CM PUNK: Nick Khan on CM Punk return to WWE: “We only have respect for Phil”

Posted on 9/13/123 by Colin Vassallo

ESPN’s Marc Raimondi flat out asked WWE President Nick Khan
about CM Punk potentially returning to WWE now that he is no
longer with AEW.

As you can expect, Khan danced around a straight yes or no

“Listen, we only have respect for Phil. We appreciate his
run here,” Khan told Raimondi. “We appreciate what he did
and tried to do with the UFC. Not many people can actually
get in there and do what he did. So, when we have respect
for Phil, we wish him nothing but the best.”

Punk’s relationship with WWE was quite disastrous towards
the end of his run there and he ended up receiving his
termination papers on his wedding day.

In an interview with Steve Austin, then WWE Chairman and CEO
Vince McMahon apologized personally to Punk for the
coincidence and never shut down the door on a return.

A few months ago, CM Punk showed up backstage at Raw in
Rosemont and talked to a few people including Triple H. He
was eventually told to leave the premises after Vince
McMahon got wind that Punk was there. Punk was still under
an AEW contract at the time.

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