CM Punk made his All Elite Wrestling debut a few months ago at AEW Rampage: The First Dance. It certainly changed the pro wrestling world as many people took notice of the company. Tony Schiavone considered it the greatest debut in pro wrestling history.
CM Punk has become one of the mainstays of AEW television and has feuded against the likes of Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston and others. Finally, CM Punk started a long-awaited feud with MJF.
Recently, CM Punk’s booking in AEW has been getting criticism for a lot of reasons, particularly the way he is portrayed in the company in the past couple of months.
While speaking on a panel at the C2E2 event, CM Punk talked about his ongoing feud with MJF. In addition to that, he also addressed critics of his booking in AEW. Punk simply stated that fans need to wait and see the bigger picture.
“Yeah, I think that’s one match-up everybody wanted to see even before I even came back,” admitted Punk. “I always heard, ‘Oh, I want to see CM Punk and MJF go back and forth.’ A lot of people think I’m off to a slow start in AEW. But to me and just what Adam Cole just said, there are five years with this stuff with all of the integrable characters and players. MJF is definitely somebody I wanted to share a ring with. I think now that we’re getting to it people can finally see the bigger picture.
They can trust AEW as a whole for the direction where stuff goes. The fans I understand they want to know the behind-the-scenes stuff. They want to peel back the curtain. Everyone is an armchair booker. I am. Everyone is an armchair coach, quarterback, whatever. It’s human nature for you to watch sports and say, ‘why did you put this guy in?’ Why is he on the bench?’ You know blah blah. It’s no different I think with pro wrestling and with the fans.”
We will have to wait and see how AEW will book CM Punk and MJF’s feud as it is certainly one of the best things going on in the company right now as fans can’t get enough of it.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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