The previous world champion has made his stance fairly clear (Photograph: WWE)
CM Punk has been gone from WWE for six years now, and a wrestling comeback appears unlikely.
To say the previous world champion and Voice of the Unvoiced left underneath a darkish cloud is an understatement, and it’s honest to say the animosity between either side hasn’t cooled over the previous half a decade.
Nevertheless, the query won’t ever go away, and Punk gave a really candid reply whereas chatting to his former WWE Backstage co-star Renee Paquette on her new Oral Classes podcast.
Requested what he’d want for a possible return, he mentioned: ‘With out eager to insult anyone on any both aspect of the fence, any WWE expertise or any AEW expertise, it might take – above all – an attention-grabbing situation.
‘A narrative that will be enjoyable to inform. Additionally, simply the stupidest amount of cash. However they might simply save themselves an entire lot of cash if they simply offered like a enjoyable storyline.
‘What that’s, I don’t know. I’m a reasonably choosy man, particularly at this level. I feel there’s extra attention-grabbing individuals on the AEW aspect of issues for me to wrestle, however that’s simply because I’ve by no means wrestled them earlier than – Younger Bucks, Kenny Omega.
‘Like, speaking about your husband [Jon Moxley], I take a look at that and I am going, “Effectively, I wrestled him already”.
‘So it’s simply much less attention-grabbing than one thing new. And on the WWE aspect of issues, I don’t know that there’s anyone there at present that I haven’t wrestled that I might be focused on wrestling…’
Fairly damning stuff from Punk, and whereas he admitted the prospect of working with Samoa Joe once more is interesting, he insisted the story must be proper.
Punk doesn’t see himself returning to the ring (Photograph: WWE)
Since ending his eight-year important roster run in 2014, Punk has opened up in regards to the causes for his or her frosty relationship – together with a lawsuit involving a sure Dr. Chris Amann, being formally let go on his marriage ceremony day, and numerous inventive variations – and on quite a lot of events he’s recommended he’s over the wrestling stage of his life.
He later added: ‘I really feel like a s**tbag even saying that s**t tonne of cash factor, however… on the WWE aspect of issues, let’s be sincere, there’s baggage, proper?
‘There’s stuff that’s gotta be labored by. So I don’t understand how you get there. I don’t. I actually don’t.’
Up to now, WWE bosses Stephanie McMahon and Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque have each weighed in on a possible return, with each of them telling Metro.co.uk that the door stays open.
Stephanie desires AJ Lee
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Commenting on Punk and his spouse AJ Lee, Stephanie advised us: ‘I personally get pleasure from watching each of them carry out.
‘I feel Punk’s been fairly vocal that he’s not focused on an in-ring return proper now, however for positive, that will be attention-grabbing… And I might like to see AJ Lee again within the ladies’s division.’
In the meantime, Triple H mentioned: ‘If it was proper for them, for the corporate, for everybody concerned, then completely. I don’t suppose that’s ever been an element, of anyone saying “this individual needs to be right here, or that individual needs to be right here”.
‘Unimaginable expertise are all the time unbelievable expertise – however there’s a lot extra to the enterprise than simply being a proficient performer… I can fantasy e-book and say I’d wish to be younger once more however that ain’t taking place too!
‘In an ideal world? Yeah, positive. Once more, you’ve heard Vince [McMahon] echo that sentiment so many occasions through the years, by no means say by no means!’