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Backstage Update On CM Punk Appearing At WWE NXT Deadline 2023

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As many of you know by now, CM Punk made a surprise appearance at Saturday night’s WWE NXT Deadline pay-per-view event.

In the opening segment of the show, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels came out and introduced Punk. The two men wound up taking a selfie together.

At one point during the segment, Punk asked Michaels if the DX catchphrase “Suck It” was something they could no longer say on the air. Michaels laughed and then said, “Hell, I forgot.” According to a report from Haus of Wrestling, Michaels is still allowed to say “Suck It” on WWE programming.

It’s worth noting that the catchphrase did not fit the moment on Saturday night. Punk cut off Michaels during the segment when he was asking the fans “Are you ready?!” which in WWE’s old DX segments usually precedes, “Let’s get ready to suck it!”

It is said that Punk was backstage at the Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, CT for most of the day. He was reportedly described as behaving “great around everyone.” WWE Chief Creative Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque was also backstage at the show and everything went well. It’s said that Punk’s interactions with Triple H on Saturday were “legit” good.

Punk’s surprise appearance during the NXT Deadline pay-per-view event caught “many off guard” despite the teases online prior to the show going live, and nobody was given a heads up in advance that Punk would actually be there.

Finally, it was added that sources close to CM Punk are continuing to talk about how happy he is since returning to WWE. With that being said, many are questioning how long that will last once the “honeymoon phase” is over.

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