CM Punk is undoubtedly one of the most controversial wrestlers in the business right now and a proper heat magnet. Not everyone likes him due to his outspoken nature and behavior and that’s unlikely to ever change. Now it appears that he has a lot of supporters in AEW ahead of his return.

CM Punk has not been seen since All Out last year and fans wondered when he would be back. It was then reported that The Second City Saint will be returning to AEW programming as the main attraction for their new show AEW Collision, which will be a two-hour show.

The company even has a possible feud with Samoa Joe in the pipeline for CM Punk. Be that as it may, not everyone is very happy about seeing Punk back after what transpired last year.

While speaking in an exclusive interview with Nick Hausman for Inside The Ropes, former WWE Superstar Mojo Rawley talked about the entire situation concerning CM Punk. He would go on to claim that CM Punk has a lot of supporters in AEW.


“The great thing about professional wrestling is when there’s real life trauma, and terrible relationships, man, it makes a really good TV. That’s something you can capitalize on in a big way. I’m not inside that locker room, I never have been, I only have some friends that I worked with personally. So you never know how everybody feels first hand how much of it is maybe exacerbated for potential future storylines. That is something that you kind of subconsciously, always have, in the back of your mind.

If there’s like a beef that you kind of want to let go and maybe squash publicly to move on with your life. Maybe ya don’t, because you can save it for a main event paycheck and a main event spot, you know, maybe you just pump the brakes on that and let it be, you really never know how it is. I mean, obviously, the money that that guy can generate and the amount of merch he sells, you can’t really fully ignore that ever, even if everyone hated him, which I know is not the case, because he does have a lot of supporters over there.

You know, again, it just makes for good TV. It’s really hard for someone that’s been in the wrestling business for a while to question if it’s a shoot, if it’s a work and now being out of the business for a little bit, at least from an in-ring perspective, it’s a little hard to tell from the outside. So just makes it a little more exciting. But again, man, it makes for greater ratings. So I’m very curious to see how that situation goes. I’ll be watching as a fan, no question.”

CM Punk is also training hard ahead of his AEW return. Punk is returning to AEW in just a month’s time and fans simply can’t wait for his comeback. AEW even has a special name for Punk’s return episode, so we’ll have to see how the episode will turn out.

What’s your view on this CM Punk story? Do you think there will be a lot of locker room unrest after CM Punk returns? Let us know in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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