If the rumours are true, the wrestling world will be shaken upside down later on tonight, as CM Punk is expected to make his AEW debut on AEW Rampage live from the United Center.
AEW star Paul Wight recently spoke to ESPN’s SportsNation to promote tonight’s AEW Rampage, where he spoke about tonight being one of the most anticipated events he can remember.
“Tonight is a night on Rampage where in the future, people are going to say ‘Hey do you remember when?’. We’re in Chicago, United Centre, sold out. There’s a lot of rumors going around, a lot of scuttlebutt. There’s an opportunity tonight for someone to make an appearance on Rampage here in AEW that will literally knock the wrestling world on its keister. This is one of the biggest, anticipated events that I can remember in a long time.
Paul Wight then spoke about the potential impact that Punk’s AEW arrival will have on the wrestling business. He said:
“I was trying to think about it today, what is it compared to? Is it compared to Hulk Hogan going to WCW? Does it compare to the nWo? Stone Cold Steve Austin glass breaking Austin 3:16? What kind of an impact, if the rumors are true, will this have on the wrestling business. I can neither confirm nor deny what kind of an impact tonight’s Rampage will have on the wrestling industry for the future.”
Weeks of teases from both sides will come to an end tonight, whether Punk shows up in the United Center or not.
Paul Wight’s AEW in-ring debut was also confirmed recently, when he will take on QT Marshall at All Out on September 5.
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