Former WWE Superstar turned MMA Fighter CM Punk was recently interviewed by ESPN on a number of topics including what his relationship is like with AEW Executive Vice Presidents Cody Rhodes, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, and Kenny Omega.
During the interview, Punk mentioned that AEW did reach out to him and offered with a contract to sign with the company, but the offer was made via a text message.
This is what CM Punk said: “It was texted through three people and an offer came in through text. This is like a month ago, maybe.” “I think it was just a general offer. I never could have done the last one in Vegas [Double or Nothing], because I was in California for CFFC.”
Punk then said that offers made via a text message isn’t really a way to do good business and they can just talk to him if someone wants to do business with him.
This is what CM Punk said: “I always think if somebody wants to do business with me, they can come talk to me. Texting offers isn’t really a way to do good business, at least.”
People have said that CM Punk’s comments may have been a work and it is a setup to a possible feud or angle with either Cody Rhodes or The Young Bucks somewhere down the line, but Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio Program that CM Punk’s appearance at Starrcast III is nothing more than just that and his comments is not a work and he doesn’t want to wrestle for AEW.
This is what Dave Meltzer said: “Everybody’s like, ‘Oh this is a work’, and all that – this is not a work. He doesn’t want to wrestle. And he doesn’t have to wrestle. When he got signed to Starrcast, there was a lot of speculation, but he said stuff like, essentially, the guys at AEW were using his name, fanning the flames and all this.”