CM Punk (real name Phillip Jack Brooks) is widely regarded to be one of the best professional wrestlers of the modern era. He performed for WWE from 2005-2014 when he left the company seemingly on bad terms (he was released from his contract the day of his wedding). He retired after this and moved on to UFC, MMA, acting and writing comic books. Even though it's been 7 years since he left WWE, "CM Punk" chants have been a regular occurrence at WWE live shows.
AEW is a rival wrestling company. Last month rumours began to circulate that Punk had signed with them. This was fueled by trolling and hints dropped by both Punk and others in AEW.
Tonight Punk made his official return to pro-wrestling appearing at AEW Rampage! He even entered with his old entrance theme (Cult of Personality). In his promo Punk even indirectly calls out WWE multiple times. This signing is considered to be the biggest in AEW history. Punk is set to make his in-ring debut at All-Out in September.
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