Appearing on Barstool Sport’s ‘My Mom’s Basement’ podcast (listen here), CM Punk has the wrestling world buzzing. Is it really possible to raise the question of will CM Punk actually work for Fox and AEW at the same time?
After confirming three weeks ago on the Collider Live show, that he is indeed in talks with Fox about a WWE ‘Backstage’ show, Punk is also willing to entertain the idea of wrestling for AEW.
His return to wrestling may be sooner than later. When asked if he is interested in a return to wrestle, punk said “Absolutely.”
“For five years I’ve always been asked that question. No matter what I say, it gets reduced to click bait and it gets warped. I’ve gone through some many iterations of people saying, ‘Oh, Punk hates wrestling.’ None of that was ever the case. I think I’ve always been open to it. My attitude has always been that I don’t see it happening. I think I’ve talked about it more recently, but my attitude hasn’t changed. People always ask what would it take to go back, and I say it would take a big bag. So people use their imaginations.”
The question still remains. How bizarre would it be for him to wrestle for AEW, but yet work for Fox as an analysis’s for their ‘Backstage’ WWE show.
For Punk it’s all about the right deal, and the right approach. “I’m that white whale in pro wrestling. I don’t know if that freaks people out on how to approach me, it is what it is. I’m open to the idea, I haven’t been approached properly. I’m not courting anyone to show up with a dozen roses at my front door.”