CM Punk left WWE back in 2014 after the Royal Rumble pay-per-view and since then he vowed never to step foot inside a pro wrestling ring ever again. Of course, he broke his promise as Punk debuted on AEW Rampage: The First Dance. He was in talks with AEW for quite a long time too.
CM Punk has been competing in several matches on AEW Rampage since his debut and most of them have been well received by fans and critics alike.
While speaking on his podcast, Drive-Thru, Jim Cornette criticized CM Punk’s formatting on AEW Rampage and stated that the company is simply using him to boost ratings on the show.
“But the reason why Punk was wrestling on this program is due to the ratings plummeting when Punk don’t wrestle on the program, but the problem besides the formatting, which we will gonna talk about in a second, I understand what they are trying to do.
They are trying to get some eyeballs on this show. They need to have an excuse for CM Punk to be wrestling on this show, but they cannot give away, the dream matches on Friday Night Rampage. They are trying to serve the master of the ratings and etc., but at least if you are gonna do it, format the thing right.”
CM Punk and Daniel Garcia had an absolute barn burner of a match on last week’s episode of AEW Rampage but it didn’t do the ratings any favors. It remains to be seen what is next in store for CM Punk.
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