Fightful.com reports that former WWE Champion CM Punk is in ongoing talks for an in-ring return.
However, a WWE return is unlikely. The source notes that the most likely place for him to go is AEW, but a contract has not been signed yet. There is also no word on a timetable or any creative plans set for Punk yet.
Neither Punk nor AEW have commented on the report yet, but it is being said that several of the higher-ups in WWE firmly believe that CM Punk is going to All Elite Wrestling.
Following his WWE release in 2014, Punk has kept his distance from professional wrestling. The only time he stepped into the squared circle was when he crashed an indie show under a mask, back in 2019. He also fought twice in the UFC with a 0-1 record (1 no contest).
This is a developing story, stay tuned for more updates on the same.