The last time Full Press Wrestling wrote about CM Punk, his contract was being terminated by All Elite Wrestling. Again, whether you believed he walked out, was fired, or set up for failure, whatever the case may be, here we are a few months later talking about him. Punk’s departure from AEW came after his incident with Jack Perry at AEW All In in London, England. Don’t forget about Brawl Out in 2022, as well. Many people thought that was the end of CM Punk in wrestling until now.
There are reports and rumors being floated around that Punk is indeed on his way back to WWE. With Survivor Series being in Chicago and Punk being from Chicago, the stars are aligned for the former WWE Superstar to return. CM Punk would be the latest AEW superstar to go to the WWE. He would be the second former WWE superstar to return to the company.
According to Haus of Wrestling, one of their sources felt like it was a safe bet that CM Punk would be at the Survivor Series. Again, in this crazy world of professional wrestling, you can never say never.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, reports that both Punk and WWE have spoken about a possible return to the company with no deal being officially done at this moment.
Regarding CM Punk, there is obviously tons of talk regarding him returning to WWE. Those close to Punk have told us that it is his intention to return and the two sides are in talks. One would expect if such a deal is made that Survivor Series weekend in Chicago would be the time to do the surprise return.
Punk has not wrestled for WWE since January 2014. His last appearance before a contentious breakup was that year’s Royal Rumble. However, before CM Punk had his contract terminated by AEW, Punk was back there mending fences. He has always wanted to be a WWE Superstar.
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The free-agent superstar would be a great get for WWE. Just think of all the possible matches, considering all the talk there was in the media between certain wrestlers and their feelings toward Punk.
He would not go to NXT despite what Shawn Michaels said prior to No Mercy. But there could be a cross-over element with Punk as well. But he is ready to go back to the main roster. Also, add in the fact that his friend Dax Harwood filed the CMFTR trademark means they could go to the independent scene as a trio. Just wow.
But back to WWE. The intentions are there. Now, it will be up to both sides to get it done.
Just think about the reaction he gets in Chicago. The perfect place, considering it was the place where fans told them he was terminated from his contract. Not to mention, who would have ever thought CM Punk would return to WWE?
WWE on the other hand would love to get a bigger pop at the Royal Rumble, but it makes too much sense not to have the debut in Chicago. But we will see.
It is a wild, wild world and it is a great time to be a pro wrestling fan.