Bobby Lashley hopes to see CM Punk prove himself following his return to WWE.
At WWE Survivor Series, CM Punk made his shocking return to WWE. Punk is a divisive figure in the wrestling world, but fans continue to buzz about his comeback. He appeared on the November 27 episode of WWE RAW and said that he was "home." Punk is also set to appear on the December 8 episode of WWE SmackDown.
Speaking with Steve Fall for WrestlingNewsCo, Bobby Lashley was asked to share his thoughts on CM Punk's return.
"I really don’t know, to be honest with you. I was actually leaving around the time that Punk was really starting to pick up a little steam. He was there, but he really didn’t do anything at that time. I know he had a big impact in WWE in his time there. I spoke with some of the guys that know him, got mixed feelings. Some people are very against it, some are, ‘Ah you know, whatever.’ But it’s the land of opportunity. So if he comes back and he helps out the show, that’s the business side of it. I don’t really know Punk too personally. When I was fighting, he went to UFC. I put my money on him, so he does owe me a little bit of money [laughs]. Twice! I was like, ‘What the hell are you doing? Come on.’ But I hope the business is about this as well as everyone else. I think for integrity purposes, I understand he has a big name, he’s coming back, and he’s gonna do some big numbers. But I hope they make him kind of work for some of this stuff. I hope he’s not one of the people that, ‘Oh, okay, he comes back, win the Rumble, we’re gonna do this, we’re gonna do that.’ I hope they give him an opportunity to kind of prove his loyalty to the business and some of the people in there. Just to let everybody know, some of the naysayers, some of the people that aren’t too happy about him being there, I hope he has the opportunity to work his back up to the top and not just given everything because maybe he negotiated a big contract that allowed him to do that," Lashley said.
Booker T recently stated that if CM Punk's first promo back was a test, he passed. Check out his comments here.
Check out Jake Roberts' comments about CM Punk's return here.
Bobby Lashley is set to compete on the December 8 episode of WWE SmackDown here.
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