Fans at Rampage last Friday were given ice cream bars as they left the arena, many thinking what a thing for AEW to have done, considering Punk’s history with the ice cream bar (more on that in just a bit), but as it turns out, CM Punk paid for them out of his own pocket, according to a report at f4wonline.
By now, the return of CM Punk to the professional wrestling industry is certainly old news, but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t big news. Most can’t get enough of Punk, who made his return after so many years away from the business.
Pretty Cool Ice Cream, an ice cream business located in Chicago, made this statement:
“…Since we have been getting a lot of questions, yes the ice cream was on him- it wasn’t a publicity stunt dreamed up by promoters…He came to us on his own and asked us to help him do this 2 years ago, and finally the moment was right. Our small team worked tirelessly to hand-make every bar, and CM Punk wrote the check for the entire bill himself…”via Pretty Cool Ice Cream/Instagram
The back-story about the ice cream bars is by now professional wrestling lore and legend. In a promo while he was with WWE, he had stated that WWE wasn’t at all doing everything they could to promote him, as they were doing for stars like John Cena and the then returning Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
In a promo famously coined as “The Pipe Bomb,” Punk asked the question: Where are the CM Punk ice cream bars? He of course referencing the WWE, then WWF, ice cream bars with the many wrestler characters atop them from the 1987 launch of them.
Well…with his return, Punk decided to grant the fans the ice cream bars after all, no matter the cost, it seems, and the reaction was indeed amazing.
We have reported on the pop that Punk got upon his return to pro wrestling and fans and journalists in the industry are certainly still reeling, with very good reason.
On September 5th, back in Chicago at All Out, CM Punk will be facing Darby Allin, and many are excited, also for very good reason. Talk about highly anticipated action.
The weekend was indeed a massive one in pro wrestling and a lot of returns were made—specifically by Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar in WWE. But as we’ve already written, these returns, which are already shrouded in controversy, were not as amazing as Punk’s. But, I digress, as that can be left to preference.
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Sticking to the facts, the fact that CM Punk provided the fans with something he’d asked for himself and never got, shows exactly where he is in life, which to us, seems like a very good place indeed. It’ll be very interesting to see what Punk does with this run.