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“We’ll See What Happens” – Chris Jericho Smartly Talks About CM Punk Making AEW Debut

Published 08/06/2021, 7:45 AM EDT

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CM Punk has not wrestled a single match since 2014 after he walked away from Vince McMahon’s company. His departure came following the Royal Rumble PPV of that year.

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Since then seven years have passed and year after year, fans around the globe speculate that Punk would wrestle again. However, ‘The Best in the World disregarded every speculation there ever was.

Chris Jericho appeared in an interview where he addressed the rumors surrounding CM Punk coming to AEW.


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Chris Jericho confessed that he would “like” to see CM Punk in AEW

Former AEW champion, Chris Jericho appeared in an exclusive interview with Kenny McIntosh of Inside the Ropes, where ‘Le Champion’ never denied the fact that Punk is coming to AEW nor did he accept it openly.

“Well, I mean, the short answer is, ‘Of course.’ I mean, he’s one of the few guys out there that has this mythology surrounding him because he hasn’t wrestled so long.”


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For almost a month now, it is speculated that Punk has finally inked a contract for Tony Khan’s company.

He is rumored to debut for AEW for “The First Dance” edition of Rampage in his hometown of Chicago.

In the same interview, Jericho then further boasted about AEW, saying the company is doing just fine with the mix of talented wrestlers in their roster.


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He further added that the promotion is already creating a “buzz” whether or not Punk is associated with them. He said that the event for Chicago has sold out 12,000 tickets without a single fight being announced.

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“So, it would create a huge buzz that would add to the already huge buzz that we have, and I think just the fact that 12,000 tickets sold at the United Center without one name even being announced, or one match even being announced, shows just how much anticipation there is for all of these things. So, yeah, we’ll see what happens.” Jericho concluded.


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Surely, the fans wish that Punk would show up on Rampage and address his home crowd in Chicago. Punk’s extended absence from the squared circle has definitely bolstered his appeal amongst both the hardcore fans as well as the casual audience.

Time will be the best indication to validate the rumors of his signing with AEW.



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.