CM Punk's return was the worst kept secret in wrestling, but it didn't dampen the impact of the moment.
Punk opened AEW Rampage The First Dance on Friday, August 20, stating he was back in professional wrestling and announcing he would be facing Darby Allin at AEW All Out. Punk's return was teased for weeks by AEW, but now it's official.
Taking to social media, Punk's peers had plenty to say.
@CMPunk very damn happy to see you. ----— Paul Wight (@PaulWight) August 21, 2021
It’s official.— KENTA aka Lil’K (@KENTAG2S) August 21, 2021
GIVE ME CM PUNK
Evil Uno is co-workers with CM Punk.— EVIL UNO of the DARK ORDER (@EvilUno) August 21, 2021
-------- @CMPunk— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) August 21, 2021
You can view highlights from CM Punk's return by clicking here.