CM Punk made a comeback in the ring with the AEW All-Out 2021 and defeated Darby Allin after two GTS finishers. Punk may have been in better shape than it was at WWE’s heyday, so it seemed like he never left physically. Many fans were amazed at how good the punk looks, but physically, many fans disagreed on Twitter about how good his return match is in its own right.
The AEW All Out was full of high octane wrestling before this return match. Especially the instant classic in the steel cage between The Young Bucks and Lucha Brothers. Many old school wrestling enthusiasts enjoyed the slow pace of the match, while others were a little overwhelmed by the CM Punk match for the first time in seven years.
Punk returns are very likely to make AEW All Out the largest pay-per-view ever for PPV purchases. Surprisingly, his match against Darby Allin wasn’t the main event. AEW remained true to its most prestigious title and made an all-out of the main event with Christian vs. Kenny Omega.
CM Punk is back with an improved physique and new gear. It features long tights with the Chicago flag star on the side. Fans were obsessed with CM Punk and chanted “holy.” [expletive]He sat in the middle of the ring and looked down at his opponent for the first time in seven years.
This is certainly AEW’s new CM Punk, but Punk is still a hit. Punk called back twice in his iconic match against John Cena at WWE Money in the Bank 2011. Once I jokingly asked the fans who they were looking for, and after Punk hit the GTS, Darby Allin jumped out. Punk also finished by hitting a step-up knee and two GTSs.
CM Punk seemed to act as a heel for this match. The punk was much larger than Arin, so it seemed like a more natural fit. Punk slowed down much of the minutes at the beginning of the match and locked down Arin on a submission hold before Darby Allin made a lively, high-flying comeback.
Punk looked good on his return, but the match didn’t meet some of its high caliber predecessors. Aside from all the reactions, CM Punk’s comeback tour plans to live beyond expectations now that he’s no longer in the way of his first match.