CM Punk hasn’t wrestled since January 2014, but he is about to break that streak. He is considering a return to pro wrestling, and we have new information about how far along that deal really is.
It was previously noted, by Fightful Select, that AEW is he most likely landing pad for CM Punk. Ringside News can confirm that talks are very far along at this point. In fact, we were told it was pretty much a “done deal.”
A source has confirmed to us that CM Punk’s arrangement to work for AEW is “a done deal right now.” At this point they are “waiting until they are in person to sign the contract.”
CM Punk’s debut timeframe was not confirmed, but it would be hard to believe that AEW would pass up the opportunity to involve the Second City Savior at All Out in Chicago if they can. Unless CM Punk pulls out of the deal, it appears that this will go through as planned.
Apart from a couple masked run-in appearances, CM Punk has not executed a pro wrestling move in front of fans in over half a decade. It will be very interesting to see how AEW implements CM Punk into the picture. As we previously reported the previous feeling was that matches and opponents meant more to him than money.
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