CM Punk believes Shane McMahon referring to himself as the "Best In The World" is WWE's way of taking a shot at him.
It has been more than five years since CM Punk walked out of WWE. However, the former WWE Champion continues to be linked with a return despite his insistence that he is done with the business. There is also no escaping CM Punk chants echoing around some arenas, although that seems to be happening less and less as time passes.
The most recent of those chants happened earlier this week during SmackDown Live. As Shane McMahon continued to bully ring announcer Greg Hamilton, the Brooklyn fans began to chant CM Punk. Not for no reason but because Shane O Mac is insisting that he be referred to as the Best In The World, a moniker Punk used to go by.
Punk might not be a part of WWE anymore but he is clearly keeping at least half an eye on the business. The former WWE Champion was a guest on Sauce And Shram to review WrestleMania this week. When asked what he thought about McMahon referring himself as the BITW, Punk admitted that he thinks it might be a shot at him. "I could say, 'Yeah that's a little shot at me,' and, it probably is, but they'd deny it until the cows come home," Punk explained.
The former WWE Superstar also had some strong feelings about Kofi Kingston winning the WWE Championship. "It should've happened ten years ago...I'm stoked that it happened now, but again, be ahead of the curve instead of way behind it." Punk and Kingston were good friends in the business, and might still be today. They even held the Tag Team Titles together back in 2008.
Punk isn't the first ex-WWE Superstar to claim that he will never return to the company. One way or another, everyone seems to find their way back somehow. However, we can picture Punk being the first to never return simply because fans continue to claim that he will be a WWE Superstar again one day. Personally, we would love to see him return, but the likelihood of that continues to get more and more unlikely.