There has been a lot of speculation recently as to whether or not CM Punk will ever come back to WWE since he abruptly walked out on the company the night following the Royal Rumble. And if he does come back, will it be sooner rather than later? In particular, is there any chance that he can show up this Sunday in New Orleans for WrestleMania 30?
Well, if you ask Stone Cold Steve Austin, the answer to that question is yes.
On his podcast recently, Austin predicted that you will see Punk this Sunday at some point inside the Superdome, something that he has predicted since Punk walked out.
“I’m telling you, I’m going to stick to my prediction that CM Punk is going to make his return at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. I made this prediction two months ago here on the show.
Austin then went on to explain his reasoning:
“It’s been a long time, I think he’s cooled his jets, he’s got some rest, and I think it’s time to get back to work. I don’t see him participating in a match but it would be great to see him in a run-in to establish himself, to entrench himself immediately in a memorable and just a great moment, and I would say plant himself firmly in the middle of an angle, because he would be the angle, by attacking whoever he sees fit to attack or asserting his presence rather, whatever the case may be. But I see CM Punk coming back at WrestleMania 30. Who knows if it will happen. We will know in about six short days when WrestleMania actually happens.”
As we know, anything can happen in WWE, and Punk making his triumphant return to the company on this specific night would blow the roof off the Superdome in New Orleans.