WWE Hall-of-Famer Billy Graham made a bold prediction that CM Punk will be back in the company in time for SummerSlam.
As Graham wrote on his Facebook page, he feels Punk has had enough time to recharge his batteries and SummerSlam is the perfect platform for him to return. Graham is only making a prediction, and it’s likely that he’s wrong. Stone Cold Steve Austin predicted Punk would be back in time for WrestleMania XXX. but he turned out to be wrong.
Graham’s prediction could be even more unlikely since Punk’s contract with WWE ends in July. After July, Punk will be a free agent and can do whatever he wants. I doubt he’d be willing to sign a new contract with the WWE so quickly just so that he can wrestle at SummerSlam this year. Punk looks like he’s enjoying his free time, and I don’t see him wrestling anytime soon.
Hopefully after July, Punk or someone else in his camp will finally speak out on the situation. Punk, Triple H and Vince McMahon are the only three people who know about the situation. As of this moment, none of them are willing to share any details publicly.
I think Punk isn’t coming back to the WWE at all for the rest of 2014. It feels like he’s put wrestling behind him and wants to focus on other things in his life for the time being.