At last Friday’s First Dance special episode of AEW Rampage, what many consider as the biggest moment in pro wrestling history happened when CM Punk made his return to pro wrestling after 7 long years by making his debut with All Elite Wrestling. Punk made his way down to the ring, grabbed a mic and said that this is truly the first time since 2005 that he feels he has returned to pro wrestling.
Punk then said that he was back and he ended up challenging Darby Allin to a Singles Match at the All Out PPV Event on September 5th, which Allin accepted via video message. Punk would end the segment by saying that a lot of people waited for him for a really long time, so when they make their exit, they will be receiving an ice cream bar on him.
Immediately following last Friday’s episode of Rampage, CM Punk took part in a media scrum, where The Best in the World talked about a number of topics, including how his deal with AEW came together, how his deal with AEW is a full-time thing and how his deal with AEW will not affect or impact him in any way as he can still continue taking acting roles and working as a commentator in MMA.
PWInsider.com reports that WarnerMedia, TNT’s partner company as well as the TV partner of AEW in the United States, is in serious talks of considering other ideas for CM Punk outside of his AEW role. It was also mentioned that now that CM Punk is part of their team they are considering other options and ideas for him beyond AEW. One of the ideas being considered is that since WarnerMedia has part of the NHL’s TV rights and Punk is such a big fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, it is possible that he could be part of a project with the NHL.
CM Punk is set to face Darby Allin at the All Out PPV Event on September 5th.