As the wrestling world continues to buzz with speculation, WWE Hall of Famer Glenn Jacobs, commonly known by his in-ring persona as “Kane,” has shared his take on one of the industry’s most heated topics: the potential return of CM Punk to WWE. Jacobs, having a legendary wrestling career highlighted by his appearances, notably at the 2021 WWE Royal Rumble, has transitioned from the squared circle to the political arena, serving his second term as the Mayor of Knox County since his election in 2018.
Despite being a figure of dispute due to his political stances, which have led to disagreements with peers such as Bryan Danielson and backlash on social media platforms like Twitter, Jacobs has maintained his congeniality in the wrestling community. During his guest spot on Sportskeeda’s Wrestlebinge, the topic of CM Punk’s return inevitably came up. The man who once chokeslammed Punk through a table at the 2014 Royal Rumble was diplomatic in his response. “That’s a business decision,” he said measuredly. “You know, I always wish everybody the best. Again, in the end, it’s going to be what everyone thinks is best for business, right?”
Jacobs candidly admitted his lack of complete knowledge regarding the recent controversy surrounding Punk, saying, “I really don’t know that much about the controversy, actually. I haven’t followed that closely. I just always want the best for everybody.”
The controversy Jacobs lightly touched upon relates to CM Punk’s dramatic exit from AEW after what transpired at AEW All Out, not All In as was erroneously reported, an event hosted at Wembley Stadium in London on August 27. The aftermath of the show saw Punk being fired and fellow wrestler Jack Perry, also known as “Jungle Boy,” suspended indefinitely. AEW owner Tony Khan reportedly felt that his “life was in danger” because of the backstage chaos.
CM Punk currently stands as a free agent with his return to WWE being a matter of intense conjecture and wishful thinking from a section of the wrestling fanbase. However, insider sources, including those from Fightful, suggest that WWE creative has not been briefed on any plans involving Punk’s comeback, indicating that if such a return were to happen, it’s not on the immediate horizon.
As the wrestling community looks ahead to events like Survivor Series 2023, the question of whether personalities like Punk will reshuffle the industry remains unanswered. For those eager to immerse themselves in the wrestling fervor, the WrestleTalk crew will be hosting a Survivor Series Watch Party at the Long Arm Sports Bar & Pub in London, promising fans an opportunity to experience the action live among enthusiasts.
This ongoing narrative of possible returnees and the industry’s ever-changing dynamics keeps wrestling news ever so intriguing, prompting fans to stay tuned to every twist and turn of the ropes in this elaborate dance of athleticism and entertainment. Whether he steps back into the squared circle or not, the discussion surrounding CM Punk’s wrestling future undeniably adds a layer of excitement to the world of professional wrestling.