CM Punk parted ways with WWE after the Royal Rumble in 2014 after being frustrated with the company, which led to him walking out on it. Punk had made it clear on so many occasions that he never wanted to wrestle again. That all changed as he ended up debuting in AEW.
Punk has been the subject of controversy ever since he cut a shoot promo on Adam Page earlier this year. The brawl after AEW All Out certainly did him no favors.
In fact, AEW is in talks of buying out CM Punk’s contract. According to Fightful’s paywall, Vince McMahon would have never brought back Punk, especially after Punk’s constant shots at WWE.
However, with Triple H in charge of WWE Creative, their sources believe that WWE would be open to doing business with Punk in ‘the right situation, the right money, and the right creative.’
We spoke with WWE sources, who wouldn’t comment in an official capacity, but on background provided us with some insight. They said that they didn’t think that Vince McMahon would have brought CM Punk in, especially after Brawl Out, and noted that Fox had pushed for it to happen before AEW signed him. However, the line of thinking that was presented to us under the Triple H regime is that the right situation, right money and right creative can leave the door open for “anything within reason.” One said “Triple H wants to be a success and make compelling programming more than anything. CM Punk back in WWE is compelling programming, but I can’t see it being a full-time deal like what he has in AEW, because of exactly what happened in AEW. That’s even if he as interest. If he gets a buyout he may not need to work again.”
Triple H wants to create compelling programming and having Punk back is exactly that. However, Punk might not return for a full-time deal, should he actually go back to WWE. We will have to wait and see what will become of Punk.
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