WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross recently spoke with ABC 15 Arizona and gave his thoughts on the possibility of CM Punk returning to WWE.
“I would be shocked if he came back to WWE,” Ross said. “However — and he might disagree with this — I would not be shocked if he came back and did a wrestling gig. Maybe New Japan, something along those lines. There’s a lot of talk of other groups that are looking to get their toe in the water.”
Ross continued, “McMahon’s got the monopoly, and they do a phenomenal job. They’re the big dog in the yard, so other dogs now are barking. We’ll see how it comes about. I don’t think Punk would ever go back to WWE, but I could be wrong. They could hug and make up.”
During the interview, the legendary wrestling announcer also spoke about UFC mega-star Ronda Rousey possibly turning up at a WrestleMania event again in the future — possibly with her buddy Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“I do think she has a lot more left in the tank. I think she’s very marketable,” Ross said. “I don’t think she’d ever go to WWE and be a regular (but) I could see her coming to WWE and doing a big one-off event like at a Wrestlemania or something, without question.
“Those two losses in a real sport have nothing to do with a fictional sport. (WWE chairman Vince) McMahon is the P.T. Barnum of this era. If anybody can get Ronda Rousey hot, relevant and a must-see, it’s Vince. I think she’s got a lot left in the tank, plus let’s not forget she’s buddies with The Rock, so there’s some synergy there that you would not pass up.”
Check out the complete Jim Ross interview at ABC15.com.