Jim Ross On CM Punk's Return To WWE: It Was Great Booking, I'm Happy For My Friend's Success

Jim Ross comments on the return of CM Punk to WWE.

CM Punk returned to WWE for the first time in 10 years at the WWE Survivor Series 2023 event. Many have commented on the return of CM Punk since its occurrence. the latest name to do that is Jim Ross.

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JR and CM Punk got to reconnect during Punk's time in AEW and even though things did not work out between Punk and All Elite Wrestling, Ross says he's happy for his friend's success and credits the booking decision by Triple H.

"It was a perfect booking decision. it was a great creative move," he said on the latest episode of his podcast, Grilling JR. "[The pop] was sustained chaos. I guarantee you there was a lot of AEW fans at the Survivor Series because they're wrestling fans. They don't have this brand bullshit, where you're only going to support one brand. So you must not really be a wrestling fan, right? how could you be a wrestling fan and not be happy for the success of others within your industry?

"Anyway, It was great booking. Good judgment by Paul Levesque," he continued. "Phil is a friend. I didn't always agree with him, and I certainly agreed with him more than not on some of his issues. He's just a friend. I'm happy for my friends that find success in their chosen vocation. I wish him the best of luck on his journey. I don't agree with all the shit that went on with him. I think he could have handled it a little differently, as probably everybody could, if you go back and look at it in hindsight. The bottom line is, he was a great get. Timely. I love the surprise."

CM Punk did not address AEW in any way during his first promo on the November 27 Monday Night Raw. He did, however, say WWE is where he belongs. Learn more here.

Tony Khan has not commented on CM Punk returning to WWE but recently stated that CM Punk was a huge part of the team that led to AEW's success. Read more here.

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