WWE legend and former UFC star CM Punk is reportedly set to make a sensational and long-awaited return to professional wrestling later this year.
Punk, whose real name is Phillip Brooks, is most famous for his professional wrestling stint that saw him revolutionise WWE with his outrageous outbursts and immersive storylines.
And now, according to Fightful Select, the Chicago-born fan favourite and former WWE Champion might be signing a contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), but there has been no official confirmation regarding that as of yet.
Punk officially made his WWE debut in 2005 and was a mid-card wrestler for years, before his rivalry with John Cena finally pushed him to the stratosphere.
Quickly affirming himself as the face of the company, Punk began a record-breaking reign with the WWE title, which saw him remain champion for 434 days.
His breakout moment was the famous pipe-bomb promo where he created an illusion of going off script and bashing Vince McMahon and his handling of the promotion.
Intriguingly, Punk has talked about the possibility of returning to wrestling in the past, and while he has never shot down the idea completely, he hasn't pushed for it, either.
Since then, he's ventured - and failed - in the world of UFC, earning a pretty penny along the way, but just how much is he worth today?
What is CM Punk's net worth?
The net worth of CM Punk as of 2021 is, according to EssentiallySports, $10m (£7m).
That's a lot of money, too, especially considering the fact that he is not wrestling and or fighting in the UFC anymore.
Punk was paid handsomely during his time as a professional wrestler and was the highest-earning ECW star from 2006 until 2008, earning approximately $200,000 to $300,000 annually.
His stock was at its highest in WWE, however, where he took home a sweet $1m in 2011. That figure went up to $1.3m in 2012, before rising to $1.7m by the end of 2014.
He soon earned a sizeable payment of $200,000 after he was made the cover star of the WWE 2K13 video game.
The 42-year-old had earned enough brand value to earn millions wherever he went after he left WWE, with the UFC ready to pay him well, even as a novice. His first fight earned him an eye-watering $500,000.
He got more out of the pay-per-view revenue which pushed his earnings past the one million mark. He was paid $500,000 again for his second appearance.
Now a free agent, Punk continues to be linked with a wrestling return amid interest from WWE's rivals AEW. But just how much will the company put on the table to lure him back into the sport? Watch this space.