As previously noted, Dax Harwood of FTR recently expressed his desire to see CM Punk and The Elite work things out following their backstage altercation from September of 2022.
In regards to rumors of a potential Punk return to AEW, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com noted that a decision from AEW President Tony Khan is still months away. Meltzer wrote the following…
“Right now from the Punk side, the belief is that Tony Khan has put Punk on ice for now, as there are no ideas to use him that have been presented but no talk at all of late to release him either.”
People in AEW reportedly don’t want Punk to return but Meltzer commented on how Khan’s decision “is not the easiest call” as Punk is a television ratings draw.
Punk recently drew attention when he commented on an Instagram photo of MJF holding up their PWI Feud of the Year award that had Punk’s name taped up. Punk wrote, “Maybe find some tape for the ratings so nobody sees those either.”
— Fight Factory (@fightfactorycs) January 12, 2023