Jeff Jarrett: CM Punk's Wrestling Return Will Be A Special Moment

Punk is expected to return on Friday

CM Punk's reported return to professional wrestling is only a couple of days away and Jeff Jarrett believes it will be a special moment. 

Punk hasn't competed inside the squared circle since departing WWE in 2014, but it emerged last month that The Straight Edge Superstar was in talks with All Elite Wrestling. The former world champion is expected to debut in the promotion during the August 20 edition of Rampage at Chicago's United Center. 

What exactly Punk will be doing on the show remains to be seen but he has teased a third Summer of Punk, as well as a feud with Darby Allin. 

News of Punk's expected debut made it into mainstream media and Jeff Jarrett revealed he is excited about the former WWE Champion's return.

"You know, Punk, as a performer or promoter [what] I'm most excited about is [that] to say that absence makes the heart grow fonder pretty much goes for everyone. In this type of scenario, it's been a minute since he's stepped into the world of professional wrestling with people. [He did] the UFC and that, but him re-entering the industry and yes, he did some FOX stuff, but I mean, what you're tabling here? It's gonna be a special moment, because not many times do you see a guy that rose to his heights that dipped out and is now returning," Jarrett told Love Wrestling.

"The curiosity factor alone is through the roof. How's it going to be done? [How's] the timing going to be done? Who's going to be that first opponent? How's the crowd going to accept him, or his opponent, or the story?"

Jarrett then reflected on wrestling being a 52-weeks-a-year business and how that adds to the excitement ahead of Punk's return.

"I went into this couple of weeks ago on the podcast, our industry is so cool, and I think it's one of the biggest things that attracts me. 52 weeks a year, and look, yes, I saw somebody said people need time off. I agree. But, the content being produced 52 weeks a year is fantastic. There's always next week. So, what's happening next week, is Punk coming next week, or the following week, or the following week? No matter what happens, we're all gonna sit back and either praise it or whatever it may be. But, then, there's going to be the next week, and then the next week. That's kind of really cool. I'm excited. Like I said just a second ago, the business in so many ways, is super red hot. I couldn't be more excited," Jarrett added.

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