Having remained absent from AEW following his involvement in the backstage scuffle at All Out, reports surrounding CM Punk’s status with the company have been varied. Dave Meltzer wrote in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW was attempting a buyout of his current deal, indicating that his return was unlikely.
A return to WWE subsequently became a topic of discussion. Though it seemed impossible, the prospect was there, particularly given that Vince McMahon was out of the picture.
Speaking in a new interview with GiveMeSport’s Louis Dangoor, WrestleVotes has discussed the potential of such an event, noting that as of this past July, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque had no interest in CM Punk returning to the sports entertainment giant:
“I was told, I mean, pretty straightforward, that Triple H wants nothing to do with CM Punk, and even less to do with Phil Brooks. Well, that’s what I was told and that was July.”
Continuing, it was alleged that a lot has changed since then, with the situation “softening” as of late, though nothing is concrete as of now:
“I did ask over the last couple of days, and it has softened a little bit from what I understand. I still think there’s animosity, I still think there’s a lot of pieces that need to be picked up between the two of them specifically. But Hunter, learned from Vince [McMahon] and Vince made amends with everybody.”
Triple H Vs. CM Punk Nearly Happened At WrestleMania XXX
Triple H and CM Punk’s history is infamous, with a WrestleMania XXX contest at one point being a consideration prior to the latter walking out of WWE in January 2014. Punk wasn’t keen on wrestling the then-part-time WWE Superstar, let alone at WrestleMania, and thus took matters into his own hands.
The duo did collide once on pay-per-view, headlining the 2011 Night of Champions pay-per-view, which saw ‘The Game’ victorious over CM Punk, two months prior to Punk’s historic WWE Championship reign beginning.