AEW has a unique feel and their eclectic roster deserves a lot of that credit. CM Punk arrived in the company and he felt a sense of excitement that he hadn’t been around in a very long time.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Halls are know to host a number of different events from pro wrestling to stand up comedy. They are also known to rent out their space for scene kids holding a punk rock show. A bowling alley is also a likely location for such an event.

While speaking to Kap & J. Hood on ESPN Chicago, CM Punk likened that same atmosphere to what he experienced in AEW so far.

“It’s a very young roster and the youthful exuberance, it reminds me of another love of my life, which is punk rock. It reminds me of all the kids that used to go to punk rock shows in bowling alleys and VFW halls and stuff. They really found a place where ‘man, I really fit in here.’ And they feel at home. That’s what impressed me the most. It’s great that everybody is nice, it’s great that everybody is happy to see you. I understand that maybe some of that might be honeymoon phase, but I really feel optimistic that it’s not. They are young and they’re hungry, and what they lack in experience they make up for with effort. And that’s just tremendous.


“I look at it like I’m the veteran slugger on a major league team, and I’m coming onto this team that’s just full of prospects. And a lot of people maybe count them out, but I just think they’re so eager to go out there and not only entertain the fans, but they want to have fun doing it. And I think when the performers in the ring are having a good time, I think that resonates and I think the fans can see that and it helps them enjoy the moment.”

CM Punk will have plenty of time to get even more acquainted with the AEW roster during his time with the company. He is only getting started and there are plenty of dream matches to take care of along the way.

As Ringside News exclusively reported, Punk inked a deal that includes 10 to 12 matches per year. If he decides to wrestle more often then Tony Khan probably wouldn’t complain at all.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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