WWE News: Samoa Joe Believes CM Punk Will Return to WWE Someday
on Feb 16, 2017 06:41 AM EST
CM Punk cut a lot of connections when he walked out of the WWE in January 2013 and joining the UFC later that year. However, Punk remains close with Samoa Joe and "The Destroyer" believes his friend will return to the WWE someday.
In an interview with Eyes On The Game, Joe revealed that he called Punk when he got called up to the main roster three weeks ago. He noted that "The Straightedge Superstar" jokingly said it was because he was not there anymore.
Joe was also asked if he believes Punk will ever step foot in a WWE ring ever again. He gave an optimistic answer since never say never in wrestling is true. He also wants to wrestle the now UFC fighter in a match in the WWE.
"It's funny. The thing about wrestling is that nothing is ever impossible, so you never know. You might see us united back in the ring someday," Joe said.
According to Brandon Gnetz of comicbook.com, Joe and Punk have so much history together. They were rivals back in Ring of Honor and they formed a friendship over the years. However, their path to the WWE was very different.
Punk was signed by the WWE in 2005 and spent a year in the developmental system. He made his main roster debut in 2006 but it took him five years to really become a bonafide superstar. His "pipebomb" promo in 2011 propelled him to the top of the WWE mountain.
However, two years at the top was it all it took for Punk to snap and walk away from the WWE. He cited creative differences and backstage politics with Vince McMahon and Triple H as his reasons for leaving. He went on to sign with the UFC wherein he has a record of 0-1.
On the other hand, Joe was stuck at TNA Wrestling from 2005 to 2015 before he got signed by Triple H to NXT. He made his main roster debut three weeks ago and attacked Seth Rollins. He then defeated Roman Reigns in his very first match.