The One Hour Tees/Pro Wrestling Tees superstore in Chicago has been a landmark for meet and greets since it opened up. Guests ranging from Ricky The Dragon Steamboat, Jim Ross, Mick Foley, Tenille Dashwood (Emma), to New Japan stars like Naito, The Young Bucks, and Cody Rhodes have appeared at that location off of Damen avenue to much fanfare. So when they announced this morning via Twitter that C.M. Punk would be appearing at a meet and greet the internet obviously exploded with anticipation.
However, let’s overanalyze this shall we? The date scheduled for Punk is August 31st, the day before Cody and the Bucks ALL IN show that has been the most talked about event amongst the wrestling community since it was announced. It also marks the first time Punk has made an appearance exclusively at a “wrestling” event as opposed to public appearances/UFC purposes/Comic Book purposes. Look at the tweet below:
Our special guest appearing Aug 31st, 2018 at the Pro Wrestling Tees retail store in Chicago, IL will be CM Punk. Limited meet & greet tickets go on sale May 23rd at 12pm ct. Visit our retail store events page on ProWrestlingTees or our Facebook event for details. @CMPunk pic.twitter.com/RqTu8G0RPO
Could Punk potentially be appearing/competing at the Sears Centre Arena? Or is this all just a matter of coincidental timing? It doesn’t help that the American Nightmare himself, retweeted this particular tidbit of information. One thing is for certain, a Punk appearance (even if he doesn’t wrestle) will guarantee a sellout.
What do you make of it RingSiders? Coincidence? Or is the idea of Punk returning to a venue very near his hometown of Chicago to the pop of 10,000 plus sound like an actual possibility?