CM Punk last competed at All Out pay-per-view in September, where he defeated Jon Moxley to win the AEW World Championship. However, during the All Out media scrum, the infamous backstage fight happened. Therefore, Punk was stripped of the title and suspended indefinitely.
Recently, CM Punk became a huge headline following an Instagram rant about Tony Khan, Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho, and the journalist Dave Meltzer. According to multiple reports, Khan wanted to bring back Punk before the aforementioned incident.
On the FTR podcast, Dax Harwood said that CM Punk misses wrestling and he wants to return to AEW.
“I will say this the reason I’m fantasy booking that (CM Punk and FTR vs. The Elite) is because outside of Roman Reigns and you please correct me if I’m wrong, outside of Roman Reigns and maybe, this is not including like Brock Lesnar, or Logan Paul or whatever. But outside of Roman Reigns and maybe Cody Rhodes, the biggest name in professional wrestling right now is CM Punk. Right? Definitely the biggest name in AEW.
So, if we want to take AEW to the next level, if we’re here to work for AEW, if we’re here to make professional wrestling better because of AEW, the way you do that is you take the biggest star that you have, and one of the biggest stars in the world, and you put them on the card, and you make money with them. Also, on top of saying that, I talk to Punk almost every day, and Punk misses wrestling, that’s your headline, Punk misses wrestling, and Punk wants to come back. And he wants to give back to the fans, he wants to get back to wrestling. So I’ll leave it at that.”
Last week on AEW Dynamite, FTR became the new AEW World Tag Team Champions by defeating The Gunns in a Careers vs. Titles match.
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