CM Punk Wins Return Match On AEW Collision Debut, Squares Off With Old Rival Samoa Joe

CM Punk picked up the win in his return match in the main event of the first "AEW Collision." Punk, alongside FTR, came out on top of "Switchblade" Jay White, Juice Robinson, and Samoa Joe in trios action. The team dubbed CMFTR picked up the win after Punk hit the GTS on Robinson to score the pin.

During match, Punk squared off with Joe, possibly setting up a program between the two which had been rumored to be Punk's first major rivalry upon his return. Back in 2004, the two engaged in an epic trilogy of matches for the Ring of Honor World Championship; until tonight, they hadn't been in the same ring since August 2005. It was also previously reported that Punk was interested in working with White, who he shared quite a bit of ring time with on "Collision."

The "Collision" main event marked Punk's first match since the main event of All Out, where he defeated Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship. Earlier in the night, Punk alluded to the fact that he never technically lost the title, while also throwing jabs at The Elite, particularly the Young Bucks.