For many fans, CM Punk’s debut at AEW Rampage: The First Dance is 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. Now it seems Jim Cornette doesn’t think CM Punk is being used properly in AEW.

CM Punk left WWE after the Royal Rumble in 2014 after being frustrated with the company, leading him to walk out on it. Punk had made it clear that he never wanted to go back to pro wrestling but ultimately changed his mind.

For many years fans wondered if he will ever go back to WWE, but it seems CM Punk had absolutely no intention of ever doing so as it was never on the table. Samoa Joe always knew CM Punk was going to make his pro wrestling return as well.

While speaking on his podcast, The Jim Cornette Experience, Jim Cornette talked about CM Punk’s match against Matt Sydal on AEW Rampage last week. Cornette criticized AEW for booking CM Punk to be on an even level as a mid-carder such as Sydal.

“I could see CM Punk wrestle on television, but I’m not sure if I ever wanted to beat the doors down to see Punk wrestle Matt Sydal. They had a good match, but it wasn’t only competitive, but Sydal was ahead! At one point, I thought maybe Matt Sydal could pull this off, which is the wrong thought to have at this stage of the game when you have got a big attraction.

There were a couple of spots I liked. They both fought on the top rope, and both punched each other before taking a double bump to the floor at the same time. But, as I said, finally, at one point, people were chanting “GTS, GTS.” And then Punk finally hit the Go To Sleep suddenly for the win. They do not even know who they are trying to get over or what.”

Punk also previously mentioned how he wants to face off against Kazuchika Okada. We will have to wait and see if CM Punk will have a proper feud against one of the top stars in AEW soon or not.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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