Relations between All Elite Wrestling and CM Punk appeared to be at breaking level in December 2022, with studies noting on the time that each side had been in talks over a contract buyout following the completion of an investigation into Brawl Out.
Punk remained involved with Tony Khan whereas he was out of motion with a torn triceps throughout this era however Punk was nonetheless contemplating his choices, with these near CM Punk claiming to Fightful Choose that Punk was open to leaving AEW. He even inspired the concept so he might return to WWE. Fightful famous, nevertheless, they haven’t heard any traction on potential curiosity from WWE. If AEW had been significantly contemplating letting Punk go in December 2022 can also be unknown.
Punk wished to look within the 2023 Royal Rumble and one of many rumoured pitches (albeit not confirmed with Punk or his camp) was for Punk to return on the January present and be eradicated from the Rumble by Kevin Owens. This may have led to a WrestleMania match between the 2 former ROH World Champions.
The door is now open for CM Punk and WWE to work collectively once more in the event that they each want following Punk’s firing by AEW on Saturday, September 2. In keeping with rumours, WWE administration are open to bringing in Punk however The Second Metropolis Saint nonetheless has main warmth with high WWE names.