CM Punk started showing interest in a pro wrestling return, and AEW had proven that there is more than one big pro wrestling company in America. Now Punk has another company to wrestle for over six years after he walked out of WWE.
AEW was very close to working on a deal with Punk, and Ringside News exclusively reported that it was virtually done. All they needed to do was sign the contract. We can now report that the deal is actually finished.
A source has confirmed that, “Punk signed on this morning!” Obviously, there is a lot of excitement over this deal. It was not confirmed when he will debut, but we were told “Punk will be on TV nearly every week.”
We were not informed how often CM Punk will wrestle. The 42-year-old might have a bit of ring rust on him, but we are also uncertain about his training regiment right now.
He will also have a deal, similar to Bryan Danielson, where he has a say in his own character. CM Punk is going to be able to tell the stories he wants to in All Elite Wrestling.
It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if AEW debuts CM Punk before All Out, or even during the Chicago pay-per-view. Pulling off his debut on the go-home episode prior to All Out could also ensure that fans know he will be on the pay-per-view event.
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