Former WWE Superstar CM Punk has not been seen on WWE television since the 2014 edition of the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. He walked out on the company the next day and has not looked back since then. Following his WWE exit, many fans have been wanting to see Punk make his return to the company every year. He has yet to make his return to the squared circle and at this point in time, it seems very unlikely. A WWE Superstar was also previously punished for ripping off CM Punk.
CM Punk has been in talks with AEW for quite a while as indicated by reports and it all came true as The Second City Saint made his return to pro wrestling on AEW Rampage: The First Dance last week.
CM Punk was recently seen wearing a Misfits ‘Fiend’ t-shirt, which makes it more apparent that Bray Wyatt will be making his way to AEW. CM Punk also teased the arrival of Adam Cole previously as well.
According to Cassidy Haynes on Bodyslam’s The Push Podcast, AEW has now gained more confidence in hosting shows in larger venues thanks to having bigger names in their roster.
“If you have legit headliner talent it equals the confidence to run in larger venues.”