CM Punk Defending “Real World Title” At AEW All In Against Samoa Joe

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Two veteran rivals will have one more big match at AEW All In when CM Punk defends his championship against Samoa Joe.

Regular viewers of AEW Collision could tell it was coming weeks ago, but on last night’s AEW Collision episode in Lexington in the opening segment, they made it official. CM Punk will defend the “Real World Championship” against Samoa Joe.

Samoa Joe is the Ring of Honor TV Champion, but that championship will not be on the line.

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On Collision, Samoa Joe was in a match against a masked wrestler in a full gold body suit named The Golden Vampire. That man in the gold attire was aggressive right away, he hit a rising knee strike and a familiar GTS (Go To Sleep) that CM Punk has used as his finisher for more than twenty years. It wasn’t the smoothest GTS ever, but it got the job done.

With Samoa Joe out on the mat, CM Punk stood over him and said: “I accept, b**ch.”

What CM Punk was accepting was a match against Samoa Joe since Joe initially challenged Punk and Joe did repeated attacks on Punk including last week on Collision.

Moments after Punk accepted with a promo, AEW’s Owner Tony Khan made it official and the match was announced for AEW All In London on Sunday, August 27th at Wembley Stadium.

CM Punk Will Renew Rivalry With Samoa Joe At AEW All In

The rivalry between CM Punk and Samoa Joe goes back around 20 years from when they had some legendary matches in Ring of Honor. After their runs in Ring of Honor ended in 2005, CM Punk went to WWE while Samoa Joe went to TNA Wrestling, so they never got a chance to wrestle again last month.

CM Punk beat Samoa Joe on the July 8th edition of AEW Collision, which led to Joe wanting to get revenge and having one more match with Punk. That’s going to happen at AEW All In now.

What’s significant about AEW All In also is that CM Punk will be in Wembley Stadium along with many wrestlers that only appear on Dynamite due in part to their issues with Punk. It also happened at Forbidden Door back in June and in that case, AEW kept people apart that don’t get along.