CM Punk Officially Placed on's Alumni Page

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 15, 2014

WWE Superstar CM Punk poses at Madison Square Garden, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, in New York, during a rally leading up to the 25th Anniversary of Survivor Series, taking place Sunday at Madison Square Garden.  The event will feature actor and wrestling favorite Dwayne
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This could either mean everything or nothing at all: WWE has transitioned CM Punk from the "Superstars" section on to the "Alumni" page as of Tuesday night.

You can see an image of the webpage below, with Punk wedged between Christy Hemme and Crash Holly, per The Fan's Podcast:

CM Punk spoke out on Twitter following the change (warning: post contains language that is NSFW):

Ever since Punk walked out on the company following the 2014 Royal Rumble, fans have been hotly debating whether it was legitimate or part of a larger storyline that would unfold over the coming weeks or months.

The longer he's gone, the more real his departure and desire to be away become.

As Mike Mooneyham of The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, pointed out, Punk's contract is up on July 17, and no apparent movement has been made on a potential return for the former WWE champion.

Mooneyham also dismissed any chance that the return of AJ Lee would signal her husband doing the same.

"WWE sources say that the return of Lee, who was immediately crowned divas champion, is not connected to any similar movement on Punk's part," he wrote.

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Moving a wrestler from the active roster page to the alumni section may be a meaningless gesture, or it could be a sign that WWE has moved no closer to ending Punk's hiatus and has given up on him coming back.

You can never say never in wrestling. Plenty of stars have burned bridges with WWE in the past but made their triumphant returns at later dates.

As long as Punk can make money down the road, there will be a place for him in the company, if he ever gets the itch to get back in the ring again.