On August 20, seven years after his farewell to WWE, CM Punk made his sensational return to the world of wrestling by appearing in All Elite Wrestling. During the second episode of 'Rampage', which took place in 'his of him' Chicago, the former WWE world champion wrote a beautiful promo that sent fans into raptures.
Punk challenged Darby Allin for 'All Out', a match that later saw him as the winner without too much difficulty. During the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell explained how All Elite Wrestling made a mistake in deciding to give Punk the opening of 'Rampage'
After the initial ecstasy, the audience's energy level decreased as the show went on.
Dutch Mantell opens up on CM Punk
"I liked the attitude of CM Punk, he is happy to be able to get back into the business that made him famous all over the world" - began Dutch Mantell.
“I don't know if it was the right choice to let him open the show, you could think of a different solution. If he had entered the scene later in the evening, he would have kept people focused for a longer period of time.
I don't know if you realized this, but slowly the crowd started to lose intensity and the energy level dropped considerably. I don't have the ratings to hand, maybe things went differently than I imagine,” he added.
After his first retirement from wrestling in 2014, Punk attempted a short and disastrous UFC adventure. His highly anticipated first fight took place on September 10, 2016, but he was sensationally defeated by Mickey Gall in the first round for submission.
On June 9, 2018, he also lost his second and final match to Mike Jackson in the third round by unanimous decision. The next day, Dana White announced that Brooks (his real name) would no longer be fighting in the UFC. At the 2014 Royal Rumble, CM Punk was wrestling and it looked like he might go on to win it.
Unfortunately, Kane, who had already been eliminated from the bout earlier, pulled him out to the ringside and then put him through a commentary table with a chokeslam. During the match, he even suffered a concussion after Kofi Kingston hit him with a clothesline.
After he left WWE, CM Punk worked on his MMA career. He lost his first match against Mickey Gall in 2016. His second and last MMA fight resulted in a decision loss. However, the decision was turned over as Mike Jackson tested positive for marijuana.