AEW President Tony Khan admits he wants to sign CM Punk


All Elite Wrestling (AEW) started off their new promotion with a bang last night with their first ever pay-per-view Double or Nothing.

AEW put on some fantastic matches at Double or Nothing including Cody vs Dustin Rhodes, The Young Bucks vs The Lucha Bros, and their main event of Kenny Omega vs Chris Jericho.

After the main event, AEW also revealed Jon Moxley, formerly known as Dean Ambrose in WWE, who then went on to attack both Omega and Jericho to end the show.

Moxley is AEW's biggest signing since their inception as it fires a direct hit at their competitors in WWE. A new wrestling war between the two promotions has begun.

However, the former WWE superstar wasn't the only big name wrestler AEW had their eyes on, as stated by their president Tony Khan after Double or Nothing concluded.

Speaking to the press after Double or Nothing, Khan was asked about the rumours of CM Punk possibly signing with AEW.

He replied: "What's a one-person wrestling company? There's no such thing right? He was on the first roster, when I sketched down the list, like, hey, I wanna start a wrestling company... who are all the names you're gonna get?

"Everybody we got is on that list, and he was also on that list to be honest with you. I got almost every person on that list.

"I have a good relationship with Phil, I think he's awesome and he was not here as you saw. I don't think that's the story of the show."


Khan didn't exactly rule out Punk joining AEW, but he didn't confirm the former WWE Champion as a member of his promotion either.

Many wrestling fans believe Punk will return to the squared circle again in the future despite him stating several times in the past that he retired following his WWE departure in January 2014.

However, he's only made a handful of wrestling related appearances since he left WWE, and he hasn't participated in a wrestling match since the Royal Rumble five years ago.

We'll just have to wait and see if Punk ends up in an AEW ring in the near future.

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