CM Punk has never failed to burn bridges with almost every promotion he has worked with, especially with WWE. His run with AEW ended on a sour note after he was fired earlier this month. Now it appears Jim Ross believes Punk is simply too good to not use his skills amid rumors of his WWE return.
Ringside News exclusively reported that CM Punk made desperate attempt to return to WWE when he was part of the WWE Backstage show a few years ago. Other reports have suggested that he was interested in returning to WWE before his AEW comeback earlier this year.
While speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross was asked whether he thinks Punk will do something else in wrestling. Ross stated that he believes CM Punk is simply too good to not use his skills amid rumors of his WWE return.
“I hope so, and I think it’ll probably happen. I just don’t have any leads or any dirt. He’s still young enough and hungry enough I think to go out and grab those big paydays. I just don’t know where or when. Obviously, one would assume, that’s all I’m doing, one would assume that CM Punk’s next destination could be WWE. But there’s no guarantee of that, either.
I don’t know how they left it. Then when you go through a big turnover like WWE did this week with the Endeavor thing being finalized, you never know. I’m gonna miss him because I enjoy being around him, and we have such a small crew that comes on Saturday night. It’s a pretty unique environment, Collision nights. A whole lot less people are there. He’s too good not to use his skills. But I don’t know. He’s a different cat, as everybody knows. That’s not a revelation, either.”
Ringside News also exclusively reported that CM Punk wants fans to believe WWE is an option for him. Eric Bischoff also warned CM Punk that the clock is ticking on his in-ring career. It remains to be seen whether Punk will make his way to WWE in the end.
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