CM Punk is on his way back to AEW, and fans can’t wait to see how that goes down. Now, a lot more information is coming out when we get a bit closer to the big show in Chicago.

CM Punk is headed back to All Elite Wrestling after being out for over nine months. This might come as a surprise for some people, but it is happening, despite all the drama along the way.

Sean Sapp noted that CM Punk’s behavior after All Out last year caused some stars to threaten to quit the company. Since then, things have only simmered from there.

Immediately after AEW All Out, there were numerous wrestlers that said that they would have left the company if Punk was back. Most of those were tied to his words at the scrum as opposed to the brawl itself, of which we’ve heard that Punk would apologize for the former. Since it became abundantly clear that Punk was coming back, we haven’t heard that there are any walkouts planned. Things have absolutely cooled off.


It was also reported that, “AEW has taken measures to make sure as  much talent that do have issues with Punk (or other talent, for that matter) are kept separately as a part of the brand split. One of the ways that this deal came together was Ace Steel being brought back to the company.” It was further reported that Ace Steel’s involvement really caused things to escalate.

While most that we spoke to felt like this situation would not have blown up as much if Ace Steel wasn’t involved, there were numerous sources who said that Steel’s skill set was underestimated by many they’ve seen online. Steel was seen as a valuable member of the AEW team prior to Brawl Out, as a creative mind and a coach.

The report went on to note that, “heavy pitches for Chris Jericho to work with CM Punk were made, but we haven’t heard anything new on that front for quite some time.” Fightful reported that Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk was planned at one point, which we have heard was still in the works.”

Now, it seems that, “word is that CM Punk has taken a liking to the work of Switchblade Jay White, and that he could be an early opponent or program with CM Punk along with Bullet Club Gold.”

We will keep a close eye on this situation, because you never know what can happen. Hopefully, AEW will see a much better run out of CM Punk next time around.

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