So I guess he isn’t a fan. There are very few issues in WWE as controversial as the Saudi Arabian shows. The kingdom does not have the best international reputation but they are willing to pay a fortune to bring WWE in for a few shows a year. Various members of the roster have made it clear that they will not be working the shows due to a variety of reasons, though some of them do. That doesn’t mean everyone is happy with those decisions.

Last year, one of the biggest surprises in recent memory took place as CM Punk made his return to WWE programming as a contributor to WWE Backstage. Punk was employed by FOX Sports instead of WWE, meaning he could say a few things that other WWE personalities would not be allowed to say. That was on full display Tuesday night, albeit off of television.

According to, the WWE on Fox Twitter accounted posted a since deleted video from after last night’s edition of Backstage. The video shows Miz, a guest panelist on the show, saying that he’s sorry he didn’t “change the culture”, a reference to Punk’s statement upon debuting on Backstage. Punk responded with an also since deleted Tweet, telling Miz to “go suck a blood money covered d*** in Saudi Arabia you f****** dork.” Punk is scheduled to be back on Backstage on January 21.

Miz and Punk have wrestled before. Check out some of their previous showdowns:

Opinion: So I’m guessing Punk won’t be making the trip anytime soon. That’s quite the angry response from Punk, who seems to have thought better of it after making the initial post. I can’t say I blame him as the Saudi Arabia shows are a rather touchy subject, but they didn’t seem to have anything to do with what Miz said. This feels more like a personal issue than a storyline, as Punk has shown no indication that he’s getting back in the ring anytime soon. Hopefully they cool things down a bit as it could get nasty in a hurry.

Did Miz go too far? Was Punk’s response ridiculous? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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