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 now it seems even WWE is under the impression that Punk has already signed with AEW. According to a report by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the internal belief in WWE is that CM Punk has already signed with AEW.
It was also reported that Vince McMahon and WWE have made it clear they don’t want Punk, “The last we heard WWE wasn’t interested in Punk, but AEW being interested in him could have easily changed that tune.” According to Ringside News, they inquired if WWE had any interest in signing CM Punk to a contract after all the buzz about him recently. Here is the answer:
“WWE has no interest in doing business with Punk.”