CM Punk returned to WWE for the first time since the April 15, 2013 episode of Monday Night Raw at WWE Payback for a match against Chris Jericho. Punk, who go an enormous babyface reaction from his hometown crowd in Chicago, wore Chicago Blackhawks themed ring gear to pay homage to his favorite hockey team as they aim for the 2013 Stanley Cup.
WWE's Tony Dawson experienced the crowd reaction and Tweeted the following:
— TonyDawsonWWE (@TonyDawsonWWE) June 17, 2013
You can view a photo of Punk's ring attire below:
— Brooklyn Brawler (@brawlerreal) June 17, 2013