- CM Punk delivered a speech to WWE after nine years.
- He said he returned only to make money.
- Punk made his debut in 2006
On Monday, November 27, 2018, Phillip Jack Brooks, also known as CM Punk, made his first statement to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) organization, outlining his future goals. This was Punk’s first time back in the WWE ring in nearly a decade.
Surprisingly, Punk made his debut in the WWE world just three months after being let go from All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
“Looks like hell froze over,” Punk began. “I didn’t know how I was gonna react and I didn’t know how it was gonna go but this made me feel like my old self because this is where I belong,” he said. “In over 10 years, you people never forgot me even when maybe I wanted to forget me. That’s powerful. You are all-powerful.”
Punk declared that “almost everybody” in the WWE universe had welcomed him, most likely alluding to Seth Rollins, the former member of Shield whose annoyance was captured on tape.
“I am home. The best in the world is back and the best in the world is standing in the middle of the ring,” Punk said. “I’m not here to make friends. I’m here to make money.”
Following the conclusion of the men’s WarGames main event at Survivor Series on Saturday, November 25, punk made an appearance. The crowd erupted in cries of “CM Punk, CM Punk” as soon as the former WWE champion entered the arena and gave it his signature glance at the watch. He had just entered and was surveying the area he had long since dominated.
Following his 2006 debut, Punk rose to prominence as one of the top stars in the WWE and a fast favorite among fans. 2014 saw him for the last time in a Royal Rumble bout.