CM Punk remains one of the most popular pro wrestlers to have ever graced the squared circle. He was at the top of his game while being an active WWE Superstar and singlehandedly made the company interesting again with his infamous pipebomb promo.
Punk left WWE after the 2014 Royal Rumble and hasn’t made his return to a pro wrestling promotion since then. However, CM Punk has been in talks with AEW for a while now and is looking to make a return to pro wrestling.
While speaking on his Hall Of Fame Podcast, Booker T talked about CM Punk’s possible return to pro wrestling and mentioned the issues he could be facing. Booker T believed that CM Punk could be questioning himself now that he is over 40 years old and hasn’t competed in the ring in seven years.
“Now, that’s what I’m thinking about CM Punk who’s been away from the game for seven years. I’m not hating or anything like that, but my thing is this: in my 40s, mid-40s, even though I still looked good, I had a phobia about taking my shirt off in the locker room with the young guys. It’s like, ‘Man, these guys look great. Goddamn!’ You know I had a subconscious thing that I was working with there, even though I still looked good. So, I was thinking, you know, maybe my time has passed me by. Maybe it’s time for me to start doing something else, as well as, ‘Am I losing a step?’ So, I start questioning myself when I got to a certain age. When you start questioning yourself, it’s time to move to something else.”
The topic of CM Punk’s possible return to the pro wrestling world will forever remain widely discussed as many fans still want to see The Second City Saint return to being an active pro wrestler. We will have to see if he ever makes his debut in AEW and possibly face Kenny Omega, whom Punk had shown interest in facing before.