The official Starrcast Twitter account announced Thursday that CM Punk will appear at Starrcast III in Chicago on 31 August 2019.
The news was first reported by Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso prior to the official announcement from Starrcast social media account. Punk will do a one-on-one interview and participate in a meet-and-greet with fans in his hometown event. Conrad Thompson, who runs Starrcast, has given the following statement to Barrasso regarding Punk’s planned appearance:
“We wanted to bring something unique and that hasn’t been done before at Starrcast. I’ve always wanted to have Punk at Starrcast but the timing was never right, and I’m really excited that the stars have aligned for this August. Fans are going to get what they’ve wanted for a long time, and that is CM Punk with a live mic. It’s going to happen at Starrcast.”
Punk’s appearance at Starrcast will come on the same day that AEW All Out PPV takes place at Sears Centre Arena in Chicago. Fans have always been anticipating(more like hoping) that Punk might invade All Out in the same way as Jon Moxley did at Double or Nothing. Let’s hope it turns out this way.
Punk has not been involved too much with professional wrestling since leaving WWE in 2014. He has primarily been focused on his MMA career. Punk is 0-2 in two career fights for UFC, falling to Mickey Gall by first-round submission at UFC 203 in 2016 and losing by unanimous decision to Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in 2018.