AEW’s television deal isn’t announced yet, but fans are already expecting a big deal to be made about their eventual weekly show when it premieres. One of the biggest things fans are excited to see is who else might be debuting for the new company.
Dave Meltzer discussed CM Punk possibly coming to AEW during Wrestling Observer Radio. He said The Elite is looking for their “Lex Luger moment” which made reference to how Luger surprised everyone by showing up on the first episode of WCW Nitro.
“There was a mention of CM Punk, so that’ll get people talking. You know when they do their first TV, okay? Don’t you think they’re looking for their ‘Lex Luger moment?’ I gotta think that they’ll do anything to get their Lex Luger moment on their first TV.”
“I mean there’s always Bill Goldberg as far as somebody’s who’s out there. There’s not a lot of options. You know Bill Goldberg, I mean he would do it I supposed, but I don’t know what that would really mean. Okay you do it, but it’s not like he would really fit in. Although you could use him as an attraction, I don’t think that is what they’re going for is Bill Goldberg because that’s bringing back somebody from the past.”
Of course, using Goldberg would be a huge name to promote a known wrestler that most former pro wrestling fans who fell out of fandom would remember. With WWE signing up so many people to legends contracts it really doesn’t provide a lot of options.
CM Punk is a wild card in this situation which is nothing new for him either. Only time will tell what AEW is able to do when they finally arrive on television, but a deal is expected so they very well could be planning a huge surprise to make the biggest splash possible with their new promotion.
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