Taz has theories.
CM Punk has been in the headlines for the past week, beginning with a report on Sept. 27 that he had tested on-camera for WWE's upcoming studio show on Fox Sports 1; WWE Backstage. Punk was back in the headlines on Sept. 29 when news broke that he and Colt Cabana had settled their lawsuit.
With so much smoke surrounding CM Punk, former WWE announcer Taz believes a fire is about start.
"I think CM Punk is coming back to WWE," stated Taz on The Taz Show. "I know there's been some scuttlebutt about that and I believe when there's smoke there's fire. I believe he's gonna debut on Fox, without a doubt, on Friday. I believe that. Straight up. They're gonna go full-throttle with Fox."
For what it's worth, Booker T, who is set to co-host WWE Backstage alongside Renee Young, said he knows nothing about Punk testing on-camera for the show.
That wasn't the only theory Taz dropped on his show. On the latest edition of the Edge & Christian Pod of Awesomeness, Edge revealed that he would be stepping away from the podcast for the time being. Taz believes there's more to the story.
"If Edge can still go out there and do it at his age, he looks to be in great shape. If he can still get after it in the ring, I think that's great. This is something I gotta say. I know Edge has been looking into stem cell treatment because it would help his neck," said Taz. "I've heard stuff, that he wasn't medically cleared and apparently WWE's doctors aren't clearing him. But yet, they allowed him to do a spear. I'm a little confused on that. I got a feeling that Edge stopping his podcast, my conspiracy theory is, I think he's cleared by WWE. Or he ends up in another company. We've got a couple of big shows debuting this week. I've got a feeling The Rated R Superstar is gonna pop up somewhere. He pops up in WWE, I do think it would be SmackDown. Or AEW. You never know, he could pop up there."
Edge surprised many in the wrestling world when he not only made an appearance at WWE SummerSlam, but delivered a Spear to Elias. Following the appearance, Edge stated on his podcast that he's not as limited as people may think despite his neck injury.
While Edge and CM Punk are not confirmed for SmackDown on Fox, The Rock announced that he will return home on Friday when he appears on SmackDown.
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