Ever since Rhea Ripley’s WWE Women’s World Championship win over Charlotte Flair at WWE WrestleMania 39, The Judgment Day has largely been on a tear. Damian Priest has captured Money In The Bank, Dominik Mysterio is the reigning WWE NXT North American Champion, and the group also just added the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships to its ranks. There is, of course, Finn Balor and his failed quest to defeat Seth “Freaking” Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but that seems to be the lone setback the group has seen in recent memory.
Another entity that has been gobbling up pro wrestling space over the past many months is recently terminated AEW star CM Punk. Punk was terminated by the promotion this past weekend following an internal investigation into a backstage altercation he had with Jack Perry at AEW: All In London. During the post-AEW: All Out media scrums, Tony Khan was pressed about whether Punk’s termination included a non-compete clause where he could not appear for WWE but declined to address the question directly.
With rumors swirling about what Punk’s next move may be, Finn Balor was asked by Peter Rosenberg on the Cheap Heat podcast whether he would accept a match against The Second City Savior.
“I’d be interested in wrestling a broomstick if someone’s gonna pay me money,” he said. “Money talks.”
CM Punk and Finn Balor have never wrestled each other but nearly did share time together on the WWE roster. Infamously, Punk walked out on WWE following the 2014 Royal Rumble and proceeded to tear into the company in an episode of Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast. The Rumble was held in January of that year, and four months later, in May, Balor was officially inked to a WWE deal.
Punk and Samoa Joe opened the AEW: All In card this past Sunday, delivering a physical match that saw the outspoken star retain his “Real AEW World Championship.” On top of rumors that Punk could be headed to WWE or elsewhere, the future of his personalized X Championship is also the subject of speculation. Some are wondering if Punk does return to wrestling, will his title be coming with him? For the right price, it sounds like Balor may be open to a match for it.