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CM Punk Wanted To Return To WWE Last Year, But WWE Wasn’t Interested

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Will CM Punk have another run in WWE? Only time will tell.

A lot of things in All Elite Wrestling have changed between last year’s All Out pay-per-view and tonight’s All Out pay-per-view.

The show featured CM Punk winning the AEW World Championship from Jon Moxley in the main event last year, and the biggest news heading into the show this year is that Punk was fired from AEW on the eve of All Out.

Things went downhill for Punk after last year’s All Out when he made problems between himself and The Elite public during the show’s media scrum. It led to the two sides getting into a brawl backstage after the event.

There were rumors of WWE possibly buying out Punk’s contract from AEW last year, but that did not happen and he returned to AEW for a 2 month run this year before being released.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, it was noted that Punk being fired from AEW cost him “many millions of dollars.” 

The press release about Punk being fired from AEW said that he was fired from his “contracts”, which probably means he had multiple deals with AEW like a performer’s contract and an employee contract.

Punk can obviously go to WWE following his departure from AEW, but it’s not known yet if there is a non-compete clause in his contract which would stop him from working for any other company for a specific period of time.

It was also noted that Punk wanted to go to WWE 10 months ago, thinking that he could get a buyout from AEW. However, WWE was not interested in bringing him back.

WWE signing Punk was a complicated situation last year, but he’s a free agent now and the feeling within the company may change as it will now be run by Endeavor.

In addition, Punk even visited RAW in Chicago earlier this year to make amends with Triple H and The Miz and also met several other talents.

There are still top talents in WWE like Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and AJ Styles who have publicly expressed their dislike for Punk in the past, so WWE doing business with him seems like a tricky and unexpected situation overall.

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