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They Believe Because He Believes: How CM Punk Changed AEW

“They believe because he believes.” Maybe it’s strange to begin an article about CM Punk’s return to wrestling with a line Mick Foley said while The Sandman drank his first beer during his entrance at ECW One Night Stand 2005, but that’s where I’m starting. I would not be writing this…

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What Messages Do CM Punk’s Shoes Hold For Us This Week?

Last week, FanFyte’s Emily Pratt reported on a largely unnoticed bit of one of the most watched, most analyzed pieces of professional wrestling in recent memory: The fact that Punk had written two sets of initials, AC and CF, on the soles of his Vans. To us, it looked like…

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It’s (Not) Just A Minor Treat: CM Punk’s Ice Cream Bar Reviewed

I spent the day before CM Punk’s debut in AEW anxiously texting my friends because wrestling, especially in America, is a mechanism for disappointment. We’re so used to our favorites being ignored, or squashed in 30 seconds to bolster whatever pet project the WWE has decided to throw their weight…

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It’s Conspiracy Time: Something Was Up With CM Punk’s Shoes On AEW Rampage

CM Punk‘s return to wrestling in the opening segment of this Friday’s episode of AEW Rampage was emotional and perfectly executed. The promotional strategy of heavily teasing his arrival but not outright announcing it had wrestling fans buzzing the whole day leading up to the show, and Punk entering the…

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CM Punk Is Back. I Am Happy.

I know it has to have happened at some point in the history of wrestling, but I am drawing a blank: There has never been an event like CM Punk’s AEW debut, his return to professional wrestling after over seven years of retirement. It’s weird: Everything and nothing was working…

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CM Punk on WWE Backstage: “I Don’t Feel Dead Inside”

Last night I sat down to watch CM Punk’s first full episode of Fox Sports 1’s new show WWE Backstage. Rumors about Punk signing a deal with Fox to be on a WWE panel show had been going around for months. Last week, he finally appeared, joining Renee Young, Booker…

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“CM Punk Sucks”: CM Punk sucks

For the past year and a half I have generally have avoided writing about “wrestling news,” in favor of approaching the ephemera of this sport the same way an art critic approaches a new installation. It is, however, impossible to separate art from the world in was made in. Any…

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