CM Punk Will Not Sue Tony Khan, “Breathing Sigh Of Relief” Following AEW Exit

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CM Punk looks to be moving on with his life following his exit from AEW.

Ahead of the September 2nd episode of Collision, it was announced that AEW had decided to terminate CM Punk’s contract with cause after he was involved in a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In the previous week. Tony Khan took responsibility for the decision, saying it was made after unanimous advice from a disciplinary council as well as legal representation.

A new report from Haus of Wrestling reveals that, despite his acrimonious exit from All Elite Wrestling, Punk has no litigation filed against Tony Khan or AEW. Nick Hausman points out that many thought he may bring legal action as Tony Khan said he felt his life was in danger during the heated backstage confrontation at All In, but he is not planning to sue. Hausman continued, writing:

“From what I gather, Punk is looking to avoid any further litigation and move on with his life. He was described to me as someone breathing a sign of relief now that he is away from the day-to-day drama that seemed to follow him at AEW.

“We have not been able to gather whether any pending legal action on AEW or Tony Khan’s behalf towards Punk is pending, but things do seem quiet between the two sides.”

Will CM Punk Return To WWE?

Punk has largely laid low since news of his suspension and eventual firing, but he returned to announcing duties for Cage Fury Fighting Championships over the weekend, saying he has “some time on [his] hands for the next two months probably.” This statement fueled speculation about a possible return to WWE, as Survivor Series will be taking place in Chicago at the end of November.

While Punk’s exit from WWE was a heated one, he did speak with Triple H earlier this year when he visited WWE Raw in Chicago, and whether or not he returns is said to be down to the decision of Nick Khan and Triple H.

In his report, Nick Hausman writes that no one he’s spoken with in WWE has ruled out the possibility of a CM Punk return. One source indicated that there isn’t an internal buzz about the potential of him returning the way there was when Cody Rhodes made his way back to the company, and another pointed out that with WWE’s product being hot right now, they’re not necessarily in need of a big signing. However, multiple sources believe a return is possible if good business can be done.

There has been no confirmation as to whether or not Punk has a non-compete clause after being fired from AEW.