CM Punk hasn’t made a return to pro wrestling yet, and he doesn’t really want to. That is a big determining factor that has kept him from making a comeback.
While speaking with Sports Illustrated, CM Punk discussed the idea of coming back to pro wrestling. He gets offered to do a lot of things, but right now he doesn’t need the money. He wants to only focus on doing the things that he wants to do at this point.
“I don’t know. I’ve said no before in interviews. I’m not fishing for a deal. I get offered to do a lot of stuff, and I say no to 90% of it just because my thing is I need to work with quality human beings. It just seems like maybe in pro wrestling there is a lack of quality human beings. I don’t know. I like doing fun, quality projects. If there is a fun, quality wrestling project that gets sent my way, I will listen to it.”
“I don’t need the money. And the way the wrestling business is now, it’s wacky. You’ve got WWE, who has multiple billion-dollar television deals, and the television’s awful. I go back there, I’m just another guy. And it’s not even that—I’d be just another guy that’s doing not-good television. I want to do stuff that’s good. I want my name attached to quality projects, where it’s fun and it makes people laugh, smile, think and people don’t hate watching it. I want to do fun stuff.”
CM Punk is focusing on his acting career and whatever else he wants to invest his energy into. A pro wrestling return will always be a possibility for him, but he walked away from the business and might not come back at this point.