There’s a rumor that Jeff Jarrett, who is the CEO of Global Force Wrestling, may reach out to retired WWE superstar CM Punk in an effort to have Punk do color commentary on the Global Force/New Japan show at the Tokyo Dome on January 4.
If Jarrett does reach out to Punk and Punk accepts, he won’t be the only former WWE talent to be doing commentary for the Global Force/New Japan show, as former WWE play-by-play man Jim Ross has announced that he will be calling the action at the Tokyo Dome on January 4.
CM Punk hasn’t done anything wrestling-related since he quit WWE following the Royal Rumble this past January. Since quitting WWE, Punk has announced that he’s retired from professional wrestling, and has even mocked fans on Twitter who have criticized how he left and subsequently from WWE.
According to the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, Jeff Jarrett, who has had an awful relationship with WWE and Vince McMahon for the past decade-and-a-half, could jump at the chance to stick it to WWE and get CM Punk to do commentary alongside WWE hall of famer Jim Ross.
If Punk accepts Jarrett’s offer, it wouldn’t be the first time that Punk has done color commentary, as he did commentary for various WWE shows when he was injured back in 2010, and according to most WWE fans, Punk was the highlight of the shows that he did commentary on.
CM Punk’s WWE contract expired this past July, and since then, Punk has negotiated a deal with WWE that would allow them to sell CM Punk related merchandise on the WWE’s website, and allows then to use his likeness in future WWE video games, including this year’s WWE 2K15.
There’s a rumor that AJ Lee, who is CM Punk’s wife, could be leaving WWE after Survivor Series this coming Sunday, which would make Punk’s relationship with WWE even more distant.
When Jim Ross was added to the Global Force/New Japan show, it increased the interest among American fans, and Ross’s involvement with the show will likely make more North American fans buy the show on January 4. The same thing can be said if CM Punk ends up involved with the show, however, Punk’s involvement with show would arguably bring a lot more North American and worldwide interest to the show than Ross will.
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