CM Punk, after over seven years away from the ring, has made his triumphant return to wrestling kicking off AEW Rampage in front of a hometown crowd at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.
Welcome to the team…@CMPunk is #AllElite!#AEWRampage pic.twitter.com/aGxq9uHA6S— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 21, 2021
Punk appearing on AEW Rampage was easily the worst kept secret in the wrestling world, but that didn’t stop fans at the United Center from giving him one of the biggest pops in history. Punk also challenged Darby Allin to a match at AEW’s upcoming PPV All Out.
It's clobberin' time @CMPunk #AEWRampage pic.twitter.com/QMaDo1mAJr— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) August 21, 2021
.@CMPunk lays down the challenge to @DarbyAllin at #AEWAllOut back here in Chicago on Sept. 5!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 21, 2021
Tune into @tntdrama NOW to watch #AEWRampage #theFirstDance LIVE! pic.twitter.com/Vda9B0YZYH
Fans at home also freaked out on Twitter causing CM Punk to quickly become the number one trending topic on Twitter. Here are some of their best reactions.