Randy Orton and CM Punk replace the popular duo of WWE in a short time after their massive return

After suffering an injury, both Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens are replaced out of the superstars banner by Randy Orton and CM Punk.

Randy Orton and CM Punk replace the popular duo of WWE in a short time after their massive return

Randy Orton and CM Punk (via X)

The dynamics in WWE have changed dramatically ever since the return of the two megastars, Randy Orton and CM Punk, to the Survivor Series. The Apex Predator and The Best in the World have been the talk of the town for over a week. Now, they have shaken things up once again as they have replaced Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens on the superstar banner.

A few days ago, WWE had Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens on the Superstars banner. However, fans noticed that WWE had replaced them with CM Punk and Randy Orton, respectively. Perhaps a possible reason is the injury angle of both Owens and Zayn in their storylines.


Last week on SmackDown, Kevin Owens suffered a major injury. In addition to that, this week on Raw, Sami Zayn was brutally attacked by Drew McIntyre, which resulted in him suffering a knee injury.

The superstar banner features those superstars who will have a significant role in WWE’s programming moving forward. It features the likes of Cody Rhodes, Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, and Seth Rollins.

CM Punk will be on Raw next week to sign a contract

CM Punk is one of the hottest free agents in WWE. He appeared on Raw after the Survivor Series and will be on SmackDown this week as well. However, WWE has mentioned him as a free agent several times on their programming. Therefore, next week on Raw, CM Punk will sign a contract to officially add himself to Monday Night Raw’s roster from now on.

CM Punk
CM Punk (via WWE)

Raw GM Adam Pearce announced that he intends to sign CM Punk to Raw after missing out on Randy Orton. Therefore, he will show up next week on the Red Brand. The show will be live from Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. It is going to be engrossing to see if the Best in the World will actually sign a contract with Raw or if he will also choose SmackDown.

It needs to be noted that Raw will be from Cleveland next week. The Second City Saint has quite a history with the city, as he walked out of WWE in Cleveland, Ohio. Moreover, he lost his UFC debut in the same city as well. It will be interesting to see Punk return to the same city to make yet another appearance.

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