There was one possible interesting development in the ever-evolving story regarding CM Punk’s AEW future. A recent report suggests potential WWE interest is preventing Punk’s departure from the promotion.
Punk has been sidelined since the All Out pay-per-view after sustaining an injury in his match against Jon Moxley. Additionally, he was suspended from the company due to his alleged backstage fight with The Elite, which also involved Ace Steel. In his absence, many have speculated about his contract status.
In the most recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer stated that there have been talks of AEW buying out CM Punk’s contract. However, the company is concerned that he is jumping ship for WWE after his eventual departure.
“Those intimate with the situation have said they are in talks with Punk about a buyout of the remaining years of his contract, which tells you they are not looking to bring him back. right now would Obviously if non-competition is a problem it’s a matter of interest to go to WWE because there’s no need for non-competition if not because no one but AEW and WWE can’t pay him near what he was earning.”
Meltzer also said there was no guarantee Punk would return to WWE, given the nature of his departure in 2014. However, with Triple H in charge, that could all change as AEW is apparently the main rival of the WWE. WWE at this point.
“The idea of Punk coming out this week and being on WWE television just for appearances before he can wrestle would feel like a huge coup for WWE over the next few weeks, especially with AEW not as hot when it comes to things like ticket sales and streaming. AEW and Punk have not commented on, nor denied this.” (H/T WrestleTalk)
CM Punk reportedly won’t be fit to compete until next year no matter where he shows up
Whether CM Punk joins WWE or stays in AEW, fans are unlikely to see The Straight Edge Superstar in the ring anytime soon.
He recently underwent surgery to repair his torn triceps, which he injured in his World Championship match against Moxley on September 4. until March 2023 at the earliest.
The former AEW World Champion is on the mend, however, as he was spotted in his hometown of Chicago wearing a brace on his left arm. Fans will have to wait and see what lies ahead in the wrestling industry.
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