I think he'll get a big pop upon his return, thus leading me to believe that he'll be a face when he returns.
I don't know though, as long as he's on my screen doing something, I'll be happy.
Regardless of his agenda, there will be a big pop upon his return. I REALLY hope its a surprise return. WWE's growing habit of announcing and advertising major returns to lock-in bigger ratings is a complaint of mine. Big surprises are one of the purest, most amazing moments wrestling, as an industry, has to offer. You don't get sudden surprise returns in other sports. You're favorite player from a year ago can't just throw on a jersey and hit a walk-off homerun for a team he's no longer on.
How would I like him to return? Seeing as we might not get Rock vs Brock... I could see Brock having a dominant 3 months with Heyman - the two owning things on Raw. Then Punk returns to cause some chaos. I could see Heyman now, pleading with Punk to not attack Brock. A battle of the Heyman Creations could be a good one, and I can't imagine it won't happen eventually.
He will definitely receive a huge welcome on his return. I am really interested to see if he changes his theme which I believe he will. I don't care if he's face or heel because he's just as entertaining either way.
I think it would be awesome if CM Punk returned to a huge pop, climbed to the top turnbuckle, jumped off and snapped his leg like Sid Vicous.
I'd like to see him come back in 6 ish months and attack a still champion John Cena and hit him with the gts... If for nothing else just to see the unreal pop he'd get for doing that.
I think Punk will be back, he wants to retire young so WWE is the only way he'll make the money to do it.
I think he'll probably come back as a face/tweener (has he ever been a true face other than when he was first in WWECW?)
I think it won't matter too much if he doesn't come back, he's probably hit all the highs in his career now, yet I still find him entertaining so I hope he does