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CM PUNK RETURNS TO THE RING BUT NOT FOR WWE

By Mike Johnson on 2021-01-31 15:35:00

Former WWE Champion CM Punk is on set of the upcoming Starz series Heels and is currently filming for the series.

Punk has been in Atlanta for several weeks quarantining in advance of the role for the series and we are told he will return to the ring as an adversary of lead star Stephen Amell for the show.  The word is his character could be a recurring one for the series and he will indeed be wrestling.

The one hour Starz drama is built around the story two brothers, one a babyface and the other a heel inside the ring, and the struggles they have both on camera and behind the scenes after the death of their father, the promoter of the Georgia-based wrestling promotion they both work for and have now inherited.

Back in 2017, Punk impressed casting directors so much that he tested for the series for the role of the heel brother, Jack Spade, but was not hired as the project was put on hold.  Amelll was cast in that role when the series was revived and in a piece of irony, Punk will now be playing a rival to Spade.

Longtime wrestler and stunt actor Luke Hawx (Logan, The Fate of the Furious) is the wrestling coordinator for the series.  PWInsider.com has been told a number of other wrestlers including Doc Gallows, Steve Richards, Perry Hawx and J Spade have also filmed roles for the series.

So, if you were hoping for a CM Punk return to the ring, you are getting it in a sense, but it isn't for WWE at tonight's Royal Rumble PPV.

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