WWE’s Attitude Era saw huge shift in the business. The days of WWE being known as the Land of the Big Men went away as personality and merchandise sales exploded. CM Punk may have fit right in.
Kurt Angle saw a lot during his time in the pro wrestling business, and he knows what it takes to make it. He has seen everything CM Punk went through, and he also believes that Punk would have thrived in a different era as well.
During a recent episode of the Kurt Angle Show, the WWE Hall of Famer spoke about CM Punk for a moment. During that time, he expressed the thought that the Second City Savior would have been able to do very well in the Attitude Era.
“Yeah, I think he would have fared well. He might have gotten beat up by Bob Holly. Punk has a little bit of a reputation of, you know, not agreeing with everything, you know, but I will tell you this. He’s very talented. He cuts incredible promos, and I think he would have done really well in the Attitude Era. He’s doing something right.”
CM Punk was not a part of the Attitude Era, but he certainly helped shape the pro wrestling landscape once he became a part of it later on in his career. The Second City Savior is currently experiencing a brand-new life in his WWE run as he enjoys this new chance with the company.
We will have to see what is next for CM Punk, but the traces of that Attitude Era spirit are certainly still with him. It also may be one of the more attractive parts of his character, as he remains steadfast and unapologetic while matching to the beat of his own drum.
What’s your take on CM Punk’s career in pro wrestling? Do you think he would have been a good addition to the Attitude Era in WWE? Let us know what you think in the comments section!
What’s your take on Kurt Angle’s view of CM Punk’s contributions to pro wrestling? Do you think CM Punk would have made it in the Attitude Era? Let us know what you think in the comments section!