CM Punk 'Overwhelmed' By AEW Debut Response

Punk’s return was one of the biggest wrestling moments of 2021

It was the moment most of us thought we’d never see, as CM Punk ended his self-imposed seven-year wrestling exile and joined AEW, debuting in front of a rapturous home-town Chicago crowd.

Several months removed from Punk’s return and it still sending reverberations through the wrestling world, and during an appearance on ESPN SportsNation, Punk reflected on his triumphant comeback:

“I definitely think it’s the number one moment of my career,” CM Punk said. “I’ve been fortunate, I ‘ve done a lot of cool things, won titles, sold out buildings, wrestled a lot of big names. But to come back after seven years and have that be the response? It shows you that I think that I left my fingerprints all over the industry.

“I know we cheated a little bit and it was in my hometown, but still, to sell out the United Center on a rumor and to come back and feel that love, it’s pretty incredible. And it’s still a little bit overwhelming to tell you the truth.”

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