CM Punk paid tribute to a WWE Hall Of Famer as he joined the commentary team on AEW Rampage for the match between Daniel Garcia and Darby Allin.
Garcia and his 2.0 co-conspirators have been a thorn in the side of Allin and Sting in recent weeks. The trio made it clear they were looking to make a name for themselves by leaving Darby Allin in no condition to take part in CM Punk’s comeback match at All Out.
On Dynamite, the trio turned their attention to CM Punk as he was addressing the Chicago crowd. Allin and Sting made the save with Garcia and 2.0 suffering a Coffin Drop, a Scorpion Death Drop, and a Go 2 Sleep for their efforts.
When CM Punk came out to join the commentary team for the main event of AEW Rampage, many fans noticed that his sartorial selection paid tribute to the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.
Punk was wearing an officially licensed Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart t-shirt from Roots Of Fight that references the infamous Montreal Screwjob. The front of the shirt has Hart’s initials and a heart in the trademark pink that the former WWF and WCW Champion wore for most of his career.
On the back of the shirt is a quote from French painter Georges Braque who said “Art is a wound turned to light.” The date of the Survivor Series 1997 is also printed on the shirt alongside ‘MTL’ to signify the city of Montreal.
CM Punk shocked the wrestling world when he made his return to the squared circle after a seven-year absence when he debuted for AEW on the 20th of August. Punk immediately set his sights on a match with former TNT Champion Darby Allin and challenged Allin to meet him at All Out in Punk’s home city of Chicago.