There was a shocker at the end of this week’s episode of WWE Backstage.
As the show was ending, Renee Young said she wanted to create a big moment. She did not explain what she was referring to but as she stopped talking, “Cult of Personality” played and then CM Punk walked out.
Punk said he is looking to change the culture. So, he will officially start on the show as part of the panel next week.
Punk had been in talks with Fox Sports since July when he tried out for the job. In recent interviews, Punk said he had not heard from anyone at Fox Sports so it looked like he was not getting the gig. It sounds like someone reached out to him sometime in the last week.
It certainly looks like this is a reaction to last week’s rating. Last week’s show drew just 49,000 viewers so it was clear that something needed to be done to shake things up.
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