Longest reigning WWE Champion of The Modern Era CM Punk is set to make his debut as an MMA broadcaster for Cage Fury Fighting Championship next month. Despite closing the door on professional wrestling a few months ago, it seems that Punk is quite interested in the rumored upcoming “All Elite Wrestling“ promotion.
In a recent interview with MMAFighting, Punk revealed that although he isn’t quite sure how realistic his UFC return would be, he still trains regularly and is technically a part of the current UFC roster.
On being asked whether he would entertain a potential offer from Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks on behalf of AEW, the Second City Saint noted,
“I would always listen. I would listen to them because just like Dave [Sholler], I like the Young Bucks. I text with Matt on and off. But business is business. I know Cody was out there in the media saying that an offer was made [for the All In event Sept. 1]. An offer was not made. Calling me up or texting me saying, ‘Hey, if you want to come to the show and do something, we would love that’ is not an offer. That’s not an offer.”
All Elite Wrestling is the upcoming hot pro-wrestling promotion led by Tony Khan, the son of the owner of Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham F.C., Shahid Khan, the U.S. billionaire who recently offered £600 million (almost $800 million) for the historic Wembley Stadium.
The promotion is expected to go live by late 2019 or early 2020 provided the company can ink a major television deal next year.
Punk left WWE in 2014 and pursued a career in UFC that turned out to be a major failure despite his best efforts inside the Octagon. At this point, it’s unclear whether the ex-WWE Superstar will ever put on a third fight inside the cage, but if AEW proves to be a reality, fans can expect to see the Straight Edge Superstar back in the squared circle pretty soon.