on a WWE TV program, fans are hoping he’s closer to returning to the ring.
On Tuesday night, CM Punk shed light on that possibility in his career. In addition, Punk responded to Seth Rollins calling him out on Twitter after he debuted on WWE Backstage last week.
Punk responds to Seth Rollins’ comments
Punk was well known for being vocal during his days in the WWE, and that never changed when he left. He continues to voice his opinions on the WWE Backstage program on Fox.
The episode on Nov. 19 included discussion of WWE superstar Seth Rollins’ Twitter comments to Punk over the past week.
The two previously crossed paths in WWE when Rollins was a member of The Shield. Now it appears that Rollins is trying to get a huge one-on-one match set up, or at least stir up Punk to return to WWE. Following Punk’s debut on WWE Backstage, Rollins tweeted “Fight me.”
Fight me @CMPunk
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) November 13, 2019
Just a few days ago, Rollins replied to Punk’s comment about catching up on “rasslin'” by telling him, “fight me. I’ll catch ya right up.”
Don’t talk about me, fight me. I’ll catch ya right up. https://t.co/CiyQqQ6Bjt
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) November 18, 2019
On Tuesday night’s Backstage, show host Renee Young brought up Rollins’ tweets and Twitter replies regarding Punk, asking the former WWE Champion what Seth needs to do “to get his edge back.”
“Seth needs to stop tweeting and realize that sometimes it’s better to be viewed at as the fool when you shut your mouth, or open your mouth and remove all doubt,” Punk said during his latest appearance.
That prompted Rollins to retweet the video clip with a new comment, “HELL of a response. Coward.”
HELL of a “response.” 🙄. Coward. https://t.co/kJ9vKm3zhI
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) November 20, 2019
Punk discusses possible return to WWE ring
Is Rollins trying to be clever to get a match set up for a future event?
Based on Punk’s comments, that’s not likely without some “bridges” being rebuilt. He’s currently working for Fox as part of the WWE Backstage show and not the WWE. Still, he didn’t rule out the possibility of a return to wrestling again.
“So regardless of what my answer is, there’s somebody that’s always gonna be upset with it,” Punk told Young. “As I stated, I work for Fox. I haven’t talked to anybody from WWE. It’s nothing that I’m actively pursuing or interested in.”
Punk didn’t shut the door completely on a WWE return, though, mentioning part of what it would take to make it happen.
“I’m 41-years-old and I’ve lived and experienced life where I know to not say ‘No,’ but that’s gonna be a bridge that is gonna have to be built and might take as long as building the Great Wall of China because there’s some hurdles there.”
Check out Renee Young’s full interview with CM Punk in the YouTube video below.
While CM Punk hasn’t made any groundbreaking announcements that he’ll return for a WWE match, his presence on the new show has certainly made it popular so far.
The fans should continue to eat up his insight into the latest storylines, matches, and controversies within the WWE, anxiously waiting for some indication he’s officially going to wrestle again.
Viewers can watch WWE Backstage on Tuesday nights on FS1 at 11/10c.