As previously reported, former WWE Superstar CM Punk has been in talks for a potential in-ring return and AEW is most likely the company he will end up joining, but a contract has not been signed yet nor has a timetable, return date or creative plan been put in place. It was also noted in the report that CM Punk has been in talks with an official in AEW about an in-ring return, but neither has CM Punk or the AEW official confirm that there have been talks, though a number of WWE higher-ups have said that they believe Punk is going to All Elite Wrestling.
There have been signs that Punk may have already come to terms on a deal with AEW as on his Instagram the former WWE Star posted a clip of the song titled “Sirius” by The Alan Parsons Project, which is a song known to be used by the Chicago Bulls as their theme. CM Punk’s post has only fueled speculation that he will be appearing at the All Out PPV in Chicago in September. Punk has also not denied having any sort of talks with AEW for a possible in-ring return.
Dave Meltzer mentioned on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Forum that something is going on behind the scenes in AEW that suggest that if Punk hasn’t already signed with AEW, then there is some sort of an understanding that he is already with them. Meltzer also mentioned that talks of when Punk will debut have already happened, which means that things are already close to happening or that Punk has already signed.
This is what Dave Meltzer said:
“Things going on behind the scenes as far as talks about certain dates and such make me think if this isn’t signed, they have an understanding and unless [there is] a blow up, it’s happening.”
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