WWE fans were sorely disappointed on March 3, when CM Punk did not return for the ‘WWE Raw’ event in his hometown of Chicago.
Sorry, CM Punk fans — your boy is still in full hiatus mode. Despite plenty of hype surrounding the potential return of Punk (whose real name is Phillip Jack Brooks) to WWE Raw for its Chicago television taping, Punk was a no-show. Find out what happened below!
CM Punk’s WWE ‘Raw’ Return That Didn’t Happen
After CM Punk walked out of the Royal Rumble in on Jan. 27, Vince McMahon commented that the star was “taking a sabbatical.”
And it looks like that sabbatical isn’t ending anytime soon.
Fans (understandably) figured that CM Punk would return for the show in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois on March 3, but despite plenty of buzz and ear-shattering chants that lasted throughout the entire show, he was a no-show. Why? No one seems to know. All roads lead to Wrestlemania XXX on April 6, but CM Punk’s status for both that show and the WWE in general is still a giant mystery.
Strangely enough, the WWE — more specifically, Paul Heyman — taunted fans by playing CM Punk’s music and showing his face on the video screen during the show, but it was all just a ploy to pump them up for the upcoming Brock Lesnar/Undertaker match.
Fans were still treated to a fun show — Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul was there as a manager for Dolph Ziggler, and The Wyatt Family beat The Shield — but CM Punk was undoubtedly the night’s biggest draw, which was made obvious when his name was chanted throughout the entire show, even when it became crystal-clear that he wasn’t there.
Chicago ‘WWE’ Fans Disappointed By CM Punk No-Show
Of course, fans instantly took to Twitter to express their disappointment about the event. The general voice of the Chicago public, @ChicagoRAWcrowd, was extremely vocal about their opinions:
Everyone feels that we failed. And you might be right. But This is just another example of a mediocre product.
— Monday March 3rd (@ChicagoRAWcrowd) March 4, 2014
— Monday March 3rd (@ChicagoRAWcrowd) March 2, 2014
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did you expect CM Punk to return? Do you have any clue what this whole feud is all about? Let us know in the comments!
— Shaunna Murphy