-- The Southtown Star interviewed CM Punk about his appearance at the Chicago Comic Con this weekend. When asked if he would have any confrontations with John Cena, he stated the following…

"You shouldn't be worried; you should be hoping for one! Actually, we're at the con on different days. You can probably expect some trash talking, though. I admire just about anybody for various reasons. Everyone has traits that I admire. You’ve got to admire John [Cena] for all the work he does with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, though. The WWE likes to broadcast his involvement with Make-A-Wish, and they should. I know how many of their events I do and how many John does, and there is no comparison.

-- John Cena Touted about appearing at the Chicago Comic Con.

-- WWE also sent out the following press release regarding John Cena's appearence:

John Cena will be appearing at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con today from 4-8pm (CT) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Below is more information from Wizard World, followed by a Tout by John Cena hyping the appearance:

WWE® Superstar John Cena® To Appear Thursday, August 9 At 2012 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Cena Appears on Opening Day from 4-8 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois

WWE® Superstar John Cena® will appear as a special guest on Thursday, August 9, Opening Day at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, it was announced today by Wizard World. Cena will be on hand at the event from 4-8 p.m., and will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for professional photo ops.

Cena's appearance kicks off an expanded, full four-day Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 9-12, in what is shaping up as the biggest Wizard World show ever and the Midwest’s No. 1 Pop Culture Convention.

One of the most popular WWE Superstars since his debut in 2002, Cena combines his athleticism, charisma, strong work ethic and genuine personality to make him one of the brightest stars in WWE and its hit cable program, Monday Night RAW on the USA Network.

“I am looking forward to meeting the enthusiastic fans at my first Wizard World event,” said Cena. “I have heard a lot about the charged-up atmosphere, and I can't wait to experience it for myself.”