In pro wrestling, people are taught to “never say never” but if there was ever an exception to that rule, it would be CM Punk never wrestling again.
Sure, Punk’s made a random appearance at an independent show, done live interviews at wrestling conventions, worked for Fox Sports’ WWE studio show, and will be portraying a pro wrestler in a series for Starz but many figured he wouldn’t take part in another match again.
That might change thanks to this report from Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp. In a post to Patreon subscribers, Sapp revealed that Punk is “in talks for a potential return to the ring.” Since that posted, some details have escaped the paywall. Mainly that AEW is the “most likely” destination for Punk to return to the ring.
It’s important to note that nothing is set and that it’s just talks for now, and just having talks doesn’t mean CM Punk is coming back. Punk and AEW have had occasional discussions about him getting back to wrestling but a deal is still yet to be made. Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped the pro wrestling community to let loose with their thoughts on the possibility of Punk returning to the ring.
— Irish Wrestling Entertainment 💬 (@IRISHWRESTLING8) July 21, 2021
Kenny Omega when CM Punk and Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) confront him in the span of 2 weeks: pic.twitter.com/5QzaJXYaBE
— Sir Suplex (@SirSuplex) July 21, 2021
While CM Punk is 42, it's worth noting he's three years younger than the current WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, and two years younger than AJ Styles and John Cena.
Even with seven years off, hard to imagine he wouldn't make a serious impact, despite while some claim. #AEW
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) July 21, 2021
I think my organs would shut down with joy if CM Punk and Bryan Danielson did suddenly appear in an AEW ring 😂
I'd love to see them anywhere to be fair, but wow.
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) July 21, 2021
Give me CM Punk
— Chris Bey (@DashingChrisBey) July 21, 2021
We are very excited for CM Punk's return
to horror movies. pic.twitter.com/7Knw6eHerU
— Bloody Disgusting (@BDisgusting) July 21, 2021
Time to add some matches to my CM Punk dream matches spreadsheet. pic.twitter.com/6G37hgzMHl
— Juan C. Reneo (@ReneusMeister) July 21, 2021
2021 still seeing cm punk returning rumors pic.twitter.com/fbldxyOibR
— 60 minute iron man (@greginthepocket) July 21, 2021
MJF after he’s the first one to make a joke about CM Punk’s UFC career in a promo to his face pic.twitter.com/BNYMz8aiO1
— Soundwave (@LocalSoundwave) July 21, 2021
CM Punk and Colt Cabana seeing each other backstage at AEW pic.twitter.com/lPJJ33wCaR
— Jonathan (@JPsWrestling) July 21, 2021
CM Punk hides all summer as "The Chicago Bear" then hits Kenny with the Go2Sleep while still in the suit book it pic.twitter.com/TyTQazQVgX
— Michael Hamflett (@MichaelHamflett) July 21, 2021