Since leaving WWE back in 2014, many fans simply lost hope that CM Punk would ever return to pro wrestling. However, the impossible happened as CM Punk debuted on this week’s AEW Rampage: The First Dance. He was in talks with AEW for quite long time as well.

CM Punk’s debut in AEW took the world by storm and he has singlehandedly become the most talked-about pro wrestler on the planet right now. This certainly pleased Mick Foley.

CM Punk also got influenced by the best of the best the pro wrestling world has to offer and that includes the late great Eddie Guerrero.

While speaking to Oral Sessions, CM Punk talked about what Eddie Guerrero taught him, especially when it came to knowing about fans in attendance during wrestling shows.


”Eddie Guerrero taught me a long time ago, before the show starts, when they dim the lights, go out there and listen. Go out there, you have to be on the other side of the curtain and you listen, and when they dim the lights, the crowd will pop. And based on that pop, you’ll be able to hear, ‘Oh it’s 80% kids’. I hear it’s predominantly guys, you hear a lot of ladies’ voices, the screams are higher pitched. And then you can formulate what you’re going to do based on that. If it was kids, I could get away with doing more goofy sh*t, if it’s guys, we’re gonna have a f*cking banger, it’s gonna be more sports-oriented. That’s just one of the things that I was taught.”

CM Punk and Darby Allin will clash at AEW All Out on September 5th. It remains to be seen how CM Punk will fare in his in-ring return after seven long years and if he still has what it takes to compete against the best inside the squared circle.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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