On Friday last week, it was reported that CM Punk reported backstage in AEW, to meet with a number of people.
The meeting was said to include Punk and Jericho, as well as Tony Khan and Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood, of FTR. The latter pair have long been champions of Punk’s return.
A recent report by Fightful claimed that the meeting was “relatively uneventful”, while also noted the possibility that the pair could work together in the near future.
Fightful reports that those familiar with the situation said that the meeting was relatively uneventful all things considered, and especially when taken into consideration the issues the two have had.
When Punk initially joined AEW, Fightful notes that Jericho approached Punk to establish a clean slate between the two, with Punk agreeing so long as there was no reason for issues going forward between the two.
Jericho was said to have shouted at Punk following the events of the All Out media scrum, with Punk calling Jericho a ‘stooge’ in the now infamous Instagram story.
The outlet also noted that, “sources familiar with the situation also claimed that it seemed as if the two could end up working together without issue, but also pointed towards Punk’s recent history, as well as Jericho’s long-term history of welcoming confrontation.”
One of the sources said that ‘it’s a positive that Jericho and Punk didn’t fight’, before jokingly following up with ‘well, yet.’
Meanwhile, Wade Keller of the PWTorch, revealed that the meeting “went well”, and was the reason CM Punk was in Tampa this week.
It would also explain why he was on the flight to Chicago, where he met up with some WWE talent and appeared backstage on Raw this Monday.
“I heard the meeting took place with Jericho and FTR. I think it was supposed to be on Friday I think. That might have been why he was in Tampa and I just heard from one source that it went well.”
CM Punk looks set to return this June, with the debut of the new AEW Collision TV show in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
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