CM Punk has been making headlines ever since the controversial post-media scrum at AEW All Out. During the scrum, his statements resulted in a backstage altercation with The Elite. As a result of which all parties were suspended and stripped of their respective titles.

While The Elite returned at AEW Full Gear, CM Punk’s name hasn’t been mentioned for several weeks. In fact, there is no indication that he will ever return to the company. There have also been rumors that AEW is looking to buy Punk out of his contract.

There has also been speculation that CM Punk may be heading to WWE under the new regime. While there haven’t been any official reports that suggest Punk is heading to WWE, Ric Flair discussed a possible CM Punk return on his To Be The Man podcast.

“For Steve [Austin] to put on the tights and go out there and wrestle as ‘Stone Cold’, he’ll take a lot of pride in himself, because he’s a man’s man. He always stays in good shape. I mean, his body’s still great. He looks good. Knowing his ego and knowing who he is, he’ll want to be ‘Stone Cold’. If he wrestled CM Punk, you need to beat him in 30 seconds, so that’s not the answer. ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and CM Punk? Come on. Give me a break.


You can’t even mention their name in the same breath. Please. The Rock and him? I don’t know. They could look at each other and be just a question of who’s doing the favor because they’re not gonna wrestle for an hour. John Cena, I liked that idea, too. But, you know, it’s like we talked about with The Rock.

You know, the decision was made sooner than we know about it because if Steve’s getting ready to wrestle a real match, real time in LA, it’s gonna be damn good. But I mean, come on. I don’t mean this bad, but CM Punk just can’t act like he acts in one company and go to the other, and act like that and come over and expect to be in the main events. If he was in the main event at WrestleMania, you would have a riot in the locker room. Think about it. He didn’t leave on good terms. He didn’t leave the other place [AEW] on good terms.

I mean, it’s not about his ability. I’m just talking about that I can’t even fathom the WWE even entertaining bringing a guy in that would be putting him ahead of [AJ] Styles, [Randy] Orton. I mean, you could have Steve wrestle either one of those guys. If Steve can work, if his neck is okay, Steve is a working fool. He could wrestle Randy. You’d have guys jumping off the roof if you brought Punk in there and threw him in the main event at WrestleMania.”

As Flair mentioned, CM Punk didn’t leave WWE on good terms and wasted no opportunity to fire shots at his former employer. While Triple H may extend an olive branch to Punk if it’s best for business, we’ll have to wait and see if Punk accepts. Stay tuned as Ringside News will keep you updated as this story develops.

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Sunil Joseph

Passionate pro wrestling fan. Sunil has been writing WWE content writing for over the last five years. Sunil still gets excited when he gets to tell people that he gets paid to watch pro wrestling.

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