CM Punk last wrestled in 2014 during the Royal Rumble match and saw an elimination at the hands of Kane. As Punk prepares to shock fans once again through his re-entry into the world of pro-wrestling once, all of his fans ready to cheer for him with full force. As Ringside News exclusively reported, Punk has inked a deal with AEW.
Tony Khan wanted CM Punk in AEW from the beginning, but he passed on that. This is where the legend about offering him a deal via text message came about.
During an interview with Sunday Night’s Main Event, Punk spoke in some detail about his early talks with AEW. He talked to Tony Khan all those years ago and he didn’t run into a similar situation as so many wrestlers did with companies like ECW where the owner kept handing out rubber checks.
“I talked to Tony (at that time). My perspective on this, and I said this to his face, I’m a guy who has constantly heard, ‘I have a money guy. I have TV.’ I heard that once or twice a year for 15-20 years. I’ve gotten bounced checks from those gentlemen. You watched it happen, especially after ECW folded. Everybody was restarting ECW. It always seems like somebody is like, ‘We’re going to start up and compete with Vince.’ I always thought that came from a bad spot. If you want to start a wrestling company, you should focus on yourself. I more or less took a wait-and-see approach. I’m not interested in pro wrestling in that respect. We’re here, we’re talking about Heels, it could be bad luck that this role I got is set in the world of pro wrestling, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. I’m focused on being an actor.”
The former WWE superstar also commented on Darby Allin, and talked about how whenever talks about anyone being the best in the world, he always comes to the conclusion that it’s Bryan Danielson.
Despite the fact that Punk became a huge name in the world of pro-wrestling, he is very reluctant to selling trunks in his name, or as he put it, “I’m not selling my Speedo to some weirdo fan boy on the internet.” That won’t stop him from collecting his own pro wrestling gear. Only time will tell if he adds more to that collection that graced an AEW ring.