“Perfect Storm” – AEW Superstar CM Punk Addresses Comparisons to NBA Legend Michael Jordan

Published 09/02/2021, 1:20 AM EDT


CM Punk returning to pro wrestling at All Elite Wrestling’s Rampage is a debut no one will ever forget. Wrestling critics, as well as fans, have marked it as one of the greatest moments of professional wrestling.

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CM Punk has even been compared to NBA legend Michael Jordan. Now Punk did not make those comparisons himself but will not shy away from it as well. Speaking on “Sports Nation“, CM Punk addressed the comparisons his return got to Michael Jordan’s own career.

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“Listen, I am not going to compare myself to Michael Jordan. I was on top of the wrestling business and I left. He was on top of basketball and he left. He tried another sport and it didn’t go so well, I tried another sport and it didn’t go so well. Perfect storm, timing is everything, it came about and all of the ideas just clicked.

“I kinda have a sixth sense when it’s the ‘right time’ and it’s the right thing to do, and everything was just in place. I came back in the United Center, the house that Jordan built, and it was just a magical moment. So, no, I am not Michael Jordan. Am I the Michael Jordan of professional wrestling? Well, that’s up for debate.”

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CM Punk is happy with the comparison to Michael Jordan

‘The Best in the World’ feels that everything is based on one’s perspective and opinion, so we get to have fun that way. For Punk, he is a kid from Chicago. So he will never say no to all of this ‘First Dance’ and United Center stuff. He is very excited.

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We can’t blame the fans for the comparison, as the debut was epic, to say the least. Punk literally made the fans cry with just his entrance. Now All Elite Wrestling’s ratings are bound to be sky high. It will be interesting to see what WWE will do next.

A lot of fans think that Brock Lesnar’s return at SummerSlam was a panic decision by WWE to compete with AEW.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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