Current AEW star and former WWE Champion CM Punk has certainly created headlines in the wrestling world in recent weeks.
The Chicago native has been absent from screens since defeating Jon Moxley at All Out 2022. At the post-All Out media scrum, Punk blasted several AEW stars in a rant that sent shockwaves around the wrestling world. Upon his return to the locker room after the conference he was confronted by Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, leading to a brawl and the suspensions of all involved.
Punk attended NJPW Battle In The Valley, held in San Francisco, in February before causing a huge stir when he turned up backstage at WWE Raw on April 24th. The show, held at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, just outside of Punk’s native Chicago, went ahead without issue and it was reported that Punk was merely visiting friends. It has also been noted that he made amends with The Miz following an online disagreement and even visited briefly with Triple H before being asked the leave the venue.
FIve days later Punk would appear again, this time attending the IMPACT Spring Slugfest tapings on April 29th. Whilst he was seemingly welcomed by the IMPACT crew, many are sceptical that Punk is merely whipping up media attention ahead of a rumoured return to AEW in June. The company are launching a new Saturday night show and it appears that the ‘Straight Edged Superstar’ could become the face of that new show.
One wrestling star, however, has noted that CM Punk would not be welcomed into his locker room until a certain task had been completed.
Former AEW Star Joey Janela Makes Unusual CM Punk Demand
Former AEW Star Joey Janela has comically spoken out to suggest that CM Punk would not be welcome at a GCW show until he had watched all of the Rocky movies.
Punk had previously noted that he had not seen Rocky 3 when discussing a pitch made by Jon Moxley during their AEW feud, and ‘The Bad Boy’ has taken to Twitter to jokingly warn that Punk must watch the entire movie collection before attempting to enter the GCW locker room.
“He can’t come in the GCW locker room until he’s completed the rocky movies. I will have him escorted off the premises on sight.”