New Details Reported On CM Punk's Backstage Visit To Impact Wrestling

The CM Punk North American tour continued over the weekend when the former AEW World Champion appeared backstage at Impact Wrestling's television tapings in Chicago, Illinois. It came during the same week he was briefly backstage at the Allstate Arena before "WWE Raw" on April 24 in Rosemont, Illinois. Fightful Select is reporting that while backstage at Impact, Punk played a round of Uno and also spoke to several wrestlers. He was said to be in a good mood and happy to be there.


Currently, Punk appears destined to return to AEW programming for its rumored new Saturday show "Collision" this summer, with a roster split between the new program and "Dynamite" in the works to ease backstage tensions. While a return to Tony Khan's promotion seems like a matter of when rather than if, Punk hasn't been on AEW TV since All Out last September, when he defeated Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship in the main event. However, that was immediately overshadowed by his post-event media scrum and reported backstage altercation with The Elite.

In recent weeks, Punk met with Chris Jericho while gearing up for a return. And while the meeting itself was said to have been "unremarkable," that's a step up given the tensions between the two. With the company also set for a presumably star-studded All In event at Wembley Stadium in August, it would make sense to have everyone in the fold. As for his appearance backstage at Impact, according to Fightful, this was his first appearance at an Impact show in nearly 20 years. However, there are no plans for Punk to work with the promotion.