UPDATE: Punk was seen in the same hoodie (without the mask) before the event and promoter Silas Young confirmed it was Punk.
Last night we held @MKE_Wrestling at the Knights of Columbus building in west allis the place was packed with 350 people. This place has had 25+ years of wrestling and is the place a lot of guys started. Guys like @ColtCabana as well as a Punk who showed up in a mask last night
— silas young (@lastrealmanROH) April 20, 2019
ORIGINAL: CM Punk may have quietly returned to pro wrestling and it flew under the radar.
I should start out by saying that Punk recently liked a tweet from Dave Prazak that was promoting MKE Wrestling’s last event at the Knights of Columbus in West Allis, WI. The event took place on Friday night 4/19.
Punk liked the tweet seen below from Ace Steel and the quoted tweet from Dave Prazak:
— Ace Steel (@acesofsteel) April 18, 2019
So, what would lead anyone to believe Punk would ever do an independent wrestling show? Punk did an interview for ESPN’s Russillo & Kanell Show in 2016 and said he would absolutely never return to WWE but would not rule out doing something under the radar. He said, “But you never know, I could pop up here and there. Let me explain that to you even better. It’s not going to even be televised, it’s going to be me in a ninja f–king outfit wrestling one of my buddies and nobody’s ever going to know. It’s going to be very ‘Monty Python’ so to speak.”
Dave Prazak and Punk are good friends dating back to Punk’s independent wrestling days before WWE. In the clip below, Punk is wearing a full body black (ninja?) outfit just like he said he would back in 2016. The one noticeable thing is that the person in the black outfit and mask did not move like Punk and he did not hit the GTS like Punk but that is what you would do if you want to throw fans off.
You can decide by watching below whether or not that was Punk who showed up last night:
— MKE Wrestling (@MKE_Wrestling) April 20, 2019