Backstage Reaction to CM Punk Being Hired for WWE Backstage

— CM Punk’s new role with the FOX’s “WWE Backstage” was met with mixed reaction amongst WWE officials, reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. There were some people who were “negative” of the company doing any work with Punk due to the way he left and his comments afterwards that led to a lawsuit.

— Others argued that the timing was right for Punk to come back to WWE as he was the last major free agent who AEW could have signed that would have been a “game changer” and yet there was another group of people who figured that Punk would never be back – a rare exception to the rule of a talent leaving and never working with WWE again.

— One interesting point brought up is that Punk joins WWE Backstage mere weeks before Survivor Series week, which takes place in his hometown of Chicago, IL where historically, chants for his name have been plentiful. Whether WWE capitalizes on that remains to be seen, although according to this report it seems like it’s at least a possibility that is in the works.

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