CM Punk makes professional wrestling return at AEW Rampage

CM Punk is again on the planet {of professional} wrestling.

After weeks of anticipation by the professional wrestling neighborhood, Punk returned to a thunderous ovation at AEW Rampage, which occurred at United Heart in his hometown of Chicago.

Instantly following the published open, the group already was chanting Punk’s identify. AEW wasted no time as Punk’s signature “Cult of Character” theme track performed, sending the group right into a frenzy. At one level throughout his walkout, Punk dove into the stands to embrace a sea of hyped-up followers.

Try the highlights under (through Twitter):

Punk, 42, walked away from professional wrestling in 2014 as probably the most standard rivals within the enterprise. The retirement ended a nine-year stint with WWE.

In December 2014, Punk signed with the UFC. After practically two years of coaching underneath Duke Roufus at Roufusport, Punk made his MMA debut at UFC 203 in September 2016. He misplaced to Mickey Gall by first-round submission.

In June 2019, Punk returned to the cage and confronted Mike “The Fact” Jackson at UFC 225 in Chicago. He misplaced a unanimous resolution. Nonetheless, the outcome was later overturned to a no contest after Jackson examined optimistic for marijuana.

Whereas Punk by no means formally introduced his retirement from blended martial arts, neither he nor UFC president Dana White indicated a 3rd combat could be within the playing cards. Punk remained within the U.S. Anti-Doping Company’s testing pool via the top of 2020.

Punk has served a coloration commentator for Cage Fury Combating Championship, which streams its occasions on UFC Struggle Move, since late 2018.

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