That would be big. There are certain names in wrestling who are identified with a certain word or catchphrase. It becomes their signature calling card and it is hard to imagine anyone else saying the same thing. You know it when you hear it and just the hint at such a thing makes you know a person is on the way. That was the case this week, albeit with someone not there yet.

CM Punk made his first AEW Dynamite appearance on this week’s show, taking part in an in-ring interview. During the interview, Punk asked the fans if they thought he still had what it took to be the best in the world. The fans repeatedly chanted YES, which is Daniel Bryan’s catchphrase. Punk said that that was someone else’s shtick, and the people needed to be patient for that just a bit longer. This would suggest that Bryan is coming to AEW, which has been rumored for several weeks.

This could be big. Check out Punk’s promo, who might be coming to AEW and his history with Punk:

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

Daniel Bryan's dominating moves: WWE Top 10, April 2, 2018

Daniel Bryan's Biggest Wins - WWE Top 10

Raw: CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan - Champion vs. Champion Match

Opinion: I don’t think Bryan to AEW is the biggest secret at the moment, but there is something cool about seeing him referenced on the show. You don’t get something like that very often and Punk made me more interested in where things are going. Punk was a big enough deal, but Bryan headlined this year’s WrestleMania 37. I’m fairly sure he is going to show up, but it is going to be a big deal when he does.

What do you think of the hinting? What should Bryan do if he comes to AEW? 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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