CM Punk Set For WWE RAW Return After Nearly a Decade

Mon Nov,2023
CM Punk Set For WWE RAW Return After Nearly a Decade WWE

CM Punk, a highly contentious and well-liked wrestler, is rumored to be making a surprising comeback to WWE RAW following an absence of almost ten years from the company.

The former WWE Champion, who departed from the promotion in 2014 amidst significant discord with the management, has been observed backstage at multiple RAW events in recent weeks, sparking speculation that he is gearing up for a return.

Why Did CM Punk Leave WWE?

Phil Brooks, widely known as CM Punk, achieved a remarkable career in WWE, securing numerous championships and serving as the main attraction for various pay-per-view events. Renowned for his outspoken and rebellious nature, he was dubbed "The Voice of the Voiceless." However, his association with WWE soured as he grew disenchanted with the creative direction, medical personnel, and internal politics of the company.

Additionally, he alleged unfair compensation and asserted that opportunities to headline WrestleMania were unjustly withheld from him.

Cm-punkCM Punk is a well-liked wrestler and UFC fighter. 


After the 2014 Royal Rumble, Punk departed from WWE, citing multiple injuries and infections, and disclosed that he was released by WWE on his wedding day. Furthermore, he initiated a lawsuit against WWE's physician for alleged negligence and defamation, a case that reached a settlement in 2018.

What Did CM Punk Do After Leaving WWE?

After his leaving WWE, CM Punk embarked on mixed martial arts, joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2014. His UFC debut occurred in 2016, resulting in a first-round submission loss to Mickey Gall. 

In 2018, he faced a defeat by a unanimous decision to Mike Jackson in another match. Subsequently, he was released by the UFC in 2019, concluding his tenure with a record of 0-2.

CM Punk entered the UFC for the first time on September 10, 2016, at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio.


Punk expanded into various endeavors including comic book writing, podcast hosting, and acting. His contributions to Marvel Comics encompassed writing for characters including Drax, Thor, and The Punisher. Additionally, he established a podcast titled The Art of Wrestling, conducting interviews with fellow wrestlers and sharing his perspectives on the industry.

Furthermore, he made appearances in several films and television shows, including The Girl on the Third Floor, Rabid, and Heels.

How Did CM Punk Return To Wrestling?

In August 2021, CM Punk stunned the wrestling world by joining All Elite Wrestling (AEW), a new promotion founded by Tony Khan, son of Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan. AEW has emerged as a formidable rival to WWE, known for its innovative and fan-centered approach, and has attracted former WWE stars like Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, and Cody Rhodes.

Punk made his debut on AEW Rampage, a weekly Friday night show, to a rapturous reception from fans at the United Center in his hometown of Chicago. During an emotional promo, he addressed his departure from WWE, embraced AEW, and issued a challenge to Darby Allin for a match at AEW All Out, a notable pay-per-view event.

Former WWE Champion CM Punk returns at Survivor Series: WarGames, shocking the WWE Universe.

The wrestler achieved notable success in AEW, triumphing in multiple matches and feuds, ultimately seizing the AEW World Championship in October 2021. His memorable clashes with AEW luminaries like Kenny Omega, MJF, and Sting garnered acclaim from both fans and critics, who lauded his in-ring prowess, mic talents, and unwavering devotion to wrestling.

In addition, his tenure in AEW was marred by controversy, marked by backstage incidents, management disputes, and health challenges impacting his in-ring performance. Unfortunately, his AEW journey concluded with his dismissal in September 2022 due to a failed drug test and violations of his contract terms.

What is CM Punk’s Current Status?

Following his exit from AEW, CM Punk has maintained a low profile, refraining from public appearances, official statements, social media activity, or engagements with other wrestling promotions like Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, or New Japan Pro Wrestling.

CM-PunkAfter almost ten years away from WWE RAW, CM Punk arrives unexpectedly.


Recent reports and rumors suggest that CM Punk has been in discussions with WWE and has been spotted backstage at several RAW events. Sources indicate negotiations with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, who reportedly proposed an enticing deal, offering creative control, a flexible schedule, and a secured place in the main event of WrestleMania.

What's more, he is reportedly keen on a WWE comeback, motivated by a sense of unfinished business and a desire to confront both new and past WWE stars, including Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins, and AJ Styles. Additionally, he aims to reconcile with former friends and colleagues, such as Triple H, John Cena, and Randy Orton.

When Will CM Punk Return To WWE RAW?

The latest reports indicate that CM Punk is poised to make a striking return to WWE RAW on Monday, November 27, 2023, at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. This venue holds significance as the site of his AEW debut in 2021. The show will incorporate fallout from Survivor Series, held on Saturday, November 25, 2023.

The specifics of CM Punk's return and his role on the show remain uncertain. There are speculations that he may interrupt a segment or a match and deliver a controversial "pipe bomb" promo, or be revealed as a surprise partner or opponent and engage in a physical altercation.

Yet, his comeback to WWE RAW is forecasted to be a historic and monumental occurrence that will significantly impact the wrestling landscape.