It was a unique bet. There have been some major changes to the wrestling world in recent months and a lot of them have been very interesting. Several names have moved from one promotion to another, with some surprises coming out of nowhere. That was certainly the case last month and now one of the surprises is turning a table on someone who never saw it coming.

CM Punk returned wrestling in August and announced that he would be getting back in the ring. On Sunday at AEW All Out, Punk defeat Darby Allin in Punk’s first match since January 2014. According to, Punk posted a since deleted tweet, featuring a screenshot of a fan saying he would eat his shoes if Punk ever returned. Punk said “it is time to address this” and the fan has seemingly replied, tweeting out a photo of his shoes and saying they would be lightly salted and cooked at 450 degrees. Punk has not responded to the other tweet.

Punk has already made an impact since his return. Check out his time back in AEW:

CM Punk Has Arrived in AEW! | AEW Rampage: The First Dance, 8/20/21

CM Punk Makes his Dynamite Debut, Listen to What he had to Say! | AEW Dynamite, 8/25/21

Who Does CM Punk have his Sites Set On Now? | AEW Dynamite, 9/8/ 21

Opinion: There is something cool about Punk mentioning this tweet being sent to him. Odds are someone sent it back to him after he made his return, but it is still not the kind of thing you see happen very often. It’s another case of AEW seeming like they are having fun, which is something lacking from WWE so often. Maybe the shoes will taste good, because it certainly was a funny moment to set it up.

What have you thought of Punk in AEW? Who do you want to see him face? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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