WWE is reportedly keen on having CM Punk back after his falling out with AEW.
According to Fightful, who claim that Chief Content Officer Triple H would be open to “anything within reason.”
Punk, 43, was controversially fired from the wrestling giants shortly after a dramatic strike in 2014 and stayed away from professional wrestling for seven years.
However, the American grappler made his long-awaited comeback at AEW in 2021 and quickly gained notoriety by winning the company’s world title twice.
Still, The Best in the World’s future in promoting Tony Khan appears “dubious at best” after a heated press conference following last month’s fight at All Out.
The straightedge superstar took a swipe at Kenny Omega as well as The Young Bucks’ Nick and Matt Jackson, and the four stars were reportedly later engaged in a real brawl backstage.
Omega and The Bucks have since been suspended and AEW is reportedly trying to tear up Punk’s contract by buying up the remaining years.
That could spell for a WWE return, though the Chicago legend has repeatedly thrown cold water on a potential comeback in recent years, which has included appearances on Fox’s WWE Backstage.
Reports also suggest the eight-time world champion had a difficult relationship with Triple H.
However, WWE acknowledges that Punk would create “compelling programs,” but the company would only be open to a part-time contract based on what happened at All Out.
A number of wrestling stars have returned to WWE since longtime chairman Vince McMahon retired in July.
These include Bray Wyatt, Johnny Gargano, Braun Strowman, as well as Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.
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