WWE legend and UFC flop CM Punk returning to the ring… as part of Starz's scripted pro wrestling drama series 'Heels'
FORMER WWE star CM Punk is set to make a stunning return to the ring – for a reality TV show.
The three-time WWE heavyweight champion hasn't set foot inside the ring since announcing his retirement in 2014.
But the former UFC welterweight will return to the ring to star in pro wrestling drama series 'Heels'.
Heels, which has been commissioned by the Starz network, is a show that will follow the men and women looking to make their mark in the small-town pro-wrestling scene.
Heels star Stephen Amell announced Punk's participation in the show on his social media pages.
Alongside a picture of himself and Punk inside a wrestling ring, Amell wrote: "Please welcome @CMPunk to @HeelsSTARZ.
"He was a little rusty in the ring yesterday, but I assured him it was just like riding a bike."
On January 27, Punk, real name is Phillip Brooks, celebrated the seventh anniversary of his exit from the WWE, which he took to Twitter to reflect on.
Along with two smiley-face emojis, Punk wrote: "Happy anniversary to me."
Despite Punk leaving the WWE on bad terms, the promotion has left the door open for him and his wife, AJ Mendez, to one day return.
WWE COO Triple H – the husband of the promotion's CBO and daughter of owner Vince, Stephanie McMahon – recently said: "I think what Steph was saying is that in the right circumstances, if it’s good for fans and it’s something that would be good for everybody, then absolutely.
"They were both phenomenal performers, incredible performers. If it was right for them, for the company, for everyone involved, then absolutely.
“I don’t think that’s ever been a factor of someone saying ‘well, this person should be or this person should be’ – talent, incredible talent, are always incredible talent.
"But there’s so much more to the business than just being a talented performer.
"Again, I could fantasy book and say I want to be young again, but that ain’t going to happen either.
“In a perfect world, sure. I think you’ve heard Vince echo that statement a million times over the years – never say never.
"You see people come in and out, performers and talent. If it’s right for fans and everyone else business wise then it’s something that can happen. But, if it’s not, then it can’t.”
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