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CM Punk Just Debuted In AEW And It's Changed The Wrestling Business Forever

Daniel Marland

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CM Punk Just Debuted In AEW And It's Changed The Wrestling Business Forever

CM Punk has officially debuted for All Elite Wrestling and returned to the professional wrestling business after seven years away - the reaction was monstrous.

Rumours began to swirl last month that Punk had signed with the promotion but nobody officially confirmed the news.

AEW then announced a Rampage show emanating from Punk's hometown of Chicago titled 'The First Dance.'

The 42-year-old walked out to 'Cult Of Personality' in front of a packed United Center and it was pure chaos.

Being a Chicago native saw fans lose their minds for Punk and give him one of the biggest pops you'll ever hear.

It's his first professional wrestling appearance since famously being fired by WWE in 2014, an incident which sent shockwaves across the business.

He then competed in the UFC in two losing efforts against Mickey Gall and Mike Jackson, with the latter bout later being ruled a draw.

The debut of Punk, who was once WWE Champion for 434 days, is likely to add more fuel to the fire in AEW's quest to challenge WWE as the world's biggest wrestling promotion.


Punk's official first match will be against Darby Allin at the All Out pay-per-view on September 5.

He stared down Allin and Sting in the rafters and told the duo it would be 'dangerous' to wrestle him in Chicago.

Punk left the ring and told fans they could have a complementary ice cream bar on him, a nod to his days in WWE.

Featured Image Credit: All Elite Wrestling

Topics: Wrestling, WWE

Daniel Marland
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