CM Punk will be making a rare public appearance at Long Island's Eternal Con this coming weekend, and it will be alongside other wrestlers.
This weekend, July 1st and 2nd, will see Long Island, New York's Nassau Coliseum play host to pop culture event, Eternal Con. Current UFC star and former WWE Superstar CM Punk will be making a rare appearance at the con to meet fans, sign merch, and take photos. What makes it an even more unique Punk appearance is that the former WWE Champion won't be the only wrestler appearing at the event over the course of the weekend. Mick Foley, along with his daughter Noelle, Tommy Dreamer, Bubba Ray Dudley, plus a whole host of other current and former wrestlers will also be there.
Since leaving WWE, Punk has done pretty much all that he can to distance himself from the pro wrestling business. This appearance at Eternal Con will be the first he has made at this type of event in a long while. It is a convention that covers all realms of pop culture, not just professional wrestling, so whether Punk will want to field questions about the business he once was an integral part of is yet to be seen.
The appearance of Punk was proudly announced by Eternal Con via social media last month and will take place this coming weekend. As they quite rightly pointed out in their post back in May, it's a rare appearance from The Second City Saint, so a pretty major coup on their part. The post also includes details on how to get tickets for the event alongside the date and location.
CM Punk left WWE under somewhat of a black cloud a little over three years ago. His frustration at how the company was being run led to the now UFC star walking out rather unceremoniously. His wife, former WWE Superstar AJ Lee, was also at the company at the time and remained there for a further year after her husband's departure. While Punk makes these kinds of appearances sporadically, AJ has been getting her face and voice everywhere recently promoting her new book. AJ's book, Crazy Is My Superpower, was released earlier this year and details Lee's life from her upbringing all the way up to and including making it to WWE.
While Punk has attempted to stay away from wrestling as much as humanly possible since leaving WWE over three years ago, this upcoming con appearance may be a sign that he's willing to dip his toe back into the world he once loved. On the other hand the two time WWE Champion may simply be there as a non-wrestling entity. He is attending a pop culture event after all, not one that specifically focuses on wrestling, and since leaving the ring he has gone on to fight in UFC as well as writing for Marvel Comics.