Dax Harwood Says CM Punk Wants To Come Back To Pro Wrestling

CM Punk wants to return to professional wrestling

Dax Harwood has continued to advocate for a CM Punk return during the former AEW World Champion's absence from All Elite Wrestling and the moustachioed member of FTR noted this week that he wants CM Punk and FTR to team together against The Elite at All In from Wembley Stadium later this year. 

Now, speaking about the situation on his FTR podcast, Harwood has confirmed that CM Punk wants to come back to professional wrestling.

"I will say this, the reason I'm fantasy booking that [CM Punk & FTR vs. The Elite] is because outside of Roman Reigns and you please correct me if I'm wrong, outside of Roman Reigns and maybe, this is not including like Brock Lesnar, or Logan Paul or whatever. But outside of Roman Reigns and maybe Cody Rhodes, the biggest name in professional wrestling right now is CM Punk. Right? Definitely the biggest name in AEW," Harwood said.

"So, if we want to take AEW to the next level, if we're here to work for AEW, if we're here to make professional wrestling better because of AEW, the way you do that is you take the biggest star that you have, and one of the biggest stars in the world, and you put them on the card, and you make money with them," he continued.

"Also, on top of saying that, I talk to Punk almost every day, and Punk misses wrestling, that's your headline. Punk misses wrestling, and Punk wants to come back. And he wants to give back to the fans, he wants to get back to wrestling. So I'll leave it at that."

Punk has been away from All Elite Wrestling since he was suspended following a backstage fight alongside Ace Steel with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks after Punk's infamous post-All Out media scrum in September 2022. If Punk is still suspended is unknown but he has been out of action with a torn triceps that he suffered in the main event of All Out. 

The 44-year-old reportedly agreed in principle to come back to AEW but Punk called out the promotion, Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho, and Dave Meltzer in an outburst on Instagram in late March which has, once again, left his AEW future up in the air. Reports noted that Punk's rant didn't help Tony Khan's attempts at a reconciliation. 

H/T to Inside The Ropes

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