After seven years of hearing nonstop rumors about his potential return, CM Punk is officially back in professional wrestling.
On Friday night, Punk made his debut for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). His first appearance since 2014 was truly epic, as the crowd at the United Center legitimately erupted when they heard Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality.”
Punk didn’t take his return to pro wrestling for granted, as he went into the crowd and greeted a few fans wearing his apparel.
While there have been plenty of great crowd reactions over the years, Punk may have surpassed every wrestler for loudest pop of all time.
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Talk about being a fan favorite.
Some fans at the United Center were so excited to see Punk they legitimately had tears in their eyes.
Even those who watched Punk’s return on TV were freaking out about this moment.
“I am still shaking. We waited SEVEN YEARS for this moment and it was so, so worth it,” Adam Pacitti of Cultaholic Wrestling said. “Welcome back, CM Punk.”
“I have been asked many times: Hey Schiavone, what is the greatest night in the history of our great sport? My answer: This,” Tony Schiavone tweeted.
Last night’s episode of AEW will be remembered for a very long time.
As for when fans can see Punk in action, he’ll face Darby Allin at AEW’s “All Out,” a pay-per-view event taking place on Sept. 5 in Chicago.
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