CM Punk Does, In Fact, Take Part In Screen Test For "WWE Backstage" FS1 Show (UPDATED)

WWE Other |By Matt Boone |Fri, September 27, 2019 - 5:08PM EDT
UPDATE: CM Punk DOES Take Screen Test For New FS1 Show "WWE BACKSTAGE"

Well, it's official -- Phil "CM Punk" Brooks did, in fact, come in for a screen test for the FOX Sports 1 (FS1) new program, WWE Backstage.

The news was reported here at eWrestling.com earlier today via PWInsider, and has since been confirmed by Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor Dave Meltzer from F4WOnline.

Meltzer reported the following update today:

CM Punk was brought in this week to do a screen test for Fox Sports One's new WWE Backstage show, first reported by PWInsider's Mike Johnson and later confirmed by our Dave Meltzer.

According to Johnson, Renee Young was also present at the tests held at Fox Studios in Los Angeles and that other personalities have been brought in for potential roles over the past few months including Taz, Rey Mysterio, Sean "X-Pac" Waltman, and Paige.

The Backstage show is a Fox production and not WWE, but it's unclear who made the reach out to the 40-year-old Punk (real name Phil Brooks) to come in for the test.

Formally announced by WWE earlier this week, Backstage kicks off on FS1 on Tuesday, November 4th and will be similar to other panel discussion shows under the Fox Sports banner. Young and Booker T have been confirmed thus far as co-hosts.

CM Punk himself, for his part, would go on to tweet the following after the rumors spread throughout the internet today:

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