During a recent PWTorch.com audio show, Wade Keller recapped AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam. While speaking about the ROH World Title match between Chris Jericho and Claudio Castagnoli, Keller noted how Punk’s name was excluded when Ian Riccaboni talked about the big names that have held the title.
Keller also added that he doesn’t expect Punk to return and while nothing is 100 percent set in stone, things seem to be leaning towards a buyout of Punk’s contract.
“I think this is noteworthy but not surprising [that] he excluded CM Punk‘s name as he talked about some of the biggest names who have held the title,” Keller said. “That’s a bit of a tell. As I talked with Jason Powell yesterday about – I am not expecting CM Punk to wrestle in AEW again. I’m not saying it’s 100 percent sure thing but everything is pointing in the direction of some sort of buyout of his contract. We’ll learn more eventually about that situation.”
Following the backstage fight after All Out, all of the parties involved were suspended and an investigation was launched. No one involved in the fight has spoken publicly about the situation and AEW has remained quiet. It’s expected that more info will be coming out very soon.
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