Chris Jericho challenged CM Punk to a match at WWE Payback next month and Paul Heyman accepted, "on behalf of his client." The challenge was made during The Highlight Reel segment on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw.
The following is from WWE's Twitter account:
— WWE (@WWE) May 28, 2013
We've been told WWE wants Punk back for the pay-per-view next month but he wanted to return later. Whether or not this match happens or WWE swerves remains to be seen.
Regardless, WWE Payback will take place Sunday, June 16, 2013 from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. We'll have exclusive live play-by-play coverage here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.
On a side note, Punk Tweeted the following pic as it was stated that he was "watching Raw at home in Chicago":
— CM Punk (@CMPunk) May 28, 2013