During WWE SmackDown this week, CM Punk delivered a comprehensive and impactful promo, addressing multiple aspects of his career and future in the WWE Universe. Notably, Punk focused on Roman Reigns, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, delivering a pointed message.
Punk's promo was extensive, covering a range of topics including his potential opponents and references to his past in the industry. He notably mentioned his previous firing from AEW, indicating a new direction in his WWE tenure.
A significant moment in his address was his direct message to Roman Reigns, stating “I acknowledge you.” This statement was layered with meaning, especially considering Punk's past relationship with Paul Heyman, who is now closely associated with Reigns.
Additionally, Punk's interactions backstage were noteworthy. He appeared to contemplate confronting The Bloodline in their locker room but ultimately decided against it. His promo also included references to other WWE figures such as The Usos and Seth Rollins, and he mentioned a similarity between himself and Kevin Owens. Furthermore, Punk revealed an upcoming call with Shawn Michaels from NXT and a decision regarding an exclusive RAW contract offer from Adam Pearce.
This appearance by CM Punk on WWE SmackDown has set the stage for future developments in his career and his interactions with key figures in the WWE Universe.