CM Punk returned to AEW, and he has a lot of attention on him. After nearly winning the 2023 Owen Hart Tournament, it’s anyone’s guess what will happen next. It is apparent that this run for CM Punk might be a bit different, because he’s stepping up backstage already.
Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that, “there was a talent meeting ahead of the July 8 episode of AEW Collision that we’ve learned more about.” It was previously noted that this meeting took place.
The report went on to mention that CM Punk addressed several subjects during this AEW meeting. One subject was how the company can establish AEW Collision to be a separate entity from AEW Dynamite.
When Fightful heard that there was a talent meeting at that episode of Collision, we shortly found out later that it didn’t make its way to talent who weren’t there or are typically featured on Dynamite more than Collision. There was a good reason for that it seems, as a large part of the meeting was about how Collision has differentiated itself from Dynamite, to the point to where many of Dynamite’s usual detractors have taken to liking Collision.
CM Punk led the meeting, and there were several topics brought up on how Collision could separate itself from what fans see on Dynamite, including the finishes of some matches. They went over what was and wasn’t good for collision, such as finishes, shenanigans and the like.
It was also noted that, “there were also subjects covered such as promoting AEW related projects and shows more, especially the Fight Forever video game. Some of the safety guidelines were also covered during the meeting.”
We will have to see what CM Punk does next in AEW. It seems that he is trying his best to step back into the role of locker room leader, one that he should have been at a long time ago.
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