Courtesy of Doug McDonald:
Over the last 24 hours, conflicting reports about TNA offering a big contract to CM Punk have hit the web. According to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, TNA recently made an offer to Punk through an intermediary but has not convinced him to sign anything. However, according to PWInsider.com, this story was completely fabricated and TNA has made zero offers to Punk since his departure from WWE in January.
The report noted by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims Punk was offered “Hulk Hogan money” by TNA, who wants to position him as the face of the company. They believe this would instantly give them better numbers and help them procure a new television network soon.
However, PWInsider claims that their sources within TNA Wrestling are laughing at Meltzer’s report, saying there is no truth to that report. One TNA source said,
“No offer was made, officially or via an intermediary – no truth to that rumor.”
Punk remains a retired professional wrestler, and has not been active on Social Media much as of late. Since pictures of he and his wife, WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee, getting married hit the Internet in September, Punk has remained silent on Twitter. He had posted a tweet stating that he would be extremely angry if the pictures that were hacked from a cell phone made their away online, and when the circulation of them began, the world lost access to Punk’s often cynical yet entertaining Social Media voice.
Even though he attended an Ohio Valley Wrestling event recently, he went straight into an office when arriving at the arena and never even stepped foot into the OVW locker room. OVW talent and backstage hands alike were told not to bother Punk and to “leave him be” as he sat in the office during the show. Punk’s close friend and former WWE superstar Cliff “Domino” Compton won the OVW Heavyweight title during the event, and then the two men left the arena together when it was over. Fans were not aware of Punk’s attendance while the show was happening and did not see him come or go.