CM Punk walked out of WWE, and that story is pretty famous at this point. He hasn’t wrestle again, but he’s now open to the idea if the storyline is interesting enough.
During Renee Young’s Oral Sessions podcast, CM Punk admitted that there are far more interesting opponent for him to face in AEW than in WWE. This seemed to show his hand about which company he would be more willing to work with.
“I think there’s more interesting people on the AEW side of things for me to wrestle, but that’s just because I’ve never wrestled them before – Young Bucks, Kenny Omega. Talking about your husband, I look at that and I go, ‘Well I wrestled him already.’ So, it’s just less interesting than something new.”
“On the WWE side of things, I don’t know that there’s anybody there currently that I haven’t wrestled that I would be interested in wrestling.”
“I feel like a sh*tbag even saying that sh*t ton of money thing, but… on the WWE side of things, let’s be honest, there’s baggage, right? There’s stuff that’s gotta be worked through. So I don’t know how you get there. I don’t. I really don’t.”
CM Punk did reportedly upset AEW executives when he said they tried to enter contract talks via text message. Obviously, no deal was signed at the time, but you can never say never in professional wrestling. This could be CM Punk’s way of letting fans know that he’s softened up to the idea a bit in the past year.
Thanks to Cultaholic for the quote