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IN Sports ON 05 Jun, 2016
There really isn't many reasons to expect Cm Punk to make a return as a full-time participant.We cannot blame Punk directly but Vince McMahon, Triple H and the rest of the WWE executive team most likely let their own pride get in the way when dealing with Punk.
At the same time, though, Brooks himself often gives off the impression that he thinks he's the smartest guy in every situation, and everyone else is just confused through life.
On the flip side, his stint in the UFC has been a complete bust to this point, with his debut delayed by an injury to the point that some wonder if he'll ever actually fight in that ring.
With Punk already in his late 30s, an attempted return to the WWE would likely mean that his UFC career never took off. As such, what value would he bring? When Brock Lesnar left for mixed martial arts, he won the UFC Heavyweight Championship, meaning he had the potential to bring back new fans upon his return to pro wrestling.
We all know that his pride would not allow him to come back to the WWE after essentially a failed MMA career.
The WWE roster is as deep and as talented as it's ever been, from home-grown veterans like John Cena and Randy Orton to recent signings like AJ Styles and Samoa Joe to the current faces of the company like Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
If Punk comes back sure he will definitely add weight to this roster, but the WWE is in a great place right now. There's no reason to bend over backward for a man who has been vocal with his sometimes sharp criticism, particularly when you already have guys like The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar on special part-time contracts.
From past health concerns and his age, it can be expected he would want a lighter schedule like Lesnar, but Vince's ego probably wouldn't allow such. In all honesty, that dispute by itself could be enough to kill any potential return.
While some stars might take the challenge of stealing the show from a lower-profile spot, Punk isn't likely to enjoy that role at this stage of his career.
If the UFC gig doesn't work out, and it most likely won't, Punk may return to identifying as a pro wrestler again. He could be found at conventions or even headlining Indy shows as a huge draw.
The day may also come when enough time has passed that CM Punk comes back into the WWE fold for an appearance or two in a Legends segment or as a surprise Royal Rumble entrant in his late 40s.
So do you really want this surprise entrance?
WWE have already announced a Money In The Bank match between John Cena and AJ Styles, but according to reports by cagesideseats.com, the company may excite the fans with further additions.
According to the rumour mill, the franchise might add several tag teams to the fray, with New Day vs. The Club, Charlotte & Dana Brooke vs. Natalya & Becky Lynch, and Golden Truth vs. Tyler Breeze & Fandango all in contention to feature on the show.
All this would be officially confirmed by WWE soon.