Former WWE star CM Punk commented on the potential of All Elite Wrestling and said that he is open to work with them.
In an interview with MMAFighting, Punk said that he will hear offers from the Young Bucks if they come to him.
“If those guys all go and start their own thing, more power to them,” Punk said.
“I would always listen. I would listen to them because … I like the Young Bucks, I text with Matt on and off. But business is business.”
Rumors have been floating around that Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks are going to start their own independent wrestling promotion. Punk says that WWE is not the only direction to go to in the wrestling industry anymore, as many people like himself have realized after working there.
“I think at this point that whatever those guys decide to do will be great for them and their families. If I was asked what I would do or what I would say to them — because they could obviously go to WWE whenever they want — it’s just a matter of is this what’s best for your family? And I think we live in a time now where WWE is not the end-all, be-all. I don’t think it has been for quite some time. I think the stigma that it is is still there and probably will persist for many, many years. But enough people have been there and left that can, I guess, extoll the knowledge of, ‘Hey, you know what, the place ain’t all that.'”
It would really be surprising if CM Punk enters the world of pro wrestling again via All Elite Wrestling, but Punk has hinted that he’s mostly done with the business now.
“There are a couple more loose ends that I’m still trying to tie up to fully absolve me from the world of pro wrestling,” Punk stated. “I feel like I’ve still been attached to it since the day that I left it and that’s mostly because of fugazi lawyers and such. But we’re wrapping all that up and that’ll come to an end. And once I’m truly free, we can explore the world and just float and hang out and I can walk my dog and drink coffee and do commentary for Dave Sholler and continue to train at Roufusport and do all kinds of stuff. I’ve earned it, I’ve paid my dues.”
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