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 after debuting in AEW. Both Jake Roberts and DDP also believe CM Punk feels safer in AEW than in WWE.
The Second City Saint did not take long before he became one of the best things about AEW programming, since his debut last year. He has competed in high profile feuds against the likes of Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston, MJF and more.
For many years fans wondered if he will ever go back to WWE. However, CM Punk had absolutely no intention of ever doing so as it was never on the table. While speaking on the DDP Snake Pit, DDP and Jake Roberts talked about CM Punk’s run in AEW so far. Roberts stated that he believes CM Punk feels safer in AEW than in WWE.
My promos … I wanted a little bit of everybody,” Page said, recalling his own career. “From Jake to Dusty to Savage, everybody, a little piece sprinkled in so that you don’t really notice it … I look at MJF, he came in like this and he was just going to stay committed the whole way through. And the stuff he did with Punk — and I think Punk is better today than when he was the man up in [WWE].”
“I think he also might feel safety,” Roberts added. “In that other company, you’ve got to be guns out and watching every which way to save your ass. Now he’s in a place that he feels pretty comfortable.”
Punk is more than happy working in AEW right now. Punk is also set to face Adam Page for the AEW World Title at Double or Nothing on May 29th. We’ll have to see whether Punk will end up winning the match or not.
h/t Wrestling Inc
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