CM Punk made his All Elite Wrestling debut on this week’s AEW Rampage: The First Dance, move that created a lot of buzz for the company. Tony Schiavone considered it the greatest debut in pro wrestling history. He also loves the comparison he’s getting to NBA legend Michael Jordan.
Punk was in talks with AEW for quite a long time as well. Fans and pro wrestlers alike were delighted to see him in AEW. His debut was also delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The crowd in attendance couldn’t help but scream at the top of their lungs when CM Punk made his way to the ring and the atmosphere in the venue was certainly electric.
While speaking to Kap & J. Hook on ESPN Chicago, CM Punk talked about his pro wrestling return being compared to Michael Jordan’s return to the NBA in 1995. CM Punk stated that the comparison makes him feel good so he won’t let anyone stop.
“There’s a giant part of me that’s always going to be like ‘no. Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. They’ve got a statue of the guy outside the United Center. But the way I’ve been embraced and the reaction has been off the charts. If people want to put me in that conversation, I’ll let them. Because it feels good, I’m not going to lie.
I’m back, just like Michael Jordan came back, and just like he came back to win championships, I’m back to win championships. And that could mean in the ring, outside the ring, help this thing grow and just have a good time. Really, there’s so much positive steam off this, I want to keep it rolling.”
CM Punk already stated that his AEW debut might have been the greatest night of his career and many fans would feel the same as it is arguably the best moment in AEW’s history so far.
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