Stephen Amell Says He Texted CM Punk About Returning To The Ring, Says Punk Can Still Go

Stephen Amell asked CM Punk directly about reports of him returning to the ring.

Amell is set to star in the new series Heels, which is based on the world of professional wrestling. CM Punk landed a role in the series as well playing a wrestler opposite Amell.

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Speaking to Busted Open Radio, Amell discussed how Punk ended up on the show.

"Phil (Brooks, Punk's real name) came, and it was a blessing. We had another actor, not a wrestler, set for the role of Ricky Rabies, but scheduling-wise it didn't end up working out. All of a sudden, we got CM Punk on the show. I got to train with him a bit. Phil was so great in and out of the ring that we ended up bringing him back for the finale. Ricky Rabies and Jack Spade shared some bonding moments, mostly with Phil on the toilet, but it still counts," he said.

On July 21, Fightful reported CM Punk was in talks with AEW for an in-ring return.

When asked about Punk potentially returning to the ring, Amell commented, "I don't want to betray stuff that I've talked about with Phil. I actually texted him when all this stuff broke like, 'You coming back?' He sent me back a photo of a cat shrugging. As a general rule, anything in the world of pro wrestling that is going to piss Vince McMahon off and get his competitive juices flowing, is probably good for business. The one thing I know for sure is that Phil can still go. He's in great shape. I would love to see those guys in AEW or WWE. Phil vs. Triple H, you name it, it'd be great."

Punk previously commented that he had no interest in a match with Triple H.

When asked by the New York Post about the reports of Daniel Bryan and CM Punk potentially joining AEW, Tony Khan gave no comment.

"Heels" premieres on Starz on Sunday, August 15.

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