C2E2 2022 takes over Chicago August 5-7. I will be "On the Beat" as always. Hopefully, Chicago's own CM Punk will be there again.
A polarizing figure in wrestling, Punk did the seemingly impossible. He made a successful return after a length absence and is at the top of his game. When he retired from the WWE in 2014, it looked like his wrestling career was over. Punk remained busy, though. He continued working on comic book projects. He entered the world of MMA. It really seemed like he was done with wrestling.
As any wrestling fan knows though, wrestling retirements rarely last. Sure enough, in 2021, Punk joined All Elite Wrestling. I was there for his debut in Chicago and the United Center was crazy loud.
Since then, he has had memorable feuds and has done quite well. He is now the veteran helping elevate others, while still succeeding in his own career.
Punk gets criticized far too often for his alleged attitude, but I have never found him to be anything but great. He is one of my favorite guests at comic cons.
It was just announced Punk will be at C2E2 2022. I will see him again, but I am still hoping his wife AJ accompanies him.
Go to C2E2.com for more info and scheduling. Check AllEliteWrestling.com for info on Punk and the rest of the AEW roster.
CM Punk and me in Chicago, IL-March 2020.