CM Punk's Return To Wrestling Rumored As ROH Hopes To Sign Him For MSG Event, Per Dave Meltzer

Lorenzo Tanos

If you ask the man himself, CM Punk has no plans to ever return to professional wrestling, despite the fact he and Colt Cabana won the defamation lawsuit filed against them by WWE doctor Chris Amann. Even with his mixed martial arts run now consisting of two lopsided defeats, it would seem Punk, real name Phil Brooks, has moved on completely from the career that made him a household name. However, new reports suggest that Ring of Honor is hoping to enlist his services for the upcoming Madison Square Garden show it is co-promoting with New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Citing a recent report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, wrote that "feelers" have been sent by ROH to CM Punk, who had competed for the independent promotion from 2002 to 2005, right before he first signed with WWE. While Meltzer noted that the chances of Punk returning to wrestling under the ROH banner are a "long shot" at the moment, he added that the company might be recruiting him for the G1 Supercard on April 6, 2019.

According to Sportskeeda, the aforementioned Ring of Honor/New Japan event is also noteworthy because it is due to take place on WrestleMania weekend, allowing both companies to compete against WWE one night before its biggest event of the year. More specifically, noted that G1 Supercard will be held on the same night as the NXT TakeOver pay-per-view that typically comes right before WrestleMania.

"I'm done, I'm done, I'm done with professional wrestling. A lot of people like to be mad at me about that and make fun of me because I lost my first [UFC] fight, and it's like... that's fine, you're entitled to your opinion but you do not own me and I am entitled to do what I want to do, and that's what I'm doing."