In a surprising turn of events, CM Punk, the ‘Real’ World Champion, was recently seen with the current WWE United States Champion, Rey Mysterio.
This unexpected rendezvous took place at the Cauliflower Alley Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Punk was honoured with the prestigious Iron Mike Mazurki Award.
The Iron Mike Mazurki Award is not just any accolade. It’s an honour given to those who have made “exceptional contributions to professional wrestling and have exhibited outstanding dedication to the sport both inside and outside the ring.”
CM Punk’s recognition with this award is a testament to his dedication and contributions to the wrestling world.
Notable Attendees of the Award Ceremony
The event wasn’t just about CM Punk. Other wrestling legends graced the occasion, making it a star-studded affair.
Notable award recipients included Ron Simmons, Mickie James, The Nasty Boys (comprising Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags), and Koko B Ware.
Additionally, wrestling personalities like John Bradshaw Layfield and AEW star Serena Deeb were present to hand out awards to deserving recipients.
CM Punk: Interaction with WWE Stars
What caught everyone’s attention was CM Punk’s interaction with WWE stars, especially Rey Mysterio. Rey was there to present the Lucha Libre Award to Damian 666, who happens to be the godfather of his son, the current NXT North American Champion, Dominik Mysterio.
CM Punk took to his Instagram Stories to share moments from the event, posting pictures with Rey, Damian 666, Mickie James, Koko B Ware, and Bob Orton Sr. He aptly labelled them all as ‘legends’ in separate posts.
AEW Issues Surrounding CM Punk
While the award ceremony was a moment of celebration for CM Punk, it’s essential to note that he has recently faced some challenges in AEW.
There have been reports of issues leading to his suspension from the wrestling promotion. However, details surrounding these issues remain speculative.