The popular WWE Superstar called it a quit to professional wrestling back in January 2014, ever since then CM has been greatly missed not only by fans alone but by the company that employed him.
If you could recall, Punk quit professional wrestling in January 2014 when he walked out on the WWE on the night following the Royal Rumble that year. He sat out his contract and then signed a deal to fight for the UFC in a match he lost.
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The media has recently reported that a professional wrestling company based in the UK is trying to divert his attention away from retirement, and they have offered him $1 million to come and compete in a 128-man tournament that will kick off next month.
The promotion is called 5 Star Wrestling, and the news comes straight from the promoter of the company Daniel Hinkles. According to Hinkles, he has been trying to get the offer to CM Punk through friends in the industry and by trying to contact him through other means about the wrestling tournament.
“I’ve gone through his website and sent dozens of emails but the opportunity has never been this big. We want to offer CM Punk $1 million dollars (£770,000) to come and join the 5 Star Wrestling tour starting June 10th.”
Hinkles also said that the CM Punk contract offer is “genuine” and that they just want to hear back from Punk himself. He said that his company wants to work with him. Hinkles said that signing CM Punk to compete in the tournament would legitimize it because there isn’t anyone “more credible than CM Punk.”
The move to try to sign CM Punk, even for as much as $1 million, is a good business move. On a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE insider Dave Meltzer said that there was a period where CM Punk was actually selling more merchandise in the WWE than John Cena.