Controversy looms over the highly anticipated premiere of "AEW Collision" this Saturday, as the wrestling world awaits the release of a revealing interview between former AEW World Champion CM Punk and ESPN. Following a cryptic comment by Wade Keller earlier today, Fightful Select has shed some light on the situation, hinting at possible unfavorable news surrounding Punk.
According to Fightful, the interview, closely monitored by AEW, is expected to be released soon. Punk's remarks during the interview are said to "blur the lines" and generate buzz for upcoming shows. While specific quotes have not been disclosed, Punk is believed to touch on various topics, including his strained relationship with The Elite.
The fallout from their clash at All Out 2022 led to Punk's hiatus from the company, which is set to conclude with his return at the "Collision" premiere. The news of Punk's comments reportedly spread through second-hand sources during last night's "Dynamite" episode, eliciting strong resentment from unidentified parties.
Potential Showdown: CM Punk vs. KENTA at Forbidden Door
The report also mentions plans for Punk to face NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion KENTA at Forbidden Door. However, Punk's enthusiasm for the match seems lukewarm at best.
There might be more to this aspect of the report than initially meets the eye. KENTA has persistently requested a game against Punk due to the latter's use of the Go-2-Sleep finisher, which KENTA himself popularized. As tensions rise in the wrestling community, AEW Collision's imminent debut hangs in the balance.
Fans and insiders alike eagerly await the release of the CM Punk-ESPN interview, hoping for further insights into the controversies and rivalries surrounding the enigmatic wrestler. With the promise of "blurred lines" and potentially explosive revelations, this interview has already become a focal point of anticipation, leaving the wrestling world on edge as it braces for the impact of Punk's words on the future of AEW and the broader wrestling landscape.