CM Punk was spotted this weekend in attendance at his first pro wrestling event since jumping ship from the WWE way back in January.
Numerous reports, including those of WrestleZone, note that the now former WWE Superstar was at an Ohio Valley Wrestling event on Saturday evening.
Rather than donning his famous wrist tape or taking to the mic in front of the crowd however it seems that Punk was there simply to show support for close friend Cliff Compton, himself a former WWE star.
And both Punk and Compton had reason to cheer too at the end of the night with the latter winning the OVW Heavyweight Championship.
Not the main event
It looks like CM Punk was trying to keep a low profile too as he enjoyed the atmosphere backstage at a wrestling gig for the first time in several months.
According to those in Ohio Saturday Punk only spoke to three people the whole night; Compton, another wrestler named Trailer Park Trash and trainer Rip Rogers.
The rest of the talent and crew backstage were even told not to bother Punk the entire evening.
Considering Cm Punk's last appearance was at one of WWE's standout events - January's Royal Rumble - it seems only fair for the wrestler to be able to view the workings of a wrestling event without the usual fuss and fan fair that previously surrounded his attendance.
In his blood
During CM Punk's protracted exit from the WWE earlier this year it became abundantly clear that the Chicago native had grown disgruntled with life in the organization.
Since then he has done his best to distance himself from the WWE, and wrestling as a whole, save for the occasional legal document sent in the post.
But just because Punk's contract with the WWE ended in July does not mean that his affection for the business disappeared alongside it.
He clearly still keeps in touch with some of the friends he made during his professional wrestling career, and whilst his appearance in no way suggests he will be back in the ring anytime soon, it at least proves WWE didn't break his resolve completely.
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