Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Backstage News On CM Punk's WWE Backstage Debut, Top WWE Stars Respond

Backstage News On CM Punk's WWE Backstage Debut, Top WWE Stars Respond
As noted, Punk appeared at the end of last night's WWE Backstage in the closing segment and said, "It's as simple as this. Just when they think they got the answers, I change the culture. I'll see you here next week."

PWInsider reported that CM Punk's surprise appearance was kept a secret to the other on-air talents, except for Renee Young, who introduced Punk, in order to prevent leaks. As we previously reported, Punk's deal is with FOX only, and not WWE. The decision to sign Punk was a FOX call, but WWE obviously gave their blessing. PWInsider added that while Punk and FOX have been in talks, the deal was only finalized in the last few days.

WWE's official press release on Punk joining the show noted that he will appear as a Special Contributor and Analyst beginning next week, making "select appearances" in the studio alongside host Renee Young and analyst WWE Hall of Famer Booker T.

WWE Universal Champion Bray Wyatt and Seth Rollins have already tweeted CM Punk following his debut on WWE Backstage last night.

Wyatt tweeted screenshots from past run-ins with Punk and wrote, "I saw you"

Rollins tweeted, "Fight me @CMPunk"

The WWE on FOX Twitter account responded and offered Rollins time on WWE Backstage to talk it over with Punk. Rollins responded, "Glad to do it. Book me a flight."