Report: Vince McMahon Strongly Wants CM Punk Back in WWE, Ready to Bend Will


According to, Vince McMahon is nearing his breaking point on the CM Punk situation as he wants him to return to the company in a big way.

Punk was the second-highest merchandise seller behind John Cena at the time of his departure. It also upsets him a great deal knowing that the straight-edge superstar was going to be heavily featured in a high-profile match at WrestleMania 30, but those plans had to obviously be scrapped.

The CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment will be taking a more hands-on approach in trying to bring back Philip Brooks (CM Punk), instead of leaving the matter to his son-in-law Triple H.

HHH has taken Punk’s leaving more personally than expected. He’s obviously upset with the unprofessionalism that was on display, but knowing how Brooks was uncooperative in wanting to work out a match for the WM30 card has left a sour taste in his mouth.

If a match were to actually take place, the odds of Punk going over, especially with his contract coming to an end in July, are slim to none. Giving someone a rub on the biggest show of the year who’s just going to leave anyways over a guy who will be around for the long-term future (whether he’s a full-time performer or not) wouldn’t make sense.

The reason we haven’t seen a public burial on television is because McMahon has learned from similar situations in the past how to handle abrupt exits. To spare feelings incase a reconciliation is forged, we’ll likely never see negativity towards Punk on Monday Night RAW or Friday Night SmackDown.

There are many within WWE who believe that Punk will be away for quite some time, but with WM30 drawing ever closer, the Chairman of the Board will do everything in his power to bring one of his biggest stars back in time for the festivities.