5 Dream scenarios for a CM Punk Return
It has been 6 years since we've last seen CM Punk in a WWE ring, as The Best in the World decided to leave WWE in 2013. Punk had stated "I was sick and hurt, and sick and tired, and burnt out, and I walked" to explain his reasoning for quitting the WWE. Punk was also wrestling with a staph infection on his back for three months, with his doctor claiming that Punk "could have died."
However, despite Punk's departure, there is no denying that the WWE Universe is yearning for him to return. The fans are constantly chanting Punk's name during matches and segment to this day. Punk has said that he would "never ever" return to wrestling again, but we've seen examples of legends such as Bret Hart and Steve Austin say the same thing after they left the WWF, and they eventually came back in a big way.
If Punk ever did return, it would ignite a huge fire in the WWE as we've never seen before. The ovation would be huge, and The Best in the World would immediately be a big draw. Here are five dream scenarios for a CM Punk return.
#5 As a heel
One possible idea for Punk to return to the WWE would be by having him immediately turn heel. If the WWE was to execute this in the best possible way, it would make perfect sense for Punk to target the biggest babyface in the WWE right now: AJ Styles. Seeing The Best in the World vs. The Phenomenal One would be a match that could headline any PPV, including WrestleMania.
The best way to build up a heel turn for CM Punk would be to have AJ Styles constantly drop hints that he is the face that runs the place, and he could always say that he is the best wrestler in the world. You could then have Punk brutally attack AJ Styles after a PPV match from out of nowhere to close any show.
This would immediately establish Punk as a heel, and he could justify his reasoning for attacking Styles by saying that The Phenomenal One was talking tough and trying to claim that he was the best wrestler in the world, but he doesn't agree with that because he is the one that has been living by that motto throughout his wrestling career.
Punk/Styles would be able to put on immense matches, as they could potentially bring out the brutal side of each other. Both men have also had the longest WWE Championship reigns of their era, and the fact that Punk held that title longer than Styles could be another statement that Punk could use to prove that he is the best wrestler in the world and not Styles.