In a move that has sent shockwaves through the WWE Universe, the enigmatic CM Punk appears to have slyly hinted at his entry number for the upcoming Men’s Royal Rumble match, set to take place this year. The former WWE Champion took to his official Instagram page to tease fans with a mysterious story, simply featuring the number ‘5’ before swiftly deleting it. Could this be Punk’s subtle way of revealing that he’ll be the fifth entrant in the highly anticipated Royal Rumble?
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Punk, known for his strategic mind and mind games, has his sights set on a triumphant return to the Royal Rumble, a decade after his memorable performance in the same match that marked his departure from WWE. The wrestling icon recently shared his aspirations during WWE’s 2024 Preview Special on Peacock, expressing a burning desire to secure victory in the Royal Rumble and headline WrestleMania for the first time in his illustrious career.
Punk revealed passionately“Ten years after walking out. My last match was a Royal Rumble. I’m walking back in 10 years later, and my good buddy Cody (Rhodes) likes to say he’s gonna finish his story. To me, this is finishing what I started. This is picking back up where I left off.”
Despite a decade passing since his unexpected departure, Punk exudes confidence, proclaiming, “I’m 10 years wiser, and all that experience inside the Royal Rumble and inside the wrestling ring is gonna come in handy. I’m gonna win the Royal Rumble and main event WrestleMania. At least that’s the plan. I know there’s 29 other guys that are gonna do their best to stop me, but I’m supremely confident.”
As the WWE Universe eagerly speculates about Punk’s potential entry number, the anticipation surrounding the Men’s Royal Rumble match has reached fever pitch. Only time will reveal if CM Punk can indeed “finish his story” and headline WrestleMania 40, but one thing is for certain – the road to glory begins with surviving the Royal Rumble, and Punk seems more determined than ever to script a triumphant chapter in his storied career.