Tony Khan Legally Can’t Talk About CM Punk Returning To WWE

This past weekend at WWE Survivor Series, CM Punk made a dramatic return to the sports entertainment juggernaut he once derided. It was a dramatic moment that did not come without controversy, as an irate Seth Rollins spewed profanities at ringside and had to be held back once Punk made his way out. Thankfully, it sounds like Rollins is working everyone with his antics, and the two men seem likely to work together.

The same cannot be said for some of Punk’s former co-workers at All Elite Wrestling. Punk’s termination from the promotion was prompted by a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at AEW All In. The incident occurred after months of friction between Punk, Perry, and members of The Elite in the locker room and was ultimately the straw that broke the camel’s back. Khan publicly addressed Punk’s termination hours after it was made public, infamously telling fans he feared for his life during the All In scuffle, for which he was present.

In an interview with BBC Radio’s Steve Hermon, which will be released in its entirety soon, Khan was pressed about The Second City Savior returning to WWE so soon after his AEW departure.

“Can’t talk about that, nor do I think it’s the time or the place,” he began. “But I appreciate you asking, and I’m very excited about AEW All In Wembley Stadium, not to dodge your question. It’s just not something I can legally talk about.”

In the wake of Punk’s exit from AEW, Khan has continued to find new, big names to fill out his All Elite ranks. Following what looks to be his WWE retirement match against Sheamous, Adam Copeland signed with AEW, making his debut in the closing moments of AEW WrestleDream. At AEW Full Gear two weeks ago, the AEW President also crowed about locking down Will Ospreay, whose NJPW contract was not technically up, but he was able to make a deal to secure him.