That would be a big one. There are certain wrestlers who have been away from the ring so long that it is almost impossible to imagine them actually coming back. Even if it might not seem logical, the allure of such a return is so strong that it is impossible to completely ignore. That is the case with one former wrestler in particular today, but that former might be going away soon.

According to Fightful Select, CM Punk is in negotiations to return to the ring as a wrestler, with AEW being the front runner. There are no further details on the situation including the length of a potential deal or who Punk would be facing. Punk, 42, has not wrestled since the 2014 Royal Rumble, as he left WWE over disagreements with the company over a variety of issues.

You might remember him. Check out Punk in the ring:

Best of CM Punk - WWE Top 10

John Cena vs. CM Punk: SummerSlam 2011

CM Punk vs. Roman Reigns: Raw, Jan. 6, 2014

Opinion: As usual, I’ll believe this when I see it, but would you really be stunned if this happens? Punk has been away from wrestling for a long time now and with All Out scheduled for his hometown of Chicago, this is hardly a stretch. It is absolutely not a guarantee, but it would be pretty awesome to see it actually happen. Punk is a legend in his own time and this would be a heck of a coup for AEW.

Will Punk appear for AEW? Do you want him to? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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