CM Punk’s return at the Survivor Series Premium Live Event became a significant event in pro wrestling history for many reasons. After all, no one expected him to return to WWE considering how he left the company in 2014. He followed it up with a promo on RAW last month – to mixed responses. Now Kevin Nash revealed the inspiration behind one of Punk’s lines in the promo.
A lot of things took place during last month’s episode of Monday Night RAW, as new storylines were being built up. CM Punk also closed out the show with his first WWE promo in almost 10 years, where he spoke his mind about numerous things.
The Second City Saint cut a promo that didn’t light the world on fire in what was expected to be one of his best promos but it clearly was not. He also noted at the end that he was in WWE to make money and not friends.
While speaking on the Kliq This podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash talked about CM Punk’s promo after Survivor Series, especially focusing on “I’m not here to make friends. I’m here to make money.” Nash noted Chief Jay Strongbow was the one who originally came up with the line.
“All of a sudden people take saying that when — we all did it, like ‘I’m not here to make friends, I’m here to make money.’ The Kliq said that, but you have to at some point give the author credit. That was Chief Jay Strongbow.“
“And Lou Albano was: ‘There’s only two things in this business that’s real: money, and the miles.’ That’s Captain Lou.”
WWE might also test CM Punk’s changed behavior with his first major feud. Punk also unveiled his ring gear for his first match in WWE in almost a decade, so we’ll have to see how his matches against Dominik Mysterio turn out.
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