MJF Breaks Silence On CM Punk’s WWE Return


MJF has given his honest view on CM Punk rejoining WWE after he was unceremoniously fired by AEW.

CM Punk and MJF engaged in a brutal and hugely popular feud at the beginning of 2022 that culminated in Punk defeating The Salt of the Earth in a Dog Collar match.

The two men looked certain to resume hostilities when MJF returned to AEW at All Out 2022 after CM Punk regained the AEW World Title but fate intervened. CM Punk was involved in a backstage fight with The Elite after that event leading to his suspension.

Injury and politics kept Punk out of action until June 2023 but his return to AEW did not last long as CM Punk was fired by Tony Khan for his part in a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In. Since then CM Punk shocked the world by returning to WWE at Survivor Series and he looks to be settled once again in the company he famously walked out of in 2014.

MJF Happy For CM Punk In WWE

Speaking on the SI Media podcast, MJF addressed the situation with CM Punk but began by saying that his feud with Punk was the greatest of the modern era:

One of the greatest feuds…I’ll just say this, the greatest feud of the modern era was me versus CM Punk, I think, and that happened on AEW television.

MJF was then asked if he was sad that things couldn’t be worked out between AEW and CM Punk and the AEW World Champion said if Punk is happy then he’s happy:

No, I was happy for him. Listen, if he’s happy, I’m happy. I think he’s a hell of a talent, and at the end of the day, it’s a business. For some reason with wrestling, it’s looked at differently than any other sport. I see guys get traded to different teams all the time. That’s just life.

So he did what he felt was best for him, and the company did what they felt was best for the company. So I just hope he’s happy. I wish him the best of luck.

Although CM Punk and MJF never resumed hostilities in AEW, there is every chance they could still meet once again down the road. MJF is adamant he has not signed a new AEW deal, with his current one set to expire on January 1st, 2024.

h/t Fightful