CM Punk just made his return to the squared circle, delivering a GTS out of nowhere to change the outcome of a match, and nobody realized it.
This weekend, MKE Wrestling held an event at the local Knights of Columbus. It seemed like a normal event, until a man wearing a mask, covered from head to toe, stormed the ring and hit a familiar maneuver.
— MKE Wrestling (@MKE_Wrestling) April 20, 2019
But wait a minute. That could be anybody. Enhance…
Check the hoodie……. pic.twitter.com/aBksPWbkG5
— Jamie Roberts (@JamiePatRoberts) April 21, 2019
That’s a Violent Gentlemen hoodie, a brand CM Punk reps quite regularly, and even earlier that day according to an Instagram post.
Punk also “liked” a bunch of tweets about the show on Twitter. Kind of odd, as a small indie show in Milwaukee likely wouldn’t normally be on his radar.
Silas Young, who was involved in putting the show together, confirmed that it was in fact CM Punk on Twitter.
Last night we held @MKE_Wrestling at the Knights of Columbus building in west allis the place was packed with 350 people. This place has had 25+ years of wrestling and is the place a lot of guys started. Guys like @ColtCabana as well as a Punk who showed up in a mask last night
— silas young (@lastrealmanROH) April 20, 2019
This is easily the most “CM Punk” way to return to the ring imaginable. In a world where the WWE Universe still chants his name nearly every week to show dissatisfaction with what’s going on in the ring, or at the mere mention of the moniker of “Best in the World,” CM Punk returns…unannounced…wearing a mask…at a small indie show in Wisconsin.
Punk has made mention before that if he ever returned to wrestling it would be in a mask to mess around with his friends, so I guess years later, he’s made good on that promise.
Next stop: Double or Nothing? Money in the Bank? Hey, a guy can dream, right?