Exclusive: Backstage Reactions On CM Punk Rejoining WWE Programming

CM Punk is back in the fold, and Fightful has spoken to several under the WWE umbrella their thoughts on the matter.

Punk returned to WWE programming on WWE Backstage on Fox, and has the wrestling world talking.

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A longtime WWE name told Fightful that they've known Punk for a long time, and have heard plenty about him burning bridges, but they personally never had issues with him. They stated that if WWE doesn't find a way to do something with Punk during their four day stretch of shows in Chicago for Survivor Series that they've "royally fucked up."

Another top star indicated that they'd love to work with CM Punk, whether it be in the ring, doing promos, or otherwise, but wasn't sure the extent of the new gig. They specified that "someone like that, you can have a great story with, and where there's a great story, the fans are happy and there's (money), so I'm happy."

A high level member of the WWE roster was pretty succinct when we reached out to them, saying "I have zero time for that guy. So no thoughts, no."

A wrestler who has worked with Punk in the past said that they didn't consider it was a surprised and figured MMA was a bit of a dead end after a couple of pay-days.

Almost everyone that got back to us on the matter and addressed his future seems to think he's going to wrestle again.

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