CM Punk was mentioned by Stephanie McMahon during a segment that focused on Daniel Bryan and his WWE World Heavyweight Title.
“Daniel Bryan did not hand over the WWE World Heavyweight Title at tonight’s Payback pay-per-view in Chicago. The segment with he, Brie Bella and Stephanie McMahon ended before a decision could be made on the title. Brie ended up quitting, in the storylines obviously, and slapping Stephanie,” reported Wrestling Inc.
“Stephanie left the ring before demanding the title from Bryan. During her promo at Bryan, a loud CM Punk chant broke out. Stephanie mentioned Punk and told Bryan, ‘The fans want you to quit just like CM Punk did.'”
Punk stopped wrestling several months ago and rumors have been flying as to whether he will return at some point or not.
There were lots of rumors that he could return at Payback, but now that has passed.
The next big WWE event is Money in the Bank on June 29.
After that there’s Battlegound on July 20 and SummerSlam on August 17.