The future of CM Punk is the talk of the wrestling world and for Corey Graves, he’d welcome Punk back to WWE and even shake his hand.
CM Punk was publicly fired from AEW by Tony Khan following his part in a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In. Since then the rumour mill has been in overdrive with many wondering if Punk could make a sensational return to WWE – the company he famously walked out on in 2014.
Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, SmackDown announcer Corey Graves discussed how he’d feel about CM Punk returning to WWE despite a very public fallout some years ago:
CM Punk was always great to me when I was coming up. We were really really, really close. Punk was in Pittsburgh at the time. He was actually the first guy who held my son after he was born. We were tight. Fast forward a few years, I don’t really know what happened.
We sort of fell out for one reason or another. I said some disparaging things in a very public unprofessional manner. We haven’t spoken since then, but at the end of the day, rather than sitting here and wasting everybody’s time, I’m a professional. I’m too old to hold grudges. I feel like whatever’s happened is water under the bridge. I got a whole different life. I’m in a very different place in my life than I was back when all that stuff went down.
If it’s right for business, who am I to say no? I’m a pro at the end of the day. I will happily do whatever is needed and I would shake the man’s hand and move on and see what life holds.
What Did Corey Graves Say About CM Punk?
On the day after CM Punk’s second and final UFC fight which he originally lost to Mike Jackson before the decision was overturned to a no contest, Corey Graves took his feelings towards the former WWE Champion to social media in a series of messages.
Maybe abandoning everybody who stood by your side, even when we weren’t supposed to, only to have you turn your back on us wasn’t the right move after all? No anger. Only sadness.
Awww. Seems the “fans” are disappointed. Maybe you guys should know that “That Dude” held my first son before I did because I was on tour and I trusted him. I had dinner with him the week after he quit.
The first rule of “punk rock” is loyalty, and this guy betrayed it all. I still love you, “friend” and I’m sorry you got lost.
My loyalty? Oh, would you like the BEFORE? Or AFTER? I’ve got both. I mean, one can only be shit on by their “best friend” for so long before they smarten up, no? But it’s cool. I’m sure you love Kenny Omega. And you know more about this business and friendship than I do.
Dude, I’m far from distraught. I’m in a good place. I’m just really bummed that I had a true friend turn his back on me for no other reason than the company that employs me.
Hey @CMPunk, call me tomorrow. I still love you.
CM Punk never publicly responded to the messages, however, Kenny Omega did, posting a GIF of Chris Rock looking very confused after getting dragged into Graves’ issues.