AEW has teased Punk joining the company in recent weeks on television and have sold out the United Center in Chicago for the August 20 episode of AEW Rampage. Both Punk and Bryan are long-time WWE staples who could be the latest to jump to AEW.
Paul Wight (formerly The Big Show) has his name on that list as he left WWE earlier this year to sign with AEW.
Speaking to Ring Report, Wight discussed the possibility of Punk and Bryan coming to AEW.
"I’m excited about it. I don’t really know. I’ve heard, of course, some backstage scuttlebutt. I’m friends with Daniel Bryan and CM Punk both. I think if either one of those guys made a serious commitment to come to AEW, they would blow the roof off the industry," Wight said. "I think both those guys are incredible talents and they have a lot to offer any company that they join. Both of them will fit and like how they’re treated much more in AEW than they will anywhere else. There’s a lot more freedom for guys like Daniel Bryan and CM Punk to really excel and give the fans what they love most about them," he continued. "There’s very little micromanaging in AEW. There’s a lot of trust in your professionalism and knowing who you are as a talent and what you bring to the table. There’s a lot of freedom to really amplify that and bring out the most for the fans. Personally, from where I’m sitting, I think it would be an incredible opportunity for Phil and Daniel to come here to AEW. If they do, that’s fantastic."
Wight also joked that he'll be happy to chokeslam and chop both men.
Wight currently serves as an announcer for AEW Dark: Elevation.