“Regarding C.M. Punk, there is obviously tons of talk regarding him returning. There have been rumors that it’s happening, but those in WWE have only said that no deal is completed and those close to Punk have told us that it is his intention to return and the two sides are in talks. One would expect if such a deal is made that Survivor Series weekend in Chicago would be the time to do the surprise return”

https://www.f4wonline.com/newsletters/wrestling-observer-newsletter/october-9-2023-observer-newsletter-adam-copeland-debuts-in-aew


lmao

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    Well that’s happening faster than I expected.
    I thought he’d spend a while longer as a commentator for CFFC before diving headfirst for the second brinks truck.

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    Remember, those of us who are eternally online make up a small minority of WWE’s fan base, most of them are just going to see CM Punk has returned.

    I think WWE believes, and they are probably right, that they can keep a handle on him better than AEW did because he’s not going to be treated like the biggest deal in the company in WWE.

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      I’d also wager there are a few guys that would want to immediately break a foot off in his ass just to keep him in line. “You ain’t pulling that shit here, Phil.”

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      There’s some truth to that, but I don’t think it will stop Punk from exploding again. Hell, not being treated like the star he sees himself as might set him off sooner.

      Though it will be significantly less damaging to WWE when he does, since, like you said, he’s not the biggest name there.

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    Vince finally injecting the poison to kill his creation. Honestly Punk was good for that one month he came back; WWE bringing him back after everything that happened just makes me less likely to want to watch WWE.

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    While it would be nearly impossible to happen in Chicago, I’m holding out hope for him to get booed out of the building.

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    A smart thing to do, if at all, would be to bring him in for a one-off appearance or very small run to get the Chicago pop, then kick him to the curb before he can run his mouth or do any damage to moral.

    Smarter thing would be to not deal with him at all.

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      I think he rubbed the AEW locker-room the wrong way because he seen himself as better than all the “indie” guys, which basically was the entire locker-room. He might not cause the same level of damage amongst peers that share that same inflated ego mindset.

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        I mean, his attitude wasn’t that different in his previous WWE run, from what I understand. He apparently very much saw himself as a “locker room leader”, and rubbed a lot of people the wrong way by trying to act in that capacity. And he did walk out on the company after a heated argument with Vince.

        We cut him a lot of slack because most of his criticisms about WWE were what we were saying all along, but looking back, none of what has gone down should have been a surprise.

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      WWE would be smart, should they hire him, to include some contractual “this is your third attempt to act like an adult at work, if you fuck up we’re shipping you to OVW” clauses cause…let’s be mother fucking real here…if my Sim burns their meal twice in a row I’d be stupid to try to cook again before raising cooking up to fucking one at least, right??

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        WWE usually retains the ability to cut a talent for any reason with 90 days’ notice in their contracts. I don’t think they’d hesitate to use it if Punk becomes a problem.