CM Punk

CM Punk Explains Why He Chose Now To Return, Talks Coming Back At United Center

As noted, CM Punk appeared as a guest on the WFAN Sports Radio show to promote his match against Darby Allin at the AEW All Out 2021 pay-per-view this coming weekend.

Featured below are some additional highlights from the interview.

On how important it was to return at United Center: “I can’t put into words what it felt like walking out there a couple Friday’s ago. Being a kid from Chicago [and] watching the Hawks and the Bulls play in that building. Watching Bret Hart wrestling his brother Owen in a steal cage in 1994, it was neat. There was a lot of things going on in my head and my heart. It was a hell of a moment.”

On why he chose now to return: “There’s a dozen good reasons to come back, but if you really look at the landscape of things, when I left there was no AEW. A lot of people assumed that I probably would have went straight there. Watching them make a huge splash on the scene two years ago, and grow into this company with TNT firmly behind them…watching for two years and seeing how everything developed and realizing that this place is possibly all I ever wanted in professional wrestling, so really the question is why wouldn’t I go there now.”

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