CM Punk might lastly make his return to skilled wrestling.
The 42 yr outdated is claimed to be in talks with AEW in response to Fightful Choose.
“Fightful Choose discovered final week that CM Punk has been in talks to make a return to professional wrestling as an in-ring performer, with sources indicating that AEW is the most definitely touchdown level.”
talkSPORT sources may affirm that Punk and AEW have been in talks.
Fightful says they can not report a set date, if a contract is signed or not or any finer particulars right now, simply that ‘Punk and an organization official have had ongoing conversations about an in-ring return.
Punk departed WWE in 2014 after being burned out and pissed off with the artistic path he was heading in.
He launched into a UFC profession the place he went 0-2 (now 0-1 after the second loss was just lately overturned) earlier than changing into a commentator for Cage Preventing Fury Championships, which is on UFC Struggle Move.
The Chicago-native has steered away from wrestling since then excluding being an analyst on the FOX present WWE Backstage in 2019 and 2020.
That present was cancelled on account of the pandemic, however followers have nonetheless lengthy clamoured for the return of Punk, some of the in style stars of his technology.
Cody Rhodes as soon as opened as much as talkSPORT and defined how they’d held tentative negotiations with Punk early in AEW’s inception.
“So far as the CM Punk negotiations go, everybody heard the well-known ‘he obtained a textual content from us’. Yeah, after all there have been negotiations and he did ask for an excellent sum of money and Punk is price an excessive amount of cash.
The worth tag turns into much more justifiable in the event you’re genuinely thinking about what we’re doing on the excessive pace we’re doing it. And once more, that’s not even particular to him, simply typically, if the eagerness is just not there, the cash is just not there.”
With AEW’s All Out pay-per-view set to go down in Chicago, might the celebrities be aligning for a CM Punk return?