CM Punk made his surprise WWE return at Survivor Series: WarGames and, thus far, no one in the company (well, aside from World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins) has had a bad thing to say about the Best in the World's long-awaited comeback.
That's a far cry from how he was received in AEW and Jey Uso is the latest WWE Superstar to share his take. Appearing on WWE's The Bump, the former Undisputed Tag Team Champion talked openly about Punk's return and said he's got "Tribal Chief status" in his eyes.
"Sign CM Punk. Like, why wouldn't we sign CM Punk? I know he got a whole bunch of haters or whatever. Hey, if we going to be honest, he's a Superstar. First and foremost, people talk about him. And if we got anything to do with wrestling, his name is in it. He’s like on some Tribal Chief status. He's [a] top guy regardless of whatever's going on."
"So my invitation is open, man. Bring him, like, let's go. Let's run it, bro. I'll be your first one to run with. It's all good. It's all love. Let's go. Let's run it. Welcome back though, CM Punk."
High praise indeed, eh?
The prevailing theory is that Punk will soon be signed to RAW, meaning he'll be on the same brand as Uso. Whether they'll eventually square off remains to be seen, though we're sure Punk is keen to work with those considered the best of the best (something the "Main Event" Superstar has established himself as in recent months).
In the same interview, Jey weighed in on the fact a vengeful Drew McIntyre is now gunning for him.
"He’s so mad. Hey Drew, look man. I’m sorry, Uce. Alright? I apologize, man. Damn, you’ve got to let that thing go, Uce. Don’t be mad all the time. I understand we did some messed up things to you Drew, back in the day...cost you the world championship, we whooped your ass multiple times. But damn, I was just following orders, Uce."
"I was mad too back in the day, man. But you got to let it go, Uce. Let it go. I promise, man, your heart’ll be lighter. I’m sorry, alright? I’m sorry Drew! Drew, I’m sorry Drew! I’m sorry, Uce."
Uso is excelling when it comes to cutting promos, something that's evident from these comments. The prevailing opinion right now is that he's going to face Jimmy at next year's WrestleMania, though we're sure a world title is also somewhere in his future...