CM Punk made his return to WWE television on the November 27 episode of Monday Night RAW, cutting a promo to declare that he is “home” and that WWE is “where [he] belongs.”
On a recent edition of the “Busted Open Radio” podcast, AEW wrestler Thunder Rosa spoke about the mixed fan reaction to Punk’s promo on RAW.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the promo’s mixed reactions: “I saw that so many people were absolutely pissed and very disappointed because they were expecting that [Punk] was going to come out and be like, ‘Let’s burn this place down,’ and he didn’t. [People thought] that he was going to critique everything, that he was going to be pissed. Instead, I think he was very sincere about him feeling the way that he felt. He felt that he has this second opportunity at his new home, and that he’s trying to heal. He’s really trying to move on from some of the regrettable incidents that happened prior to this. And I think that people need to understand this and they need to understand that he’s going to move on from this; he’s not going to talk about it. He didn’t talk about it.”
On Punk’s intent with the promo: “That’s what the promo was. It’s like, ‘I am not going to talk about the past. I’m going to talk about the present, and I’m going to talk about the future.’”