WWE and CM Punk had their issues, and those are well documented. Although those in WWE are aware of what is going on in AEW, they aren’t going to let it distract them from the task at hand, and we have confirmed this.
Ringside News reached out to inquire with a tenured member of the WWE team about internal reaction within the company to CM Punk’s AEW return. The response we received was less than enthusiastic.
We were told that, “no one really cares” about the AEW and CM Punk situation within WWE. In fact, we were explicitly told that, “Punk is a disaster, and Tony has injured his own company in so many ways by bringing him back.”
It was also noted to us by a tenured member of the WWE creative team that they are far “too busy keeping this momentum going to worry about Tony and Punk’s failures.” Obviously, WWE will keep going, and they’re running with a ton of steam.
While AEW does have a few things to gloat about, like All In London’s ticket sales, Collision ticket sales are in the toilet for most venues.
What’s your take on AEW’s situation with CM Punk? Did Tony Khan make a huge mistake by bringing him back?