It was only a number of days ago that CM Punk wanted to make sure he squashed any rumors of AJ Lee potentially returning to professional wrestling with him. She’s got a bad neck, he said, and neither of them want to jeopardize her health.
Having said that, every interview he does includes a question about her, so he gets multiple chances to further elaborate on his position in relation to Lee’s wrestling career and a possible return. During a talk with WFAN’s Moose & Maggie, Punk had this to say (transcription via Wrestling Inc):
“I would love to see it. I get asked that question every single time I do an interview and I love it. I absolutely love it. I don’t (think she wants to do it), because she’s a teeny tiny person and she has a bad neck. I think the shelf life for females in wrestling, wrestling a full schedule, is a lot shorter, it’s a lot smaller then men. And I think she’s so focused on what she’s doing now, writing screenplays. She’s working on a million different projects, being pulled in so many directions. I think she would probably, maybe be receptive to the idea of coming back, but that can’t even enter her vocabulary right now. She’s so focused on the movie scripts and TV adaptation of a book she’s working on.”
That certainly strikes a different tone than fully shutting the door on the possibility of AJ coming back. Of course, pro wrestling fans will continue holding onto hope no matter what he says, considering there are multiple stories of wrestlers who had significant injuries thought to be career ending returning from those injuries in just the past couple years alone (Edge, Daniel Bryan).
AJ seems happy, so if it doesn’t happy, that’s entirely okay too. But it sure would be nice to see her again, huh?