As many of you would likely expect, TNA did recently make a play for CM Punk. It was said to be done in similar fashion to how they reached out to Alberto Del Rio, which is through an intermediary who is friends with Punk. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise as why wouldn’t they at least send “feelers” to one of the top “free agents” in the business? It’s worth a shot.
The idea was that Punk would be the top star of the company with pay similar to what Hulk Hogan was making when he was with the promotion – aka leaps and bounds ahead of everyone else.
TNA was hoping that Punk could be their flagship star and if he signed with them, could help them get a strong television deal.
Punk reportedly expressed zero interest in working for TNA, or in pro wrestling in general. The company is continuing talks with Alberto Del Rio and one source says it’s “only a matter of time: before we see him in TNA.