On last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite, CM Punk was mentioned on TV for the first time since the All Out 2022 backstage fight.
AEW World Champion MJF was talking about his accomplishments and mentioned the list of top stars that he has beaten.
Below are the names that he dropped:
– Chris Jericho
– Cody Rhodes
– Bryan Danielson
– Jon Moxley
– CM Punk
You can watch it below:
MJF MENTIONED CM PUNK, omfg??? THAT’S THE FIRST MENTION SINCE WHAT HAPPENED. pic.twitter.com/NVsW8FB2tf
— riana (@banksalorian) May 11, 2023
As we have reported before, AEW’s new 2-hour Saturday night TV show “Collision” is rumored to debut on June 17th and it will feature the return of CM Punk.
According to Fightful Select, Tony Khan might book CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho (which was the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 28 in 2012) on the debut episode of Collision.
They also noted that Punk is interested in wrestling ROH Hall of Famer Samoa Joe again:
“Sources close to Punk have indicated that he’s become increasingly interested in working with Samoa Joe. Joe has not wrestled on All Elite Wrestling TV since AEW Revolution, when he dropped the TNT Title to Wardlow. However, he’s been a regular on ROH TV as their World Television Champion.
Samoa Joe and CM Punk haven’t wrestled each other in any capacity since August 2005, when they were involved in a four way elimination match at ROH Redemption that saw Jamie Noble win the ROH World Title.
The two have a storied history across ROH, PWG and the UK, with their last one-on-one match on record happening in March 2005. Joe and Punk went to two 60-minute draws in ROH, and Joe also pinned him twice.
We can’t confirm whether the pitch/suggestion was for a one-off match or an extended program. Also, we have no confirmation on whether or not the match is actually happening, as AEW sources won’t discuss anything related to Collision in general, much less the matches planned.”