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 of 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, 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 back in August last year.
During the post-AEW All Out media scrum, CM Punk verbally attacked Colt Cabana, Hangman Page, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks. Ace Steel’s wife, who has a broken foot, was in the room when Ace and CM Punk fought Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks backstage at AEW All Out.
Ringside News asked around about this subject, and it was reported that CM Punk’s name is going around backstage. That being said, a tenured member of the creative team confirmed that “the only talk about CM Punk is among the talent.”
CM Punk soured a lot of people on his name. Those internally remember this and do not want his “poison” back in the company. What CM Punk did to the AEW locker room also did not go unnoticed in WWE.
“The only talk about CM Punk is among the talent, the writers, the producers, the TV production people and everyone thinks he is poison. Look what he did to the happy and motivated locker room of AEW.”
We were told that "The only talk about CM Punk is among the talent, the writers, the producers, the TV production people and everyone thinks he is poison." pic.twitter.com/M2IEGjIF1X
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