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 as well.
Punk himself absolutely loved his AEW debut and he has singlehandedly became the most talked-about pro wrestler on the planet for a long time after his debut. This certainly pleased many people, especially Mick Foley.
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. Jim Cornette previously criticized AEW for having Punk wrestle on Rampage so much.
While speaking on his podcast 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff talked about CM Punk’s current run in AEW. Eric Bischoff stated that CM Punk has yet to deliver in terms of ratings in AEW and criticized his booking as well.
“Punk hasn’t delivered. Punk was the guy that came out and his first comments were ‘The addition of this talent was more significant than Scott Hall and Kevin Nash,’ constantly making references to WCW because they want to be the company that WCW was back in the mid-90s. There’s these constant references to WCW. When Scott Hall and Kevin Nash came in, we took off. Punk, you came in and you sh*t the bed, in terms of ratings.”
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.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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