Shawn Michaels comments on CM Punk’s surprise return to WWE at the 2023 Survivor Series PLE

During an interview with Peter Rosenberg, Shawn Michaels gave his thoughts on CM Punk returning to WWE at the 2023 Survivor Series PLE

“You know, stories like this are always fantastic, even if they’re controversial. That’s part of what makes them fantastic. And so look, there are times, you know, I don’t always know what’s going on. Truth be told, I don’t think sometimes they know what’s going on, but that’s what makes unpredictability just that unpredictable. That’s what makes this job so fantastic and so unique, unlike anything else. And that’s why we’ve continued to thrive for, you know, 40-plus years as well.”

“Because in this line of work, what makes it so fantastic? You’re never 100% sure, even if you think you are. You’re just not being honest. Of course, you’re just saying, ‘I know this is going to happen,’ but there’s always a little piece, and you’re going like, ‘I don’t know, you know,’ and again, to your point, I just felt I think everybody thought this was a bridge too far.” (quotes courtesy of