Ever since CM Punk left wrestling 2014, fans have been wondering when he will return to wrestling.
Punk was involved with WWE Backstage on Fox Sports 1 before the pandemic caused the show to end, but has often stated a return to the ring isn't something he necessarily has an interest in.
As he promotes his new movie "Jakob's Wife,' Punk is once again fielding questions about a return to wrestling.
“I think the right combination could maybe be figured out, but it’s also not for me to figure out. It’s not my world anymore,” Punk told Raj Prashad of Uproxx. “I’m certainly not Hulk Hogan, where I’m going to show up somewhere and like, ‘no, this is how it’s going to be.’ The wrestling world doesn’t necessarily need CM Punk and that’s absolutely fine. Everyone seems to be doing great. I don’t know, it’s like flavors of ice cream. I walk into an ice cream shop one time and I’m like, ‘Oh, that seems like a good flavor. Give me two scoops of that.’ It’s just gotta be the right time, right place, right situation.”
When asked about potential opponents that interest him should he decide to return, Punk said, “From a creative mind standpoint, stepping back and looking at the landscape of everything, there are people in WWE that I have wrestled before that maybe, in a certain situation could be interesting. There’s also the business side of things. What’s the biggest possible match for CM Punk? I think there’s Kenny Omega on the one side. And, you know, unfortunately, ironically enough, for me to go back to WWE, who’s the biggest match for me? It’s probably Triple H. That’s ironic because it’s nothing I’m interested in. It’s just what it is. Am I going to be a businessman and say that’s the match, that’s the big-money match? Well, it’s not my money, so it’s not for me to say.”
Triple H recently commented that he talked to CM Punk less than two years ago, saying Punk has to have the desire to return if it's going to happen. You can find Triple H's full comments by clicking here.
"Jakob's Wife" will be available on-demand and digitally on April 16.