CM Punk makes return to WWE in a backstage role

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The much awaited return of CM Punk to sports entertainment has come. Just not how you expect it.

Punk returned to world of professional wrestling on Tuesday night as part of “WWE Backstage” — a magazine style program that currently airs on FS1. Punk will work as a contributor and analyst on the show.

The show is part of the FOX network, which recently inked a new multi-year deal with WWE to bring the SmackDown Live brand to the network.

CM Punk joins WWE Backstage

As part of the broadcast deal, FOX expanded its coverage of WWE with the new show called “Backstage” that features personalities such as Renee Young and Paige as hosts and analysts.

Punk joins the crew as a contributor as he 
re-teams with WWE in the limited role. He will be covering the professional wrestling circuit,

It can be remembered that Punk initially left the WWE in bad terms in 2014. He was also locked in a legal battle with a doctor from WWE, who accused the former superstar of defamation. Punk won that lawsuit.

He opted to sign with the UFC to pursue a career in Mixed Martial arts but after a 0-2 MMA record, his options suddenly became limited.

Will CM Punk wrestle again?

Punk received offers from numerous promotions, particularly All Elite Wrestling who he had made media appearances for in the past. After the AEW offer went in smoke, Punk opted to return to WWE programming which will most likely lead to his return as an active competitor.

Right now, Punk is only working as part of the analyst team on FOX to cover the WWE. With a number of active members on the roster part of that team, Punk's future is still open to bigger roles.

Though never officially retired from MMA, many suggest that Punk's time the UFC is over. His last fight was in 2018, when he lost a lopsided decision to Mike Jackson. 
He then did commentary for Cage Fury Fighting Championships.

Whichever path Punk goes moving forward, one sport will definitely have to be forgone.

Will CM Punk return as an in-ring performer in the future? Is the UFC still in his sights? Let us know where you want to see the Second City Savior to go.

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