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Video: Blindfolded CM Punk defeats ex-rival, NFL player Shawn Merriman on MTV’s The Challenge

Punk vs. Merriman is here. Oh what tangled web we weave. The world works and mysterious ways; view your world through a reality TV show lens and crank the weirdness levels to an 11.

On the second episode of MTV’s The Challenge Champ vs. Pros the reality TV Gods placed ex-WWE wrestler and current UFC fighter CM Punk in direct competition with former NFL player Shawn Merriman. The Punk-Merriman beef dates all the way back to when the wrestler was in the WWE and the linebacker was with the Buffalo Bills.

Now several years later, matched up on a MTV reality show carnival the two rivals met in an elimination challenge. Check the video


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