In a recent interview with another site, Cody talked about a variety of subjects the chief among them being All In. Eventually, the discussion went in the direction of the continuing speculation that CM Punk will make an appearance at the event. However, it looks like Punk simply isn’t interested.
Cody said the following:
“I talked to [Punk] just vaguely. He even at one point said ‘nobody’s asked me — hey here’s how much we’ll pay you and here’s who you’ll wrestle.’”
“Matt [Jackson] actually made a full offer or full pitch for his services, and I think Punk is focused on the Mixed Martial Arts element of his career.”
“One of the reasons we didn’t first come out and say, ‘here’s who we want you to wrestle,’ because I think we just wanted him to be a part of the event for a lot of fans, he’s captured their imagination even with the amount of time he’s been gone. He has a mythical presence to them. I thought it would be good for him to connect with them, but that’s me, you know?”
“Nobody owns Punk but Punk, so if he wants to do Mixed Martial Arts, go for it. He was always very nice to me and helpful to me in OVW. I always looked at All In with the perspective that it’s about the present and future of the industry and not really about cheap pops, even though I’m sure they’ll be plenty of those on the show. Matt had reached out to [Punk] and made him a real offer. I think Punk is set on not being part of it.”
Sir Mitch Says: Cody could just be trying to protect the surprise, but I think at this point Punk has made it clear he has sadly lost all passion for Pro Wrestling and just wants to move on with his life!