CM Punk was fired from AEW “with cause” early in September following a backstage altercation with Jack Perry. The fight took place in front of Tony Khan, who has since said he felt his life was in danger.
Ever since then, speculation has swirled on the next move for the Second City Saint, with many thinking he will land in another company he left under a cloud, WWE.
Eric Bischoff has now weighed in on the situation, saying on his Strictly Business podcast that the move would be a positive for Punk as he would be able to end his career on a “positive note” there.
“If I were to be the ‘half-glass-full’ Eric Bischoff, I would say the good thing that can come out of this for Phil Brooks is that he could end his career on a positive note,” Bischoff said. “If it happens, I can tell you from first-hand experience that everybody will be onboard, professionally speaking. They may have personal feelings, but they’ll never, ever get in the way of business. So he’ll be welcomed, he’ll be supported, and he’ll be expected to pull his weight like everybody else.”
“This would be an opportunity to go and have some great matches, some great stories,” Bischoff continued. “[He could] have some great creative, [and] work with some extremely talented people in a professional environment. … The opportunity to end your career on a positive note is not to be undervalued.”
WWE drops hints of a CM Punk return
WWE has been adding fuel to the rumours of Punk’s impending return in recent weeks, with fans having spotted similarities in comments made by Michael Cole and Seth Rollins during their interview on Raw and words said by the star in an old Ring of Honor promo.
On the most recent episode of the red brand, Shinsuke Nakamura made a more blatant reference when he attacked Ricochet, dropping him with Punk’s finishing move, the GTS.
While it remains to be seen if Punk really will make a comeback in WWE, Dave Meltzer noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that he does have the intention to do just that, although sources in the company say a deal is yet to be done.
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