Since defeating Jon Moxley at the All Out pay-per-view in September of last year, CM Punk hasn’t appeared on any AEW programming. In the post-show media scrum that followed that incident, the 44-year-old angrily insulted a few of his coworkers. Which apparently sparked a fight when he went back to the locker room.
Later, AEW CEO Tony Khan removed Punk from television and stripped him of the AEW title. There are no specifics on a probable return. In a few months, Punk will be accessible if AEW wants to use him, according to “Wrestling Observer Radio.”According to reports, the Chicago-born wrestler had surgery to repair a torn left triceps after All Out; a performer would generally be out for up to eight months due to such an ailment.
The 44-year-old might be used to fill the promotion vacancy in the top babyface department as there is currently one. But according to the story, Punk wouldn’t be “the guy” to fill that role if he came back. It was noted that AEW had the chance to turn former opponent and current AEW World Champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman into a major babyface but instead to use William Regal in a “double-cross” to keep him in a heel role.
Punk wants to join the business again or not
It’s uncertain at this time if Punk will be eager to join the business again. In October 2022, suspicions that Punk would be returning to WWE surfaced after it was reported that the two-time AEW World Champion had been in talks with the organisation to have the balance of his contract bought out. Despite the rumours, there has been no formal statement from any party on Punk’s status with AEW.
On the most recent episode of The Hall of Fame Podcast, Booker T said, Anything’s possible, man, especially in this business. The subject was CM Punk’s potential return to All Elite Wrestling following his ostensibly ignoble departure from the organization following All Out in September. Punk can make a comeback, but Booker T thinks it would take a lot of work.