In the electrifying world of WWE, CM Punk has swiftly recaptured the spotlight with his sensational return, culminating at the Survivor Series. The buzz around Punk is palpable, especially after his riveting promos on SmackDown and RAW.
Significantly, he's been lining up matches, notably declaring his entry into the 2024 Royal Rumble Match. However, this isn't where fans will witness his much-anticipated WWE in-ring comeback. Setting the stage for an unforgettable event, CM Punk, known as the Second City Saint, is set to face Dominik Mysterio at the renowned Madison Square Garden live event on December 26.
This marks CM Punk's first match in this iconic venue since March 2012, a memorable moment when he, alongside Triple H and Randy Orton, triumphed over Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, and Dolph Ziggler. The official Madison Square Garden Twitter account has confirmed this electrifying match between Punk and 'Dirty Dom'
Moreover, the duo is also scheduled to clash at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, shortly thereafter.
JUST ANNOUNCED: CM Punk will be live at The Garden on Dec 26 for his first match in WWE in over 9 years as he goes one on one with ‘Dirty’ Dominik Mysterio at the @WWE LIVE Holiday Tour.
Limited tickets remain: https://t.co/SlyuvVKOaa pic.twitter.com/Fx3kvhYQQr — MSG (@TheGarden) December 12, 2023
MSG Card Reshuffled
In a surprising turn of events, WWE reshuffled the Madison Square Garden live event card.
Originally, The American Nightmare was slated to challenge the three-time WWE champion in a Last Man Standing Match. However, this was swapped for CM Punk's grand return to the ring after nearly a decade's absence. Instead, Rhodes will partner with Jey Uso to take on Finn Balor and Damian Priest for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship.
Initially, Jey Uso was to team with Sami Zayn, but an injury might sideline Zayn, leaving him potentially absent from the show. The wrestling community is abuzz with speculation: Can CM Punk clinch victory in the 2024 WWE Royal Rumble Match? If he does, it would be a moment of poetic justice, marking exactly a decade since his departure from WWE.
Punk stands as a frontrunner, having already hinted at targeting Seth Rollins and the World Heavyweight Championship. Punk's recent face-off with The Visionary has set the stage for what could be a monumental WrestleMania showdown.
Regardless of his Royal Rumble outcome, WWE seems poised to steer in this direction. As we approach this 'Mania season, fans are in for a spectacular wrestling extravaganza, featuring some of the most enthralling narratives and matchups in recent WWE history.