Day: August 23, 2021

CM Punk returns to professional wrestling with AEW

CM Punk

CM Punk has a new deal with AEW. (Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports)

CM Punk officially made his return on Friday night.

This time, though, he’s not with WWE.

Punk, after seven years away from professional wrestling, appeared at All Elite Wrestling’s “Rampage” in Chicago to officially announce that he was signing with the company.

Naturally, the sold out crowd at the United Center went wild.

Punk, a three-time WWE World Heavyweight champion and former WWE champion will officially step back into the ring at AEW “All Out” on Sept. 5 to take on Darby Allin in Chicago.

Punk — his real name is Phil Brooks — was released from WWE in 2014 after a lengthy public dispute with CEO Vince McMahon. He was involved in a defamation lawsuit with WWE’s doctor, too, and pledged to never step back into the ring after his departure.

Punk briefly tried to make it

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El Paso Locomotive snatch win with 89th-minute goal

The El Paso Locomotive lead the USL Championship because nobody has shown a better sense of the monent.

Chasing Rio Grande Valley most of the night, El Paso caught them on a spectacular 67th-minute goal from Luis Solignac that made SportsCenter’s top 10, then took the lead on an 89th-minute strike from Sebastian Velasquez.

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A Dylan Mares goal on the final touch of the game made the final 3-1, running their unbeaten streak to 10 games and their home unbeaten streak to 19 games.

El Paso's Sebastian Velasquez fires s shot Saturday night in a 3-1 victory over Rio Grande Valley

“We want to win everything,” coach Mark Lowry said. “Every game. Every trophy that’s available, even the Copa Tejas. “Whatever is on the table where it’s a competition, a tournament, a trophy, we want to go and win it.”

Typically, El Paso did it late after trailing much of the night, though the eventual scoreline reflected a game where the Locomotive had two-thirds

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