TNA Made CM Punk “Major Money Offer”, Hoped He Would Come On Full Time

TNA attempted to be “major players” in the Will Ospreay and CM Punk sweepstakes, even though they lost out.

TNA made Will Ospreay a “massive offer” before he decided to sign with All Elite Wrestling.

According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider:

The WWE conversations, as reported late last night, began less than a week ago. 

Until that point, Impact Wrestling had made a major money offer to Punk which we are told he was mulling over.  In speaking to Impact sources after Punk’s WWE return, we are told that Punk was “amazing” in his dealings with top Impact execs, including Scott D’Amore and Lou D’Angeli, during discussions. 

Impact sources felt they were very close to scoring Punk and at one point, hoped he would even be at Bound for Glory as part of the unveiling of the return of TNA, which did not happen.  The conversations between the two sides continued after that PPV. 

In speaking to Impact sources, while the company had hoped Punk would come in there full-time, they realized the reality of the situation involving WWE and how much money could be made and were happy for Punk. 

We also heard from several Impact talents overnight who said they were appreciative of the time and advice Punk had spent with them at several tapings in Chicago when he visited.

Full report here.

TNA is looking to make some huge moves ahead of their rebrand in 2024, and maybe now they can shift their focus elsewhere in terms of re-signing some of their own talent and some other free agent names.

Bodyslam will keep this situation updated as it unfolds.

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