All Elite Wrestling has announced that GM Tony Khan will announce a new live event in this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. Fans were ecstatic about the announcement in the days leading up to the show, and the reveal certainly lived up to the hype.
On Wednesday evening, Tony Schiavone said that AEW will present “The First Dance”, a special episode of AEW Rampage on August 20, and the show will take place at the United Center in Chicago. Naturally, given the rumors surrounding CM Punk’s return, fans in attendance immediately began chanting the hometown star’s name.
– All the elite wrestling (@AEW) July 29, 2021
Right after the announcement, in a behind-the-scenes interview, Darby Allin teased Punk’s arrival in AEW. He did a promo in which he called out someone who thinks they’re “the best in the world,” a clear nod to the former WWE Champion.
– All the elite wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) July 29, 2021
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