CM Punk, aka Phil Brooks, appears to have come full circle in his career.
The former Marvel Comics writer, actor, MMA fighter, and pro wrestling star made a shocking appearance on Fox’s WWE Backstage show last night.
Punk would enter the studio to his old WWE entrance theme, “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour.
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He then looked into the camera and said, “It’s as simple as this. Just when they think they’ve got the answers, I change the culture. See you here next week.”
For now, Punk is under contract with Fox, as WWE Backstage is a Fox show.
The @WWEonFOX twitter account confirmed this:
Your chants have been answered!@CMPunk just showed up on #WWEBackstage on @fs1 – he’ll be appearing periodically on the show beginning next Tuesday night at 11pm ET! pic.twitter.com/kurMv2wr0k
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) November 13, 2019
The WWE twitter account retweeted it, and also confirmed Punk’s status on WWE.com.
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Twitter reactions were great:
Everyone right now after seeing CM Punk joining the show #WWEBackstage pic.twitter.com/rNgad98R9Y
— Real One (@WWEREALONE) November 13, 2019
CM Punk and Vince McMahon in 2019 pic.twitter.com/f49gzP0l8D
— manny 👾 (@thebatmanny) November 13, 2019
Is the internet still working@CMPunk just returned@wwe @FS1#WWEBackstage#pipebomb pic.twitter.com/YPlwDIqcM5
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) November 13, 2019
— Becky’s the 🐐 [hopeless Ferrari fan] (@Becky_blindmark) November 13, 2019
me right now… #CMPunk pic.twitter.com/mddIyhp6ME
— Yunus Nadaf (@CultYunus) November 13, 2019
Holy shit is right omg
— Sleeping_Angels 🎃 (@sleeping_a02) November 13, 2019
HOLY FUCK pic.twitter.com/FalItVY4vD
— CashDaddy Raking In The Dough (@BugDaddyWins) November 13, 2019
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Wait, since he’s on #WWEBackstage…..will fans keep on doing the @CMPunk chants?! pic.twitter.com/tROrIVjyOL
— Ellis Mbeh, PCM (@EllisMbeh) November 13, 2019
— Isaiah (@isaiassuazo223) November 13, 2019
— ʞɔıɹʇɐԀ🍁 (@Pdogg0711) November 13, 2019
— Bryan Henry (@DinkaHenry16) November 13, 2019
Thanks to BOTH @WWEonFOX and @CMPunk for coming together to allow Punk to share his extensive insight on the WWE with us all. Looking forward to it
— James Rankin (@sprayermanJJ) November 13, 2019
— SυєƖƖєη (@suh_ellenb) November 13, 2019
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It’s been rumored that both C.M. Punk and the WWE itself are open to a full return at some point.
In the short term, it appears that Punk is content with acting and being a studio analyst.
He stars recently released horror film Girl On the Third Floor, which currently has an 82 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and has gotten favorable feedback from critics.
Given his acting success, its logical that Phil Brooks will want more acting roles in the future.
His performance in Girl On the Third Floor really showcased an affinity for the craft, as he carried the movie well and had a great range.
The movie business aside, pro wrestling is still a hot commodity right now with television audiences.
AEW, WWE, NWA, and Impact are all putting out compelling entertainment, and it won’t be long until Brooks has a decision to make.
Odds are, C.M. Punk will make an in-ring return sooner rather than later.
It should be noted that if Punk does sign with WWE, it will likely be on a part time basis, similar to Brock Lesnar.
Are you excited to see C.M. Punk back on television? Leave a comment and let us know.