CM Punk walked out on WWE after the Royal Rumble in 2014 after being frustrated with the company, which truly shocked fans. 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.

The Second City Saint is well aware of how things function in WWE and was continuously frustrated by the creative process there as well. He always felt that the lack of creative freedom greatly limited WWE Superstars.

While speaking with Skewed and Reviewed Gareth Von Kallenbach, CM Punk talked about his time in WWE. He explained how WWE”s lack of creative freedom was harmful in general. He also claimed that the Road Warriors and Randy Savage wouldn’t have existed under Vince McMahon.

“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.


“I look at the old territory days and if you try and imply the way the other company runs things compared to the territories. You wouldn’t have The Road Warriors, you wouldn’t have Macho Man Randy Savage, you wouldn’t have these other things. As individuals, we are the ones that created the characters. Jade is Jade. We’re not trying to say ‘no, your name is Veronica Pepperstone. Some stupid ass name.”

With Vince McMahon having retired from WWE and Triple H being the head of Creative now, perhaps things will truly change for the better in the company. At least, that’s what fans are hopeful about.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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