Punk made headlines when he made a surprise appearance at an indy wrestling show while wearing a mask last Friday night. This got some people talking about the possibility of Punk wrestling again. Obviously, he won’t go back to WWE in the near future due to their being some bad blood between the two sides.
However, with AEW expected to get a big television deal this year, the promotion has been speculated as a potential landing spot for Punk. While talking on his X-Pac 1,2,360 podcast, Waltman brought up how he thinks Punk could show up in AEW in the near future.
“I haven’t said it in a while because the subject hasn’t come up really as much, because he’s doubled down on, ‘I am never coming back to wrestling.’ I mean, he’s said that over and over again. And I just — history tells me that eventually he will return to wrestling. A lot of people in entertainment that mean it just as much as he does eventually come back. I’m talking about, look at musical acts for instance. The Eagles, ‘When hell freezes over,’ right? Legit. They meant it just as much as he does. The Misfits, Glenn Danzig’s war.
Never gonna happen, never gonna reunite with Jerry Only and the rest of the Misfits. They’ve had several shows. It just goes to show you. And trust me, I know Glenn Danzig and like, no one is as stubborn as that guy. So, trust me. He will be back. I promise you at some point, CM Punk will be back involved in wrestling. And no one should go, ‘Oh, see, we told you!’ because it’s his life. And at the time, he means it. When he says, ‘I’m never coming back,’ he means it. It’s just that history shows that everyone else that meant it too ends up coming back. And I can honestly see him showing up in AEW. That could be like this huge surprise they’re waiting to drop with the announcement of a TV deal.”
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H/T to 411 Mania for the transcription