CM Punk’s run in WWE came to a shocking halt after the Royal Rumble in 2014 when he was frustrated with the company, which led to him walking out. Punk remains a highly divisive name in the business and it appears he was ripped for being a self-hype machine.
The Second City Saint pushed the envelope in WWE as far as promos and creative freedom were concerned. Fans were drawn to Punk’s anti-authority style of promos and could relate to them.
CM Punk has also become a joke for many people due to how he has portrayed himself following his WWE departure. This also includes his subpar run in the UFC, where he lost both fights.
While speaking with Nick Hausman for Inside The Ropes, former WWE Superstar Paul London talked about his experience with CM Punk. He also ripped Punk for being a ‘self-hype machine’ but then gave him props for being great at what he does.
“I think Phil’s another one of those guys who you know, is like a self-hype machine. And he’s done great for himself, right? I mean, he’s a huge, huge pro wrestling star. You would think his experience in UFC would have humbled him some. But needless to say, he definitely understands the platform that he’s on and he uses it to the best of his capabilities. Not taking anything away of his stardom or his ability or his talent. He’s certainly one of the best talkers in the business. And he’s great at what he does.”
CM Punk lost to Ricky Starks in the finals of the Owen Hart Cup Tournament last week on AEW Collision. We will have to wait and see what AEW will have planned for The Second City Saint next.
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