WWE Wrestlers Still "Iffy" On Whether Or Not CM Punk Has Changed

CM Punk may appear to be a changed man in WWE, but is it to last?

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Around half of WWE's talent roster is dubious of CM Punk's recent personal changes being sustainable, or representative of who the newly-returned star truly is.

PWTorch's Wade Keller reports that when Punk spoke of WWE personnel being happy to see him and called his return to the company a "family reunion" during his Raw promo, he was broadly speaking the truth. Sources claimed that the 45-year-old seemed "humble" and "very nice" on his Raw return, having broken the internet at Survivor Series 2023.

Punk had returned to WWE with a reputation, given the nature of his 2014 release and that of his AEW sacking, which came one week after a backstage brawl with Jack Perry. Nonetheless, one of PWTorch's sources claimed that Punk appeared humbled.


But some wrestlers are sceptical of the situation. A source estimated that around half of WWE's roster was "iffy" on whether or not Punk's apparent changes are here to stay, or true to who he really is.

Nonetheless, Punk's first impression back in WWE has been largely positive. Keller called this "necessary" given Punk's checkered past and history of criticising the market-leading promotion since his departure nine years ago.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.