CM Punk hasn’t competed in a wrestling match since capturing the AEW World Championship at All Out in September. However, he has continued to dominate the talk in the sport ever since. He and The Elite got into a post-show altercation, and that incident’s effects are still being felt.
From that moment on, AEW television has not featured Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks. Ace Steel, who took part in the altercation, was recently fired from the company. There are now rumors circulating that CM Punk may not be coming back because he may be in contract buyout negotiations with Tony Khan.
This has given rise to a lot of rumors regarding Punk’s future, including whether or not we’ll see him in AEW again, whether or not he’d return to WWE, whether or not WWE would even be interested in making that happen if the opportunity ever presented itself, and whether or not Punk even wants to continue wrestling. Jimmy Korderas, a former WWE official, stated during his most recent “Reffin Rant” on Twitter that he didn’t think it would be a smart idea for WWE to pursue.
WWE right now, under the guidance of Triple H, aka Paul Levesque, is doing well. They’re hitting the right notes right now. They’re elevating their product. They’re in a groove. Do you need someone who has the reputation of Punk backstage to disrupt what seems to be a good locker room environment right now? It would be controversial. It would draw some attention, but at the same time, do you want to take a chance of stirring the pot a little too much?
Korderas noted that he doesn’t know if it’s a good idea for WWE to bring Punk back. He said that they are “hitting the right notes,” so Punk’s return could complicate things.
Punk took a seven-year hiatus from the wrestling business after leaving WWE in 2014. While a WWE comeback has never seemed possible, he did briefly work on the “WWE Backstage” show after signing a deal with Fox before returning to the ring for AEW. Let’s see what’s in store for Punk in the future. Check out the video in the tweet below.
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