If you are expecting to see CM Punk step in the ring for WWE at some point, it doesn’t look like it will be happening…at least not anytime soon because they are still not on good terms, despite Punk’s gig with Fox Sports on WWE Backstage.
Dave Meltzer took questions from listeners on Wrestling Observer Radio and he answered a question from someone wondering how long Punk’s deal runs for Backstage. Meltzer did not know the specifics but noted that there is bitterness from WWE’s side towards Punk.
“I don’t know,” Meltzer said about Punk’s Fox Sports contract. “I think it’s one show a month but as far as how long, I don’t know. I do know that WWE is pretty negative on the idea of Punk wrestling, more than I thought they would be but they are.”
Meltzer continued, “I think the idea is between Bill Goldberg and Edge and Undertaker and people like that, they’ve got their fair share of guys like that. There’s a lot of bitterness. Apparently there’s more bitterness on the WWE side right now than on the Punk side. I would have thought it would be the other way around.”
Bryan Alvarez added, “Well he has taken plenty of shots on Twitter. He even gave away the June date for WrestleMania, back when that was being rumored.”
Meltzer: “Yea when they were talking about June 7, yeah he did do that.”
What Alvarez and Meltzer are referring to is that there was a rumor going around in WWE just over a week ago about WrestleMania being moved to June 7 at Madison Square Garden and Punk made reference to that date on Twitter.
Several weeks ago, Punk also took a shot at WWE’s relationship with Saudi Arabia while ripping on The Miz. Click here to read what Punk said. After those comments, they stopped mentioning his name when plugging WWE Backstage on Raw and SmackDown. When it was announced that WrestleMania would be moving to the Performance Center, Punk joked that this would keep fans from chanting his name and keep fans from booing Roman Reigns.
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