Darby Allin had the opportunity to wrestle CM Punk in the latter’s first match back inside the squared circle since 2014. The bout was one of the highlights of All Out 2021. Both men pushed each other to their limits in an incredibly hard-hitting contest.
The former WWE Superstar looked rusty in the ring, but Allin’s high-flying ability brought the best out of him. CM Punk emerged victorious and offered Allin a handshake as a mark of respect. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that Punk remains his toughest opponent in AEW thus far.
While speaking with Bleacher Report, Allin lauded Punk’s mentality about being a man of few words. The former TNT Champion considers himself to be similar and avoids allowing people to interject his personal space:
“I just like the way he carries himself. I like the way he doesn’t talk to a lot of people because I don’t either. I like letting little people into your personal space. It’s very important.”
It’s worth noting that Darby Allin also follows a straight-edge lifestyle. He has even carved a ‘drug-free’ tattoo on his hands.
CM Punk engaged in a heated war of words with MJF on AEW Dynamite this week
CM Punk received a heartwarming reception at this week’s AEW Dynamite, which emanated from his hometown of Chicago. The Straight Edge Superstar defeated QT Marshall in a singles match.
However, he was rudely interrupted by MJF before the match. Both men exchanged a heated war of words that saw them namedropping multiple WWE veterans like Triple H and John Cena to humiliate each other.
Though the confrontation went on longer than expected, wrestling fans loved every bit of it. MJF and CM Punk have brought a different layer of hype to their feud, and it will be exciting to see how their storyline unfolds before the two men clash for the first time in AEW.
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