As seen during the 2023 WWE Survivor Series PLE, CM Punk made his return to the company at the very end of the show.
Prior to Punk’s return, there was talk of him possibly joining Impact Wrestling/TNA. According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Impact made a “major” money offer to Punk that he was at least thinking about. Johnson noted the following…
“In speaking to Impact sources after Punk’s WWE return, we are told that Punk was ‘amazing’ in his dealings with top Impact execs, including Scott D’Amore and Lou D’Angeli, during discussions. Impact sources felt they were very close to scoring Punk and at one point, hoped he would even be at Bound for Glory as part of the unveiling of the return of TNA, which did not happen.”
Johnson added that talks between the two sides continued after Bound For Glory. Talent in the company were said to have appreciated Punk spending time with them and giving advice while attending Impact tapings in Chicago.