CM Punk is a controversial figure in pro wrestling, and Eric Bischoff famously said that “controversy creates cash.” That being said, Eric Bischoff might not think that CM Punk is money.
We previously reported that CM Punk received a brutal reply from Eric Bischoff as he called him “a bitch.” That is not all, because Easy E was just starting.
During his 83 Weeks Podcast, Eric Bischoff went off on CM Punk and the fact that he showed up to WWE RAW. He was not a fan of the act.
This conversation started off by Eric Bischoff talking about the upcoming All In London show in Wembley Stadium. The company could bring in some surprises, but Eric Bischoff would be 100% with not seeing Punk again.
“I’m not so sure that I would want to bring in a Mercedes or even a Goldberg for a one-off like this. I don’t know that I would do that, and I don’t think they’re going to need it, quite honestly. I wouldn’t want the perception, or in this case, maybe the reality, of having to rely on somebody who’s not a part of my company to help sell that house. I wouldn’t even want Punk on the card. If I’m Tony Khan, I want to be successful. I want to have a huge event. I want it to be successful. I want it to be critically successful. I want fans to have loved it and I want to have done it without someone like CM Punk or certainly without someone like Bill Goldberg or Mercedes. Nothing against them, in the case of Bill Goldberg, I like Bill a lot. He’s a good dude. If he does end up there, he’ll probably help quite a bit, same with Mercedes Mone, but I would want to be able to go over there and do it on my own and know that my roster, my stories, my brand, is what sold that event, not relying on somebody else.”
“As far as Punk goes, I wouldn’t give that piece of garbage the leverage. I wouldn’t want him to think for a second that he is the reason that event sold out, or got close to, or whatever it is. I wouldn’t let him even for a moment think that he had anything to do with the success of what I was doing over in the UK, if I was Tony.”
CM Punk showed up at the Impact Wrestling event on Saturday night too. They were taping for television, but Punk didn’t show up on camera. He still had a great time, and he wasn’t kicked out either.
Eric Bischoff will keep doing his thing, and giving his opinion when needed. After all, a lot of people tune in to hear what he has to say. CM Punk might not be too much of a fan, though.
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