CM Punk Seemingly Confirms Daniel Bryan Signing With AEW

Published 08/25/2021, 11:01 PM EDT


CM Punk made his debut for AEW Dynamite tonight and, as always, the crowd just can’t stop chanting his name. Punk made his gigantic return to pro-wrestling last week on AEW Rampage in Chicago.

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Punk cut a promo on Dynamite, boasting about the talented roster, and named a few of his favorite wrestlers from AEW’s locker room. However, Punk made a subtle remark of Daniel Bryan on his promo, signaling that he might finally end up in Tony Khan’s company.

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CM Punk knows how to get a reaction from a crowd

AEW broadcaster Tony introduces CM Punk to the crowd for a huge pop. Tony asked Punk about what motivated him to get back inside the squared circle, to which he replied its guys like Pillman Jr., Jungle Boy, Penta, Rey, and others, but before those guys, there’s only one — Darby Allin.

CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 13: MMA fighter and former WWE champion, CM Punk, and wife WWE wrestler AJ Lee, celebrate after the Chicago Blackhawks scored against the New Jersey Devils in the third period during the NHL game at the United Center on February 13, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

He praises Allin’s in-ring work and how he delivers stellar performances even though he is not the biggest or strongest wrestler in the business, but he’s got, heart.

Listening to this, the crowd started chanting, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” which was the catchphrase of Daniel Bryan from his time in WWE. Punk then pauses for few seconds and says, “that’s someone else’s shtick and they just have to be a bit more patient”

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This looks like the biggest hint that Daniel Bryan has surely inked a deal with AEW and is ready to make his in-ring return. Last month it was reported that Bryan and Punk have signed a deal with AEW.

Now, Punk has made his way back inside the ring and it looks like Bryan is not far away.

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Until now, the deal with Bryan looked skeptical, but CM Punk putting a stamp on it really makes things a lot more intriguing.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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