CM Punk talks his forthcoming appearance at Starrcast and if there is a relationship between himself and AEW.
CM Punk being announced for Starrcast III during All Elite Wrestling's All Out weekend has sparked speculation that Punk could be a part of AEW. AEW co-Executive Vice Presidents Cody Rhodes, Nick and Matt Jackson have all spoken about the possibility of Punk coming to AEW and have briefly shared several of the conversations that were held between the two parties. Punk commented on those conversations during his interview with ESPN. Punk stated that there is no relationship with AEW. Punk added that he could have a conversation with Matt Jackson and that'll somehow turn into Tony Khan telling others that he has a great relationship with him.
"No." Punk said when asked is there a relationship between himself and AEW. "I know they like to talk about me a lot. If I text Matt Jackson, 'Hey, have a great show tonight,' which I did when they had their big show in Vegas, that somehow turns into Tony Khan telling people he has a great relationship with me. I've said in the past I've talked to them, but nothing ever came of anything."
Punk did add that he received an offer from AEW a month ago through text message. He expressed that text messaging is not the best way to do business and said he believes the offer was a general one.
"The last thing I got -- I got a text from Cody [Rhodes], and again, I almost don't even know how to reply to them sometimes, because if I reply, they do interviews and are like, 'Oh yeah, I just talked to Punk.' I'm kind of damned if I do, damned if I don't. I always think if somebody wants to do business with me, they can come talk to me. Texting offers isn't really a way to do good business, at least. It was texted through three people and an offer came in through text. This is like a month ago, maybe.I think it was just a general offer. I never could have done the last one in Vegas [Double or Nothing], because I was in California for CFFC." Punk said.
CM Punk will be doing his sit-down interview at Starrcast III on the day of All Out and to get a look at the match card for AEW's final event before they begin weekly television on TNT, click here.