CM Punk went on social media to tease an appearance at a WWE show that he isn’t advertised for.
For the first time in nearly ten years, CM Punk appeared on WWE SmackDown in Providence. During the show, CM Punk did a promo mentioning some of WWE’s biggest stars like Kevin Owens along with the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and he also took shots at the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins, but Punk didn’t mention Rollins by name.
The SmackDown promo from CM Punk also included references to his two backstage fights in AEW. That second fight he had with “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry saw Punk upset a lot of people in AEW and led to the company firing him about a week later.
What was most important during CM Punk’s SmackDown promo is that he made it known to the WWE Universe that this coming Monday on WWE Raw in Cleveland, Punk is expected to choose what brand he will sign with.
Punk teased his multiple options by mentioning WWE Raw GM Adam Pearce, WWE SmackDown GM Nick Aldis and NXT’s boss WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, whom Punk said he’ll be talking to on the weekend. The favorite is likely Raw since Punk is expected to feud with Seth Rollins, but nothing is official yet.
Could CM Punk Appear At WWE NXT Deadline?
There was an interesting development on Saturday afternoon when Punk posted on his Instagram story that he missed his flight home from Providence, Rhode Island and he woke up in Bridgeport, Connecticut, which is in the same state as Stamford where WWE Headquarters is located.
On his Instagram story, CM Punk posted a photo of himself standing by a giant WWE Title at WWE Headquarters. Punk posted a photo with this caption:
“Missed my flight today. Woke up in Bridgeport. Anything to do here?”
Punk also tagged @WWENXT as well.
What’s in Bridgeport, CT today (December 9th) is the WWE NXT Deadline Premium Live Event.
In another Instagram story post, CM Punk posted a photo of himself at the WWE Headquarters Gym because there’s a WWE logo in the background.
Does this mean that CM Punk will be present at the NXT Deadline PLE? Find out by watching NXT Deadline on Peacock in the US and WWE Network everywhere else.
UPDATE: On Twitter/X, NXT boss man Shawn Michaels invited Punk to Deadline and to talk in person.
— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) December 9, 2023