CM Punk Steals the Show Against Darby Allin at AEW All Our 2021

Published 09/05/2021, 11:12 PM EDT


Well, it’s clobberin’ time. CM Punk emerged victorious in his AEW debut, and his first wrestling match since 2014. The former WWE Champion pinned Darby Allin in a breathtaking match at AEW All Out 2021. This is only the beginning of his run, but if this match is any indication of how the rest of his run will be, we’re in for a treat.

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CM Punk beats Darby Allin in stunning fashion

The Chicago crowd was hot for their hometown hero. Chants of ‘CM Punk’ rang out way before the opening bell rang. Darby Allin walked out first, to a mild reaction from the crowd, which would slowly turn on him. When ‘Cult of Personality’ hit, the roof came off the NOW Arena in Chicago, Illinois.

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Darby and Punk started off slowly, with the younger superstar taking control early on. Eventually, Punk wrestled his way back into the match, showing absolutely no signs of ring rust. He dominated the smaller Darby and cut into his offensive. For Allin, attack is the best defence, but not when you’re wrestling the Best in the World.

Punk almost had the match won with the Go To Sleep, but the impact sent Allin crashing out of the ring. He allowed Darby to recover, but that almost spelt doom for him. Allin regained control with two insane dives to the outside and looked set to end things with the Coffin Drop. However, Punk had a surprise in store.

Channeling his inner Undertaker, Punk sat up as Darby crashed and burned on the mat. He survived a last-minute flurry from Allin and hit him with a match-winning GTS. Welcome back to wrestling Phil Brooks, and we only pray clobberin’ time never ends.

Darby and Sting show respect to Punk after a scintillating match

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After the final bell, Punk celebrated as Darby lay crumpled on the mat. Sting walked out and went face-to-face with the victor as the crowd buzzed. However, the Icon offered Punk his hand as a sign of respect.

Punk obliged and shook Sting’s hand and even helped Allin up to his feet. He showed Darby some much-deserved respect as the Chicago crowd chanted for the former TNT Champion.

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After such a scintillating display, all signs point towards Punk, making another open challenge to a younger talent in AEW. It could be Sammy Guevara or MFJ, or he could even form a team with Darby and Sting. Nevertheless, following that insane match would be a task.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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