There’s no bigger free agent in the wrestling industry right now than CM Punk. He has refused to return to the ring due to the state of horrible booking and even worse creative. However, that might be changing.
According to Fightful (h/t WrestlingInc.com’s Joshua Gagnon), Punk is believed to be talking with AEW officials, although no contract has been signed and nothing is set in stone regarding when or how he would return.
Fightful added that some higher-ups in WWE believe Punk will ultimately sign with AEW.
And honestly who could blame him. Why not see what you can do with the upstart wrestling promotion. He already knows what the horrible WWE creative would try to get him to do. Bad comedy routines with the New Day and horrible angles that would lead to nowhere.
I for one would love to see Punk in AEW. The promotion might be buying up former WWE talent left and right but the guys they are signing are either entering their prime or in the middle of it. This isn’t like WCW buying Hogan, Macho Man and Ric Flair. AEW is blending its roster with proven young talent, international stars, and big name free agents. Punk would have a fantastic second life in pro wrestling. IF Tony Khan (AEW) owner would book him in some decent angles.
What do you think? Will Punk join AEW? Let us know in the comments.