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.
Since debuting in AEW back in August, CM Punk has been one of the mainstays of the company. He is well aware of how different the AEW product is to WWE and how they function on a fundamental level.
While speaking on a panel at the C2E2 event, CM Punk talked about working in AEW. The Second City Saint stated that one of the best things about AEW is they enjoy making fans happy, unlike other promotions.
“To me, one of the best things about AEW is we enjoy the payoffs. We like making the fans happy instead of just for some reason making them miserable and doing stuff just to piss them off. Sometimes the happiest outcome is the most obvious one. We don’t really feel the need to beat anyone over the head with switching it just because they figured it out first. I enjoy making the fans happy. That’s one of the biggest–that’s like the juice for being a pro wrestler is getting reactions out of the crowd. When it comes to him and me you ain’t see nothing yet.”
It remains to be seen how AEW will continue to improve its product in the coming months as there are likely many more surprises in store for fans.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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