Eric Bischoff gives further thoughts on CM Punk's WWE return.
CM Punk returned to WWE at WWE Survivor Series 2023. Since then, he's appeared on one episode of WWE Raw, one episode of WWE SmackDown, and the NXT Deadline event.
On the most recent 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff was allowed to further assess CM Punk's return to WWE and he says the run is going great so far and should continue that way as long as CM Punk is on his best behavior.
"Well, it's working, right? Great reaction. It started out great. A fantastically timed surprise at the end of a pay-per-view, as opposed to the beginning or somewhere in the middle. I thought that was so well done. Story, anticipation, reality, surprise, and action. So far, WWE has checked and double-checked and triple-checked each one of those boxes. With the exception of action, because we haven't seen that happen yet, but we all know that it will end at a pretty high level. So I think, because they've checked every one of those boxes, not once, not twice, but three times, this is going to be huge. It's going to be great for CM Punk, provided he doesn't melt down and do some stupid shit. If he keeps his act together and maintains a professional approach to this, he's going to be hotter than he ever was. Hats off to him. Hats off primarily to WWE because they're doing it right," Bischoff said.
As for what Eric Bischoff thinks CM Punk will do at WrestleMania, he is completely convinced that it will be Seth Rollins against CM Punk on one night and Cody Rhodes against Roman Reigns on the other.
"I'm already convinced it's going to be Seth and Punk. From the get-go, you know, Seth's reaction outside the ring when Punk first showed up. Well done, by the way, it felt very believable and real, and perhaps some of it was. That's one of the great things about taking personal issues from outside the ring and being able to bring them in the ring, turn up the volume on them, and make them a part of the backstory. Make them a part of act one to launch the story. It was really well done, but I think because it was so well done and the focus and everything was there, I'm convinced that it's going to be Punk and Seth on night one and Cody and Roman on night two. How could it be any better?"
Kurt Angle had similar thoughts in regards to CM Punk having a great run in WWE if he can keep his attitude in check. Read Kurt's thoughts here.
Eric Bischoff's nWo cohort Kevin Nash has also gave his thoughts on the CM Punk storyline so far. Read his thoughts here.
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