According to a report from Wrestling Observer Live, CM Punk turned down a “huge” money offer from AEW. In recent months, Punk did have talks with AEW and personally met with Tony Khan. According to the site, Khan offered Punk “a lot of money” to sign on board but it didn’t happen.
As seen during Tuesday night’s “WWE Backstage” broadcast, Punk appeared at the very end of the show and said he’d be appearing next week. The deal is said to be for “periodic” appearances. Also, CM Punk’s deal is with FOX and not WWE at this time. WWE did agree to CM Punk appearing on the show, though.