While AEW has made some impressive moves and signed some great talents in a very short period, their roster is by no means complete, and they need a lot more star power to actually be able to compete with WWE.
People have been discussing which other talents the company could be signing in coming months, and one of the biggest names who is part of this discussion is none other than the former WWE Champion CM Punk.
These rumors became a hot topic of discussion recently when a fan made the following tweet which seemed like a copyright claim from ProWrestlingTees and AEW to stop selling merchandise related to the Best In The World:
— Douglas (@DHink_182) January 22, 2019
This tweet went viral and made such buzz that Pro Wrestling Tees had to reply to it and they claimed that the whole thing was not related to AEW in the manner people believe:
For the record, I file copyright violations weekly at the same time for hundreds of designs on tons of bootleg sites including new japan designs, bucks, macho man, cm punk, AEW, legion of doom etc. I'm not sure why this is news. People should stop bootlegging merch, THAT'S NEWS!
— One Hour Tees (@OneHourTees) January 23, 2019
How much this clarification will affect the rumors will be seen in the future and it’d be interesting to know if AEW has actually tried to communicate with Punk on any level.