CM Punk recently addressed the idea of going to AEW in an interview with ESPN. Punk vehemently denied that he had worked out a deal to appear at All Out on the weekend of Starrcast III, stating that he was only going to take part in Starrcast itself.
As far as any talks he may have had with the Young Bucks, CM Punk, or Tony Khan, Punk revealed that he’d received an offer via text message, something that didn’t seem to sit well with him.
The last thing I got — I got a text from Cody. And again, I almost don’t even know how to reply to them sometimes, because if I reply, they do interviews and are like, ‘Oh yeah, I just talked to Punk.’ I’m kind of damned if I do and damned if I don’t. 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.
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, because I was in California for CFFC.
Cody responded to the story on Twitter, believing that Punk had been misquoted, as one of them had in fact met with him face-to-face. He also denied offering him a contract through text messages.
I think he was misquoted. I know 1 of us had met with him in person, and yes I texted him plenty when we couldn’t connect on the actual phone, but not a contracted offer. I wouldn’t be surprised if he went back to wwe. Regardless, great wrestler & guy. Door is open if he wants it https://t.co/3ityuurGGy
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) July 26, 2019