CM Punk does what he wants at this point which is one of the benefits of being himself. He doesn’t let much bother him either and is focused on the next phase of his life where he can write, train in MMA, and hang out with AJ Lee as much as possible.
Cody Rhodes is currently busier than ever setting up All In, but he took a chance to speak to Wrestling Inc where he revealed that although he hasn’t spoken to Punk about showing up at the All In show, Matt Jackson of The Young Bucks did actually make an offer for Punk but it doesn’t look like he’s going to take the offer at this point.
“I talked to [Punk] just vaguely. He even at one point said ‘nobody’s asked me — hey here’s how much we’ll pay you and here’s who you’ll wrestle.'”
“Matt [Jackson] actually made a full offer or full pitch for his services and I think Punk is focused on the Mixed Martial Arts element of his career.”
“One of the reasons we didn’t first come out and say, ‘here’s who we want you to wrestle,’ because I think we just wanted him to be a part of the event for a lot of fans, he’s captured their imagination even with the amount of time he’s been gone. He has a mythical presence to them. I thought it would be good for him to connect with them, but that’s me, you know?”
“Nobody owns Punk but Punk, so if he wants to do Mixed Martial Arts, go for it. He was always very nice to me and helpful to me in OVW. I always looked at All In with the perspective that it’s about the present and future of the industry and not really about cheap pops, even though I’m sure they’ll be plenty of those on the show. Matt had reached out to [Punk] and made him a real offer. I think Punk is set on not being part of it.”
Only time will tell if Punk takes the deal or if Cody Rhodes is just blowing smoke and they already have a match planned out for the Second City Savior. After all, Rhodes has kept things under his hat before. But from the sounds of this story, Punk won’t be a part of the actual All In event, although I’m sure all it would take is a phone call to change that.