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CM Punk Achieves Major Milestones in Both WWE and AEW in the Same Year

Published Nov 28, 2023 | 1:49 PM EST

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WWE gave its fans a massive surprise as the promotion brought back CM Punk. The Best In The World came out towards the fag end of the Survivor Series: WarGames PLE on November 25 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. It was a long-standing wish that got fulfilled for millions in the WWE Universe.

Just days after his comeback, Punk has emerged as a needle mover, thereby cementing his status as a formidable force in the pro wrestling world.

What did CM Punk achieve?

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Punk has managed to do the double in a single year! Yes, he might have left the AEW after a short stint this year, but that was enough for him to emerge as the promotion’s top merch seller. Now he has managed to do the same in the WWE.

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As per reports, Punk spearheaded AEW’s merch sales in the month of July, shortly after he made his comeback. Now, reports state that his newest WWE merchandise merchandise is almost sold out already after his return. WWE released the “Return of CM Punk” t-shirt and is currently a top seller on WWE Shop.

Randy Orton also made his comeback at the aforementioned PLE after missing out on action for 18 months. While Orton’s comeback received a huge pop, everything else paled in comparison to The Second City Saint’s return.

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Meanwhile, what does the future hold for CM Punk?

A title shot for returning CM Punk?

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As usual, Punk’s return wasn’t devoid of drama. In fact, there was plenty of it. One of the superstars who was visibly miffed with CM Punk’s arrival was Seth Rollins. “The Architect” went unhinged and even indulged in some NSFW ‘love’ for the former WWE Champion at Survivor Series.

Rollins’ actions have left opinions divided, with fans debating if it was a work or real. A theory that’s doing the round is a future rivalry between the two. Rollins, the current World Heavyweight Champion, could soon go toe-to-toe with Punk. There’s speculation that Rollins was just stirring the pot to keep fans hooked on what’s going to come.

So, will CM Punk get his shot at Rollins’ belt? Fans will surely keep an eye on the upcoming episodes to find out more about how it unfolds. What are your thoughts on this? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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Sheron Singh

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Oh, let me tell you about myself, I'm Sheron Singh, the WWE aficionado and person behind many of trending WWE stories at EssentiallySports. My journey into the world of suplexes and powerbombs began at the age of 6, thanks to my father and I've been hooked ever since. With a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology, I have the superpower to dissect the emotions both in and outside that squared circle at ES.
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