Over the weekend, two-time WWE champion CM Punk seemed fed up when he told fans to stop sending him Aaron Rodgers look-alike photos.
CM Punk made his return to the ring recently when he switched to AEW last month. Yet since his return, fans evidently keep sending him pictures of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In their defense, there is a slight resemblance there.
Rodgers had a tumultuous offseason in Green Bay filled with fun and uncertainty. He lived it up as he traveled around the world with his famous fiancé Shailene Woodley. But reports constantly speculated about Rodgers’ strained relationship with the Packers. When last year’s MVP didn’t show up for early organized team practices, many wondered if he would force a trade or even retire altogether.
Rodgers did return to the team eventually, but not before taking full advantage of his time off. Cameras captured the happy couple as they visited Hawaii, Mexico, and even Disney World together. One other new addition to Rodgers’ life is his look. During the offseason, the quarterback grew his hair out. He’s sported a short beard before, but the long, slicked-back hair is new to the Super Bowl champion. Whether in a man bun or ponytail, there’s no denying the resemblance to CM Punk.
However, the wrestler himself is obviously sick and tired of the comparisons. On Sunday, he shared a recent photo of Rodgers at a press conference. CM Punk simply asked his fans to “Stop sending me this s–t.”
CM Punk Returns To the Ring in His Hometown of Chicago
Only a few weeks ago, CM Punk finally made his long-awaited return to the wrestling ring. The “Best in the World” officially returned, but not to the WWE he left seven years ago.
CM Punk left wrestling for years to try his hand at an MMA career with the UFC. It was an uneventful attempt at becoming an MMA star, but he’s back where wrestling fans want him for the first time since 2014. In late August, he returned to wrestling when he appeared in his hometown of Chicago at AEW Rampage.
20,000-plus fans within the United Center went crazy, and the response brought CM Punk to his knees. His gratitude for the outpouring of love was clear to see.
Earlier that same day, All Elite Wrestling President/GM/CEO Tony Khan hinted at a huge, unnamed return. During his weekly appearance on SiriusXM’s “Busted Open Radio,” he spoke about the possibility of his return without mentioning CM Punk’s name.
“Yeah, it’s great, it’s great to have those possibilities,” Khan explained to host David LaGreca. “And not to have everything spoiled for you, but on the other hand, I think everybody has a good idea what to expect tonight.”
“And I don’t like to let people down,” Khan added. “I have no plans to disappoint anybody tonight. I think people are going to be very happy with what they see.”