CM Punk hasn’t wrestled since January 2014, but he’s about to break that streak. He’s considering a return to pro wrestling, and we have new information on how far along the deal really is.
It was previously noted by Fightful Select that AEW is the most likely landing pad for CM Punk. ringside news Can confirm that talks are a long way off at this point. In fact, we were told it was largely a “done deal”.
A source has confirmed to us that CM Punk’s arrangement to work for AEW is a “needed deal”. At this point they are “waiting until they are in person to sign the contract.”
CM Punk’s debut timeframe was not confirmed, but it would be hard to believe that AEW would miss out on a chance to include the Second City Savior at All Out in Chicago. Unless CM Punk backs out of the deal, it looks like it will go according to plan.
Apart from a few masked run-in appearances, CM Punk hasn’t executed a pro wrestling move in front of fans in over half a decade. It will be interesting to see how AEW implements CM Punk. The past sentiment, as we mentioned earlier, was that the match and the opponents meant more to him than money.
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