AEW Full Gear was a night full of memorable moments and incredible matches. This included CM Punk’s all-out war with Eddie Kingston. It seems Punk decided to mess with people during the match as well.

CM Punk squared off against Eddie Kingston in what was certainly one of the best matches of the night. Punk was busted open during the match, further adding intensity to it.

During one portion in the match, CM Punk did John Cena’s signature shoulder tackles, spinout powerbomb and he gestured to do the five knuckle shuffle but didn’t do it in the end. Naturally, fans all lost their minds when CM Punk did it.

While speaking during the post-AEW Full Gear media scrum, CM Punk talked about him taking a dig at John Cena during the match. Punk made it clear he did it simply because it is fun to mess with people.


“I have one boss when I’m in the ring and I often like to say, ‘I have no boss when I’m in the ring,’ but the truth is it’s the people, and I listen to them. Sometimes I go with the flow and sometimes I take it places. Regardless of the seven-year gap, I’ve been doing this for a minute. To me, it’s fun just to fuck with people. That’s the whole juice for me. It’s getting different reactions and kind of getting to play with that. 16 years ago today we lost Eddie Guerrero and I just thought, ‘Man, I’m wrestling a dude tonight named Eddie, how great is it going to be when I hear them chanting for Eddie?’ In my head, I’m just going to be thinking about Eddie Guerrero.

So, I get to play with emotions and stuff like that because I feel — They’re chanting for Eddie, I’ll go ahead and give them Three Amigos. Is that not what you want? I never expect to get booed or get cheered. I have a pretty good idea and what I think what I’m really excellent at is reading the room. Again, pulling back the curtain, it’s one of the reasons — Friday ago when me and Eddie did the promo in the ring, I didn’t want people to see me or him until tonight because I didn’t want to go and influence them, either way, more than we did. Let’s just let the chips lay where they are and Saturday we’ll go out there and see what’s what. That’s what we did.”

CM Punk went on to defeat Eddie Kingston in the very physical match up. It remains to be seen what is next in store for CM Punk as he also made it clear he will go after title in the future.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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