CM Punk AEW Contract Status: How Long is He Signed to Tony Khan’s Company?

Published 08/21/2021, 12:38 AM EDT


Following his historic return to pro wrestling via AEW, CM Punk and AEW President Tony Khan sat down for a media call. In the call, Punk and Khan readdressed and clarified some things.

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Punk revealed to his fans that he was back to pro wrestling after 16 years. When he left Ring of Honor, he left pro wrestling. But now he was back for more. He was back on Wednesdays and Fridays, and on some Sundays for PPVs.

But in the call, neither Punk nor Khan fully disclosed Punk’s contract. Khan just said it was not a ‘short-term’ or ‘part-time’ contract. Punk revealed he has been talking to Khan for over a year and a half and wanted the fans to be there for his big day.

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Although he does not watch Dark or Elevation and doesn’t really use YouTube, he promised to watch everything. Tony and Punk also joked about how his return was the worst kept secret of all time. Punk just told his wife, AJ Lee, the truth.

However, Punk believed “it was the worst kept secret by design, and surprises and anticipation in wrestling can still happen even in that case. He’s happy they didn’t advertise it.” You can check out Sean Ross Sapp‘s Twitter for more interesting information –

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CM Punk is back for pro wrestling and Darby Allin

In his 9 minutes long promo on AEW Rampage, Punk discussed a lot of things. He revealed he was back to pro wrestling, took massive digs at WWE, and gave everyone free ice cream bars.

But the most important part was that he was there to fulfill former TNT Champion Darby Allin‘s wish to fight the best in the world. Punk said he knew Allin was tough, but he wanted to “help” him hone his craft.

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There is nothing more dangerous in the world than to face CM Punk,” he said. Punk revealed he would face Allin and meet Sting at AEW All Out on September 5. He would also appear on AEW Dynamite next Wednesday.

AEW has set their standards very high, as they have done the unimaginable. For years, Punk denounced returning to wrestling, but he finally did on AEW, leaving fans in tears of joy.

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What was our reaction after seeing Punk? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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