WWE Producer Reveals If He Knew About CM Punk’s Return


A veteran WWE Producer has shared he knew about CM Punk’s return to the company at Survivor Series.

TJ Wilson wrestled for WWE for nearly a decade as Tyson Kidd. Unfortunately, a serious neck injury cut his career short in 2015. Since then, he has become one of WWE’s top Producers who helps talent with their matches, promos and segments on WWE shows. Kidd is oftentimes praised heavily by the women on the roster since he works with a lot of them and has been the Producer for some of the biggest women’s matches in WWE history.

CM Punk and Kidd traveled the roads together for many years as members of the active roster. CM Punk signed with WWE in 2006 while Kidd started a couple of years later. When CM Punk left WWE in January 2014, Kidd was a prominent member of the roster.

At WWE Survivor Series in Chicago on November 25th, CM Punk made his shocking return to the company after nearly ten years away. It was a well-kept secret with WWE’s Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque making it clear that only a few people knew about it and it was a surprise to everybody else in the company.

During an appearance on Counted Out With Mike & Tyler, WWE Producer TJ Wilson (Tyson Kidd) spoke about Punk’s return at Survivor Series and what he knew about it.

“No, I didn’t know it was happening (CM Punk’s WWE return). You hear the rumors or whatever. I remember coming into the building that day and I remember just thinking like, when I leave here today, if Punk is back, I will and won’t be surprised and if he’s not back, I will or won’t be surprised. It’s one of those things, it’s like… Randy (Orton) was coming back that day so there was a different energy in the, like, backstage and there was a different energy in the arena throughout the whole show.”

“And I mean, Allstate Arena’s always a great energy but there was even a little bit — was amplified a bit more and so it’s kind of like, at the end of that night, if the return didn’t happen, it wouldn’t have been a giant disappointment in the sense that-that was the only reason people were excited.”

“I thought the show was great, Randy’s return, it was awesome and then it just was — it was one of those things… and then when that music flipped and you just saw the people were like, ‘oh my God, this is really happening.’ It was insane and again, I had no clue.”

CM Punk Will Have His WWE Return Match At MSG

The WWE in-ring return of CM Punk will be against The Judgment Day’s Dominik Mysterio on December 26th at Madison Square Garden in New York City and December 30th in Los Angeles (Inglewood), California at the KIA Forum.

As for CM Punk’s televised WWE return match, he has announced he will be in the Men’s Royal Rumble match on January 27th. It’s not known if Punk will wrestle on an episode of Raw before that.

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