It’s kind of a big deal. There have been a lot of changes in the wrestling world over the last few years and a lot of them have to do with AEW. The still relatively new promotion has really shaken things up, mainly due to offering wrestlers a new place to go. A lot of wrestlers have taken AEW up on the offer, and now a potential new name is getting some publicity in advance.

On Saturday, the NFL Network’s Adam Rank mention CM Punk’s expected AEW debut during a highlight of the Chicago Bears vs. Miami Dolphins game. Punk is widely expected to make his first appearance for AEW during this coming Friday’s Rampage from Chicago, Illinois. Punk’s debut has yet to be officially confirmed by the company, but multiple hints have been dropped alluding to him appearing.

Call it an open secret. Check out the clip, plus some of Punk’s biggest moments:

Raw: CM Punk makes his shocking return to WWE

CM Punk's Hometown Entrance

Opinion: I’m not saying I’m sure Punk is going to debut in Chicago at Rampage….but come on already. This is the worst kept secret in wrestling at the moment, with even AEW all but saying he’s going to be there. Punk is going to be a big shot in the arm for AEW, though I’m curious to see exactly what he does once he gets there. All but saying that Punk is going to be there is an interesting way to go and it should go well for everyone.

What do you expect from Punk’s debut? Who should he face first? 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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