CM Punk talked with MMAFighting just ahead of his upcoming fight against Mike Jackson at UFC 225. During the interview, Punk talked about a possibility of making a return to pro wrestling and if he is open to it.
Punk also mentioned that he will not be present in the All In indy wrestling event in September.
“Nobody has ever asked me, like straight up asked me, to come wrestle for them. Nobody.” Punk added, “[People have said] hey, if you ever wanna do anything… Nobody’s ever been like, ‘hey, here’s the deal, we’re having a show, we’re paying you X amount and you’re working this guy. Whaddaya say, yes or no?’ Nobody’s ever done that.”
CM Punk also maintained that he probably won’t accept an offer to return to wrestling, but he isn’t completely dismissing the possibility of accepting an offer either.
“I don’t think so, it’s a hard question to answer, a lot’s happened this week,” Punk said. “I could definitely tell you if you asked me that question a week ago when I still felt like I had a foot in the grave, the answer [would have been] no, I don’t want anything to do with it. I feel like I’m out and the future is yet to be written, it’s a wide open book, it’s my story to tell. I’m just being real, I’m not going to sit here and be like, ‘No! No!’ Something might come up, some fun might be had.
“Right now my heart and my mind and my focus is 100% on Saturday and fighting. So does that mean fighting beyond Saturday? To me that means yes.”
You can watch the entire interview embedded in the video below. Quotes via WrestlingInc.