Cody Rhodes recently spoke with Wrestling Inc. President Raj Giri and confirmed that Matt Jackson of The Young Bucks made an offer to CM Punk for the big All In indie event on September 1 in Chicago. Punk is scheduled to do a meet & greet in Chicago the day before the big event but he’s not being advertised for the actual wrestling event.
“Yes, I mean I talked to [Punk] just vaguely,” Rhodes said. “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.”
Rhodes also talked about the Over Budget Battle Royal and more in the interview. You can read the full piece by clicking here.