As far as we know, CM Punk is finished with the world of professional wrestling. He walked away from the WWE in controversial fashion, hasn’t had many nice things to say about his former employer since, and embarked on a surprise journey into the world of MMA, getting absolutely dominated by Mickey Gall in his first (and so far only) professional UFC bout.
Punk (real name Phil Brooks) has said that he hopes the UFC will give him at least one more fight before he closes the book on his MMA adventure. But even if they don’t, at least he’s got a solid backup option in the Bullet Club. The popular stable from New Japan and Ring of Honor did a Facebook Q&A recently and talked about which wrestler they might allow to join their ranks.
Matt: “I think [CM Punk] is probably the only guy left that I would probably let into the Bullet Club. And Hulk Hogan.”
Kenny: “If that’s still an option, Hogan. The only other person that could touch Hogan, in terms of hype factor and someone able to contribute, it’s gotta be Punk.”
Matt: “I talk to Punk, he’s my buddy. We text every now and then. But I told him ‘whenever you want to come back, please text me, and somehow we’ll make this work out.’ I would love to work with Punk, he’s one of my favorites of all time. What a great talker. That’s the one thing missing from the indies, is guys who can talk like Punk.”
Adam: “He made me an indie wrestling fan.”
Cody: “Punk’s the best, man. When I got to Louisville, he didn’t have to be because he was the big dog there at OVW, but he was the only one bringing folks in, showing you around, helping you out. Honest, but not a dick about it. Punker’s special.”
At least Punk is still getting job offers.
Here’s the entire Q&A session, if you’re interested: