Article written by Dylan McGuire Devine (8/21/21)
CM Punk is ALL ELITE. That is not something I ever thought I would be saying. Seven years after his departure from the WWE, Punk is now apart of AEW. If you would have told me three years ago that in 2021 CM Punk would make his long awaited return to professional wrestling in a brand new wrestling company that is changing the wrestling business forever, I would’ve thought you were insane. But here we are.
In my opinion, Punk signing with AEW is the biggest game changer in wrestling history since Hulk Hogan’s jump to WCW in ’96. Punk’s first match in AEW is set for AEW’s annual PPV, All Out in Chicago on September 5th. He will facing off against one of AEW’s best young rising stars, Darby Allin. From what we have heard so far, this is going to be the first of many young guys Punk is going to be working with. The possibilities are endless for who Punk could work with but having Darby be up first is going to give us an unreal feud and an unreal match.
AEW is taking over the wrestling business. Punk’s return broke the internet last night. The man has been trending on twitter for over a week now. His return is bringing in new wrestling fans, old fans, and current fans will not want to miss a single thing. Viewership is going to go up for them and they are going to continue to build themselves up as the best professional wrestling company. I can’t wait to see Punk back on my TV weekly and see how his return is going to play out in the long run. Things are only going up from here for AEW!