Wrestling fans around the world were left startled following veteran wrestler CM Punk and WWE star Randy Orton's return to the WWE Survivor Series.
CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, debuted in the WWE in 2006 and returned to the organisation after nine years following his exit in 2014.
His WWE comeback follows his decision to leave the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) — an organisation he had joined in 2021.
It is pertinent to know that the wrestler had often voiced his concerns over the WWE's storyline and insufficient medical care for him, BBC reported.
There had been rumours hinting at Punk's return to the WWE which essentially was made possible in the 11th hour as confirmed by WWE's chief content officer Triple H.
"This was one of those lightning-in-a-bottle moments that came together very quickly, but we are incredibly excited about it," Triple H said in a press conference.
However, the hyped-up fans — who cheered as CM Punk made a shocking WWE return in his hometown — didn't get to see their favourite wrestler in action as he didn't even get inside the ring as he didn't have a match.
Earlier, another WWE superstar Randy Orton also returned to the WWE after more than a year's hiatus due to an injury.
The Allstate Arena went into a frenzy when Orton’s theme song “Voices” was played as the fans, who had been eagerly waiting for their icon to return for a long time, knew they were about to see their favourite.
The "Viper", entered the arena when Team Cody Rhoades were being battered by The Judgment Day, and quickly took out each member of the latter group one by one with his vintage moves that are memorised by every single WWE fan who grew up watching The Legend Killer.
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