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John Cena and CM Punk’s Backstage Reunion at WWE Money in the Bank: A Glimpse of Wrestling History

One big thing: John Cena and CM Punk, two WWE legends, shared a heartfelt moment backstage at Money in the Bank 2024.

• WWE released a video on Twitter showing Cena and Punk’s backstage reunion.
• The two discussed Punk’s triceps injury before sharing an embrace and laughs.
• This meeting occurred on the same night Cena announced his 2025 retirement plans.

Why it matters:

This reunion symbolizes a potential thawing of past tensions and hints at exciting possibilities for WWE’s future storytelling.

The backstory:

• Cena and Punk were legendary opponents, defining the Money in the Bank event together.
• Their rivalry produced some of WWE’s most memorable matches and promos.
• Punk’s return to WWE in 2023 opened the door for a potential final clash with Cena.

By the numbers:

• Cena and Punk have faced each other in 5 pay-per-view matches.
• Their most famous encounter at Money in the Bank 2011 has a 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer.

What they’re saying:

• CM Punk: “I’ll drag John Cena out of retirement for one last match.”
• WWE’s tweet: “Legendary opponents @JohnCena and @CMPunk reunited backstage last night at #MITB, the event these two defined together.”

The big picture:

As Cena’s career winds down and Punk’s WWE return continues, fans are buzzing about the possibility of one final, epic confrontation between these two icons.

What do you think about the potential for a final Cena vs. Punk match? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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