It is being reported that Cm Punk has signed a deal to join WWE Backstage on Fox Sports 1. The show has a one year deal with Fox. It is scheduled to debut in November. It is important to note that based on the reports and rumors, Punk had said, his talks were with Fox Sports and not he has not had any conversations with the WWE.
The deal is that he joins Fox, and not his former employer the WWE. There is always going to be chatter on a CM Punk return but this may finally be the starting point in mending this broken relationship.
Punk is a huge name and will bring that to the Fox network as they continue to push their relationship with WWE. Punk admitted he is open to anything…just not wrestling. Punk said if the WWE were to offer him a deal he would turn it down. Punk also complimented Renee Young and said he is looking forward to working with her.
He says they want to present it, like it’s a real sport.
Regarding if WWE had reached out to him, Punk replied no. This is certainly an interesting move by Punk. A move that will help Fox build their wrestling audience.
I look forward to this show and I am excited to see what Punk brings to the table.