CM Punk Says He 'Washed Away Sorrow' With AEW Debut: 'Now We Can Get Back To Business And Have Fun'

CM Punk is back and he's looking forward to having fun.

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After seven long years away from professional wrestling, CM Punk returned on Friday, August 20, 2021, to a thunderous ovation in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Now, he is reflecting on the moment, the emotions it brought out, and what he is looking to accomplish moving forward.

During a recent appearance on the Angi Taylor show, Punk explains why he believed this was his best moment in wrestling and why he believed that he “won” in his comeback to pro wrestling.

“Yeah, hands down. Because there's a triumph in that moment. You know, there's a washing away of sorrow in that moment. It's very much like, ‘Hey, I won.’ You know what I mean? Like, I did things on my terms, and I didn't compromise myself one bit, and I came back with my integrity intact. Now let's get back to business and that business is having fun.”

CM Punk would also say it was Thunder Rosa simply welcoming him back that made him understand the gravity of the moment.

“I'm going to call out Thunder Rosa. I was a nervous wreck the whole time I'm pacing the hallway that can't sit still. I can't watch the monitor. I can't talk to people, you know, I'm running around. Then from waiting to go out waiting for my music to hit and she just looks at me. She goes Hey, welcome back. And like I almost just burst into tears. I was just like, you son of a bitch. Yeah, so she got me pretty good with that. I don't think that was her intention. But man, she got me."

CM Punk looks to have more fun across the next three nights in Chicago for Dynamite, Rampage, and All Out. Fightful will have live coverage of all events all week and weekend long.

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