Tony Khan Teases The Return Of CM Punk To AEW Rampage
Following weeks of on-air teases, AEW CEO Tony Khan hinted at CM Punk’s highly awaited return to the ring after a seven-year absence.
CM Punk may be returning to the squared circle after a seven-year hiatus. Following weeks of on-air teases,
AEW CEO Tony Khan announced on Twitter that a “new era in AEW” would kick off during Rampage’s Friday performance.
Rampage of the AEW On August 20, The First Dance will broadcast live from Chicago’s United Center. AEW fans are eager to see whether CM Punk will finally return to the ring, which will be broadcast from his birthplace of Chicago.
Khan posted something that seems to be another clue towards CM Punk’s comeback ahead of the AEW Rampage.Tony Khan recognized the anticipation of “the most anticipated news in AEW history” on tonight’s program. Khan went on to add that the anticipation of this news would grow till AEW All Out on September 5. With Khan’s vow to reintroduce new and “dormant wrestling homes” to the sport, he seems to be hinting at someone who will be able to generate enough excitement to keep fans tuned in to AEW in the future.
For the last several weeks, AEW has been dropping clues about CM Punk’s upcoming debut with the promotion. Wrestler Kenny Omega has been seen wearing a Cookie Monster t-shirt and, more recently, a Chick Magnet shirt, both of which may be abbreviated to CM. Punk’s comeback has also been teased in an AEW teaser featuring Darby Allin and Sting. In the trailer, Allin says that he’s met a lot of guys who feel they’re the best
and that if they really believe that, they may attempt to prove it in AEW, even if they believe they’re the finest in the world. This is a nod to CM Punk’s previous usage of the term.
Following the 2014 Royal Rumble Pay Per View,
CM Punk abruptly left WWE. Many circumstances were cited as reasons for his leaving, including medical and travel arrangements. Later that year, CM Punk joined the UFC after a protracted fight with WWE. Punk’s first UFC fight was at UFC 203 in 2016, and his second, and last, was at UFC 205 in 2018. Punk has recently worked as a pundit for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships.
All Out will also be held at the NOW Center in Illinois on September 5. If CM Punk does not make his comeback at Rampage,
Khan’s announcement of Rampage may simply serve to heighten the anticipation of CM Punk’s reappearance. If CM Punk does not make his debut at Rampage, Daniel Bryan, who believed to have joined AEW, may replace him.
On August 20, 2021, at 10 p.m. Eastern time, the AEW Rampage will broadcast live from the United Center.
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