KEY POINTS

  • CM Punk denies claims that he has COVID-19
  • The Undertaker weighs-in on CM Punk's UFC run
  • The Boogeyman teases a 2021 Royal Rumble participation

CM Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, has not been that active in the cage or the ring as of late.

Some may have seen him on WWE Backstage, but that all came to a halt in June 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic got out of control.

Since then, the 42-year-old is taking the coronavirus seriously and taking all necessary precautions. Just recently, a fan afflicted with the coronavirus claimed that CM Punk was also dealing with COVID-19.

The former WWE champion responded to the allegation and bared that he is currently undergoing isolation as a mandatory safety guideline for a job via Twitter.

Little is known on whether C< Punk will ever spring back to action. Most know he tried his luck in the UFC and the results were far from comforting.

He last fought Mike Jackson at UFC 225 on June 2018 and lost via unanimous decision in what most deemed a disappointing fight.

From there, CM Punk has moved to commentating. He joined Cage Fury Fighting Championships as a commentator prior to the deal with Fox Sports 1.

It appears this will have to do for now with CM Punk showing no indication that he will be physically competing in the UFC or the WWE for now.

Not all understood why CM Punk tried his luck in the UFC. The latest personality to comment on him is WWE legend Undertaker.

In an interview on the Joe Rogan Experience, “The Dead Man” admitted he did not understand why CM Punk decided to but added that at least the latter did something that made him happy.

“I’m not real close with him, I didn’t understand it. He had an issue with the company. Sometimes people just need a new challenge, but he was a top dude, he was a top guy for the company,” he stated. “It was kind of late in the game for him to make that transition. It was easier for Brock, he’s a freak athlete. Punk, I don’t know. If he just wanted the challenge, good for him.”

In the WWE, the focus right now is the 2021 Royal Rumble. Some names are already known, but one part that most will be looking forward to are the surprise entrants.

There are a lot to consider such as CM Punk, Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins. But one legend who could appear may be The Boogeyman.

The former WWE star teased a potential appearance on social media, responding to a WWE tweet which asked fans on which celebrity they wanted to see.

Even if The Boogeyman does appear, he is unlikely to come out and win it all. It is nothing more than to add some color to the 30-man battle royale, which happens on Jan. 31 at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

CM Punk CM Punk fights in the first round in his welterweight bout against Mike Jackson during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jackson won by unanimous decision. Photo: Getty Images/Dylan Buell