Many consider CM Punk’s AEW debut at AEW Rampage: The First Dance to be one of the greatest moments in the company’s history and it is hard to argue why. To add to that, his debut might even make it to Guinness World Records.
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.
Since returning to AEW, CM Punk made it clear he came back to the pro wrestling world in order to put over the younger talents in the company and so far he has been doing just that.
While speaking with Tony Maglio of The Wrap, CM Punk talked about the differences between the WWE and AEW locker room, stating that he doesn’t want to be old-timers like the ones in WWE who do nothing but criticize.
“I came up and I was surrounded by old-timers who did nothing but criticize. Always criticized. They had their way of doing things and they said it was the right way. I’m more like, I don’t think there’s one right way to do anything and I’m not gonna try to crucify anybody that is actually trying hard to do something. I can give them input and advice and if they want to listen to me, awesome — but you don’t gotta live or die by it.”
CM Punk is certainly having a great time in AEW working with younger talents and giving them more exposure and it remains to be seen who he will feud against next.