WATCH: CM Punk Reveals His “Favourite” Thing About WWE Just 3 Years Before Quitting the Company

Published 12/30/2023, 8:18 PM EST

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Fans have witnessed the ceremonious return of CM Punk at the 2023 Survivor Series PLE. The audience present in the arena witnessed his return after almost a decade. The star had left the promotion back in 2014. Since then, the fans have been eagerly waiting for his return.

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While his exit in 2014 was a controversial one, an old clip of the Second City Saint from 2011 has emerged. In the clip, Punk admitted what his favorite thing about working with WWE is, and the answer came in true CM Punk fashion as he gave a cheeky response.

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A clip from the December 19, 2011 episode of Talk Philly recently resurfaced on the internet. In the clip, Punk was seen with his WWE World Heavyweight Championship title that he had won in November of the same year. When the interviewer asked what is his favorite thing when it comes to working with WWE, he said, “My favorite thing to do is to come to do morning television shows.” He further added, “It is my absolute favorite.”

The interviewer responded, “That was good. That was the right answer.” The rest of the clip showed how the interviewer was swept off her feet with Punk’s charm. While CM Punk is known for his straight edge attitude inside the ring, fans could agree that the star has always been good with interviews.

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However, what’s worth noting is that instead of saying that he loves traveling with the crew or working with the roster, he chose an entirely different answer.

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This could mean two of the most obvious things back then. Either he was being his usual charming self. Or, the star decided to give a subtle hint about his indifferences at the company.

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Why did CM Punk leave WWE in 2014?

While Punk is notoriously famous for firing shots during media scrums, like the infamous one at AEW, he highlighted his experience with WWE. Punk said that he felt that he had lost almost 10 years of his life with WWE. He said that somewhere down the line; the officials involved with the booking and management of stars failed to push him to his maximum capability. Even Paul Heyman said the same particular reasons for Punk’s departure. Heyman was Punk’s manager when the latter was on the rise. However, the story saw the two feuding later.

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As fans remember, Punk decided to part ways with WWE back in 2014 following the year’s Royal Rumble. Creative frustrations and burnout were also credited with making him leave WWE. Reports also suggested that never featuring as part of the main event at any WrestleMania also played a crucial role. While he has returned to WWE, do you think he will be the main event star at WrestleMania 40?

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Shaikh Aerajuddin

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For me pro wrestling has two things that I like the most, storytelling and fighting. Let?s just say movies are failing to keep me entertained in those departments. I grew up watching WWF and not WWE and any hardcore fan will agree that the two are not the same, but I love both iterations.
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Amal Joyce

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