Former WWE Superstar CM Punk was backstage at Ohio Valley Wrestling’s Saturday Night Special event in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend.
This would be the first time that Punk has attended a wrestling show since walking out on WWE earlier this year.
Punk may have been there to support his good friend Cliff Compton, who won the OVW Heavyweight Title that night.
Punk was backstage and reportedly spoke to trainer Rip Rogers, a wrestler named Trailer Park Trash and Compton only. Others backstage were reportedly told to not bother the former WWE Champion. Punk left the arena with Compton and was not seen by fans.
One of our readers sent the following: At Raw in Chicago, security guards were scouting the audience to confiscate CM Punk signs. ‘Mine was confiscated (it said “Thank You Punk”), and I was told by the guard, “It’s per orders of WWE; it’s not my decision.”
Tonight’s WWE RAW from Chicago opened with Stephanie McMahon and Triple H in the ring. Fans started chanting for hometown star CM Punk and Stephanie said she always wondered why people chant for quitters. She made references to giving up, not sticking it out and quitting your job when it gets hard.
- Stephanie McMahon appeared on WGN Morning News this morning to promote tonight’s Raw at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois and discuss WWE and Susan G. Komen partnering together for their third annual breast cancer awareness campaign. During the interview, which you can watch here, Stephanie was asked whether she was hopeful for a WWE reconciliation with Chicago native and former Superstar CM Punk.
"CM Punk is an incredible character," said Stephanie. "We’ve had a lot of fun with him and who knows what the future holds."
CM Punk at Riot Fest.
(Credit to riot_fest & mattknicks)
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#6 CM Punk
It takes a bold, bold man to call himself The Best in the World without any hint of showmanship to it. CM Punk was nothing if not bold. The self-appointed heir apparent to Cena as the face of professional wrestling, Punk’s agitation over being passed over festered into an earth-shattering “pipe bomb” that took Cena, the McMahons, and the institution of sports-entertainment itself to task. He then promptly won Cena’s WWE Title and gallivanted off into retirement, but you probably don’t need Wikipedia to know The Straight Edge Superstar couldn’t stay away for long. He eventually came back to further challenge Cena’s dominance and beat him more often than not. These two were having classic matches for years after that initial clash. Perhaps the greatest disappointment in Punk’s untimely departure is knowing they definitely had a few more in them. — ANTHONY BENIGNO
As noted earlier, The Wrestling Observer recently reported that attorneys for CM Punk sent WWE a 22-page letter. It should be noted that there was no lawsuit filed, it was just a letter concerning royalties and WWE’s use of his likeness. WWE proceeded to slash the prices of all remaining CM Punk merchandise on WWEShop.com earlier this week. Punk has since been removed completely from WWEShop.com, and any searches for Punk end with no results.
Does he believe CM Punk when he says he will “never ever” be back in a wrestling ring?
"I’ve always been told to never say never in this business or "this guy will never work here" but yet here they are. So you never know. So far of all the nevers I’ve ever heard none of them have ever stuck but you never know."