WWE Still Not Interested In Signing CM Punk

Still a "firm no" on CM Punk to WWE

WWE's stance on signing CM Punk has not changed, even with Survivor Series set to take place on Saturday, November 25 in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. 

Fightful Select has reported the internal line in WWE on Punk is "not as of right now" and WWE higher-ups confirmed this past Monday that Punk to WWE was still a "firm no." 

Punk was previously a part of All Elite Wrestling until he was fired with cause on September 2 following multiple confrontations with Tony Khan and a backstage altercation with Jack Perry. Punk reportedly made it clear he was interested in a WWE return following his AEW firing but WWE turned down Punk, with the belief being they don't need to pay for another top star right now. 

Triple H and WWE talent expected to be asked about CM Punk at the post-Fastlane press conference and wrestlers were even prepped on what to say should the question come up. No one was asked about Punk, though, something which surprised many in WWE, Fightful Select reported. Had they been asked, the line would have been "that there's no remaining ill will between the two sides, and the possibility is always there, but that Punk wasn't signed, that negotiations weren't ongoing, and that he wasn't planned for the show as of then, and that fans shouldn't buy tickets with the expectation of seeing him."

While the Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso portion of the post-Fastlane press conference delighted many, there was plenty of criticism over the questions that were asked, in particular one interaction which saw WWE Women's Champion IYO SKY be asked about Taylor Swift

CM Punk does have interest from TNA Wrestling but he rejected an appearance at Bound For Glory. 

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