Backstage News on CM Punk’s Role on ‘WWE Backstage’, Current WWE Status


More details have surfaced on CM Punk’s surprise appearance Tuesday night on WWE Backstage. confirmed that Punk will be making “periodic appearances”, and multiple sources have backed up that he will not be an analyst on the show every single week. His first confirmed appeared will be next Tuesday night on what will be the third official episode.

It was reported last month that Punk had met with FOX Sports officials for a position on the new FS1 studio show, and that those talks went well. However, when he didn’t show up on last week’s series premiere, many assumed the talks had fallen through.

According to, he is signed with FOX and at this time has no contract in place with WWE itself. Furthermore, the final call to bring him back was reportedly “100% a FOX call”, but one that WWE gave their blessing to.