CM Punk has defended fans that got emotional during his return to wrestling on the August 20 episode of AEW Rampage.
When Cult of Personality played at the beginning of last week’s episode of Rampage, many individuals, both in and outside the United Center, began to weep with joy.
Unfortunately, some “fans” chose to ridicule those who got emotional during Punk’s return.
Speaking with Kap & J. Hood show on ESPN Chicago, Punk admitted that he has cried at numerous sporting events. Noting that those who made fun of his emotional fans were also disrespecting him, Punk said:
“I’m a Chicago sports guy. I cried when the Cubs won the World Series, I cried when the Blackhawks won the (Stanley) Cup, the times I was alive when they won the Cup, not back in the 60s. It means a lot and it means a lot because I’m so attached to Chicago and sports, especially. I understand.
“Anyone making fun of that dude, you’re making fun of me too. There is nothing wrong with being emotional at sporting events or anything you like. I’ll cry at a Marvel movie.”
Pro Wrestling Tees have confirmed that in under 72 hours, CM Punk’s return t-shirt became the highest selling design on the platform. He previously broke the record for the most shirts sold in 24 hours.
Following his AEW debut, fans were offered complimentary ice cream bars. It has been revealed that Punk personally paid for the desserts.
Transcription via Fightful.