In a recent interview with ESPN, CM Punk discusses his upcoming appearance at Starrcast III and also addresses the rumors and speculations that are circulating over a possible AEW debut at All Out. AEW's All Out PPV will be taking place over the same weekend as Starrcast III and in very close proximity to one another.
Punk was asked in the interview to come clean if there was anything imminent between him and AEW. Fans want to know if there is any chance on him showing up during AEW's PPV event.
Here is CM Punk's response:
"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."
Shortly after the release of the interview, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes took to Twitter to address and fan's question and also share his side of the coin to Punk's initial statements.
I think he was misquoted. I know 1 of us had met with him in person, and yes I texted him plenty when we couldn’t connect on the actual phone, but not a contracted offer. I wouldn’t be surprised if he went back to wwe. Regardless, great wrestler & guy. Door is open if he wants it https://t.co/3ityuurGGy— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) July 26, 2019