CM Punk hasn’t been seen on AEW television since All Out last year and fans speculated about his return since then. While many view CM Punk as problematic and cancerous for AEW, Vince Russo believes Punk is still the babyface in AEW despite all the controversy surrounding him.

CM Punk’s return to pro wrestling was viewed as one of the best moments in the history of the business, but it did not take long for things to get sour. Many people simply believe Punk has an ego too big for his own good.

It was reported that AEW is trying to plan out CM Punk’s return and that he will be making his return in June as the main attraction for their new upcoming show called Collision.

While speaking on Writing with Russo, Vince Russo talked about CM Punk’s impending return to Tony Khan’s company. Russo stated that he believes Punk is still a babyface and should be booked as such when he returns.


“To me the guy who didn’t give a, you know what, and went out there and said what he wanted to say whether it was right or wrong, whether he buried the boss, and there were a lot of things that Punk did wrong. Maybe things I’d have done in a younger age but not at my age now. But to me, especially in the wrestling business, the guy who speaks the truth regardless of the fallout and the ramifications, to me, that’s the babyface.”

CM Punk’s return date was revealed recently. Tony Khan was also told not to let CM Punk infect AEW again. It remains to be seen what AEW will have planned for The Second City Saint once he returns to the company.

What’s your take on what Vince Russo said? Do you agree with him? Sound off in the comments!

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