In the last 24 hours, there has been a lot of Internet chatter going on about WWE and a particular name that could show his face again. When John Cena hopped on Instagram and posted the picture of CM Punk’s Twitter avatar, the collective wrestling fan world blew up. Then, WWE added fuel to the fire by putting Punk’s profile back on the official website. After all that, is he going to return and show up on Monday Night Raw this evening.
Last night, WWE put on Fastlane and it ended in a way that not many fans are incredibly happy with in a Roman Reigns’ victory. Now, the WrestleMania 32 main event is set and it’s not something that many are looking forward to, but perhaps WWE is trying to push the attention elsewhere.
Now, John Cena posting CM Punk’s Twitter avatar to his Instagram may have been nothing more than coincidence. It may not have even been that and simply could have been Cena just posting a random picture or trolling the fans.
The more interesting thing is that not long after that post, CM Punk’s profile became active again on WWE, and it’s been missing for a long time. Ever since the two had a bad split and Punk left the company, he’s been virtually ostracized and forgotten about, but not anymore.
Cena doing is it one thing, but WWE doing it is really weird.
Remember though, John Cena posted a picture of AJ Styles to his Instagram in early January when rumors were flying that the NJPW was heading to WWE. After that, WWE.com reported of a possible invasion of NJPW stars and actually played into all of the rumors.
All of a sudden, AJ Styles made his debut at the Royal Rumble. WWE.com announced that Shinsuke Nakamura had been signed to debut in NXT. Now, as earlier reported by The Inquisitr, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows have finished their NJPW dates and are heading to WWE.
The big question now though is if CM Punk is returning to WWE or not, and will he show up tonight on Monday Night Raw?
According to The Wrestling Observer, it is very unlikely that CM Punk is going to return to WWE anytime soon, if ever. Recently, Punk did sign a multi-year deal with UFC and has yet to even have his first fight for the company, but it is set to happen sometime this summer.
Even though Punk is in UFC, Joe Rogan is not necessarily a fan of his and doesn’t believe he should have his debut MMA fight at that level. On a recent Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Rogan gave his thoughts on Punk and how he should transition from wrestling to MMA.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen with that guy. I don’t understand this whole thing….I also think it’s ridiculous for him to fight in the UFC. I think he should fight in a small organization. Take a fight in a small organization, build yourself up. I have always said that’s what should have happened with Brock Lesnar.”
The picture that John Cena posted probably really means nothing, but it did start a lot of talk online and all around social media.
Once all the talk and hype started, WWE may have simply jumped on board and activated CM Punk’s profile on the website again. It could have been done to get some heat off of the end of Fastlane and Roman Reigns, or it could have been done to simply get more attention.
Just because a profile pops back up on the website doesn’t mean that person is showing back up in WWE. The relationship between the company and CM Punk is not one that is overly great and while there could one day be a reconciliation, it is doubtful that he will appear tonight on Monday Night Raw or anytime soon.
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