CM Punk In Talks With AEW For A Year & A Half

1 year ago by Connel Rumsey

CM Punk In Talks With AEW For A Year & A Half

He’s back! You know that, I don’t need to recap the events of last night’s (August 20) AEW Rampage show from the United Center.

CM Punk is back, and the rumours swirling over the last month came to fruition. The talks of Punk coming into AEW go back a lot further than that though.

Speaking on the AEW Rampage post-show media scrum, Punk revealed that talks between him and AEW have been going on for around a year and a half.

Punk said:

“I’ll go ahead and spoil that I’ve been talking to Tony for probably a year and a half about this. Some girls are easy to get into bed. I am not. I need to do wined and dined. That’s not, ‘oh I need more money and less dates’ and ‘oh I need this and I need that.’ It was literally just talking to Tony and getting to know him, and the more people that he employed that I knew, I’d ask them questions and they’d tell me things.

I’ve been in the game for a few minutes, you know, so I’ve seen that. I think I traced it back to, especially since the downfall of ECW, every six months to a year, somebody pops up, ‘I have money, we’re gonna have TV and we’re going to use all the ECW guys.’ This is not a slight on Tony at all. It’s more of, it’s more of a slight at me being a paranoid, neurotic, anxiety-ridden, very careful person, and I wasn’t in a hurry. The pandemic kind of help that out, you know, and I knew I couldn’t debut if there’s no people in the building. So, I always say, timing is everything, and there were a lot of happy accidents along the way that made this possible.”

CM Punk will wrestle his first match for All Elite Wrestling on September 5, when he faces Darby Allin at All Out in Chicago.

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