A new report has sparked speculation regarding the status of CM Punk.
It was previously reported that Punk’s representative went to FOX to try to get him as a co-host of the new “WWE Backstage” studio show on FS1. The show will be hosted by Renee Young and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE has an impression that Punk wants to be back with the company but the two sides have yet to talk.
Pwinsider.com then reported that Punk was at FOX Studios earlier this week in Los Angeles to discuss a potential on-air role for the show. While it’s not known what all went down at the meeting, it was noted that Punk did film test material for it and Young was also present for the meeting.
As of this writing, it has not been confirmed that Punk has signed a deal to work on the show.
There’s no word yet on what all went down at the meeting, but Punk did do some on-camera testing. Renee was also present for the meeting. Paige and Rey Mysterio were considered.
After dealing with injuries and not wanting to wrestle anymore, Punk decided to walk out of the company on the Monday following the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event in 2014.