The feeling in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland was white house, as Punk entered the octagon to his world-famous WWE theme song, “Cult of Personality”. He took a moment to soak in the crowd, with a large smile on his face, exclaiming “f*** yeah!” multiple times. Unfortunately for one of the most popular and controversial professional wrestlers of all time, Gall came out of the gate swinging, taking him to mat and deploying a rapid fire ground game. Punk was able to escape a choke, and showed some signs of defense on the ground, but ultimately submitted to the 24-year-old New Jersey native.
Punk was very humble in his post match interview with Joe Rogan and said that ' he will be back ' and ' he won't stop '. Punk also said that ' any kids watching should not give up on their dreams, I know that sounds preachy who just beat up, but fuck it '.
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