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CM Punk might actually be coming back this time

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One of the biggest stars of wrestling in this century could be headed back to wrestling, if all goes well. CM Punk has been in ongoing talks for a return, sources tell Fightful.


Fightful Select learned last week that CM Punk has been in talks to make a return to pro wrestling as an in-ring performer, with sources indicating that AEW is the most likely landing point. We have no confirmation of a contract officially being signed, a timetable, a set return date, or any creative plans, only that Punk and a company official have had ongoing conversations about an in-ring return.


As with any negotiations, nothing is ever fully confirmed until the deal is actually done and the subject appears on screen.


We have heard of other companies having interest in Punk coming in to work after fans returned, but have not heard of any specific offers or overtures made towards him.


Fightful has not officially confirmed this report with CM Punk himself or All Elite Wrestling officials. We have been told in recent days that higher ups in WWE believe that Punk is headed to AEW.


Punk last wrestled in January 2014 for WWE, and was released later that year. In the years that followed, he pursued a career in mixed martial arts in the UFC, where he officially has an 0-1 record with 1 no contest. In addition to MMA, Punk has worked in commentary roles within the sport, and made his way into acting. He also appeared on WWE Backstage for approximately six months. Aside from his appearances on Backstage, he's only made two appearances in wrestling since leaving WWE -- both in very anonymous masked roles on the independent circuit
 

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Wouldn’t be shocked to see him and/or Brian Danielson at that New York show at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
 

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Wouldn’t be shocked to see him and/or Brian Danielson at that New York show at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
If they somehow get both, the IWC is gonna explode into a giant supernova that'll extinguish all life on Earth
 

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If they somehow get both, the IWC is gonna explode into a giant supernova that'll extinguish all life on Earth
No doubt. I’m sure they’d do the same if Brock showed up as well.
 

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This is far bigger news than beard boy.
 

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You really like Punk more than DB? Becky being a bad ass is more believable than Punk.

no no it’s not

kris statlander actually being an alien is more believable than Becky or DB
 

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The MMA jobber?
 

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no no it’s not

kris statlander actually being an alien is more believable than Becky or DB
Hmm, there isn’t a question in anyone’s mind that DB is a bigger “bad ass” than Punk is. And it is even debatable that Becky is tougher than Punk.
 

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Hmm, there isn’t a question in anyone’s mind that DB is a bigger “bad ass” than Punk is. And it is even debatable that Becky is tougher than Punk.

put Becky in the cage with rousey and see if she lasts longer than punk did.

I got my money on punk
 

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put Becky in the cage with rousey and see if she lasts longer than punk did.

I got my money on punk
Well you can’t use Rousey as a barometer. But If you give Becky as much time as Punk did for training then who knows but I would put my money on her going as long against a scrub fighter.
 

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Oh we getting serious now.

Living Colour, the band that performs Punk's long time entrance song Cult of Personality, just followed AEW on social media.


Lock it up! It's a done deal
 

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Oh we getting serious now.

Living Colour, the band that performs Punk's long time entrance song Cult of Personality, just followed AEW on social media.


Lock it up! It's a done deal
I just unlocked it on guitar hero.

now it’s getting real
 

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Oh we getting serious now.

Living Colour, the band that performs Punk's long time entrance song Cult of Personality, just followed AEW on social media.


Lock it up! It's a done deal
94 WCW all over again with exploiting the budget over one over the hill talent and the and the other who caught lightening in a bottle with the WWE giving him rope. If they get Lesnar then ok it is worth the money as he will bring in more viewers than Punk and Bryan combined. They are lining that crew for a couple of dynamites but Cena and Goldberg draw more and if rumors are true with the Rock showing up around Survivor Series for a 6 month program with Reigns, AEW better hand created to Punk and Bryan if they want to stay in the race.
 

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Today in AEW Free Agent watch, we've got this quote from Meltzer about Punk/Bryan

"Unless something falls apart, they're both coming in...there are signs that both (deals) are done. There are moves that I know of that are being made that would only be made if CM Punk was coming in."

That's basically as close to a confirmation as Meltzer will ever give you.
 

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Oh we getting serious now.

Living Colour, the band that performs Punk's long time entrance song Cult of Personality, just followed AEW on social media.


Lock it up! It's a done deal

I just unlocked it on guitar hero.

now it’s getting real



Today in AEW Free Agent watch, we've got this quote from Meltzer about Punk/Bryan



That's basically as close to a confirmation as Meltzer will ever give you.


Driving around town, headed to Westshore and now heading home,

But queue a It's happening gif
 

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Oh this is definitely happening now. Rampage is gonna be in Chicago August 22nd, immediately after it was announced Darby has a promo saying he'll be in Chicago and teases he'll fight anyone "even the best in the world". And later on at the end of the show, MJF opened his ended promo with lines from Punk's pipebomb promo. They leaned HARD on teases tonight on Dynamite
 

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Oh this is definitely happening now. Rampage is gonna be in Chicago August 20th, immediately after it was announced Darby has a promo saying he'll be in Chicago and teases he'll fight anyone "even the best in the world". And later on at the end of the show, MJF opened his ended promo with lines from Punk's pipebomb promo. They leaned HARD on teases tonight on Dynamite

Got your back Brah. It's not happening on my Birthday, which is the 22nd, because it is on a Sunday.

I might have missed it but What line?
 

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Got your back Brah. It's not happening on my Birthday, which is the 22nd, because it is on a Sunday.

I might have missed it but What line?

He paraphrased the opening of the Pipebomb promo

Punk to Cena:

""John Cena, while you lay there, hopefully as uncomfortable as you possibly can be, I want you to listen to me."

MJF to Jericho:

"Chris, as you sit there in more pain than you've ever been in your entire life, I need you to listen to me."

That's too close to not be intentional
 
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