Talks between WWE and CM Punk said to be “dead right now” but things could still change

As previously noted, CM Punk reportedly wanted to make a WWE return but the company “turned him down” and he’s not expected to be back for now. Dave Meltzer of provided some additional details about the situation…

“It’s a Vince McMahon call and the others in charge are Levesque [Triple H] and Nick Khan, but in the end they are doing what Vince McMahon wants. It was strong enough that company officials would be willing to say that they have no interest at this point and talks are dead right now. But I was also told not to close the door completely on it because it’s wrestling.”

Meltzer added that the apparent references to Punk such as Shinsuke Nakamura using the GTS are not an indication he’s returning to the company.