CM Punk left WWE back in 2014 after the Royal Rumble pay-per-view and since then he vowed never to step foot inside a pro wrestling ring ever again. Of course, he broke his promise as Punk debuted on AEW Rampage: The First Dance. He was in talks with AEW for quite long time too.

Punk himself absolutely loved his AEW debut and he has singlehandedly became the most talked-about pro wrestler on the planet right now, much to the delight of Mick Foley.

The Second City Saint has faced off against the best of the best in the pro wrestling world has to offer. With the Forbidden Door being wide open now, it seems Punk has an interest in going through the Door.

While speaking with Rich Eisen, CM Punk made it clear that he has a huge interest in competing in NJPW but that might not happen just yet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


“I’m both feet in on AEW, but I know a bunch of New Japan guys wind up coming over and wrestling on AEW Dynamite and Rampage. I’m not averse to the idea, but I know they’re in the throws of their G1 and stuff like that, so I don’t know if they can spare the guys. And I think because of the pandemic, you don’t see a whole lot of travel from America to Japan. I definitely think you’d have to do a hard quarantine once you got to Japan, and I just don’t think that’s a viable option at this point. I gotta do that when I kick acting gigs, and that’s hard enough. To be in Japan for two weeks sitting in a hotel, I’d probably lose my mind. But I’m for sure interested.”

We will have to wait and see if CM Punk will eventually make his way to NJPW and compete in several dream matches.

h/t to 411 Mania for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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