The AEW All Out media scrum ended in pure disaster after CM Punk went on a scathing rant on Colt Cabana, Hangman Page, and The Young Bucks, verbally burying them in the process. It turns out that CM Punk was already injured, so he might have known a break was coming anyway. The younger generation in AEW also disapproves Punk and his philosophy.
CM Punk joined AEW with all the good intentions but connecting with younger generations can be difficult. Freddie Prinze Jr. recently discussed why he believes the younger generation in AEW has clashed with CM Punk on the latest episode of Wrestling With Freddie.
My wife and I both have external businesses that we run beyond like acting and things like that, and I know her partners and her had a very difficult time working with the younger generation, with millennials, right, they just didn’t understand the way their brains worked, and I remember everything was, they want everything too easy, they want less hours and more money, and I still for whatever reason had a very clear image in my head of the older generation bitching about my generation when I was younger, and so my philosophy is, this is just how it’s always been.
And if you listen to what CM Punk said in the beginning, he said, I can’t wait to work with this next generation, this young talent out here, and give them the spotlight they need. Now he went in there with that intention in mind, but when you see how different that other generation thinks, and what kind of stories they want to tell, and how different it is than what you want to do, and when your body won’t allow you to tell the stories that they told when you were in your prime, and you start getting hurt all the time trying to prove a philosophy, it’s hard for that younger generation to buy into your philosophy even more. They’re like, he’s talking about us working and gonna get hurt and he’s hurt every match he’s in.
Freddie Prinze Jr. also noted that Punk is now unable to stories with his body that he once told in his prime. The younger generation in AEW aren’t a fan of CM Punk and his philosophy. They disapprove him for getting hurt every match he’s in.
CM Punk also underwent surgery for his torn triceps. CM Punk was also removed from AEW Dynamite’s opening video, and he wasn’t mentioned one bit throughout the show. We will have to wait and see how AEW will fare without Punk.
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