AEW’s All Out event will take place with or without CM Punk. Odds are it will happen without the Second City Savior if his recent remarks on the matter are any indication of things.
Punk cleared the air with ESPN recently as he stated that people do talk about him a lot about going to AEW, but it’s not happening.
Matt Jackson said that he and Punk text each other, but the former WWE Champion stated that he simply wanted to wish The Elite good luck before Double Or Nothing. Then that got turned into some completely different.
“No. I know they like to talk about me a lot. If I text Matt Jackson, ‘Hey, have a great show tonight,’ which I did when they had their big show in Vegas, that somehow turns into Tony Khan telling people he has a great relationship with me. I’ve said in the past I’ve talked to them, but nothing ever came of anything.”
Some fans are still holding out hope that CM Punk will make a big AEW surprise appearance and announce his presence in this new pro wrestling company. Punk explained that any expectation has been built by the fans. So we shouldn’t take his silence on the matter to mean anything more than him simply not commenting on the situation.
“I think if there’s an expectation, it’s purely been built by them. My silence to some fans means something. They’re trying to read the tea leaves, but there’s nothing to read. I even feel like talking about it may feel like I’m putting some sort of negative slant on it, but I’m really not. The fact is I know they’ve teased me ad nauseam, and if anybody is gonna get mad it’s at me because I don’t show up. Well then, I don’t know what to tell you. That’s one of those things that’s none of my business.”
In regards to AEW continuing to tease CM Punk, he addressed that as well. They have made several references to him in their Being The Elite videos. However, that shouldn’t be taken out of context either.
“They do videos where they talk about me. They’re constantly talking about me in the media. And again, maybe this sounds like I’m badgering them, but I’m not. It’s just something that happens. I’m a popular guy to talk about. But I’m not doing interviews talking about them. If people ask me about it, I say no, I won’t be there.”
CM Punk can do what he wants to do. The door seems to be more than open if he decides to change his mind. Right not he seems pretty set on remaining a retired pro wrestler even if there are very exciting things coming to TNT on October 2nd.