CM Punk AEW signing rumor & speculation updates

Jul 23, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

CM Punk is rumored to have actually signed his AEW contract.

As we’ve noted, it was revealed this week that Punk has been in talks for an in-ring return, and is expected to sign with AEW. You can click here for a backstage update from earlier, which included news on Punk’s signing being “a done deal” for the most part, All Out Week speculation and ticket buzz due to the Punk rumors.

In an update, Ringside News reports that Punk signed his contract this morning. There is still no word yet on when he will debut, but this new report notes that the former WWE Champion will be on AEW TV “nearly every week.”

On a related note, Punk’s latest Instagram Stories post has fueled speculation on his future. Punk posted a clip of the “Sirius” song by The Alan Parsons Project this week, as seen below. The song was a hit during the Michael Jordan era of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, and the team currently uses a remixed version for player introductions at home games.

Punk using the song led fans to speculate that he may be teasing a comeback, like Jordan, but at the AEW All Out pay-per-view on September 5 in the Chicago area.

It was also speculated that AEW’s recent trademark filing for “The First Dance” could be related to Punk as “The Last Dance” was the name of ESPN’s 2020 docuseries on Jordan’s final season with the Bulls in 1997-98.

Stay tuned for more on Punk.

5 Responses

  1. Kyle Christie says:

    You have to wonder, if this is true, how does him actually signing the contract get leaked? Look at the stuff with Brodie Lee last year, not a single thing was leaked about his illness but stuff like this just keeps on coming out. It’s weird.

  2. John says:

    I think they are entirely different situations. Wrestlers signing is different than a guy breathing his last breath

  3. Stonz says:

    One could also entertain this way of thinking about this situation:

    TNT wasn’t happy with AEW not promoting Sting and his return, because they claim it would have drawn bigger ratings for ths show – which it would have. So, maybe these “rumors” are circulating now – if they are true – so more people will tune in to AEW each week awaiting Punk’s return. Actually, it’s like “advertising his return”, without actually advertising his return lol.

  4. Kyle Christie says:

    @John – True.

    Never thought of it like that Stonz, well said and that is actually a good idea.

  5. Stonz says:

    @ Kyle – Thank you, sir. I actually DO think that’s what is going on.

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