AEW Stars React To CM Punk’s Big Return

Saturday night sent shockwaves through the wrestling world, and AEW stars react to CM Punk's big return.

CM Punk's Big Return
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Saturday night sent shockwaves through the wrestling world, and AEW stars react to CM Punk’s big return.

Punk, of course, was an AEW star himself as recently as a few short months ago.

But, given how his time with the company had been going, beginning with 2022’s All Out Brawl…and how things wrapped up at 2023’s All In and Tony Khan fearing for his life…his exit made sense.

At the time.

I am sure Tony Khan expected Punk might go to WWE…but I doubt he wanted to gift his competition a big draw like the Second City Saint.

Anyone who’s followed the world of professional wrestling knew there were tons of rumors swirling about CM Punk.

Some were saying Punk was trying hard to get back into WWE.

Others wondered how interested WWE would be. Or that Punk had some clandestine meeting with members of the WWE board.

There are sources that even were so bold as to say that almost as soon as he was fired, Punk’s WWE return was etched in stone.

CM Punk's Big Return
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As we know from Triple H’s press conference after Survivor Series, the deal came together quickly and in the last week or so.

Meaning…all those talking heads over the past couple months? Were making guesses, educated or otherwise.

This is why so many talents, in and outside of WWE, were genuinely stunned when Cult of Personality hit and Punk walked down the aisle.

WWE Superstars weren’t the only ones to have feelings…

AEW Stars React To CM Punk’s Big Return

Check out some of the candid comments:

CJ Perry was a bit more profane in her reaction, which we won’t share here. To be fair, when the music hit, I used similar language with my fellow WNZ writers.

Another was simple, perhaps a bit understated:

I’d call Andrade’s response curious, as he was one AEW star rumored to be unhappy and possibly eager to jump back to WWE.

He excelled in NXT when Triple H was in charge, after all…and his partner is one of the women’s division’s top Superstars.

CM Punk's Big Return
source: Peacock, app, screenshot

Other reactions remain yet to be revealed. Surely some talents within the company may do well to just keep things to themselves

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