WWE Payback was barely underway in Chicago, IL when Paul Heyman came out to talk up his client Cesaro, prior to his United States Championship match against Cesaro. When he mentioned his client, the Allstate Arena broke into a massive "CM PUNK!" chant, to which Heyman said the following:
Later in the show, Stephanie McMahon brought out Daniel Bryan to surrender the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. After the two went back and forth, a loud Punk chant broke out once again. Stephanie took advantage of the moment to tell Bryan that the fans wanted him to quit, just like CM Punk quit.
As we have been reporting since January, CM Punk's WWE contract is set to expire this year, prior to the annual Money in the Bank PPV. He recently stated in an interview that he was "retired", and with these comments tonight it would seem the chances of a Punk return is at an all-time low.
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