The Young Bucks sort of just invited CM Punk to the "All In" show they're putting together with Cody Rhodes and Punk responded.
Not a month goes by where there isn't a fresh rumor revolving around how and when CM Punk will be returning to the wrestling ring in some form or fashion. Despite trying his hand at MMA and a second UFC fight coming soon The Straight Edge Superstar cannot escape the fact that the majority of pro wrestling fans are desperate to see him return to their world.
WWE have reportedly said they would welcome him back, ROH's door is naturally always open, and a British promotion offered Punk £1,000,000 to wrestle for them recently. Still, the former WWE Champion has not returned but perhaps an opportunity coming up later this year will be what finally tempts him back.
The opportunity we're talking about is Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks' All In show taking place in September. Matt Jackson has even gone as far as to publicly invite Punk to the show on Twitter, sort of. The two of them had an exchange on Twitter where they not so covertly referred to the show as a marathon. Jackson asked if he and Punk could run a marathon together in September to which The Second City Saint replied: "I'll do a half with you in September."
Probably doing chicago in October. I'll do a half with you in September. pic.twitter.com/q43QQxfpPP— Coach (@CMPunk) February 19, 2018
Punk has actually continued the agonizing tease on social media. While SmackDown Live was on the air this week Punk tweeted that a lot of people had been asking him if he was "in" lately, ending the tweet with a 1/2 as if there was more to come. Knowing wrestling fans would be active on Twitter with WWE programming being on he drove the wrestling world into a frenzy. After leaving us hanging for half an hour he finally tweeted part two only to reveal that it was a reference to the Chicago Cubs.
Recently, a lot of people have been asking me if I'm "in"... 1/2— Coach (@CMPunk) February 21, 2018
Despite all the teasing and jokes, this is probably the closest we've come to a CM Punk return to date. Normally, Punk has simply ignored any swirling rumors and doesn't tend to feed them like he is with these. A show run by wrestlers who need to fill a 10,000 seat arena really sounds like Punk being on this All In card would be mutually beneficial for all parties involved, plus the fans of course.