During tonight’s WWE RAW broadcast, CM Punk officially returned to the company with his version of the WWE Championship and a new theme song (“Cult of Personality” by Living Colour; used by Punk in Ring of Honor) just moments after John Cena won his version of the WWE Championship from Rey Mysterio in a grueling main event. That, of course, came less than two hours after Rey Mysterio won the WWE Championship at the beginning of the show to become a first-time WWE Champion. This seems to confirm that Punk has indeed signed a new contract with WWE, if it wasn’t obvious enough as of late with Punk’s tactics both inside and outside of WWE sponsored locations.
With CM Punk returning to the company with the Championship and Cena winning the belt at the end of the show, it seems to be a given at this point that both will compete at WWE SummerSlam from Los Angeles, California next month, as has been the plan by the company. Punk was last seen on official WWE programming at the Money in the Bank PPV last Sunday when he defeated Cena to win the WWE Championship he came out with tonight. Vince McMahon, selling Punk leaving the company, would then announce a WWE Championship tournament last week that concluded with Mysterio winning the belt earlier tonight and then Cena getting a rematch at the end of tonight’s show, and winning the belt. As per the storyline, Punk’s name was “not allowed” to be used on television by the announcers or the talent.