It is widely expected that CM Punk will return to the squared circle in the coming weeks.
Speculation has been swirling around Punk for some time, with AEW even appearing to reference the former WWE Champion on Dynamite. While AEW President Tony Khan has refused to give anything away about the potential signing, that has done little to quell the rumours.
When CM Punk left WWE in 2014 he was by his own admission, not in the best physical condition. This mixed with the fact the now 42-year-old has been out of the ring for seven years has naturally led to questions of what kind of shape he will be in if he does return.
While there has been little information available about Punk himself, a new report has suggested that things are looking good for the former World Champion.
The report from Fightful Select says that Punk has been training on his own as well as working in the ring for Starz show “Heels.” Fightful report that they have spoken to people who have worked with Punk and they have all been positive in their assessment of the former WWE Superstar.
One source notes that Punk looks “completely healthy” while another said that he was very good in the ring. The most promising description comes from a third source that describes Punk in the ring as “working so well, it was as if he never left.”
CM Punk hasn’t wrestled since the 2014 Royal Rumble and his subsequent departure from WWE. The former world champion later tried his hand at Mixed Martial Arts, losing both contests in UFC. However, the latter of these has since been overturned.
In the wake of the speculation surrounding Punk, the August 20th episode of AEW Rampage, which is due to take place in Punk’s home town of Chicago, sold out in a matter of minutes.
AEW’s next pay-per-view All Out on September 5th will also take place in the suburbs of Chicago.