5 Star Wrestling have offered former WWE Champion the biggest ever UK wrestling contract to compete in their upcoming 128-man tournament, starting June 10th.
Reported first by the Daily Star, 5 Star have made the lucrative offer of $1 million to compete in what is a world’s first 128-man touring tournament, that begins at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on June 10 and culminates in Manchester Arena on December 30th.
The weekly shows will be airing live, from the UK’s biggest indoor arena’s with stacked shows featuring wrestling stars from all around the world, and 5 Star Wrestling want to add CM Punk to that lineup.
The self-proclaimed ‘Best in the World’ has not been seen in a wrestling ring since the 2014 Royal Rumble where he walked away from the WWE and his return to wrestling would undoubtedly be one of the most anticipated moments in the history of the sport.
5 Star Wrestling creator, Daniel Hinkles stated: “I’ve been trying to contact CM Punk 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.
We want to offer CM Punk $1 million dollars 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.
Even if it’s a no, we want to know he’s at least heard the offer. It doesn’t get more credible than CM Punk. We all know that if he ever comes back to wrestling it will be one of those all time, epic moments – I want that to be with 5 Star Wrestling.
I know he is seemingly focused on MMA at the moment and this wouldn’t have to end that, but wrestling is in his blood and $1 million has to be worth thinking about.”
5 Star Wrestling is a British wrestling promotion, quickly becoming known for putting on huge shows with large scale production levels, and bringing in the biggest available stars from around the wrestling world, to tussle with the best home grown talent in the country. The 5 Star Wresting Championship is currently held by John Morrison (AKA Johnny Mundo) and other international stars that have recently competed under their banner include Rey Mysterio, AJ Styles, Colt Cabana, Jay Lethal, Moose, Grado, Carlito, Magnus, Marty Scurll, Joe Coffey, Zack Gibson, Will Ospreay and Drew Galloway.
Over the 30 weeks, fans will witness the biggest wrestling tournament in history along with the formation of exciting new championship divisions and some truly huge matchups, as 5 Star Wrestling strives to become the UK’s largest wrestling promotion, and the company hopes to add CM Punk to that lineup.
Tickets for many of the events are already on sale, with the rest being made available in due course.