AEW Not Interested In Buying Out CM Punk’s Contract – CM Punk’s AEW future is up in the air after Punk ripped The Elite, Colt Cabana, and Hangman Page at the AEW All Out media scrum.
A brawl broke out between Ace Steel, Punk, and The Young Bucks. The fallout of the incident was the firing of Steel, The Elite being stripped of the Trios Titles and suspended, while Punk was suspended and stripped of the AEW World Heavyweight Title.
A few months later, Punk is in talks with AEW about a potential contract buyout, and The Elite is back on television. As previously reported, the hang-up in the talks is the non-compete period, which led to speculation about Punk potentially going back to WWE.
F4Wonline‘s Bryan Alvarez noted during a recent live chat that Punk is the one who wants the contract buyout and pointed out that if AEW wants him gone from the promotion, then they would just release him. However, if AEW wants to release him, they will wait until he is healed from his torn left triceps to avoid any legal action.
NAMELESS: “I just think they had to pick one, are you pursuing a buyout or are you trolling the guy? And with cabana, BTE and tonight, that’s 3 strikes. They’re trolling the guy. I love it, Love the Elite, but y?”
TAPhantom Green: “Because it was fun.”
Bryan Alvarez: “Punk wants the buyout.”
Bryan Alvarez: “Why would AEW want a buyout? Fire him. If you troll him, what’s gonna happen, he’s going to say he doesn’t want a buyout anymore?”
Anthony: “They can make fun of him on TV, but Mr can’t fire him? weird.”
Bryan Alvarez: “Maybe they will fire him, but they’re not gonna do it when he’s injured.”
AEW Not Interested In Buying Out CM Punk’s Contract