Was CM Punk really close to returning to WWE?



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Was CM Punk really close to returning to WWE?

CM Punk has arrived in AEW and the world of pro wrestling will never be the same again. But the question that all the fans have asked themselves is: after his brief but intense participation in WWE Backstage as a columnist, there was really no room for the Straight Edge to return to action, but precisely in WWE? Apparently yes, but it seems that WWE itself did not want to compromise with an athlete who had caused so many problems since his turbulent farewell in 2014.

Also initially provoked by the attitude of Vince McMahon, but Phil Brooks never agreed to forgive. There were therefore no talks between CM Punk and WWE until his arrival in AEW, but this did not prevent FOX from making himself available to WWE to help it in a possible negotiation with the Chicago athlete.

However, this did not happen because, according to what 'Ringside News' exclusively reported, WWE was not interested in bringing CM Punk back to its roster of wrestlers. "FOX and Punk have a good relationship - he explains in a 'Ringside News' article signed by Felix Upton -, and this is what brought him to WWE Backstage.

At the time he was not under contract with WWE, but the FOX offered WWE their help in securing a new deal for Punk."

Backstage News on CM Punk

The site, however, cites the 'Wrestling Observer Newsletter', according to which, although WWE had no interest in re-signing CM Punk, FOX still extended an invitation to lend a hand.

"Those of the WWE - states the Newsletter edited by Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez - continually said they were not interested in him. When it became clear that there was a good chance he would go to AEW, FOX, which had a good relationship with him.

since hiring him for WWE Backstage, he wanted WWE to make him an offer. WWE would respond by saying that the amount of money Punk wanted was too high. FOX, however, was so interested in his return to WWE and not in AEW who, according to reports, responded by saying that they would pay part of his salary.

But the WWE management then added that there were other reasons why they did not want it, namely his behavioral problems and other similar issues." WWE obviously didn't want financial support to get CM Punk back, but that didn't stop FOX from declaring itself available.

In the end, however, the bad relations between the parties prevailed, and now CM Punk is ready to take back a central role in the world of wrestling thanks to his new adventure in AEW.