Darby Allin Takes a Subtle Shot at CM Punk on AEW Dynamite

Published 07/28/2021, 11:35 PM EDT


CM Punk is a name pro wrestling fans can never forget. The ‘Straight Edge’ Superstar from Chicago has been away from the squared circle for over seven years now. However, fans have always been hopeful of him returning someday.

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With the recent rumors of AEW signing Punk, it’s safe to say we won’t have to wait for long. In addition, Tony Khan’s promotion has started dropping small hints here and there regarding the ‘Best in the World.’

If AEW’s huge announcement of AEW Rampage kicking off from Chicago wasn’t enough to add fuel to the fire, Darby Allin got into the mix as well!

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Darby Allin hints at possible CM Punk feud on AEW Dynamite

Alex Marvez caught up with Darby Allin and Sting backstage during AEW Fight for the Fallen special. He mentioned AEW Rampage holding its first dance from the United Center in Chicago and asked him to chime in his thoughts.

Darby said he will be in Chicago for AEW Rampage. Then, he took a very subtle shot at the ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ CM Punk.

He said, “I’ll be in Chicago. You know I’ve been around a lot of men in this world that have laid claim to how they’re the greatest, there’s only one place to really prove that, right here in AEW, even if you think you are the Best in the World.”


As soon as Darby Allin said “Best in the World,” fans in attendance during Dynamite at Charlotte, North Carolina went absolutely nuts. CM Punk chants filled the arena, and the wrestling world across the world erupted like a storm.

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After all, Allin taking shots at Punk amid all the rumors is a clear sign that the former WWE Champion is all set to be #AllELite. Plus, it looks like Darby will be Punk’s first opponent/rival in AEW.

Our guess is CM Punk will interrupt a Darby Allin segment on the debut episode of AEW Rampage. This would be a perfect way for AEW and CM Punk to hurt WWE’s momentum and hype for SummerSlam and NXT TakeOver: 36.

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Would you like to see Darby Allin versus CM Punk in an AEW ring? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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