CM Punk was already polarizing figure in the professional wrestling world before his scathing critique of Colt Cabana, Adam Page, and The Elite during the post-AEW All Out media scrum. However, his subsequent physical altercation with The Elite backstage intensified his status as a public enemy among fans and peers in the industry. In fact, CM Punk is still taboo for many AEW workers, including President Tony Khan.

CM Punk has been out of action since All Out as he injured his triceps. He underwent surgery for the condition and is currently on the road to recovery. In fact, many fans believe CM Punk may never return to pro wrestling again.

The company has largely been mum when it has come to CM Punk news in general. Since the backstage brawl controversy, CM Punk has not been mentioned on AEW television.

Even during media scrums and other media events, CM Punk has pretty much been taboo and someone who is rarely mentioned, even indirectly. In fact, he was even removed from the upcoming AEW: Fight Forever video game cover.


While speaking with DAZN, AEW President Tony Khan seemed to confirm Punk’s status on the cover of the game, while not directly answering Punk’s status in the company in general.

“I’m sorry, I can’t comment on that. I appreciate you asking about the video game. I’m very excited about it. It’s a huge project for AEW, and we’re very excited. The release is coming, it’s imminent, and when it will be released, I really think fans around the world are going to have a great experience. And hopefully, it’ll make some new wrestling fans and some new AEW fans, which would be great for everybody who works here. That’s something we’re excited about.

I can’t comment on that, but I appreciate you asking about it.”

CM Punk is also back at the gym while he still recovers from surgery. Only time will tell whether CM Punk will be making his return to AEW television, as it seems unlikely right now.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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