CM Punk admitted that Triple H would be the “ greatest match ” for him in WWE.
However, the former WWE Champion, who has been very critical of Vince McMahon and Triple H since leaving WWE in 2014, is not interested.
Punk, real name Phil Brooks, told Uproxx: “From a creative mind perspective, taking a step back and looking at the scenery of everything, there are people in WWE that I have struggled before that maybe, in a certain situation it could be interesting.
“There is also the business side of things. What’s the biggest game possible for CM Punk? I think there’s Kenny Omega on one side.
“And, you know, unfortunately, ironically enough, to get me going back to WWE, which is the biggest game for me?” It’s probably Triple H. It’s ironic because I’m not interested in it. It’s just what it is.
“Am I going to be a businessman and say this is the game, this is the big money game?” Well it’s not my money so it’s not for me to say.
Punk had a stint in mixed martial arts and has become a published author since leaving WWE.
And the 42-year-old, who stars in Jakob’s Wife, a movie due out Friday, believes WWE doesn’t need him anymore.
He explained: “I think maybe the right combination could be found, but it’s not for me to find out either.
“It’s not my world anymore. I’m definitely not Hulk Hogan, where I’m going to show up somewhere and say, ‘No that’s how it’s going to be.
“The wrestling world doesn’t necessarily need CM Punk and that’s absolutely perfect.”
Earlier this month, Triple H played down the slim chances of a WWE return for Punk.
He said: “The last time I spoke to [Punk]? A year and a half ago… a year and three quarters?
“I don’t know if he does [want to return] or not, but that’s what he wants.
“When people talk about it, they say, ‘Call! What do we say if we make the call he wants to answer? What does that say if we make the call it doesn’t go, like, “yeah, I’m not interested in doing that anymore.” Maybe he just finished it.
“I think these are conversations that only these people can respond to directly. I think if he wants to do that, either we’ll find out and have these conversations, or he’ll make a call, or you know, something like that.
“But there must be a desire to do something like this. This case is too complete to say, ‘hey, okay, I’ll do it.’ “