Kenny Omega Drops Major CM Punk Hint on AEW Dynamite

Published 08/19/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


For the last couple of weeks, the pro wrestling industry is abuzz with rumors aboutthe return of CM Punk. Reports speculated that he and Tony Khan have finally struck a deal and it is only a matter of time till Punk shows up at AEW.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

This Friday’s AEW Rampage in Chicago is speculated to host the return of Punk, a Chicago native himself. Ahead of that, this Wednesday on AEW Dynamite (8/18), the authorities seemed to have hinted at the return.

During the show, AEW World Champion, Kenny Omega, and The Elite appeared multiple times. Omega was sporting a ‘Chick Magnet’ t-shirt. The CM in CM Punk’s name stands for chick magnet.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

During his trial against WWE Senior Ringside Physician Chris Amaan, Punk revealed the meaning behind the two words. He explained during his backyard wrestling days, he was in a tag team called the ‘Chick Magnets.’

Punk initially did not reveal the name as he wanted the fans to keep speculating. This is not the first time AEW has hinted at Punk’s return. Last week, Omega had a ‘Cookie Monster’ shirt from Sesame Street, Darby Allin said he wanted to fight “The Best in the World,” and MJF cut a promo eerily similar to Punk’s infamous pipe bomb promo.

After this week’s reference on Dynamite, fans are definitely looking forward to Friday’s Rampage even more. CM Punk was last seen inside the squared circle in 2014 when he was with WWE.

Watch This Story – Vince McMahon to Brock Lesnar: WWE Superstars The Undertaker Played Mind Games With

Fans react to the CM Punk reference on AEW

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: CM Punk attends the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Since Omega appeared wearing the shirt, fans started their speculations. Some were hopeful, some were too skeptical to be hopeful, and others were simply hilarious.

Let’s check some reactions below –

Some thought Omega was just messing around –

Some people got very creative regarding his return –

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

From now on, it can go either way. Surely, AEW is dropping all these hints knowingly. Whether they really have Punk in their hands or just riding on the hype will be revealed on Friday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, fans are really enjoying this anticipation. Do you think CM Punk would show up in Chicago this Friday? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Angana Roy

1266 articles

Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT