CM Punk arrived in AEW and the pro wrestling world won’t be the same again. There were no talks between Punk and WWE leading up to his AEW arrival, but that didn’t stop FOX from offering their assistance. Ringside News exclusively reported that WWE was not interested in bringing Punk back.
FOX and Punk have a good relationship, and that is what landed him on WWE Backstage. He was not under WWE contract at the time, but FOX offered WWE their help in securing Punk to a new deal.
It was reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that despite WWE not having any interest in bringing back CM Punk, FOX extended an invitation to help out anyway.
Those in WWE continually said they had no interest in him. When it became clear there was a good chance of his going to AEW, FOX, who had a good relationship with him from signing him to WWE Backstage, wanted WWE to make an offer to him. WWE supposedly responded saying that the money figure he wanted was too high. FOX was so interested in him returning to WWE and not AEW, they reportedly they responded by wanting to help out. But WWE officials then said there were other reasons they didn’t want him, the attitude issues and such.
WWE obviously didn’t want the help getting CM Punk back, but that didn’t stop FOX from asking if they wanted assistance. We have to wonder if things would be different today if WWE let FOX talk to CM Punk about re-joining Vince McMahon’s company instead of venturing to AEW.
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