CM Punk’s status with AEW has once again become the talk of the wrestling world since his Instagram post last Thursday, where he blasted Dave Meltzer, Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho.
In the days since, many reports have emerged about numerous top AEW stars having issues with Punk, with many in the company not expecting him to return following the post.
One name who is not so sure is current AEW announcer Jim Ross, who spoke on his Grilling JR podcast about the upcoming Forbidden Door event selling out, where he said he believes that big things are on the way, but that hinges on whether or not CM Punk returns to the company.
“I think it sold out. Rafael [Morffi] called me, and I said, ‘How are things going, tickets sales wise?’ He mentioned to me that the Toronto show had sold out. That’s good. Good for the home team. All good stuff, baby. But anyway, sell-outs, good. Anytime you get a sell out, you’re doing something right. I think we’re doing something right. I just got a feeling that big things are on the way. Getting everybody healthy again and back on the roster again is important.
“Of course, the whole question is gonna center around [will] CM Punk ever be back. I’m one of those guys that believe he will be back. We’ll see. I think AEW needs CM Punk because of his star power, and he brings… with controversy creates cash, and he’s certainly controversial. I’m a big fan of Phil’s. We’ll see how it works out. I’m optimistic and positive.”
Jon Moxley has since responded to Punk’s story, which you can read about here.
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