CM Punk Return Rumors Heat Up As WWE Reportedly Feels He Is AEW Bound

CM Punk could be returning to a pro wresting ring near you in light of a recent report from Fightful Select (h/t Wrestling Inc) that the former WWE champion has been negotiating an in-ring return. The report did not confirm where a hypothetical return would be, however WWE officials reportedly believe Punk will land in AEW.

Punk made his shocking return to WWE programming as a panelist on WWE Backstage in 2019, however the return had little-to-no effect on viewership and the show was ultimately canceled less than a year later.

AEW President Tony Khan teased big surprises coming soon on a recent episode of Busted Open, and with AEW set to make its debut in a nearly sold-out Arthur Ashe Stadium as part of its New York debut, the return of CM Punk would be the type of surprise fitting for such a high-profile event.

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