Backstage Update On Speculation WWE Contacted CM Punk

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CM Punk launched himself back into the news on March 23rd with a scathing attack against his employers on social media.

The former World Champion blasted AEW boss Tony Khan, claimed Dave Meltzer is a liar, said Jon Moxley refused to lose to him, and derided Chris Jericho as a liar and a stooge.

Punk has been absent from AEW since All Out on September 4th. While the event was a mixed night for Punk in the ring, as he won the AEW World Title but suffered a serious triceps injury in the process, it was his conduct after the show that sparked chaos. At the post-show media scrum, he opened fire on a number of big-name AEW stars, before being involved in a brawl backstage.

With Punk off AEW television, there were reports that he could make a remarkable return to WWE. The star famously left the company in 2014 in spectacularly acrimonious circumstances. While there were said to be reservations from many within the sports entertainment giant regarding a return, it was believed to not be impossible.

However, it seems that if WWE did hold an interest in Punk, it didn’t go very far. Following Punk’s latest outburst and subsequent fall-out Raj Giri noted that WWE “hasn’t made any overtures” to the star.

“I have it confirmed that WWE hasn’t made any overtures to CM Punk.”

CM Punk Has Held Meetings With AEW Since All Out

In a report on March 24th, it was noted that Punk and AEW boss Tony Khan have met since that night in September, seemingly in an attempt to clear up the situation. However, their most recent meeting in February was canceled due to Jerry Jarrett’s funeral.

It was reiterated in the same report that Chris Jericho called Punk a “cancer” after the backstage fight took place.