CM Punk is primed to get back into the wrestling ring for real with AEW, as he inked a deal and is preparing to make that first big debut. The Second City Savior never stopped his pursuit in acting and the Starz series Heels is set to debut Punk as “Ricky Rabies.” This is a part that he sure that pro wrestling fans will appreciate.

While speaking with Wrestle Zone, CM Punk discussed his Ricky Rabies character. He did not explicitly name who he honored with his portrayal of the fictional rat-enthused indie wrestler, but he did say that real pro wrestling fans will be “tickled pink” by some of the Easter eggs he inserted.

“Really, what I was thrilled about was I could get to do a little love letter homage to some people in my wrestling career that I shared a locker room with who helped me out. The big one, I don’t want to say who it is, I want people to watch the show and watch Ricky Rabies and they’ll be able to figure it out. I inserted it in with little Easter eggs here and there. So, if you’re a hardcore wrestling fan and you know what to look for, you’re gonna be tickled pink by Ricky Rabies, I think.”

CM Punk will likely return to the ring, and it could happen as soon as August 20th’s AEW Rampage at the United Center. This is an interesting time for CM Punk, because he has a few impression irons in the fire right now.

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