CM Punk, the former AEW World Champion, has recently departed from the All Elite Wrestling promotion, but he’s still making waves in the wrestling world. While his exit was marked by controversy, a clip from his last match at AEW All In has taken social media by storm, reminding fans of his in-ring prowess.
In the past few weeks, CM Punk’s name has been at the forefront of wrestling news, but not necessarily for his in-ring performances. Reports emerged of a backstage altercation between Punk and fellow wrestler Jack Perry just before his match at AEW All In last month. This incident sent shockwaves through the wrestling community, ultimately leading to Tony Khan’s decision to release Punk from AEW due to concerns about his impact on the production team.
Amid the ongoing debate about whether Tony Khan made the right call, it seems that CM Punk’s final match with the company, particularly his bout against Samoa Joe, has been somewhat overshadowed. This match was positioned as the opening bout on the main card of the Wembley show and is widely considered a near-perfect opener, with both Punk and Joe delivering top-notch performances.
During the match, CM Punk found himself bloodied and battered, a classic wrestling element that adds drama and intensity to a contest. What has been making the rounds on social media is a viral clip that captures the moment when Punk bladed himself under the announce table to introduce the blood element to the match. It’s a testament to Punk’s commitment to delivering a captivating and memorable performance.
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Amid the backstage turmoil at AEW All In, it was reported that Samoa Joe played a pivotal role in diffusing the tense situation. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
“Joe was very upset and went to calm Punk down. Another person said that many of the wrestlers think both Perry and Punk were at fault, and when the talent found out, they got more motivated to put on great matches. It kind of brought everyone together and Samoa Joe was a real leader,” the report stated.
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As the wrestling world continues to grapple with CM Punk’s unexpected exit from AEW and the controversy surrounding it, fans are left with a viral clip that serves as a reminder of Punk’s dedication to delivering impactful and memorable moments in the ring.
While CM Punk’s future in wrestling remains uncertain, his legacy as one of the sport’s most intriguing and controversial figures endures, and this viral clip only adds to his storied career.