Jim Ross: CM Punk Is Too Good Not To Use His Skills, But He's A 'Different Cat'

Jim Ross shares his thoughts on CM Punk's future.

AEW terminated CM Punk's contract on September 2 following an investigation into his involvement in a backstage confrontation with Jack Perry at AEW All In. Punk is a polarizing figure in the wrestling world, and fans continue to speculate about his future. Some have predicted that the former WWE Champion could return to WWE. He previously walked out on the company in 2014 and didn't fully return to wrestling until he jumped to AEW in 2021.

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Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Ross was asked whether he thinks Punk will do something else in wrestling. He expressed his hope that Punk will return, as he stated that the former world champion is too good not to use his skills.

“I hope so, and I think it’ll probably happen. I just don’t have any leads or any dirt. He’s still young enough and hungry enough I think to go out and grab those big paydays. I just don’t know where or when. Obviously, one would assume, that’s all I’m doing, one would assume that CM Punk’s next destination could be WWE. But there’s no guarantee of that, either. I don’t know how they left it. Then when you go through a big turnover like WWE did this week with the Endeavor thing being finalized, you never know. I’m gonna miss him because I enjoy being around him, and we have such a small crew that comes on Saturday night. It’s a pretty unique environment, Collision nights. A whole lot less people are there. He’s too good not to use his skills. But I don’t know. He’s a different cat, as everybody knows. That’s not a revelation, either," Ross said.

Bryan Danielson recently addressed CM Punk's departure from AEW. Click here to see what he had to say.

Nick Khan was recently asked about CM Punk's potential return to WWE. Check out his comments here.

Eric Bischoff recently called Punk's departure an opportunity for AEW to move forward with a clean slate. Click here to see what he had to say.

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