CM Punk’s first opponent in AEW after his return to pro wrestling after 7 and a half years was Darby Allin at the All Out 2021 PPV.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Punk was asked to name the Conor Bedard of the AEW locker room. Bedard was the top pick in the NHL Draft and is a Chicago Blackhawks player, a team Punk is a fan of.
Punk responded with Darby Allin’s name, as he thinks that the former TNT Champion has the potential to be a franchise player for All Elite Wrestling.
Here’s what the “Real” AEW World Champion said:
“It’s Darby Allin. He’s still fairly young, and he always makes chicken salad out of chicken sh*t. He’s got that ‘IT’ factor, and he’s really getting comfortable.
We had a whole big promo segment a few weeks ago [on Collision], and I thought he shined. That made me super proud.
He has a ton to offer, as long as he doesn’t kill himself jumping over his house in a f**king monster truck or something like that.”
Darby Allin will team up with Sting to take on Swerve Strickland and AR Fox of Mogul Embassy at All In at the Wembley Stadium in London this Sunday.
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