Punk’s backstage attitude has already been met with disapproval from his colleagues, and his decision to work an indy event this past weekend, albeit with WWE management’s blessing, did nothing to make him more endearing.
The wrestler’s frequent appearances in the news serve as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, he is on the radar to a much greater extent than the typical OVW wrestler. On the other hand, it is not as if the majority of the press is favorable.
One source says that there was an idea floating around that would have seen Punk called up as a tag team partner for Matt Hardy, but creative nixed that idea.
In a bit of interesting related news, the word going around Ring Of Honor circles is that the indy promotion actually offered CM Punk a deal prior to his signing with WWE that would have seen him make far more than he gets from OVW.