Chris Jericho: CM Punk is back in WWE for the first time in five years and no one really cares

Chris Jericho believes that CM Punk's return to WWE, as an analyst on WWE Backstage, could have been much bigger. The 49-year-old wrestler also shared that he is not disappointed with Punk not joining AEW, as they don't need him.
Chris Jericho is not disappointed that CM Punk is a part of WWE Backstage instead of AEW.Chris Jericho is not disappointed that CM Punk is a part of WWE Backstage instead of AEW.
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CM Punk shocked everyone when after five years of parting ways with WWE, the wrestler was back as an analyst on the FOX show, WWE Backstage. His appearance caused an uproar in the wrestling community, who have been waiting for a CM Punk return with bated breaths. Initially, Punk was reportedly in talks with WWE's rival company, AEW, where former WWE wrestlers like Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley currently work. Eventually, Punk decided to join WWE Backstage, instead of making an in-ring return in either of the companies.

In an interview with Uproxx, Chris was asked if he was disappointed with the fact that Punk is not a part of AEW. To this, the 49-year-old wrestler revealed, "I’m not disappointed. I know there were some conversations, but Punk’s his own guy. Could we have used him? Yes. Does it hurt us to not have him? No, not at all." Furthermore, when asked about Punk's WWE Backstage role, Jericho shared that it was a long time coming and that they knew CM Punk would come back to wrestling. It was just a matter how time. However, Chris added that his return was more of a "sigh" than a "scream," like his in-ring return would have been!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"It seems kinda funny that he came back on a show that drew 150,000 viewers where it could have been 5 million viewers. But if it’s part of the process to slowly wean him into the wrestling business, then good. The WWE sure needs him. You need stars in the business. Good for him for coming back," Jericho added.

Chris reiterated his opinion that Punk's return was not as big as it could have been. "He’s back for the first time in five years and no one really cares. But I’m sure it will lead to more. I don’t see how it can’t," Jericho concluded.

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