According to Dave Meltzer’s report in Friday’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there has been a plan to bring CM Punk back to AEW. However, it is unclear where things currently stand with regard to the plan. Tony Khan, the owner of AEW, had reportedly wanted Punk back in the company and an agreement on reconciliation had been reached, but the details of the agreement and the current status are unknown.
The situation with C.M. Punk became a bigger story this week when he put up an instagram post where he went off on Tony Khan, Jon Moxley, myself and Chris Jericho, which he immediately took down. This came while sides were working on a reconciliation that was at least in principle agreed to, per the decision of Khan who wanted him back.
Where things stand at this moment are unknown. There are tons of complicated issues involved and differences of opinions on the subject. But it was going to happen and then this happened and it still may end up happening.
CM Punk sent message to AEW Fans
During Thursday’s FTR with Dax Harwood Live event, CM Punk conveyed a message to his fans. Harwood dedicated a segment of his show to read a multipart text message from Punk. When asked if he wanted to send a message to his fans, Punk replied affirmatively saying,
“Yes I Miss Them”
The audience started chanting Punk’s name, to which Harwood added that Punk wished he could have bought them all ice cream.
After making some controversial comments during the post-AEW All Out media scrum in September 2022, CM Punk got into a backstage altercation with The Elite, resulting in his suspension. Similarly, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks also faced suspension following the incident. However, they have returned to AEW television since then.
During his AEW World title match against Jon Moxley at All Out, Punk suffered a torn left triceps and underwent surgery to repair the injury in September.