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CM Punk ‘picking up right where I left off’ ahead of AEW return at Collision

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    Ex-WWE star CM Punk will be stepping back in the ring for AEW tomorrow night (June 17) after months away following injury and a reported row.

    The Chicago-native has stated he is determined to “pick up right where I left off.”

    Punk was last seen in an AEW ring back in September last year after a brutal brawl with Jon Moxley.

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    The event set the stage for a news conference where Punk called out The Elite, Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks for "spreading lies and bulls**t" about him”.

    Speaking to ESPN, Punk admitted he regretted his actions that are believed to have stemmed from an incident way back in May with a match against The Elite’s pal ‘Hangman’ Adam Page, who also cut a 'shoot' promo that upset him prior to the fight.

    He said: "I apologize for the scrum. But when you've watched that scrum, you're looking at a very, very frustrated guy who had told people. That's not the first time he heard all that. It's not the first time lawyers were told all that. And I was just looking for something to be done and nothing got done.

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    “So, if you want something done right, you got to do it yourself. And I just didn't approach it in the right manner, but tension was high. I was very, very p***ed. I pretty much knew that I had just injured myself again. I was hurt, and I was disappointed. Yeah, it's very easy for me to say I regret that and I handled it the wrong way, 100%."

    Punk’s actions saw AEW owner Tony Khan announce the AEW World Championship, which he held at the time, being vacated.

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    He is now set to return to AEW and seems to want to “move past” the incident but believes the row was not a “big deal”.

    Punk added: “This has happened in the last 10 months in hockey, in basketball, in baseball, in just about every sport. And it's covered and it's gone the next day.

    "I think because I have injured my tricep and I've been out for so long, I think it has been exacerbated. I think it's been exacerbated by people spreading lies about the whole thing. And when, in reality, my attitude is, well, s— happens."

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    Many fans thought that was the end of Punk’s AEW career but Khan shocked the world a few weeks ago by announcing he would wrestle again.

    Punk will team up with tag team champions FTR against Samoa Joe, Juice Robinson and Jay White on the debut episode of Collision on Saturday (June 17).

    He teased fans that he may be getting straight back into the title picture having never lost the belt.

    Punk said: “So, y'all haven't seen me since I won the belt. I'm coming back. Tune in to find out exactly what I have to say. I'm picking up right where I left off."

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