AEW has received a lot of attention as a result of CM Punk’s dispute. It happened after CM Punk went on a rampage about Colt Cabana, Hangman Page, and The Young Bucks. Punk’s future in AEW is still up in the air, however, the company just dropped his new merchandise. Maybe AEW and CM Punk are preparing to settle their differences.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman, and NWA owner, Billy Corgan sat down with NBC Sports’ Steve Fall to talk about NWA Hard Times 3 which takes place on November 12th. Corgan was asked if he would be interested in bringing CM Punk into the NWA.
“I know him personally, and I haven’t talked wrestling with him for years, so I would be hard-pressed to imagine he’d want to come to the NWA given his other opportunities.”
Billy Corgan mentioned that there are bigger firms than NWA that can pay him more. He stated that he would be astonished if CM leaves AEW. He believes that CM will eventually be able to sort things out with AEW.
Certainly, there are other companies that are bigger and can offer him a bigger payday. I’d be surprised if he leaves AEW. I’ve heard those rumors too, but I just imagined that it would be worked out.
Corgan stated that until an official decision is made, he presumes that CM Punk will stay. He believes Punk is a bonus to the company and that they will work it out somehow.
“So until it’s official, official, I’ll just assume that he’s going to stay and they’re going to figure it out because I think he’s a benefit and a bonus to them. I think the same in reverse,”
“I think they’ve done a good thing of bringing him back to professional wrestling where he belongs because he’s such an immensely talented guy. So you know, look, it’s wrestling, a lot of rumors, a lot of talk. For all we know, it’s just part of a bigger negotiation going on behind the scenes that he’s gonna leave, and he’s still gonna stay. It’s wrestling. So why wouldn’t we think it’s an angle on some other level? I tend to look at those things sideways. Plus, I also don’t want to be in the business of trying to openly recruit people who work for other companies. I don’t like when people do it to me. I could name names, but I just think when people are under contract, that should be respected as best as possible.”
Let’s see if Punk can make things work. For the time being, let us assume, like Billy did, that he will stay. You can check out the video below to watch the entire interview. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.
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