According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, TNA recently made an attempt to contact CM Punk, using an intermediary. It’s being said they were prepared to offer the former WWE Champion a major contract, with money in the range of what Hulk Hogan was making during his run. He would have easily been the most paid star on the roster.
Ideally, TNA would like to hire CM Punk and use him as the face of Impact Wrestling going forward, building the entire show around him. Of course, a new contract with such a well-known star could also give the company more leverage in negotiating a new television deal for 2015. That being said, Punk has no interest in getting back into pro wrestling at this point.
KILLAM: It makes sense for TNA to want him, but I’m not sure what they were expecting to happen. You don’t walk away from WWE as one of the most paid, highest celebrated stars of the decade, at the peak of your career, and then take less money in a promotion with infinitely less exposure. Literally the only “pro” to this deal is limited dates.