CM Punk may be firmly back in AEW, but one top star seemingly feels there won’t be a happy ending from it.
When AEW announced its new Saturday night show Collision, the rumor mill quickly got going as to whether CM Punk would be involved or not. Having been on the sidelines since the infamous press conference and brawl following All Out 2022, the rumors were quickly answered when he was confirmed for the inaugural show, on which he teamed with FTR to defeat Samoa Joe, Jay White and Juice Robinson.
There’s been no let-up in appearances for the former AEW World Champion, as he was involved in the most recent Dynamite, will be in action this Saturday on Collision and then back in the ring 24 hours later when he faces NJPW’s Satoshi Kojima at Forbidden Door, as part of the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
However, the controversy is seemingly still following CM Punk. In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer notes that a top AEW star mentioned after Wednesday night that the situation with Punk and the rest of the locker room is a “ticking time bomb”.
Ratings were good and attendance was very good this week. But one top name noted to us that they went home after the show on Wednesday in a bad mood and even with the key people kept apart and not on the same shows, described the fear of this being a ticking time bomb that will not have a happy ending.
Before his return to action, CM Punk opened the debut episode of Collision with a promo which once again got people’s ears pricked up, asking everyone to stop him when he’s telling lies. AEW head honcho Tony Khan was certainly listening, and has given his reaction to the promo.