Earlier in the week, we reported how it seemed that the WWE and CM Punk had agreed to a new deal.
The WWE had begun selling some Punk merchandise on their website again, along with his appearance in the WWE 2k15 video game and in a future Flinstones movie that is set to come out next year.
Obviously this news brought with it a wave of optimism from WWE fans that the so called ' 'Best in the World' would be making a return to the ring, but i'm afraid to be the bearer of bad news.
According to Ringside News, a source very close to Punk described the deal as nothing more than loose ends being tied up.
“There has obviously been some contact between WWE and CM Punk’s camp recently as his merchandise was added back to WWE’s shop website and he’s still in the plans for next year’s Flintstones movie.”
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"There has been no new performer deal signed by Punk and he is not returning. The sources close to Punk insisted that Punk is a retired pro wrestler and won’t be wrestling for any company any time soon.”
It honestly looks like Punk's time as a professional wrestler is completely done. Unless in a year or so he gets an itch to come back, and the WWE offer him an insane amount of money to get back in the ring, with something like the prospect of taking on Stone Cold Steve Austin as the main even for WrestleMania 32 in Texas, his head might be turned.
But unless that does arrive, we are just going to see more pictures of him at Blackhawks NHL games and enjoying gigs with AJ Lee and that will be it. Which is a shame as he was a very good wrestler who could cut a promo like not many in the WWE can.