CM Punk made his All Elite Wrestling debut on last month’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. 

Punk himself absolutely loved his AEW debut and he has singlehandedly became the most talked-about pro wrestler on the planet right now, much to the delight of Mick Foley. CM Punk is also set to face off against Darby Allin at AEW All Out on September 5 in his in-ring debut.

Punk previously revealed how he will try to handle Darby Allin’s dangerous moveset during their match at the pay-per-view as well.

While answering questions during the AEW All Out fan fest, Mark Henry asked Darby Allin if people in AEW over respect veterans. Allin made it clear that he isn’t in AEW to be a fanboy of veterans such as CM Punk and is more focused on competing against them.


”It’s a privilege to step in the ring with him, but it ain’t a privilege to lose. I’m not here to kiss anyone’s f*cking ass or anything like that. I’m not a fanboy, I’m not like these young guys who are like, ‘Gee mister can I have an autograph?’ I’m not here to meet and greet my people, I’m here to fight them and I’m here to win.”

Darby Allin also made it clear he doesn’t want to be this generation’s CM Punk. It remains to be seen how well CM Punk week performs in his in-ring debut for AEW and if he will win the match or not.

What’s your take on this story? Sound off in the comments!

Transcription by Ringside News

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

Disqus Comments Loading...