A legend returns to WWE. He insulted and slandered the league, and now he wants to be its face
Ainur Shaimardanov December 8, 2023, 17:00 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
The controversial world wrestling star once again found himself in a place he so actively criticized and hated.
Phil Brooks is an undisputed wrestling legend. CM Punk tried himself as a UFC fighter and commentator, but it was wrestling that made him popular, “the best in the world,” as he often called himself. And in November he returned to WWE after almost 10 years, which shocked the entire industry. Many fans admit that after this they are ready to watch the show again, Brooks has become a cult character.
Why did his return surprise everyone? It’s simple. Imagine if tomorrow Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor started acting together and defending each other in interviews. Inserted? So Punk’s return was more unlikely than described above.
Punk said so much about WWE that it would fill a small volume of the “Insult Your Interlocutor the Right Way” textbook.
How CM Punk left WWE
CM Punk unexpectedly disappeared from WWE screens in January 2014, and it was later revealed that the parties had separated. Brooks later admitted that he left the company because he was abused.
“I feel like the 10 years I spent in WWE were in vain. Because I think the job of management, the owner, Booker, whoever it is, is to bring out the best in all the talent. I feel like I never reached my full potential. “I’ve never been to a Wrestlemania main event, unlike The Rock, who got one even though he doesn’t wrestle full time.”
We concluded that Brooks really wanted to be in the main event of the main wrestling show, but time and time again, let’s not be afraid of this word, the featured storylines and matches were not given the proper attention at Wrestlemania. Additionally, Brooks noted that WWE doctors did not respond appropriately to his injuries. CM Punk believes that this attitude towards him could have affected his health.
Return to WWE
Many things were said that many felt would close Punk’s place in WWE. However, the power in the main wrestling promotion changed, with the company merging with the UFC. Business are business. Before this, CM Punk was kicked out of another wrestling promotion, AEW, with a scandal, where he got into a fight with a wrestler backstage. The owner of the company, Tony Khan, did not tolerate the superstar’s antics and kicked him out of his company.
It seemed that a return to WWE was impossible for Punk, but a month before his return, the promotion’s wrestlers began actively hinting at Brooks, using his phrases in their promos, making references to him. It seemed to viewers that WWE was simply flirting with the public, since Punk became a free agent, and before the Survivor Series show, all insiders assured everyone one thing: Phil Brooks would not return to WWE under any circumstances. They assured and guaranteed.
Let’s talk about the Survivor Series tournament with a perfect ending:
WWE gave the best show of the year. The company brought back two world wrestling superstars at once
Those inside were wrong. They write that after merging with TKO, the salaries of WWE wrestlers will begin to increase significantly. The first to feel this is Punk, who signed a long-term contract with the company. A deal with a clause included in the contract regarding violation of regulations. Business is business, but it’s better to be safe.