CM Punk hasn’t wrestled a match in five and a half years, but wrestling fans are still talking about the possibility of him being “All Out.” Since AEW’s inception, there have been consistent rumors about Punk signing with the company despite his absence.
With All Out being held in Chicago and Punk agreeing to do Starrcast that weekend, it’s obvious why wrestling fans would get their hopes up. However, Punk explained his appearance at Starrcast during a recent interview with ESPN. He said the following:
“They asked if I wanted to do Starrcast. That’s basically it. There’s no mad scientist formula to it. I hate traveling. I’ve turned down offers to do signings in other places. It turns into a mission to leave town just to do a signing and stuff. I like to take time with everybody and make sure everybody has a good experience. I try not to just shuffle people through a line,” Punk explained.
“For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s not just somebody shoves something in front of me, I sign it and it’s on to the next. I really try to make sure everybody has a story to tell or an experience. Sometimes it can be exhausting. The biggest thing was it’s in my hometown. I get to go for one day, I get to have fun, I get to give back to the fans, so to speak. And I get to go home and rest afterward.”
During the interview, CM Punk also addressed his relationships with The Young Bucks and Cody, the hype around him and AEW and his commentary for Cage Fury Fighting Championship events. You can find the full interview with CM Punk right here.
Why do you think wrestling fans still want to see CM Punk wrestle another match?