In recent weeks CM Punk’s return to AEW has gone from a seeming impossibility to a nailed-on certainty.
It has been reported that Punk will make his grand return to the company on June 17th at the United Center in Chicago on the debut episode of AEW Collision dubbed “The Second Coming”
While the has been no official confirmation of Punk’s appearance or the launch of Collision, it is believed that an announcement concerning the new Saturday night show will be made at the Warner Bros Discovery upfronts on May 17th.
The June 21st episode of Dynamite is also set to come live from Chicago and there has been speculation that Punk could appear on the show. During an appearance on Maggie and Perloff, Tony Khan was asked about a potential appearance. But as has been the case as a result of legal proceedings, Khan gave little away.
“I can’t comment on that, but I do think it’s very exciting is running a lot of big events. Chicago has been one of the best cities for AEW for a long time and I’m very excited to be back there. It’s a home city to me, personally, growing up in Illinois and spending most of my life there until my dad got involved in the NFL. It’ll be great to be back in Chicago for AEW.”
When asked about what he’d learned from the incident following All Out in which Punk launched a verbal attack on The Elite, and then got into a fight with the trio, Khan declined to comment.
“I can’t really comment. I haven’t talked about that particular situation since it happened, specifically. In the time since, AEW has continued to hit new heights and grow and I have a lot of respect for all the people you just said as professional wrestlers and we have a great company going right now. With a big announcement coming next week, we’ve been able to sustain and continue to develop as a wrestling company.”
Legal Issues Involving CM Punk, The Elite, And Tony Khan “Still In Play”
Tony Khan’s silence on the issue of CM Punk should perhaps come as no surprise. Following All Out it was reported that there were legal issues that had engulfed the situation which meant that no one involved could discuss what took place that night.
A more recent report stated that these issues are still very much ongoing and have prevented at least one party from apologising.
H/t to Fightful