According to PW Insider, CM Punk was backstage tonight before Monday’s episode of WWE Raw from the Allstate Center just outside Chicago.
“CM Punk was backstage ‘for a bit’ tonight before Raw,” read the report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider.
Johnson went on to note that Punk met with several WWE talents but was eventually asked to leave at the request of Vince McMahon, who is not backstage at Raw tonight.
The report doesn’t indicate why Punk visited,but no ted that Punk briefly saw Paul “Triple H” Levesque, which would make it the first time they interacted in person since Punk’s WWE departure.
According to Fightful Select, Punk spoke with The Miz among other WWE talents. WWE’s head of security, Jim Kelly eventually asked him to exit the arena.
Rumors suggest CM Punk’s AEW return is imminent, with the belief that Punk is slated to return on June 17, 2023 for the debut of AEW Collision inside the United Center.