CM Punk has commented on a potential return to wrestling, saying it doesn't necessarily need him and any comeback would need to be a 'right-time, right-place situation'.
Punk left WWE and wrestling in 2014 and, despite being involved with WWE Backstage on Fox Sports 1 before the pandemic ended the show, the former WWE champion has often said he isn't necessarily looking to return to the ring.
Speaking while promoting his new film, 'Jakob's Wife', Punk admits any potential return would have to see the stars align in just the right way, but wouldn't completely rule out a comeback.
Speaking to Raj Prashad of Uproxx, he said: "I think the right combination could maybe be figured out, but it’s also not for me to figure out. It’s not my world anymore. I’m certainly not Hulk Hogan, where I’m going to show up somewhere and like, ‘no, this is how it’s going to be.’ The wrestling world doesn’t necessarily need CM Punk and that’s absolutely fine. Everyone seems to be doing great.
"I don’t know, it’s like flavors of ice cream. I walk into an ice cream shop one time and I’m like, ‘Oh, that seems like a good flavor. Give me two scoops of that.’ It’s just gotta be the right time, right place, right situation."
When asked about potential opponents, the obvious one to spring to mind for Punk was a dream match with AEW World champion Kenny Omega. When it comes to WWE, Punk admitted a confrontation with Triple H would probably be the biggest money match, but the idea of facing The Game holds no interest for him.
He continued: "From a creative mind standpoint, stepping back and looking at the landscape of everything, there are people in WWE that I have wrestled before that maybe, in a certain situation could be interesting. There’s also the business side of things.
"What’s the biggest possible match for CM Punk? I think there’s Kenny Omega on the one side. And, you know, unfortunately, ironically enough, for me to go back to WWE, who’s the biggest match for me? It’s probably Triple H. That’s ironic because it’s nothing I’m interested in. It’s just what it is.
"Am I going to be a businessman and say that’s the match, that’s the big-money match? Well, it’s not my money, so it’s not for me to say.”