CM Punk hasn’t wrestled in a very long time, but that might change very soon. He is reportedly in talks to make an in-ring return.

According to a report from Fightful Select, CM Punk is in “ongoing talks for a return.” AEW is indicated as “the most likely landing point” at this time.

At this time there is no confirmation that a contract has been officially signed. There is also no indication about a timetable or a return date. Creative plans are also a mystery right now, but Punk could be making a return to the ring.

As with any negotiations, nothing is ever fully confirmed until the deal is actually done and the subject appears on screen. 


There have been rumors of “other companies having interest in Punk” after they brought fans back to their live events. Those companies were not specifically named. It was also not “officially confirmed” by CM Punk or AEW, but the story is out there.

AEW allegedly sent CM Punk texts to gauge his interest long time ago. He seemingly dragged those efforts and it caused a bit of a controversy at the time. Some fans even made memes about AEW offering deals via text message. Now it appears that situation could have changed.

Punk’s last match was in January 2014 just before he walked out of WWE. He has since had a very interesting relationship with the pro wrestling community. He also worked on WWE Backstage prior to the show’s cancellation. Things might get even more interesting from this point on.

What’s your take on this story? Do you want to see CM Punk make a return? Sound off in the comments!

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