CM Punk and The Elite threw down in the locker room area after All Out. That skirmish saw everyone suspended, and Ace Steel was fired for taking part in the brawl. Now that The Elite are back, the rumors about CM Punk’s return are still building steam.
Reports emerged that CM Punk pitched ideas for his return to television. Chris Jericho and Punk also met along with FTR and Tony Khan to see if anything could be worked out. At this time, we’re still waiting on a result from that meeting.
During Wrestling Observer Live, Andrew Zarian spoke about this situation. He said that while the Young Bucks don’t want to work with CM Punk at all, Kenny Omega might be a bit more accepting to the idea of doing business with the Second City Savior.
“He [Punk] had recently said he wants to return to AEW and he wants to make it work. The issue here is he’s willing to work with The Elite members. I know as of the time I was told and early this week, there was no intention on the other side. Maybe Kenny [Omega] a little bit more than The Bucks but they do not want to work with him. There’s been no dialogue between the two sides either about sitting down and making this work.”
“The way it was alluded to me is that the program will probably be Punk and Jericho in some capacity. I don’t know if FTR’s involved or the Jericho Appreciation Society is involved…He’s [Jericho] willing to make this work.”
CM Punk could bring big business and much-needed attention to AEW. Only time will tell if they are able to work out a deal, but it seems that the jury is still not out on that.
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