CM Punk Remembers His First Japan Tour Amid AEW Debut Buzz

Published 08/10/2021, 2:38 PM EDT


CM Punk has done quite a lot during his combat sport career. He’s worked with WWE, he’s worked with Japan, he’s worked with UFC, he’s planning to work with AEW, so it’s huge!

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Recently, Punk took to social media to recall his experience during his first Japan Tour. It was eighteen years ago, and as per Punk, it wasn’t completely enjoyable.

According to the former WWE Superstar, he feels it was more than eighteen years ago.

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“I just feel it was longer because I got a lariat in the throat from Takiawa every night. Or because my back hurt from carrying CW the whole tour. Or my ears were bleeding from listening to Corino promos.”

It may not have been as bad as he remembers it to be, but eighteen years is a long time.

CM Punk is due for his AEW debut

For a while now, news about Punk’s next squared ring appearance has been going around. Apparently, the former WWE Superstar is supposed to make his AEW debut.

As of now, AEW made no official confirmation. It’s either via other AEW pro-wrestlers or via reports. Apart from Punk even Daniel Bryan is supposed to make his AEW debut.

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Current AEW pro-wrestler Paul Wight has revealed that even he’s heard the same news, but even he doesn’t know for sure.

“I’m excited about it. I don’t really know. I’ve heard, of course, some backstage scuttlebutt. I’m friends with Daniel Bryan and CM Punk both. I think if either one of those guys made a serious commitment to come to AEW, they would blow the roof off the industry.”

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Moreover, Paul Wight believes that both Bryan and Punk will thrive on AEW because of the freedom the company offers.

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“There’s a lot more freedom for guys like Daniel Bryan and CM Punk to really excel and give the fans what they love most about them, there’s very little micromanaging in AEW. There’s a lot of trust in your professionalism and knowing who you are as a talent and what you bring to the table, there’s a lot of freedom to really amplify that and bring out the most for the fans. Personally, from where I’m sitting, I think it would be an incredible opportunity for Phil and Daniel to come here to AEW. If they do, that’s fantastic.” h/t RingReport

Do you think the former Superstars will make their debut soon? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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