Updated: August 21, 2021 10:30:30 am
CM Punk has returned to professional wrestling when he kicked off AEW Rampage: The First Dance amid weeks of rumors and speculation. Punk walked out to “Cult of Personality,” and received a massive pop from the jam-packed audience at United Center in Punk’s hometown of Chicago on Saturday.
“I heard ( the chants) for seven years. I heard you. There is a lot to cover. The good news is I have got time. Wednesday’s and Friday’s. I have got the time and I ain’t going anywhere,” said the former five-time world champion in WWE.
“I’m back because there’s a couple of scores to settle in that locker room,” Punk added.
Punk then called out Darby Allin, who was watching beside Sting from the rafters, for a match on September 5 at the All Out pay per view back in Chicago.
Then, in a fashion perfectly fitting Punk, he expressed his gratitude to the crowd by offering free ice cream bars at the end of the night as they leave the venue at the end of Rampage.
— AEW Fantasybooking (@AEW_Dynamite) August 21, 2021
#CMPunk actually got his own ice cream bar 😂😂
— The Wrestle Files (@TheWrestleFiles) August 21, 2021
The fact that he did the leg cross & mentioned the ice cream bars also shows that he hasn’t lost a step.
With SummerSlam set to air from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, this is turning out to be one of the most memorable pro wrestling weekends of the modern era.
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