It is being reported via The Sun out of the UK that former WWE Superstar and current UFC fighter CM Punk has received and offer of $1,000,000 to return to the wrestling ring for recent startup promotion 5 Star Wrestling. The promotion's owner, Daniel Hinkle, had this to say about the offer for him to join the first ever 128 Man Tournament:
"We’ve been trying to contact CM Punk on and off for well over a year. We wanted him on the first show we did in Edinburgh in 2015. I've tried going through friends in the industry, I’ve gone through his website and sent dozens of emails but the opportunity has never been this big. We want to offer CM Punk $1 million dollars (£770,000) to come and join the 5 Star Wrestling tour starting June 10th. It’s a genuine offer. We’d love to hear back from the man himself. We want to do this with him.”
If Punk were to accept this offer, which as of press time he has not, it would make him one of the top paid wrestlers in the sport, earning $143,000 a match if he wrestles all 7 potential matches of the tourney. We will let you know more about this story as it develops.