After teasing the arrival of Daniel Bryan in AEW on a recent episode of Dynamite, CM Punk has now said that he hopes to meet his former rival in the ring again soon.
While CM Punk addressed the crowd on the August 25th episode of AEW Dynamite, the crowd chanted ‘Yes!’ to show their appreciation to the returning hero. Although what was also not lost on Punk was that the ‘Yes!’ chant was made famous in WWE by his former rival Daniel Bryan. A man who just so happens to be heavily linked with joining AEW.
As the crowd chanted, Punk suggested that they might need to be a little bit more patient for that surprise. The former WWE Champion added further fuel to the fire on social media after the show, sharing a photo of a handshake between himself and Bryan when they were in ROH.
In the days after Punk’s apparent tease on Dynamite, it was reported that Bryan could be heading to AEW a lot sooner than people maybe first thought. The report suggested that the American Dragon might be All Elite at All Out.
Speaking in a new interview with The New York Post, Punk was again asked about the possibility of the Daniel Bryan joining him in AEW. The ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ said that it was always fun to wrestle Bryan and that he hopes he can do it again soon.
“That’s somebody that I look at and I go, man wrestling him was always fun,” Punk said. “It was never a headache and God I would like to do that again. I would like to do that again soon. It’s a big deal.
“The guy was in the WrestleMania main event. He’s freshly removed from television. He’s a big deal. He’s a very, very big deal and I think that signals to pro wrestling fans that this is the place to be. This is what I want to watch.”
At AEW All Out on September 5th, CM Punk will make his long-awaited return to the ring. Upon debuting in AEW, Punk immediately challenged Darby Allin to a match at the pay-per-view.
On the most recent episode of Dynamite, Punk, Allin and Sting briefly joined forces to take out 2Point0 and Daniel Garcia. After the rivals had dispatched their attackers, Sting revealed that he won’t be present at All Out, leaving Punk and Allin to meet one-on-one.
The match at All Out will be CM Punk’s first competitive outing since the 2014 Royal Rumble.