Relationship Between CM Punk & AEW Worse Than Before; Possibility of WWE Return


– CM Punk’s rehab of the torn triceps he suffered at AEW’s All Out is said to be “going really well” according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. However, the relationship between AEW and Punk has become further strained with the return of Colt Cabana to the promotion. Punk continues to be adamant that he has nothing to do with Cabana disappearing earlier this year, however, a lot of talent in AEW believes otherwise and talk about it openly. Cabana’s return was said to be directly Tony Khan’s decision and not a suggestion by someone else that he acted on. Punk remains under contract to AEW and the promotion continues to sell his merchandise at live events so it’s unclear if the talks between the two sides about a potential buyout are stalled or still ongoing.

– The Observer Newsletter also discussed the possibility of CM Punk returning to WWE should he successfully get a buy-out of his AEW contract. The consensus seems to be that most people in WWE don’t look at Punk coming back as a positive as they have followed what happened with him in AEW, however, ultimately the call whether to bring him back or not will be a joint decision between Paul Levesque, Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan. As for Punk, the Observer speculated that he would be much more willing to return to WWE than in the past, especially if he’s looking for some sort of vindication or revenge for everything that happened as there would be nothing bigger than showing up in WWE to do big business there.