CM Punk parted ways with WWE after the Royal Rumble in 2014 after being frustrated with the company, which led to him walking out on it. Punk had made it clear on so many occasions that he never wanted to wrestle again. That all changed as he ended up debuting in AEW.

Punk has been in AEW for long enough now and clearly, he has found his passion for pro wrestling again. Fans were worried he’d never love the business again, but he really does again.

While speaking with Skewed and Reviewed Gareth Von Kallenbach, CM Punk talked about his time in WWE. He stated that WWE’s lack of creative freedom killed wrestling for him.

“To me it’s fascinating listening to somebody… uh… she [Jade Cargill] said she hasn’t worked for another company, it’s important for her to be able to work in a place where she can fully express herself. I think that’s kind of what to me, killed wrestling for so long. Everything was muted, and toned down, and based on one person’s perspective. When you can’t pick your own name, pick your own entrance music, it’s very limited, and very creatively stifling.” 


This isn’t the first time he criticized his WWE run either. It is also going to be while until Punk makes his in-ring return as well. We’ll have to see when he will be back.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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