AEW has been mentioned as the likeliest landing spot for CM Punk. Here is the latest.
It sounds like CM Punk and AEW are closing in on a contract that will change the professional wrestling landscape.
On Thursday, it was reported that CM Punk has engaged in talks regarding a return to the ring, and that AEW is the most likely promotion to land him. More details have emerged on this story.
Ringside News heard that an agreement between AEW And CM Punk is practically a “done deal”, and that they’re simply “waiting until they are in person to sign the contract.”
Also, Dave Meltzer reported on a Wrestling Observer Forum (h/t WrestlingNews.co), that the two sides have held “talks about certain dates.” Meltzer believes that even if they haven’t signed a deal yet, CM Punk and AEW “they have an understanding and unless (there is) a blow up, it’s happening.”
On his Instagram page, CM Punk posted a story of the song Sirius by The Alan Parsons Project, and some are interpreting this as a hint that he’ll be joining AEW soon. Sirius has been played at Chicago Bulls home games since the Michael Jordan dynasty days. The AEW All Out pay-per-view will be held inside the Now Arena at Hoffman Estates, Illinois on Sept. 5. Hoffman Estates is a suburb of Chicago, CM Punk’s hometown.
Signing CM Punk, who left the WWE seven and a half years ago, would be a massive game changer for AEW. And yet, he may not be the only former WWE Champion who’s about to arrive in the company. Recent reports have also stated that Daniel Bryan is about to join AEW. Apparently, the company’s partnership with New Japan Pro-Wrestling was a significant factor in Bryan’s decision to sign with AEW. His contract with WWE expired nearly three months ago.
If AEW signs both CM Punk and Bryan, that promises to quickly change the competition with WWE. These are two of the most popular and accomplished wrestlers of the past decade, after all. We’ll just have to wait and see how everything plays out over the coming days or weeks.
Source: The Sportster