During the May 31 episode of AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan appeared backstage to provide another announcement surrounding the premiere of AEW Collision on June 17. Khan briefly announced that CM Punk will appear as the show emanates from the United Center in Chicago.
Like his debut in AEW two years ago, Punk’s return happening on Collision has been one of the worst kept secrets for weeks. Conflicting reports suggested AEW and Punk had another falling out ahead of Collision’s announcement, but now the former AEW World Champion’s return has been confirmed.
Punk has not appeared and has rarely been referenced since All Out in September 2022. He suffered a torn triceps in the main event against Jon Moxley and then was reportedly involved in a backstage altercation with the likes of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.
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