CM Punk is the best in the world, and he is All-Elite. CM Punk’s decision to get back into pro-wrestling with AEW is surprising to many, but the man himself is up for answering.
Punk recently appeared on ESPN’s SportsNation where he talked to Charly Arnolt (formerly known as Charly Caruso at WWE). He addressed Brodie Lee’s death, and said that it was enough to let him know how AEW’s locker room handled things.
It kind of helped breathe life back into my love of professional wrestling. I see this young upstart company that’s full of what I call punk rock youthful exuberance, right? Rough around the edges, but so eager to learn and soak up everything they possibly can, and it’s new, and it’s exciting.
He also said that one of the things that he liked about AEW was how they had solidarity together. Brodie Lee’s death and his sickness were all kept secret until his death, and that really made him feel optimistic about AEW.
You know, one of the big things that turned me onto them and made me consider going there, was you know… unfortunately we, the wrestling world, lost Brodie Lee last November, last December, I’m sorry. His sickness and everything that came with it was known in the company, but they kept it so secret. Wrestlers will always tell you, ‘Oh the boys, we’re a big family, we care about each other in the wrestling business…” And none of that is entirely true, but to see everyone in the company band together just to keep a secret about somebody’s health, I was blown away by that. I was blown away that it wasn’t plastered all over every single website, and it was just kept secret. That made me go, ‘Well there’s something to that locker room.’
Punk has been subject to much discussion in the pro-wrestling world. Jim Cornette recently made the comment that Punk should have debuted at RAW when it was good. Punk also took his time in choose AEW, as he wasn’t interested in it as a startup company.
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