CM Punk has never failed to burn bridges with almost every promotion he has worked with, especially with WWE. His fairytale run with AEW came crashing down far too soon as he was involved in numerous backstage dramas, leading to his release. Now it appears that many doubt that Punk is done with pro wrestling after his AEW firing.
CM Punk ended up ruining his reputation after AEW All Out last year, where he was involved in a backstage brawl with The Elite. When he came back to AEW as part of Collision, fans had hoped he would be a better man.
That wasn’t the case as CM Punk and Jack Perry had been suspended following their backstage confrontation at AEW All In, which eventually led to Tony Khan firing CM Punk. Khan would then provide the reason behind Punk’s firing.
While speaking on his My World podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett talked about CM Punk’s firing. Jarrett made it clear that he doubts Punk is done with pro wrestling after he was let go by Tony Khan.
“That’s a silly idea. He’s not done yet. I don’t know his headspace. I don’t know any of that, but if I was a betting man, what’s the downside to doing something completely on his own?” Jarrett asked. “Name the card [his] way … He don’t want to be grinding every week, I don’t think. Do four shows a year — one on the east coast, one on the west coast, one in the midwest and his hometown, and pick another one and see what happens.”
Ringside News also exclusively reported that CM Punk wants fans to believe WWE is an option for him. Only time will tell whether Punk will end up returning to WWE or just retire from pro wrestling for good.
What are your views on this CM Punk story? Do you believe CM Punk might retire for good after his AEW firing? Let us know in the comments!