CM Punk Never Held Talks With NJPW Before Signing With WWE
CM Punk didn't hold talks with NJPW
Although CM Punk had interest from TNA Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance before he ultimately signed with WWE, returning to the company at Survivor Series, one company that didn't hold talks with the 45-year-old was New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
New Japan did briefly consider bringing in Punk, though, Rocky Romero revealed to WrestlingNews.co.
"I'm not surprised because obviously it's pretty money making him showing up and the WWE likes to make money and he is obviously someone who's polarising and controversial and he's got a ton of fans who have been chanting his name for years and years and years waiting for him to come back. So I mean it all kind of makes sense to me, especially with the new regime involved in making the decisions and he's got a great relationship I heard with UFC, it kind of all makes sense in the end. The discussions with New Japan, there was nothing ever official. It was just simply a question one time of, 'How would you feel if CM Punk was to join New Japan', and I thought it was a great idea because it'd be great business and you know, obviously put New Japan on a whole other level," Romero stated.
CM Punk made his WWE return at Survivor Series. He is set to enter a programme with Seth Rollins leading to a World Heavyweight Title match at the Royal Rumble before Punk eventually feuds with Roman Reigns.