CM Punk’s AEW debut last week at AEW Rampage: The First Dance was touted as the biggest moment in the company’s history and many felt the same. CM Punk already smashed T-shirt sales records with his first batch of t-shirts.

Punk’s debut became one of the most talked-about moments in recent memory and elevated AEW to the next level. This certainly pleased Mick Foley among other people.

Punk himself absolutely loved his AEW debut and it was said that AEW had no idea what Punk was going to say in his promo during his debut on AEW Rampage.

While speaking on his podcast, Jim Cornette talked about CM Punk’s debut promo in AEW. Cornette stated that the promo was classic CM Punk at his finest because he spoke from the heart. Cornette also added that the promo would have worked on any pro wrestling program.


“Punk retired the Voice of the Voiceless because this place has a voice. Classic babyface material and then he wondered if he can still go like these young guys. Darby Allin, in particular. He put Darby Allin over. ‘If I was 15 years old, he would be the guy that would be my favorite wrestler.’ This is obviously Punk’s material, speaking from the heart, what he wants to say and yes, there’s an element of working in it because he’s selling a match but you can’t tell the difference between what his real feelings are and what he’s saying on television. Which is the f*cking point. Some of it he means both, some of it he means one way.

Played it perfectly, then he plugged the pay-per-view and said hello to his wife. The only thing he did that I couldn’t believe he did that I wouldn’t have done, he went around the front row hugging and slapping hands in a pandemic. He must be convinced of his immune system but otherwise than that, this could’ve been on RAW back when RAW was good. This could’ve been on any wrestling program anywhere it would’ve worked and he’s run off with this thing in a week.”

CM Punk is set to make his in-ring debut in AEW as he will be facing off against Darby Allin at AEW All Out on September 5th. We will have to wait and see how CM Punk will fare in the match.

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