CM Punk won the AEW World Championship when he defeated Jon Moxley in the main event at All Out earlier this month, and he followed up by taking shots at Adam Page, Colt Cabana, MJF and The Elite during the post-show media scrum. Punk and Ace Steel were then involved in a physical altercation with The Elite which led to Punk, Steel, The Elite and others being suspended.
Tony Khan later announced that the AEW World Championship had been vacated and it’s been reported that CM Punk is expected to be out of action for six to nine months. Now it seems that there are some who believe Punk may not return to AEW once he’s all healed up.
Wade Keller recently addressed the CM Punk situation on the PWTorch.com audio show and he said that while it’s not 100 percent everything seems to be pointing in the direction of some sort of contract buyout for CM Punk.
“I think this is noteworthy but not surprising [that] he excluded CM Punk’s name as he talked about some of the biggest names who have held the title. That’s a bit of a tell. As I talked with Jason Powell yesterday about – I am not expecting CM Punk to wrestle in AEW again. I’m not saying it’s 100 percent sure thing but everything is pointing in the direction of some sort of buyout of his contract. We’ll learn more eventually about that situation.”
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