CM Punk Turned Down Multi-Million Dollar Deal from AEW to Crawl Back to WWE

Posted By James Walsh on 11/13/19

Before joining WWE Backstage, CM Punk reportedly turned down a hefty financial offer from AEW. According to Wrestling Observer Live, Punk did have talks with AEW and met with Tony Khan. Khan reportedly offered Punk “a lot of money” to sign on board.

Punk, of course, didn’t sign with AEW because that would require a set of nuts that he hasn't had since getting beat up in seconds in UFC So, he crawled back to WWE using semantics to say he really signed with FOX and joined WWE Backstage in a deal that is signed specifically with FOX and not WWE, though WWE did give their blessing to the deal.