Rocky Romero discussed the potential of CM Punk joining NJPW in an interview with Fightful, noting he is open to the idea.
Punk remains on the free agent market following his AEW release due to a backstage altercation with Jack Perry. WWE is reportedly not interested in bringing him back.
He said: “You never know. Obviously, we didn’t really get to do many crossovers when Punk was with AEW. There was supposed to be that Tanahashi and Punk match that never happened. I think Punk coming and doing Wrestle Kingdom or a big show like that could be, I think, great for our product. Obviously, getting fresh eyes and everything that he brings to merchandise and everything else. I wouldn’t be opposed to it at all. I know Tony pretty well. I would probably give him the heads up like, ‘Hey, this is what’s going on,’ but I don’t think he would have much to say about it. It’s another company. He doesn’t own New Japan, and even though we have a great partnership, I think it’s fine and he’d be cool with it and AEW would be cool with it.“
In a recent interview with Fightful, Rocky Romero discussed the potential of CM Punk joining New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), expressing his openness to the idea. This comes after Punk’s release from All Elite Wrestling (AEW) due to a backstage altercation with Jack Perry. While WWE is reportedly not interested in bringing him back, Punk remains a free agent in the wrestling industry.
Romero acknowledged that there were limited crossovers between AEW and NJPW during Punk’s time with AEW. He mentioned that there was supposed to be a match between Punk and Tanahashi that never materialized. However, Romero believes that Punk’s involvement in NJPW, particularly in events like Wrestle Kingdom, could greatly benefit the promotion.
One of the advantages of Punk joining NJPW would be the influx of fresh eyes and new fans that he would bring to the product. Punk has a dedicated fanbase and is known for his ability to generate interest and excitement among wrestling enthusiasts. Additionally, his presence could have a positive impact on merchandise sales and overall business for NJPW.
Romero also addressed the potential concerns regarding Punk’s involvement with NJPW and AEW’s partnership. While he acknowledged that he would inform Tony Khan, the owner of AEW, about the situation, Romero doesn’t believe there would be any major issues. He emphasized that AEW and NJPW have a great partnership and that Khan would likely be supportive of Punk’s involvement with NJPW.
Overall, Romero’s comments indicate that there is a genuine interest and willingness within NJPW to explore the possibility of CM Punk joining their roster. The potential collaboration between Punk and NJPW could bring about exciting matchups and storylines, as well as attract new fans to both promotions.
However, it’s important to note that at this point, these discussions are purely speculative, and there has been no official confirmation or announcement regarding Punk’s future in NJPW or any other wrestling promotion. As the wrestling landscape continues to evolve, fans will eagerly await any updates on the potential partnership between CM Punk and NJPW.