The Morning Rat Race

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 07: CM Punk arrives at the 2011 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on October 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Oh my, wrestling fans!  Business just picked up!  Controversial wrestling megastar CM Punk has returned to the WWE after nine years!  Punk made his comeback at Survivor Series: War Games on Saturday in Chicago to an insane reception.  The place went absolutely bonkers.

WWE SummerSlam VIP Kick-Off Party

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 16: WWE Superstar CM Punk attends the WWE SummerSlam VIP Kick-Off Party at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For WWE)


Punk walked out of the WWE in 2014 due to his unhappiness with the company and he seemed to be leaving wrestling for good.  In 2021, however, Punk returned to professional wrestling when he began working for WWE’s number one competitor AEW.  But in AEW, Punk courted infamy as well.  He got into a fight with the tag team the Young Bucks and later got into a physical altercation with a wrestler named “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry.  Punk was ultimately fired from AEW amid the controversy.

Red Carpet Premiere Of Girl On The Third Floor At The Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 18: Actor Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks attends the red carpet Premiere of “Girl on the Third Floor” at the Chicago International Film Festival on October 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Queensbury Pictures / Dark Sky Films)


Personally speaking…this is a HUGE win for the WWE.  They have acquired a major name and consistent headline-maker…while taking away from their competitor.  Triple H deserves the credit on this one…since taking over for Vince McMahon…Triple H has led the WWE to one massive success after another.  The ratings are up…the attendances are up…the business is way up.  The WWE is back to being the WWE it looks like.  That’s a good thing for wrestling fans.

WWE SummerSlam Press Conference

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 13: CM Punk attends WWE SummerSlam Press Conference at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)


By the way…not for nothing…but the RAT’s wrestling podcast…The East Side Dave and Son Wrestling Show…predicted Punk’s return (and more) to a tee!  Listen to the nationally-syndicated program with THIS LINK!  And scroll down for the video of Punk’s return!   BOOM!

The East Side Dave and Son Wrestling Show


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  • Triple H discusses CM Punk’s epic return: Survivor Series: WarGames Press Conference

  • Cody Rhodes is excited to see CM Punk: Survivor Series: WarGames Press Conference

  • Top moments from Survivor Series: WarGames 2023

  • CM Punk's Legendary 'Pipebomb' Promo

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